You need to set the perfect frequency required for your subwoofer to start your speakers’ functionality. At which frequency your speakers start rolling off and producing the bass notes and LFEs is known as the crossover frequency of your subwoofer. Generally, the latest systems come with an EQ feature to set up the crossover frequency automatically. So, you should keep that frequency as it is if you don’t know how to set it up manually.
Sometimes you may need to adjust the crossover frequency manually to experience the perfect performance. So here are steps that you can follow to set up the crossover frequency in your system. You can use these steps for AV processors, pre-amplifiers, or DSP subwoofers.
- First, you should examine your system and get the proper sounding experiences.
- Remember, 80 Hz is the standard frequency, according to THX. This frequency is highly recommended.
- If you found the frequency range of your speakers, then you can set the crossover frequency around 10 Hz. Also, while setting the crossover frequency, you should ensure that the frequency is above the lowest frequency that the speakers can control without noise.
- You can use a frequency range guide of subwoofers if you don’t know the frequency range of your system. You can follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to find out the frequency range.
- After setting the frequency, you can listen to an even transformation between the speaker and the subwoofer. You should examine the combining sound of the speakers and the subwoofer and then make sure that it is even and clear.
- If there is any collision between both the sounds, you should adjust the volume to match both the sounds.
So, these are the steps you should follow to set up the crossover frequency manually in AV processors, preamplifiers, and DSP subwoofers.
How to set the crossover frequency for a home theater?
Here are the steps of setting crossover frequency for a home theater.
- The on-screen display of your receiver should be visible on your TV. Also, you can set up your receiver through its small LCD.
- A video connection is required for old receivers. Then you can go to the menu of your receiver by pressing the setup or menu button on your receiver’s remote. You should have an RCA cable to connect to your TV for the video input from the receiver.
- Now, you can review the menu of your receiver.
- Now, it is time to place your speakers in the right place in your room. You can decide the place of your speakers according to the size of your room and speakers.
- After placing the speakers at their place, you should check the distance among speakers. Also, you should check the distance between your listening area and speakers. You should ensure that the speakers are at the right distance so that the sound from every speaker will reach your ear at the correct time.
- Now, you should set up the crossover frequency of your speakers. You can set up the crossover frequency according to the capability of your speakers to produce the bass.
- You should set up the crossover frequency as per the size of your speakers. If you have speakers of different sizes, then the crossover frequency for each speaker should be different.
- After setting the distance, size, and crossover frequency for every speaker, you can set up the volume for each speaker. You should set the volume according to your listening criteria. You should set the volume in such a way that you can hear each speaker properly.
- After setting the volume of your speakers, your home theater is ready to play the music.
So, these are the steps to set up the crossover frequency of your subwoofer. You should follow the steps properly to ensure the proper working of your speaker. You should make sure that your audio system can produce clear and noise-free sound and bass.