Setting up Tower speakers and sub

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  1. LOA5000 Audioholic Intern

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    Hello i got 2 Sony f7000 speakers in the front with a sony center speaker. 2 Sony f6000 speakers as sourrounds and 2 Sony F7000 speakers as the rear sourrounds. And we have a bic v1220. The Receiver is a sony STRDN1030.

    I did the auto calibration and after that i changed the speakers from large to small. Should i lower the frequency of the tower speakers from 80 to 60? and what should i set the sub at should i set it at highter then 80?. If i go from 80 to 60 with the towers can keep the sub at 80 or does that have to be dropped down to do 60 and below? Thanks!

    What i would like is lots of rumble but also i dont want to lose any sound quality by going to low. And the question is there a big difrence from 80 and 60 for the towers?

    The center speaker is rated 85 - 50000 Hz. Should i set that at 80? 85? 100?


    Sony STRDN1030

    Amazon.com: Sony SSF-7000 Floor-Standing 4-way Speaker with 8" Woofer (Pair): Electronics

    http://http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SS-F6000-Floorstanding-4-Way-Speakers/dp/B000OG4E20/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1354927333&sr=1-1&keywords=sony+f6000

    Amazon.com: BIC America V-1220 12-Inch 430-Watt Down-Firing Powered Subwoofer: Electronics

    Amazon.com: Sony SS-CN550H Center-Channel Speaker (Single Speaker): Electronics Center speaker
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    Is this a room, where one is sitting 20 feet back from the TV?
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  3. LOA5000 Audioholic Intern

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    Hello

    yeah it is.
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    Well, you are not going to get much rumble out of that subwoofer.
    I would at least, find a way to buy a second one.

    However, set the crossovers for now >
    Center 100 hz
    All other speakers 80 hz

    Subwoofer, turn the crossover all the way up.
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  5. LOA5000 Audioholic Intern

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    Okay question. The bic v1220 and f12 seem to be a close sub. the specs seem close. Should i buy the f12 or anther v1220?

    BIC America 12" 430Watt Powered Subwoofer V1220 - Best Buy


    Amazon.com: BIC America F12 12-Inch 475-Watt Front Firing Powered Subwoofer: Electronics
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    thanks

    You think adding anther sub would be better? I know the Sony towers have a dedicated 8inch woofer for lower bass and anther dedicated 8 for mid range on each tower. You think I should lower them down to 60 cross over. Or you think put them at 80 and have 2 subs would be much better? Also by setting them to 80
    Does it still take advantage of the 4 way speaker concept
    Or by setting them to 80 just like having a book shelf speaker

    Thanks again for taking the time to help

    PS I was also reading where people say for the v1220 to set it at 60 cuz it doesn't do well above that or something

    Could I get something better then 2 bics for 400 dollars? How much better is the bic pl200
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    I would do the settings as I posted earlier -
    Now if it were me, I would buy this Cadence 12 inch subwoofer,
    it is around 122 db at 50 hz > and 105 db at 25 hz. And Then I
    would sell your other BIC sub, and buy another Cadence sub.
    CSX12 Mark II - Cadence Sound Store
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    They also have a 15inch model what you think of that?
    Where is the port
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    I favor the 12 inch one - the measurements look better to me,
    over the 15 inch one

    The slot port is on the front
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    You think there is a difrence between the Sony older center speaker cn550h and the cn5000
    Will they work the same? The specs seem to be the same
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    I think That I would upgrade to a whole new system - go back to your
    other thread.:)

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