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What crossover settings for a sub-sat system?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by cbemoore, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. cbemoore

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    My other half is giving me grief about the size of my Mackie speakers (we've only got a small lounge) so I thought I'd try out some Kef Eggs as an experiment.

    Now everyone seems to recommend using a 120Hz crossover for the Eggs, because they don't go down that low. So before changing speakers, I decided to test my existing setup (Mackies, Servo 15 and Tag AV32R) with the crossover set to 120Hz.

    The result is - it sounds awful!! The bass now sounds really flabby, and sounds like its coming directly from the sub, whereas before it was nice and tight and non-directional.

    Is my Servo 15 just no good at these higher frequencies? Or do all sub-sat systems sound like this when you use a 120Hz crossover frequency?

    My Tag amp only allows crossover settings of 50Hz, 80Hz or 120Hz, so I'm really stuck with using 80Hz or 120Hz.

    I haven't tried connecting the Eggs yet - can they cope with an 80Hz crossover, or will this leave me with a big hole in the frequency response?

    Chris
     
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    An 80Hz crossover is certainly OK with the EGGS.
    I would not want to go lower than this.

    I run my surround eggs x4 all at 80Hz.
    You do get a bit of the bass back due to boundary loading.

    Try them out with 80 and 120Hz settings.
    Also turn the sub level down a bit.
    HTH'S
     
  3. Sniper

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    Take your other half on a holiday or something and stick to the Mackies!

    No really do that!
     

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