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Old 11-27-02, 05:01 PM
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what mHz should me sub be set at?

I realize this is probably a taste issue but was wondering if there was a guideline to go by. Seems like at times the sub is just a constant BOOM of one tone in heavy action scenes. wondering if I should turn down the responsiveness knob. any help?
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Old 11-27-02, 05:47 PM
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Well, bass level (as far as volume level goes) is subjective, but a properly calibrated sub should intergrate with your mains as to not overlap too much, or leave a 'hole' where your mains leave off (depending on yourreceiver/processor settings) and the sub takes over.

So, what is the frequency response of your mains, and what is your receiver set to as far as bass managment (if any)?

Boomy bass is not desireable at all, and is indicitve of either a boomy sub or just too much mid-bass frequencies going to the sub.
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Old 11-27-02, 06:14 PM
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wow, knowing the response of my mains is over my head but it is probably in the manual, right? I have the energy Take 5 package. will look it up and repost, thanks man
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Old 11-27-02, 06:32 PM
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looks like the satellites have a freq response of 90Hz - 22kHz. Make sense?
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Old 11-27-02, 07:17 PM
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If you are using an AV reciever then put the subs freq at its highest setting. Then use the reciever to set 100Hz rolloff. The reciever sends 100 and up to the sats and below 100 to the sub. If you subs freq is set below 100 you will have a hole!

Level is different and that is what causes a boomy sound.
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Old 12-01-02, 11:35 PM
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added poly batting inside sub and did the 100hz rolloff thing. sounding MUCH better, truer. Thanks a bunch guys!
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