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What should my speakers be set at

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Radiohead, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. Radiohead

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    Hello all

    My Set-up as of today

    Yamaha DSP-A5
    B&W DM601 S3's as fronts
    Tannoy mXC as centre (shortly to be replaced by B&W LCR60 S3)
    No sub

    Used for both music and AV

    I currently have the fronts and centre set to 'large', with the SW output set to 'main'.

    Is this right? I'm aware that I could do with a sub, but a compromise with Mrs Radiohead means this is unlikely to happen. I don't listen at very high volumes.

    My conern is that I could damage the fronts as they are set.

    Help!

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  2. Ian J

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    Fronts set to large are correct but when I had a Tannoy MC centre I set it to small and diverted any bass to the main pair.

    Try out the centre on large and small and see what suits you best.

    I don't understand the SW output set to main as on my Sony you set "No subwoofer" but if you mean that you have diverted low frequency effects to the main pair, that is correct.

    I hope that Mrs R will come round to your way of thinking over the sub as it is the making of any system.
     
  3. Radiohead

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    It should be safe with 'MAIN' and this way you will not loose the LFE when watching DVD.

    BOTH means bass and LFE will be send to the subwoofer output and mains while SW will send the LFE to the sub only, both logically require an active subwoofer.

    So best leave it as it is.
     
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    Thanks Reiner

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