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rjohn79395 Posted 1 year 2 months ago
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Joshuaa wrote: My current settings are:

Front/Center/Surround all set to small
Sub LFE 120
Front/Center/Surround all set at 60hz

Thanks for all the help!
Joshua


Hi, Joshua

Good advice from all. Just to add a somewhat different perspective, (and yes, adding separates as Wayne said, can indeed add SQ and dynamics), and as Moderator Dude has rightly pointed out, so can taking some of the load off the Denon by using crossover settings that let the sub do more of the heavy lifting, even up to 80 HZ.

Another thought came to me after reading reviews of your sub that said it did great with music but maybe lacked some punch for HT, and that was to consider auditioning a more potent sub, like a Supersub, plus and vs. an external amp, maybe stereo for the fronts, to see which gave you a bigger bang for the buck. I’d also try 80 HZ crossovers for the speakers with your current sub to take more load off the Denon’s amps.

Just a contrarian thought, for what it’s worth.

Good luck! You have great speakers. There’s plenty of opportunity to add HT pizzaz!!

Rick
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Rick is correct, I might say "at least 80 Hz" as opposed to "up to", you may even want to go to 100Hz to help the receiver. A bigger amp and a lower crossover may sound better, of course, but that's a different direction that involves spending money.
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Joshuaa Posted 1 year 2 months ago
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Thanks everyone for you’re help! I’m looking at an Emotiva XPA-2 1st Gen as well as an A-5175 5 Channel....the 1st gen xpa is because I found someone locally selling one at a decent price? Any thoughts on what would be the best route?

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