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So, I wen't a little crazy and decided I wanted a PC sound system. My Superlux HD668Bs are great, but I wanted the real deal. I have bought and currently have this system, but before I opened it I wanted to get some thoughts.

Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver
Energy Take 5 Pack 5CH Home Theater Speaker $160
BIC America F12 $180

My intentions for this system are for gaming and music mainly. I went with smaller speakers so that I could hook them up to my wall with speaker mounts. I went with a 7.1 system for future upgradability.

I plan on connecting my PC to the receiver through an HDMI cable from my 6950. Can I have the 6950 output video via one cable to my monitor, and audio though a separate HMDI cable to my receiver? (I would also like to use the AVR's GUI, so I'm guessing the latter is the correct method.) Or, will I have to run one HMDI cable to my reciever, and another HMDI cable back to my monitor? Am I spending too much money for what I'm gettting, as in, is my stuff any good? FINALLY, will I have a mid range hole in my sound? The sub is rated at 25Hz - 200Hz, and the speakers at 110Hz - 20KHz.
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Video Card to Receiver (HDMI)

Receiver to Monitor (HDMI)

2 cables.
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You will have a midbass hole. A 3" midrange would need to cross over with a sub at around 150Hz, or possibly even more, and most receivers may not go up high enough. Or of course, you could just run it at 120Hz and deal with it, as this is a something that all small sub-sat systems run into.

Run in room calibration with the mic, it'll tell you where the crossover frequency needs to be.
Edited by astrallite - 2/8/12 at 1:43pm
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You will have a midbass hole. A 3" midrange would need to cross over with a sub at around 150Hz, or possibly even more, and most receivers may not go up high enough. Or of course, you could just run it at 120Hz and deal with it, as this is a something that all small sub-sat systems run into.
Run in room calibration with the mic, it'll tell you where the crossover frequency needs to be.

Thanks man, it set it at 100Hz, and it sounds good to my ear. Question, using the MCACC, it set my front speakers to large, should I change this?
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So MCACC only set 100Hz crossover for the center and rears?
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