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post #31 of 42 Old 03-27-15, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Crossovers..

thx guys. I will check PE. I will also try and make my own with speaker wire. OK with the ends of the speaker wire clear of the rubber protection....i would simply run one end from red to the other red. then black to black. then just use a banana plug to plug into the top (or bottom) red and black then to the AVR....correct?
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i would simply run one end from red to the other red. then black to black. then just use a banana plug to plug into the top (or bottom) red and black then to the AVR....correct?
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lol. Thx zieg. youve been a big help man. I am leaving work now (early) just to stop by and get some plugs and rush home to get to work on the jbl's. ill keep you updated.
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awesome explanations. thx for all the feedback. here is a little more information.

ok. the model number for the surrounds are TSi 100's. The Onkyo rears I honestly do not know off hand.

I am setting the crossover for the speakers and the sub from the AVR. I have the subs at 80. I was told on another site to put them on 120. so i am a little confused on what I should put them on and why?

I initially did the audyssey set up when I first bought the AVR but I do not remember the settings it gave me. since then I have put the fronts on 80 and the levels at +8.0. center at 80 and level at +8.5. the surrounds at 80 and levels at +9.5. same for the rears. the subs are at 80 and level at +6.0. Ideas?

i was also told to try to put the fronts on 70. thx.


The center i was wrong then. OK the first polk center I bought along with the fronts was a CS10. then a few months later I bought the one i am using now which was the next model up from the cs10. I am thinking it is the cs2 series 2.....but not sure.
Why are all your signal levels so hot? How big a room are you trying to fill? I personally would try to get the levels to +/- 3ish?
Running levels like that may not leave a whole lot of head room.
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Why are all your signal levels so hot? How big a room are you trying to fill? I personally would try to get the levels to +/- 3ish? Running levels like that may not leave a whole lot of head room.
agreed. Forgot to ask.
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Well I went ahead and took care of my JBL's. I got some plugs from BB. A friend at BB actually took off the brass bracket of some Klipsch speakers and gave it to me. Got home and put the brackets on the JBL's and hooked them up with some new plugs and BAMMMMMM. Good as new. Put on some songs like Black widow, dark horse, bass boosted songs and they sound bad azzzzzzzzzzzzz. Then I tried them with the phantom menace, revenge of the sith, rambo, and avatar. Wow. I am very happy with my new purchases........speaking of which.

I fine tuned my Infinity's in the garage. We had a BBQ tonight and all I can say is WWWOOoWW!! Along with my Onkyo sub they sound awesome. Very happy overall with my new sets. thx for all the help ya'll gave me.

I do have a final question.......My living room AVR is an Onkyo HTR-590. I was going through the settings after I setup the JBL's. ON this AVR there is no way of setting the XO's on every individual speaker. It just has one option for XO so I set it at 80. ideas?
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by the way. i have them high because I thought the higher the better. Newb......lol. I will try the 3ish.....see how it sounds. what about the sub? 2ish, 3ish?
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As for running all of your speakers hot... I would level match them with a SPL meter. There's many decibel meter apps you can download to your phone that work just fine. Set all of your speakers to 75db and maybe run the sub a little hot at 85db.
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k I will try that. XO in general would 80 be fine?
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k I will try that. XO in general would 80 be fine?
yes. That's generally where most of us are at. I've even spent time at 40 and 50. Try em all. See what you like. The big reason for 80 is it splits a balance of letting the sub do the heavy lifting,so to speak, and integration/localization.
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