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What should crossover frequency be set to?

Set the crossover point around 10 Hz below the lowest frequency your speakers can produce without issue. (keep in mind that the most common recommendation for crossover frequency is 80 Hz). Once again, play some music. But this time, slowly turn up your receiver’s volume until you hear it begin to distort.

What should crossover frequency be set to?

Set the crossover point around 10 Hz below the lowest frequency your speakers can produce without issue. (keep in mind that the most common recommendation for crossover frequency is 80 Hz). Once again, play some music. But this time, slowly turn up your receiver’s volume until you hear it begin to distort.

What Hz to set subwoofer?

The numbers below highlight general guidelines for speaker/subwoofer crossover frequencies. On-wall or Tiny ‘satellite’ speakers: 150-200 Hz. Small center, surround, bookshelf: 100-120 Hz. Many systems however recommend that you set your frequency at 80 Hz….FAQs.

Frequency Range Frequency Values
Mid-range 500 Hz to 2 kHz

What should I set my subwoofer crossover at?

Tips for Setting the Proper Crossover Frequency of a Subwoofer

  1. If you know your speaker’s frequency range, set the crossover point roughly 10 Hz above the lowest frequency your speakers can handle cleanly.
  2. The most common crossover frequency recommended (and the THX standard) is 80 Hz.

What is a good sensitivity for a subwoofer?

You’ll need 128 watts. Sensitivity measurements of 88 dB are about average. Anything below 84 dB is considered rather poor sensitivity. The sensitivity of 92 dB or higher is very good and should be sought after.

How do I get more bass on my subwoofer?

Turn the subwoofer amp gain all the way down, turn the low-pass filter all the way up, and turn the bass boost off. Turn the head unit on and set all of the tone controls to their middle settings. Play a piece of music you are familiar with that includes high, mid-range, and very low notes.

How can I make my subwoofer sound better?

Just follow these simple steps for great bass:

  1. Remove the distortion.
  2. Flatten the signal, open the low-pass filter.
  3. Adjust the subwoofer gain and low-pass filter.
  4. Adjust the bass boost and subsonic filter.
  5. Match the subwoofer level to the receiver volume.

What should the phase be on a subwoofer?

Your speaker’s bass driver should be pulsing outward on a bass transient, like a kick drum’s “thump”. For your system to be properly in phase, or aligned to this action, your subwoofer needs to have its driver pulse outward on the same kick drum thump.

Can I change the crossover frequency of a THX system?

A THX Select or Ultra2 system is specifically designed to have the bass management set at 80Hz. While you are free to alter the crossover frequency of a THX system, you will not be utilizing the system as it was intended to be heard. In addition, THX processing and DSP assumes (and sometimes initiates) an 80Hz crossover setting for the LFE.

What is THX optimizer and how does it work?

Any movie that you have in your arsenal with a THX logo has a THX Optimizer app that you’ll find in the Extras section on the menu. This app will produce the tone that is similar to a bass frequency sweep, which will help you determine whether you’re experiencing drops, peaks, or bumps in your sound system.

What are the best subwoofer crossover settings for satellite systems?

In addition, we prefer crossover settings below 80Hz whenever possible so that the subwoofer frequencies are not directional. On some satellite systems, you may find that you have to set the crossover to 100Hz. This is OK, provided it nets you the best overall response. What About THX Systems? THX is almost a different beast altogether.

How do I set a low pass crossover for my subwoofer?

Look at the back of your subwoofer, then set the low-pass crossover at least 10Hz higher than your main speakers’ range. This range is the starting point when configuring your crossover.