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I tested it before work had it at 70hz that's how it sounded good by my ear didn't even get a chance to check the thread but I had it set perfectly and it sounds so good.. The only draw back I see is the amount of space it takes up.. I know the enclosure can make or break a sub but dang it's huge! I had to set it directly behind me and to the right next to my tv cabinet hopefully that won't affect quality or anything. I can't submit pics on my phone or I would show you.
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An optimal spot would be in a corner of the room, but a sub is omnidirectional so it shouldnt matter much.
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Well thats good because its about 3 feet from the corner but for such a small room I dont think it matters much lol. And you were right about my mouse at times its almost unusable.
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Like stated, the crossover is the cut off point for frequency to the sub. Set it to 70Hz, and the sub will play 70Hz and below (actually it'll go a LITTLE higher than 70Hz). And since you're using speaker wire for the signal, and that speaker wire is coming back out of the sub into your bookshelfs, that crossover will ALSO cut off the bass frequencies from the speakers. It'll work both ways, which is nice.

If you have the B652's, the best crossover point will be somewhere between 60-70Hz or so. There's whats called a rolloff on the crossover, where it'll still pick up frequencies above the crossover point....up until a certain point. They just get quieter and quieter, that's all. If you set it to 60Hz, you should extend just about to 70Hz as a rough guess, and still hear it.

The gain, like said...tune it by ear. It's not like in car audio where it HAS to be matched. Gain isn't a volume control, so please don't misunderstand that. It's actually there to match the input voltage from the source (the RCA or speaker line inputs), so that it amplifies the proper amount out. Nothing more, nothing less. But yes, simply put it makes the sub louder and quieter. Don't turn the gain up too high though, or you'll introduce clipping (very VERY bad for subs). Usually (in car audio) its about 1/2 gain or less, maybe ever so slightly more.

Glad you're impressed. smile.gif Did you get the 120 or the 1200?
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I keep mine set at 70hz...
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Like stated, the crossover is the cut off point for frequency to the sub. Set it to 70Hz, and the sub will play 70Hz and below (actually it'll go a LITTLE higher than 70Hz). And since you're using speaker wire for the signal, and that speaker wire is coming back out of the sub into your bookshelfs, that crossover will ALSO cut off the bass frequencies from the speakers. It'll work both ways, which is nice.
If you have the B652's, the best crossover point will be somewhere between 60-70Hz or so. There's whats called a rolloff on the crossover, where it'll still pick up frequencies above the crossover point....up until a certain point. They just get quieter and quieter, that's all. If you set it to 60Hz, you should extend just about to 70Hz as a rough guess, and still hear it.
The gain, like said...tune it by ear. It's not like in car audio where it HAS to be matched. Gain isn't a volume control, so please don't misunderstand that. It's actually there to match the input voltage from the source (the RCA or speaker line inputs), so that it amplifies the proper amount out. Nothing more, nothing less. But yes, simply put it makes the sub louder and quieter. Don't turn the gain up too high though, or you'll introduce clipping (very VERY bad for subs). Usually (in car audio) its about 1/2 gain or less, maybe ever so slightly more.
Glad you're impressed. smile.gif Did you get the 120 or the 1200?

It's the 120 I'm almost positive, parts express didn't have the 1200 yet and it seems to handle around the max amount of gain (not that I leave it set there) without distortion or clipping. And it sounds great totally adds a new dimension to the sound. I just wish it wasn't so flipping huge like this morning I had to evict a family of 13 mexicans from the inside of my sub (not racist just funny). biggrin.gif
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Would the T-Amp & B652 pair (buying a sub later on) work well for a gaming audio setup? It would be mostly used for video/music viewing, but about 30% of the time be used for gaming. Will be connected to a PC using Xonar D1 sound card by the way.
Edited by tal67 - 3/4/12 at 8:20am
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Would the T-Amp & B652 pair (buying a sub later on) work well for a gaming audio setup? It would be mostly used for video/music viewing, but about 30% of the time be used for gaming. Will be connected to a PC using Xonar D1 sound card by the way.

Yes it will work great for that, I have the same sound card.
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Yes it will work great for that, I have the same sound card.

I see. Thanks a lot for this thread. It has broken me away from choosing a set of PC speakers. Your posts were greatly helpful. Based on others' feelings toward it, I doubt I will have any disappointment with this setup.
Edited by tal67 - 3/4/12 at 8:55am
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I see. Thanks a lot for this thread. It has broken me away from choosing a set of PC speakers. Your posts were greatly helpful. I doubt there will be any disappointment in this setup.

It will be night and day difference from a set of PC speakers. Enjoy thumb.gif
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