Subwoofer gain and crossover


Bronze Member
Username: Touche6784

Post Number: 21
Registered: Nov-04
i am wondering what the correct way to setup my subwoofer's gain control. i understand that its not to be used as a volume knob to merely get more bass and its supposed to match to volume ouput of the receiver.....but what does that really mean? how am i supposed to know that the gain is matching the volume output of my reciever? also....the crossover is set at like 100 Hz. is this a good place to have it for 6 1/2" speakers? i know it needs to be set higher for smaller speakers but is that too high?

Bronze Member
Username: Natediggidy

Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.

Post Number: 60
Registered: May-04
What you want to do is have the sub volume up to just below the point at which it sounds like a seperate sound source on loud, low passages. Dial it up to where you can hear it, then back it down some.

That crossover frequency is a good starting point. You may end up higher or lower according to how low your main speakers can comfortably play.

These things will take some trial & error on your part until it's just right.
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