Hello guys..I have a question and I would really like some expert advice about biamping and system set up.
Recently I did an experiment with my system. I have Polk RTI 12's in the front and use a Denon 3805 receiver and a Behringer EP 2500 amp. I tried running the Behringer on the RTI 12's with straps on, full range and then tried biamping. I found the bass was significantly better in a biamp configuration using the Denon on the highs and mids and I also had better balance with my Csi5 centre with the receiver running the front soundstage.
My question is regarding crossovers, and setting speakers to large or small. I don't understand what the point of biamping, or even using an amp at all on the fronts is if I set my fronts to "small". I find my system sounds better on small and the bass is routed to my HSU STF-3 so is the amp useless? Should I be setting my fronts to "large" to get any benefit of the added power to the drivers?
I also noticed a difference when I turned the low pass filter to "off" on the Behringer EP2500.
I have learned recently that my RTI 12's have an internal crossover of 120hz. Should that have any bearing on where I set my receiver crossover point? I like it at 80hz.
I know people will say, adjust it to your liking, but I just want to know if I am setting it in the most efficient way. How would the "experts" set up my system?
I also have RTI 6's in the back. Denon 2910 DVD player.
Thanks very much