Well, if you set the crossover on the receiver to 110Hz and the physical sub crossover to 120Hz then your sub should only receive a signal up to 110Hz. I use the 120Hz because my receiver has a HighPass set for 120Hz even though the crossover is set for 80Hz. When I change the sub to be wide open, 150Hz, I get a sharp drop of about 20db at 70Hz, but set to 120Hz it is pretty flat all the way across.
Just to make it clear say if your Speakers are crossed at 110, your Sub should be set to 110. If set to say 120, there will be a hole in the Frequency Response as the Speakers will stop at a point where the Subwoofer is not taking over.
As to localization, unless you can set your Sub to 80hz, there will be issues of localization. 80hz is pretty much considered the highest point before localization appears. However, with speakers that will not go down to 80hz, you are better off having the Speakers and Sub at the same Crossover.
Given the popularity of the Quintet Series, you should be able to recoup a decent amount of your initial expenditure on the Used Market when you are able to upgrade. SVS makes fantastic Subwoofers and I am so glad you are enjoying yours.
Personally, I think I'd raise the sub crossover as high as you can. Don't know much about the Quintets, but I'd imagine they start to roll off long before the rated 120. If you can get your sub up to 140, 160 or 180 before localization sets in...???? Never hurts to experiment.
The closer your sub(s) are to the front mains, the higher you can set the lowpass crossover before you begin to be able to localize the sub. If you are only using one sub and can still pinpoint it using this method, try placing it as close to the center as you can.
This is especially helpful when the mains are unable to comfortably reach down to 80hz.
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