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#175925 - 09/05/07 02:22 PM Help with X-overs
mongoman Offline

Registered: 08/10/07
Posts: 4
I just recieved my Axioms last week and i'm highly impressed, The ep500 shakes my skeleton and everything else sounds equally as impressive.

My speakers are the following -

I bought an onkyo 705 to run everything and ran the Audyssey speaker calibration to get me started, The results have me scratching my head.
It made the following crossover settings -
M22 - full range
VP150 - 150 x-over
Qs4 - 150 X-over

These seem a little wacky to me so i'm going to change them, THX recommends i set them all to 80, will this work or should i do something different?

#175926 - 09/05/07 02:23 PM Re: Help with X-overs [Re: mongoman]
Ken.C Offline
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I would probably set the M22s to 80, the VP150 to 80, and the QS4s to 100 or 120. Certainly not 150.
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#175927 - 09/05/07 10:32 PM Re: Help with X-overs [Re: mongoman]
JohnK Offline
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Mongo, the M22s were set full range because they do have enough bass extension to satisfy Audyssey's minimum requirement, but this nevertheless isn't the ideal when combined with a good sub. As Ken mentioned, manually change to all with an 80Hz crossover, except the QS4s, which probably are better set at 100Hz.

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#175928 - 09/06/07 10:08 AM Re: Help with X-overs [Re: JohnK]
Nick B Offline

Registered: 08/05/06
Posts: 504
If don't have a global crossover why not set the fronts to 60 Hz? They are +/- 3 dB down to 60 Hz so you might as well take advantage of that. I have found that with a crossover of 80 Hz and only one sub that I can sometimes locate where the bass is coming from in certain movie scenes (only occasionally). If if is possible to lower the crossover of the fronts then this might help with this problem.

- Nick

#175929 - 09/06/07 02:53 PM Re: Help with X-overs [Re: Nick B]
mongoman Offline

Registered: 08/10/07
Posts: 4
Thanks for the help guys, I reset the crossovers last night and everything sounds a little bit smoother.. I have the fronts set at 80 right now but i may try 60 over the weekend to see if i notice a difference.


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