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Is there a certain frequency I should have this set at to get the best sound out of my setup or should I just tune it to my liking?
    
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Just tune it to your liking.
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highly depends on the speakers
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highly depends on the speakers
Pretty much. Some surround setups have 6" woofers in them and wouldn't need a frequency like 80Hz filtered out because it'll play that with no problem.
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Pretty much. Some surround setups have 6" woofers in them and wouldn't need a frequency like 80Hz filtered out because it'll play that with no problem.
your thinking of a HPF. LPF cut the highs and leave the lows.
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what kind of set up is it? id put the low pass filter at 100hz. any decent sub will respond nice to that. good luck
    
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I have my dual 12" subs set to 130 mhz. it ranges from 40-160...

Usually between 80-120 will make most people happy.
    
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It depends on what your speakers are rated for.
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post #9 of 9
.. and what the enclosure for the sub is tuned for.

General rule of thumb, for size of box vs freq. response, is; the larger the box, the lower the frequency response... but now, even very small enclosures can be tuned and built for extremely low Hz ranges... so that rule applies less and less every day.

I would look more at your remaining speakers [full range] to determine the best range for your sub to play. You dont want too much 'overlap' with the freq ranges for the different speakers.. otherwise you end up with very "boom-y" mid ranges, as the sub and the front speakers are playing too much of the same notes.

Hope that helps some.. Does your receiver have Xovers for the other speakers as well? If it does..and if your front speakers can handle some decent bass.. I might recommend ~70-75Hz for the LPF/HPF point for sub and front speakers.

- listen for any slop coming from the speakers as you are adjusting, and use a variety of music/movies to tune with.
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