Behringer Super-X Pro CX2310 Professional High-Precision Stereo 2-Way/Mono 3-Way Crossover with Subwoofer Output

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Purchase Help Thread (2017-07-11) [R]

2 years, 8 months agoSkitch_n_Sketch posted submission on audiophile.
July 11, 2017

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2 years, 8 months agoSkitch_n_Sketch posted on audiophile.
July 12, 2017

The problem is that active speakers can't be wired directly to the Sub. The outputs on the back of the Sub are speaker terminals for passive speakers. Compare the BIC F12 rear to this one. The SVS can output to active speakers because it has line level outputs instead of the speaker terminals on the BIC F12.

Unfortunately most cheap subs are like that. Something like this would solve your problem, but it's a bit pricey and large. I'll add another comment if I can think of something else.

[>GUIDE<] - SPEAKERS - 2.0/2.1 Desktop/Room Systems [R]

2 years, 11 months agoApril 22, 2017

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2 years, 10 months agoGand41f posted on Zeos.
May 14, 2017

Thank you Zeos for the RBH R5BIR video review (btw, link missing on this page currently). In that video you mentioned setting the crossover in your receiver but what about those that don't have this capability?

I have an Emotiva PT-100 stereo preamp. I don't believe the PT-100 has that capability (unless I'm mistaken). Is there an alternate solution for this? Perhaps something like the Behringer Super-X Pro Cx2310 or one of the Rolls crossovers (SX21 or SX45)? But for lower end equipment is this even worth it? Perhaps a cheaper solution is available? Or, by "just deal with it" should I conclude that bass management is simply not a thing for stereo-only systems?

Anyway, thanks for the video. If you have any video or material that covers setting the crossover point in your receiver (primarily covering what you do in situations where your electronics doesn't support it) I'd definitely be interested to see it.

JBL LSR305 - $100/speaker (Massdrop) (Round 2!) [R]

3 years, 1 month agoocinn posted submission on audiophile.
Feb. 10, 2017
3 years, 1 month agoocinn posted on audiophile.
Feb. 11, 2017

I hear the "PFMod" (adjustable) is an improvement.

Honestly for $25 more, I would just pick up this:

https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-CX2310-BEHRINGER-SUPER-X-PRO/dp/B0002Z82LM/

I see a lot of 2.1 systems here with stereo amps (thus no bass-management like a receiver would have). How do you high-pass your speakers to avoid overlapping the bottom end with the sub frequencies? [R]

3 years, 4 months agoUmlautica posted submission on audiophile.
Nov. 16, 2016
3 years, 4 months agoUmlautica posted on audiophile.
Nov. 16, 2016

I'd consider the following:

  • miniDSP 2x4 - $105
  • BEHRINGER CX2310 - $80

But your're right, there's not much out there. There is also the PFMOD which is $50 but a bit of a wildcard due to the lack of buffering which makes it susceptible to changes due to source and load impedance.

[>GUIDE<] - Subwoofers [R]

3 years, 4 months agoSkitch_n_Sketch posted submission on Zeos.
Nov. 4, 2016

Nobody needs a subwoofer. I mean you WANT a sub but do you NEED one? Your speakers will make sound on their own. Your neighbors will like you more and they are ugly. Why even bother?

BECAUSE.. EVERYBODY NEEDS A SUBWOOFER! The bottom fifth of the audible frequency range humans hear can't bet reproduced solely with speakers. Even tower/floorstanding speakers can only produce down to about 40Hz which is just at the start of what a decent subwoofer can handle (down to 20hz). The real impact a sub can have on your listening is palpable. Getting any sub is good. Getting the right sub is Great.

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HOW TO PICK A SUBWOOFER


  1. Determine your budget - I usually say hold off on the sub for last. Get your speakers and amplifier settled and then figure out what you have to spend. If your budget for a surround sound is $1000.. Spend $600-800 on the other things. They make more of a difference usually.

  2. Know your room size - Your room decides if you need a monster sub or if you can get away with a "normal" sub or perhaps multiple subs. I consider 12x12 to be an average room and anything nearing 18x18 to be large. Also ceiling height matters since that is adding air volume to the equation. Bass gets lost in big spaces so you need more of it

  3. Placement is Key - Can you only fit one sub or can you use two? In a big room you want either a big sub or two smaller subs (or two big subs you crazy bastards). It is super rare your sub will sound best where you want to put it. Be prepared to place the sub in an odd place and if a big sub won't work multiple subs can help fix this.

  4. Usage matters - Is this sub for a desk? for a small bedroom? for a $200,000 home theater? Hooking to powered monitors? A cheap 2.0? In the end, you are filling your whole room with bass and you can't avoid the bass going everywhere. On a desk or in a great hall it is all the same. SO, what you need to consider is Hookup Options. Do you need Wire Passthrough's on the sub for a cheap 2.1 setup? Are you looking at a sub for Powered monitors? make sure it has TWO RCA INPUTS and not one!

