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#75770 - 01/10/05 01:11 PM Crossover and Size setting for M60's
darthkringle Offline
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Registered: 12/14/04
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Loc: Austin, Texas
Hello all- I am getting ready to take the plunge and buy the M60, VP150, and QS8's. I have a decent polk sub, but will eventually get an Axiom 500. W/all that said, I wanted to find out if most users set the M60's to large or small? Seem like they are cabpable of handling "large". More importantly, w/that system, Do you use 80hz or 60hz as the crossover? Thanks in advance!!
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#75771 - 01/10/05 01:15 PM Re: Crossover and Size setting for M60's
bigjohn Offline
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i think the 'standard' setting would be to set the speakers for small, and set the crossover at 80Hz. but, it is really dependent on what sort of sound you like, and what sort of material you listen to. but, i would start with that, and tweak as you wish from there.

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#75772 - 01/10/05 01:37 PM Re: Crossover and Size setting for M60's
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What is your receiver that you're using?
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#75773 - 01/10/05 01:41 PM Re: Crossover and Size setting for M60's
darthkringle Offline
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I am using the Yammie Rx v2400
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#75774 - 01/10/05 01:57 PM Re: Crossover and Size setting for M60's
bridgman Offline
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For HT most people set them to Small. For heavy music use there is more of a mix, with some people setting them to Large and taking the sub crossover down much lower or in a few cases turning the sub off completely.

The problem is pretty simple -- in the music world the M60s are "full range" with the exception of the lowest organ and synth notes, while in the HT world 35 hz is just the beginning...
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#75775 - 01/10/05 05:57 PM Re: Crossover and Size setting for M60's
spiffnme Offline
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I tend to set my M60's to small, and cross over at 80hz for movies, and 60hz for music.


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#75776 - 01/10/05 06:11 PM Re: Crossover and Size setting for M60's
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I have the Denon 2805 with m60's, VP150, EP350sub, and 4 qs8's. I have everything set to small, and use a 80hz crossover on the receiver, volume on the sub is 12' o'clock. Seems to work great for movies and music.
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#75777 - 01/10/05 09:10 PM Re: Crossover and Size setting for M60's
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DK, the point isn't whether the M60s are "capable" of handling 60Hz or lower; they certainly are. The idea of using bass management with a good sub is that the sub can handle those frequencies even better and can relieve the speakers and the receiver amps of part of the low bass burden, allowing them to do a bit better job with the higher frequencies. Tests by THX and others have indicated that 80Hz is a good compromise crossover setting, being high enough to take some load off the speakers and amps yet not so high as to make the sub easily localizable in most cases.
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