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AVR: Denon 1911 (7.1)
Front: Jamo S606
Center: Polk audio S245
Surround:Boston Acoustic CS23 (crossover freq: 2700 Hz)
Surround back: Boston Acoustic CS23
Subwoofer: Boston Acoustic CS Sub10 (10" woofer, freq response: 32 to 150 Hz, Crossover freq: 40 Hz to 180 /24 octave lowpass)

What is the best setting for crossover for this setup?

I have set this at
Front: 80 Hz
Center: 200 Hz
Surround & S Back: 250 Hz

SW mode: LFE+ Main
LPF for LFE: 150 Hz

Is it ok? Please comment.
 

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I'd drop the XO for the center to 80Hz (speaker is rated down to 55Hz) and the XO for the surrounds and back to 150Hz (speakers rated down to 120Hz). Then I would turn OFF LFE+Main and lower the LPF for LFE to 120Hz.

How did you choose that you have now? Did Audyssey/Denon auto setup set those? Have you run Audyssey?
 

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Thx Rubin,

I opted for LFE+Main because of additional support from Sub.
As I raised earlier, should I replace my Jamo S606 with JBL ES90?
 

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I have my center XO somewhere around 100-120hz. Even though it can play well below 80hz (in fact, Audyssey usually sets it at 60-70hz).
The problem is the sound from frequencies below 100hz. The speaker out in the open sounds great with a lower crossover (60-80hz). But when placed near the tv, the sound changes, male voices gets boxy sounding (there is a technical term for this occurance but I can't remember). Raising the XO for the center channel brings the sound back to normal.
I used to be able to lessen this problem using an external equalizer. Then when Audyssey came along, I thought it could fix the problem. Audyssey does help, but does not get rid of the problem.

"...should I replace my Jamo S606 with JBL ES90?"
The JBL ES is what I was planning on buying until I heard the JBL Studio line, I got the S312. The S312 is much more spacious and 3 dimentional sounding than the ES90 (I heard them side by side, huge difference). I don't know how the ES90 compares to the Jamo S606.
All 3 front speakers should be the same model for best cohesion of sound.
 

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I opted for LFE+Main because of additional support from Sub.
As I raised earlier, should I replace my Jamo S606 with JBL ES90?
You asked if the settings were OK and they seemed to me to be a little strange. But something must have provoked your query.

In-room response is often vastly different from lab measurements and Audyssey is intended to compensate for much of that. However, some people do not want the target relatively-flat response and desire to bump up the bass by using LFE+Main.

So, what are your problems?
 

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But when placed near the tv, the sound changes, male voices gets boxy sounding (there is a technical term for this occurance but I can't remember).
SBIR.
 

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I ran Audyssey & it set XO
Front: full band (40 Hz)
Center: full band (40 Hz)
Sorround: 80 Hz
S Back: 90 Hz
LPF: 100 Hz
But it sounds dull to me.
So I have changed it to
Front: 60
Center: 80
Sorround & S. Back: 120
LPF: 120
 
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