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I recently purchased the Onkyo TX-SR608 AV Receiver and for the moment using my old Sony satellites speakers and subwoffer which are still in good condition, which I got with the purchase of 'Home Theater in a box' 11 years ago.

AV Receiver - ONKYO TX-SR608
Speakers - Sony satellites SS-V150 x 4
Cone type 5cm x 9cm 8ohms Bass reflex
Frequency range 90 - 20,000Hz
Sensitivity 88dB (1W,1m) Front L,R Rear L,R
Center - Same specs as above SS-CN150 (2 cones)
Subwoofer - SA-W305 (Sony) Active 16cm cone
High frequency cut-off frequency 50Hz - 200Hz
Reproduction frequency range 28Hz - 200Hz
When I use Audyssey 2EQ to setup the speaker configuration I get the following results:
Subwoofer - Yes
Front - 150Hz
Center - 150Hz
Surround - 150Hz
LPF of LFE - 90Hz
While playing CDs for music and watching DVDs for movies I set the cut-off frequency on the subwoofer to 150Hz as stated in the handbook(subwoofer) which is to be used for very small sized speakers 5-7cm dia. and the volume level to just pass half way point.
As I have read in many write ups, it is said to start at 80Hz or 10Hz above the speaker frequency range and tweak from there. I am very confused with the whole issue and do not know what to look for or where to start.
I hope you could help me to understand the basics in crossover frequency, cut-off frequency as having just bought this AVR I am very naive understanding what is said in the various forums that I read instead I am getting more confused. Somehow my gut feeling tells me that the above setup is not quite satisfactory as sometimes I heard a funny buzz from my subwoofer especially when watching movies with a lot of bass effects.
Your help will be much appreciated. :help::help::help:
 

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Tony thanks for your input. OK so it looks like the sub cannot take the load because the satellites are small. The satellites are working fine, the sound they produce are crisp clear and very sharp. Do you think I should just get a more powerful subwoofer? If so, what should I look for when getting one? What specs should I look for? Namely cone size, frequency levels, etc....and any particular brand that is good to match my satellite speakers?
 

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Tony thanks for your reply. I found out that the price of the SVS PB12NSD here in Malaysia is very expensive. I have come across two brands that are priced just right for my budget. Which of the two is a better bet, Jamo SUB 300 or Sub Wigo from Audio Pro?
 
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