For much of the past 10 years I've been ontent with my Mac and the trusty old first generation Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks that I bought with my G4 Cube (wasn't I cutting edge at the time!). But recently, with the advent of Airtunes and my Apple TV, I've appreciated the value of some real speakers in the enjoyment of my music collection. The thing is-- I'm not sure if I have configured everything properly. I've screwed around with this and that; tweaking the music as I like it on the fly. But what I really want is to hear the music as the musicians and producers intended for me to hear it. My specific issue is that of "crossover." <br><br>Crossover is bass management, right? It cuts the frequency at a point of my choosing from the main speakers and directs everything at that point and below it to the sub, right? Seems simple enough...<br><br>However: the guy at the store told me to set the crossover at 80 Hz and to make sure that the sub was likewise set in that way. Again, simple enough...<br><br>But-- here are the specs of my floor speakers:<br><br><br>The low end is 33 Hz. Does that mean that I should set the crossover at 33 Hz? And if I do set it at 80 Hz, am I relegating the the four woofers in those two speakers to the realm of irrelevance? (or would they become in essence, "mid-range" drivers?). <br><br>Another thing: the digital interface on the sub makes no mention of a crossover, but rather a "lowpass" setting. Same thing, I suppose. <br><br>Here is an explanation:<br><br><br>Should I set that at 33 Hz? And if so, given these specs:<br><br>Would my sub be driving only frequencies from 24 Hz to 33 Hz? Seems kind of limited to me.<br><br>Am I not understanding this right?<br><br><br><br><br>
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