Subs with 5b’s

arcspark
arcspark Posts: 14
edited April 13 in Vintage Speakers
Hey everyone....by the numbers where would you set the c.o. on your sub to play well with these being rated 30-26000hz...I know it’s subjective but just looking for opinions.... I know, I know...crossover goes from 40-140...thanks

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 3,708
    edited April 13
    120 hz
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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,275
    arcspark wrote: »
    Hey everyone....by the numbers where would you set the c.o. on your sub to play well with these being rated 30-26000hz...I know it’s subjective but just looking for opinions.... I know, I know...crossover goes from 40-140...thanks

    Tune it by ear. When you don't really hear the sub you've got it dialed in.
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  • arcspark
    arcspark Posts: 14
    Hey thanks...I read somewhere that bookshelf speakers should be about 80hz and I went higher than that cuz it sounded better so I was just checking ...again there’s a lot of latitude built in...thanks all, arc
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,275
    edited April 14
    One also needs to consider the frequency rating of the speakers, how you have the sub connected, if it is for music or HT and the volume level you set the sub to.

    Assuming you are using the 5B's for 2 channel music and using the high level connection to your sub, 80Hz seems high. I think 50Hz would be better.
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  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 2,020
    How technical do you want to get? If you really want to get into adjusting the sub by anything but ear method, you should get REW and a calibrated mic and determine what the acoustics of your room are. You could have nodes in the bass region, where, at the listening position, you get positive and negative interferences that effect the response. You're not listening in an anechoic chamber and the room; size, dimensions, speaker placement, reverberance, type of surfaces, etc.., play a huge part.
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    Your ears are still the best way. If you can't trust them you might as well give up.
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