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I picked up an M&K MX-150 THX MkII for half price, feeling that it was a reasonably good deal for a 12" sealed sub to pair with my Magnepan surround sound system.
In the past it seems as though people have been impressed with the upper range of the MX-150 and that should come in handy when reaching up to the 80Hz crossover of my surrounds and center, although my mains, 1.6QRs go a bit deeper (50Hz or so).
My question is if anyone has any tips for blending this little guy into the system. I'm expecting to be blown away because my current subwoofer was a brick & mortar super sale special Infinity PS-10 that sounds a lot like my Fender Deluxe guitar amp when it is getting some seriously heinous feedback. Tips and tricks are welcome. Anyone feel that picking up a second would be a worthwhile purchase?
Thanks everyone for your help! By the way, I bought this over an Onix UFW-10 and an REL Strata III so if you think I'm a complete moron, be gentle.
I have the same sub in my HT setup - but with MMG's... It still maakes sense to use a 80Hz crossover for the 1.6's however. In fact the more "well behaved" response below the crossover may assist in getting a smother bottom end. Remember it is the room modes that dominate here - as inspite of some other bipolar purists out there - a sealed sub is the best way to get solid room pushing low frequencies. Linkwitz even says so with his very nice woofered Orion - a sealed sub is the best match. And I think M&K makes one of the best value subs.
I've used three different bass management schemes. First the AVR own system worked pretty well - made the selection of croosover point relatively moot - 80 Hz. I also ran the sub for a while on its own crossover - and though I often had to readjust the sub level for some program sources - the AVR did a pretty good job as well. Now I have a Ultradrive crossover to biamp the MMG's and it also serves as the sub crossover - I've have a mixer between the Crossover and AVR and my other "pure stereo" front ends - all non digital inputs can be directed to the AVR or to the crossover directly.
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