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I would like to know what's the best crossover frequency for using this sub with bx5 d2. Also what the best volume to put it on

Crossover and Volume question
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  • Hey Alex,

    Thanks for posting!

    It sounds like you are using an M-Audio subwoofer (likely the BX subwoofer) with BX5 D2 monitors. The variable crossover on the BX sub allows you to split the frequencies being routed to the monitors and the sub itself. All frequencies below the value you have set on the BX sub's crossover will be reproduced by the sub and all frequencies above it will be reproduced by the monitors.

    The BX5 D2s have a frequency response range of 56 Hz – 22 KHz so you could set the BX sub's crossover ever so slightly above 50 Hz so that the monitors handle frequencies above the crossover value and the sub produces all the lower frequencies. Like any application regarding audio, the numbers can make all the sense in the world but can differ in a real world application. Your ears will ultimately show you the way, so with a little experimentation you will find the optimal setting for your own preference.

    Regarding the volume, you don't want your bass frequencies to overpower the speakers and become boomy. Try setting the subwoofer's volume to its lowest value, playing some music, and slowly blending in the subwoofer's volume. When you get to a value that yields a balanced response between the monitor and sub output, you should stop increasing the subwoofer volume.

    I hope this helps you! Let me know if you have any questions.
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