A FOOL-PROOF & EASY way to set subwoofer distance and crossovers! (REW GUIDE)



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In this video, I'll show you a pretty cool and easy time-saving method of smoothing out your subwoofer's frequency response at and around your crossover point and give you a quick tip or two on when you may want to adjust your crossover setting for better response. This video is a more or less a follow-up video to a similar video I did in the past. However, a subscriber named JavonDGreen mentioned a different method to me in a comment of that video, and I tried it out and it's kind of a game changer if you ask me, hence the updated video.

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Adjusting SUB DISTANCE & CROSSOVER for BETTER BASS Video: https://youtu.be/yMussZ1C-dE

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TIMESTAMPS
Intro - 00:00
Comparisons to starting response - 00:15
Thanks to JavonDGreen for pointing this out! - 00:20
Kind of a follow up video I guess... - 00:51
What you'll need to follow along - 01:35
Receiver settings and tips - 02:27
Consider level matching manually - 02:55
REW preferences and UMIK cal file - 03:19
Verifying receiver settings, overall level setting - 04:46
Disable upmixing on receiver - 04:56
Checking crossover after Audyssey - 05:20
Volume level setting (tone generator and SPL meter) - 06:05
Baseline measurement - 07:29
Why use L+R setting? - 09:03
Baselines measure result and adjusting REW layout - 09:29
SPL Meter and Tone Generator to set sub distance - 11:15
Real time distance adjustment example - 12:08
What happens if you set distance too far? - 13:16
Raising the crossover - 13:22
110Hz crossover measure, default distance - 14:29
110Hz measure result - 14:41
110Hz distance real time adjustment example - 15:05
15.8 feet distance measure - 16:04
15.8 feet measure result - 16:13
Trying out 16.8 distance - 16:27
16.8 feet measure - 16:46
16.8 feet measure result - 16:55
This method has saved me so much time already - 18:01
Subscribe and stuff! - 18:24
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