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I'm thinking of adding my sub back into my setup for a while, I've not used it with my current speakers yet.

With my old amp I used the tape output to connect the sub via 1 x phono to phono, am I better off connecting it from the Pre-Outs on my current amp (I'd guess I am but I want to make sure)

Secondly, what's the 'ideal' crossover for stereo use? I'll be tweaking anyway but was wondering if there's a good starting point? My speakers spec's report the frequency response as 35Hz - 20kHz +/- 3dB.

Any help/advice is appreciated
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I'm not sure about any of the connection stuff, but I do know about crossover. You'll want it below 80Hz so the sound from the sub isn't directional. 80Hz-2.2kHz is the range humans can detect directions iirc. 60Hz should be a good starting point, then you can tinker with it to see what you like most.
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I'm not sure about any of the connection stuff, but I do know about crossover. You'll want it below 80Hz so the sound from the sub isn't directional. 80Hz-2.2kHz is the range humans can detect directions iirc. 60Hz should be a good starting point, then you can tinker with it to see what you like most.
thanks for the input!
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Either 60 or 70hz would be a good idea.
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crossover will depend on your speakers, but 60-80 is probably a good starting point.

You can either use high-level output from your amp or pre-out from your preamp. You can try both to see which integrates best with your setup.
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crossover will depend on your speakers, but 60-80 is probably a good starting point.

You can either use high-level output from your amp or pre-out from your preamp. You can try both to see which integrates best with your setup.
High level would be speaker output B on the amp to the clip connections on the sub, correct?

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What are these speakers?
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