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Hi folks,

I have a Denon 3310 with monitor audio speakers - R225 HDs for left/centre/right rsw12 for sub and R90hds for surrounds.

I ran Audessy last week and it set all my speakers to 'small' which i'd expect and set the crossover to '60' for all the speakers. Am i right in thinking that it means that all frequncies below 60 hz are now being sent to my sub?

I've read a lot that recommended crossover settings are 80 - 100.. should i just leave them at 60 or is it a case of what sounds best is grand? It does seem a little 'bass' heavy when listening to music at the moment.. the sub is set to -9 and half volume.. should low pass filter be in/out on the sub?

Cheers,
Mick

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RE: another crossover question

Low pass filter should be out - the receiver is doing the flitering. Try setting the crossover to 80Hz (or higher) and turning the sub down a bit.

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RE: another crossover question

Mick,
I had an identical system to you.Manually cross all speakers to 90 or 100 hz which ever sounds best.I ran at 100hz.Then set the low pass filter for the sub to 120hz as the .1 track contains info up to 120hz.
Play some bass heavy music that you know well and tweak the subs volume from the 3310 to suit.Your system is great for both movies and music.
If you are getting boom with the sub try an Antimode 8033c sub eq!!

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RE: another crossover question

Meant to add turn the cross over on the actual sub to max to bypass it.The 3310 will do the cross overs.The low pass filter is I believe in the bass management menu.

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RE: another crossover question

thanks guys will give it a go tonight

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RE: another crossover question

I had the same issue to a certain degree, autoset up set crossover & LFE low, I changed the crossover to 90hz and LFE to 120, I prefered these settings and it produced a more cleaner sound with less localised boom.

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RE: another crossover question

hi guys, there are two cross over settings on the receiver.. one for the speakers.. which i've set to 90hz and then there's an LFE crossover thats at 120hz.. is that about right?

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RE: another crossover question

These need to match otherwise there will be a 30Hz gap, either both 90 or both 120.

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RE: another crossover question

markjaspi wrote:

These need to match otherwise there will be a 30Hz gap, either both 90 or both 120.

Yep, correct I have all mind at 90hz now.