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My stuff came today and wow....I seriously underestimated the size of the sub. Setting everything up now. Listening to music on my old speakers while I do it so I have a good comparison with the new ones
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The clarity of the B652 is amazing to me, coming from pc speakers. Not to mention the sub shakes my house. And the bass is nice and tight. Right now I have the Gain and Frequency knobs on the back of the sub at 12 oclock. Can someone chime in and tell me what theirs is at?
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The clarity of the B652 is amazing to me, coming from pc speakers. Not to mention the sub shakes my house. And the bass is nice and tight. Right now I have the Gain and Frequency knobs on the back of the sub at 12 oclock. Can someone chime in and tell me what theirs is at?

Mine are at 12 o'clock as well. I had the gain all the way up and I was getting yelled at by my parents cuz they could hear it anywhere in the house. I hope I can get the house to myself soon so I can really test these babies out!. The sub is massive though. It is almost as big as my 19" rear projection TV
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How about frequency? Thats the one im not really sure of. I think the bass should sound deeper when its raised?
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You should set the crossover knob to around 60-70Hz. The gain, you'll have to play with by ear.
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You should set the crossover knob to around 60-70Hz. The gain, you'll have to play with by ear.

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Using the top 1 it wouldn't be a correct crossover i don't think, with the sub-120 it would redirect the bass from the speakers to the sub, with the sub-1200 it would still do this, but the speakers would still play the bass aswell,correct me if im wrong.
i have the dayton sub-1200.

Thanks.

How to do this? What is the correct way to add a subwoofer to powered speakers?

The only 2.1 kit I have seen that has the perfect solution is the Dynaudio MC 15 with Sub 250 MC. This sub has a crossover to cut for its input and it also has another to cut frequencies for the powered speakers. Thus 60- Hz go to sub and 60+ Hz go to satellites.

How to emulate this stuff using others 2.1 sets?
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Using the top 1 it wouldn't be a correct crossover i don't think, with the sub-120 it would redirect the bass from the speakers to the sub, with the sub-1200 it would still do this, but the speakers would still play the bass aswell,correct me if im wrong.
i have the dayton sub-1200.

Thanks.

How to do this? What is the correct way to add a subwoofer to powered speakers?

The only 2.1 kit I have seen that has the perfect solution is the Dynaudio MC 15 with Sub 250 MC. This sub has a crossover to cut for its input and it also has another to cut frequencies for the powered speakers. Thus 60- Hz go to sub and 60+ Hz go to satellites.

How to emulate this stuff using others 2.1 sets?

You can't do that with powered speakers. That's the entire reason why I advise AGAINST using powered speakers when you want to get into the $200+ range.
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Thanks.

I don't know. Why powered speakers don't allow this? Those Dynaudio allow it, and they are powered. The key is in the second crossover that sub has. This cross over is called as high pass and it acts in the outputs of sub sending just high frequencies to "powered" speakers.

I cannot see where a powered speaks be the cause for that impossibility.

Please, if I am not bothering, explain me about it.

More a question, how does Audioengine 5 handle with a subwoofer? Are the low frequencies played by both sub and speakers?
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Thanks.

I don't know. Why powered speakers don't allow this? Those Dynaudio allow it, and they are powered. The key is in the second crossover that sub has. This cross over is called as high pass and it acts in the outputs of sub sending just high frequencies to "powered" speakers.

I cannot see where a powered speaks be the cause for that impossibility.

Please, if I am not bothering, explain me about it.

More a question, how does Audioengine 5 handle with a subwoofer? Are the low frequencies played by both sub and speakers?

Most powered speakers don't technically support a powered subwoofer. There's only select few that properly support one. As such, they will play the bass to the speakers and sub, yes. You also lose volume control with them, if you add a powered sub. You'll turn the speakers up, but the sub stays the same volume. As such, the volume knob turns into a gain this way. You'd have to control the volume at the source (aka Windows in this case).
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