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    Hi everyone !
    Recently got monitor70`s and psw505. I set fronts to large , center to small plus sub.it sounds good for some songs but for other fronts sound too boomy . highs and mids are very fine but lows just dont sound right .Ive tried to set them to small - didnt like it either .
    So , i was thinking if theres a way to adjust its channel level somehow .with same setting (fronts-large,center-small,sub-plus) make fronts sound less boomy ,cleaner

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    What are your crossover settings? You are probably overlapping too much with the 70's set to large, with a sub. (Not that you can't do both, but you don't want them playing the same frequencies)
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    I've tried to run mains large before with a sub and I never found it pleasing. Always preferred setting all speakers to small. Ultimately I decided to run two subs in the home theater; one next to each main speaker.

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    I'm running my 70's crossed over at 50 and they sound good...

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    crossover set to 150Hz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shan87 View Post
    I'm running my 70's crossed over at 50 and they sound good...
    did you set your 70`s to large ?
    and which mode r you usually using for music playback?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by vlad.k View Post
    crossover set to 150Hz
    Holy Crap!

    Have you set them to 80 and tried that? Generally that's considered middle ground (and THX) - so I would go from there.

    Right now you pretty much have a sub with a couple tweeter towers. You're missing the whole transitional frequency.
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    set them to 80?
    when i set xover to 80 it means that whatevers below 80Hz goes to sub and above to towers,is that correct ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vlad.k View Post
    did you set your 70`s to large ?
    and which mode r you usually using for music playback?

    thanks
    That would be set to small... I'm running my 70's with a BIC F12 sub for the time being and either the sub or my room at 60hz is a huge peak that sounds awful(Just listening with a test tone cd) so I've got it cross over to where the sub picks up under that. I could be wrong in that doing but the 70's seem to put out enough bass up higher to satisfy me until I get a better sub.
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    Start at 80hz and play around with it. You could go lower if it sounds good to you. The problem you had before has been described above. The bass was boomy because you were crossing over too high. In general the M-70s have a fairly tight and controlled bass.

    Another thing to experiment with is 'phasing'...the 0-180 button on the back of the PSW505. Flip it from 0 to 180 a few times while the M-70s are also playing a bass-laden passage and listen for what sounds 'best'--that's your setting for the sub. Also, don't 'push' the sub. Calibrate it so that it's in sync with the rest of the system and not dominating--because that will also cause it to bottom out and sound 'boomy'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shan87 View Post
    That would be set to small... I'm running my 70's with a BIC F12 sub for the time being and either the sub or my room at 60hz is a huge peak that sounds awful(Just listening with a test tone cd) so I've got it cross over to where the sub picks up under that. I could be wrong in that doing but the 70's seem to put out enough bass up higher to satisfy me until I get a better sub.
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