dummy Posted June 7, 2009 Share Posted June 7, 2009 Hello. Please allow my username to pre-explain everything you will encounter in my threads on this forum. The past few days have been ridiculous and stressful, and I feel like an imbecile. So no need to spike the ball;) I just want my set up to be as good as it can be, given my resources So, I know nothing about audio equipment. Nothing. I have never really owned a stereo or receiver before, and knew nothing about what I was doing when I bought the following, other than read some reviews online. 1) Klipsch Icon VF-36 speakers (pair) 2) Klipsch Synergy Sub 10 woofer. http://www.your-home-theater-design.com/images/klipsch_subwoofer_back.jpg 3) Dennon AVR 687 receiver Ok, so where to begin. First I get this rig back to the relatively small room I am placing it in and I cant for the life of me make it look good in the room. The subwoofer was likely overkill, but because I bought it as part of a deal at best buy they wont take it back without completely ripping me off, so it’s a keeper. But I digress. Long story short, I broke my brand new receiver by breaking off an audio cable in the rca output jack to the woofer. Now my only option for connecting the woofer is by using the “high level” connections using speaker wire and re routing the speakers through the woofer. Now, my initial impression was that this is an inferior connection, but it doesn’t see to sound that terrible. My concern is, in the sub's manual using the High Level Out “passes the High Level In signal to your….speakers with frequencies below 100hz removed” Now, does this mean that the frequencies below 100hz are automatically handled by the sub, or are they being eliminated outright by the connection? I assume that because I get output from the sub after having set crossover on it to frequencies below 100hz that the former is true, but the manual is not clear. Also, re: crossover, if my assumption is correct that the woofer is automatiically compensating for frequencies below 100hz, than is there any point setting the crossover to anything below that? The onboard "low pass" attenuator only goes to 120hz, should I just max it out, or is that too high> Also. The manual for the receiver says that if I have a woofer its best to se the speakers in the config as "small". Is this the case even for larg floor standing speakers? Also, is it better to have the woofer handle all the bass, or to use the woofer in combo with the speakers. Are there any special settings I should be looking for for a 2.1 set up, as opposed to the standars surround sound? I currently have it set to "stereo", which I think is right, but i'm not sure. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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