Originally Posted by Duperman
hey, thanks again for the info...are the adjustable crossovers found on studio subs, soundcard software, and other monitors (sadly bx5as don't have any) all doing the same thing? i.e. my cards the basic xonar dx but it has an "lfe crossover frequency" menu adjustable from 50-250hz. Say i get a cheap sub and plug it via rca adapter into my soundcard along with the monitors via a y splitter, now if i set the xonars crossover to 80 will frequencies below it only go to the sub, or does this just drop frequencies below 80 altogether, for both monitors and sub?
also...the card also has a center/sub out jack but it seems the manual says thats only for 5.1/6.1/7.1 setups
All crossovers do same thing functionally, some are better than others though.
If it says "crossover frequency" then I would assume its functioning as active crossover in software, if its not I don't know what it would be doing. You'll have to use the dedicated LFE (sub output) though otherwise that 80HZ and below is going nowhere.
Also keep in mind if you go that way you'll have to use software volume controls to control the volume.