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    Default Crossover setting for speakers?

    I built my "Mancave" addition on to our house three years ago and installed a 7.1 home theater using Polk speakers. I used a CSi5 for the center, two RTi10's for the front surround, and four RC60i's for the rear side surround and rear center speakers hooked up to an Onkyo TX-SR703 receiver. The subwoofer is a Velodyne DPS-10. This week I stepped up to Blueray and 1080P, so I'm finally getting around to optimizing my sound setup. I want to set the proper crossover points in my receiver, and I'm trying to find the right values.

    My receiver manual says to refer to my speaker manuals, but I'm not finding what I want. The receiver crossover values that I can set for the speakers are: Full Band, 40 Hz, 60 Hz, 70 Hz, 80 Hz (THX), 90 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 150 Hz, and 200 Hz.

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.


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    Set the fronts to 60hz
    the rest to 100hz
    Also you should get an SPL meter for manually setting the levels. This one is just fine for HT setup.
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    Here's a very informative article on the subject. Give it a read & experiment. As Ben stated an SPL meter is a must for a proper set up. Have fun dialing it the end your listening tastes will be the final judge. Have some fun with it!!!
    "2 Channel & 11.2 HT "
    Panny 65" 3D Plasma
    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3010 AVR
    D>SONIC M2-600M mono's / mains
    Rotel RMB-1095 / 5 channel amp
    Rotel RMB-1075 / 5 channel amp
    TEAC UD - 501 DAC
    Oppo BDP-93
    SONOS System
    KEF Q900 / mains
    KEF Q600 / center
    KEF Q800 / surrounds
    KEF Q100 / rear surr.
    Def Tech ProMonitor 1000 / front & rear presence
    Velodyne SPL-1200R subs / dual pair
    DSPeaker Anti-Mode 8033 sub EQ
    Equitech Balanced Power Son of Q 1.5R
    Extensive room treatments

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