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11-09-2006, 07:50 PM
I bought a Sony powered subwoofer & the owners manual read that if you watch Dolby formated movies to keep the amp at 160HZ. I normally keep it set on 60 - 80 HZ when I listen to dts formated movies.I want to have nothing to come out of it except bass.I used 800 & 600HZ to cut it OFF in my car but, I want nothing but bass coming out of the powered subwoofer speaker.Please help.

11-09-2006, 11:24 PM
Is this what you have?

http://www.hhgregg.com/ProductDetail.asp?SID=B66C97E2794448EAB3C236C63FC6 4CA5&ProductID=11998

I think 99% of members here can agree with what I'm about to say. Our best/honest/helpful advice we can give you is to go with something else.

I erased my previous post here because honestly I was going to make a fun of you. But that wouldn't have been productive at all. Take our advice. You will thank us alot. I understand that we all have different taste/preference, but this just seems out of ordinary around here. It's really hard for me to bite my tongue/fingures when you keep on going this route.

I gathered HH Gregg's return policy for you.

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Good Luck

11-10-2006, 11:37 AM
oh my god there actually is a new post in this forum section!!!

11-10-2006, 06:33 PM
Yah,I thought this section would be the best place to put my question to get the information.

11-10-2006, 08:41 PM
Try this. http://www.apogeeclub.de/Tracks.rar

Try and see if you trusty Sony can play anything below 50 hz.

11-10-2006, 09:01 PM
I also have a sony powered subwoofer in my audiophile home cinema system. Sony is the only way to go as far as speakers go. I keep mine at around 160hz and it plays all the way down to 20hz no problem. I can guarantee you that your Hi-Fi sub will only play excellent bass. Nothing else.


11-14-2006, 03:56 PM
I bought a Sony powered subwoofer & the owners manual read that if you watch Dolby formated movies to keep the amp at 160HZ. I normally keep it set on 60 - 80 HZ when I listen to dts formated movies.
There's one very important missing detail with that blanket recommendation. What's the response of the main speakers? The sub is intended to augment the lower octave response of the main speakers. There can be no one answer to this question. I found that with my small Polk RTI-35s (6" woofer), the flattest measurest response (using test tones and a SPL meter) was with the subs set to the lowest crossover frequency (50 hz). I confess that is not what I thought the best answer would be.


11-17-2006, 08:31 PM
I have set the HZ at 70 HZ on the sub. My Pioneer VSX-D710S multi-channel 100watt peak per 5.1 channel receiver.The 5 channels are preset at 1khz,1.0%,8ohm.The Sony powered subwoofer I, have it set at 70HZ.100watts peak,6ohms.I hate the 5ch. setting they are at 1khz.I am not able to change the HZ rating on the 5. I wish I could though.If I was able to,I would have them set at 800HZ. Thanks to all the members who have replied!

audio amateur
12-04-2006, 06:26 AM
I can't even begin to understand why you guys bother giving answers to his posts.