In the weekend I bought a secondhand Technics SB-TW50 Subwoofer. The thing is a beast and I love it, I just want to make sure I get it set up properly, As it has no volume or crossover controls on the speaker itself.
My receiver is an entry level Sony STR-DH520. Front speakers are Kef C5's Only running a 2.1 setup.
I've plugged in the mic supplied with the amp for auto Calibration. After running the auto cal the receiver sets the volumes of the fronts ( Which are set to Small ) at -0.5 Db. And the sub at +10Db which is the maximum setting (Range is -10db to +10db)
I want to ensure I dont damage the subwoofer, and have very little knowledge of hifi, so thought I'd better ask if running it at the maximum Sub volume level is safe? The Spec's of the sub are as follows
* Power - 100W + 100W
* Drivers - 2x 8" drivers with 2x10" passive radiators over the top
* Freq Range - 15Hz - 400Hz
* Size - 300 x 515 x 464mm
* Weight - 21kg
I believe it was the first Sub to gain a THX certification, it even has a Lucasfilm THX badge on the grill!
Any advice would be appreciated :)