  5. Preference Matters - Do you LOVE bass. Do you need it. Does it get you randy? I can't deny that bass is fun but your personal wants will also take hold. Many people are OK with the minimum/correct amount of low end for a particular space and some people don't stop adding bass and then go to prison. If you are the latter, double your budget but never skimp on the rest of the setup!

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SMALL SUBWOOFERS


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These subs are "mostly" for desk setups or small rooms. You can easily buy one and then down the road double them up if you want more or go into a bigger space. note: not all small subwoofers are cheap and some have outputs matching or beating the large subs

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Price--Item------------------Description - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
$100Dayton Sub-800One of the cheapest subs I can still recommend. Has enough for any desk setup and even a small living room.
$135Dayton Sub-1000This is the most popular sub for noobs. This is also as cheap as I would ever go on a 10"and is more than enough to fill in the lows in a budget 5.1
$170Earthquake FF6.5Using the smallest driver I have ever seen in a standalone sub this little 6.5" promises many things. Review Incoming.
$180ELAC S10You don't really ever need a "Matching" sub but should you need a small, powerful little sub this elac baby will work just fine. Even looks good.
$250Yamaha SW210AKA the flat sub. These designs are around for people who have something to hide.. namely their subwoofer. Keep in mind this has no speaker wire passthroughs.
$270Klipsch R-10SWKeeping the size down and being able to handle bigger rooms, lower frequencies means spending on more power and more engineering. Thus This.
$330Jamo Sub 800This is a unique Micro Cube sub. Designed to be as small as possible and still deliver all the boom boom you could want. I want one!
$400Sunfire SDS8Ever hear of sunfire? Well if your neighbor 3 houses down gets one you will hear of it.. You will hear of it all day. That is all.
$500SVS SB-1000YES, this is a small sub. It is the only 12" hiding in this category and costs the SVS amount but nobody suspects the 13" cube.. Nobody.

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LARGE SUBWOOFERS


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The space these subs take up will be noticeable. They also perform their jobs in spectacular fashion BUT you have to remember that one expensive big sub may not work AS WELL as two cheaper ones if placement rules can't be followed.

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Price--Item------------------Description - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
$215BIC America F12Review THIS is the sub most people end up with. The Looks, The reviews the Wubba Dubba Dub dub. 12" with nearly 500 peak watts. Sells itself.
$150Dayton Sub-1200Popularity and cost put this on the list as one of the best selling subs of all time. Works for almost any room and looks... well, like a sub.
$125Monoprice 12"A decent entry level sub with a unique shape and good reviews. When you can't spend a fortune you can always count on monoprice for deals. King Cheap 12"
$200Dayton Sub-1500The cheapest 15" subwoofer in the world. It can reach down but has moderately low power which makes it suitable for "basic" crazy home theaters.
$250BIC Acoustech PL-200The BIC F12's more grown up brother. Better build. Higher peak output. This SOB is a definate upgrade to the worlds most popular sub.
$345Klipsch R-12SWThese bigger 12" klipsch stand quite securely as a high end box of death and murder. Plus look how sexy it is.
$700ELAC S12EQThe most technologically advanced sub on this list. Full adjust-ability via your smart phone. Has true potential to be the prototype sub for years to come.
$800SVS PB2000Review Not small for a 12", Not cheap nor is it very pretty. But it attacks with more gusto then any of the budget subs. Beware the bass.
$910Rythmik FVX15Review I own this sub. It uses Servo's instead of just raw power which means it is TIGHT, Fast, and controlled. Few need more than this.
$1000PSA S1500Review American Made and HUGE. These subwoofers brute force their way into your heart and spine and whatever internal organs you have.
$2000SVS PB13 UltraReview The end game sub for most of the world. Most well known and by far the largest I have ever used/seen/felt. Be serious if you get this. It is serious.

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DIRECT MANUFACTURE SUBS


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These subs you can't find in stores and won't find in many homes because they are built special and in low volume. I have reviewed a few but want to include this section to simply take you to their homepages. Shop around and message me if you think I missed a spot.

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PLACEMENT TIPS & TRICKS


  • Do the Subwoofer Crawl: This age old technique is basically where you put your subwoofer where you want to sit (up on the couch etc) and then crawl around the places you can put the sub and listen for when it sounds best, tightest, cleanest. Many times a lackluster room can be attributed to the improper placement of a sub. This is something I highly recommend doing and heeding the results. Martin Logan Sub Setup Video

  • Isolation is a good idea: Keeping the floor from shaking is a huge concern with many. There are Isolation pads out there that can keep SOME vibrations from transmitting through the floor but these can get expensive and I usually just buy two pair of Yoga Blocks and prop up the sub. But..

  • Isolation is Futile: Most subs move so much air that there is no preventing the low end from transferring to your downstairs, next door or across the hall neighbors. The only way to do this is poured concrete or building a room inside a room which is PROBABLY not available as an option for most people. But do not fear. There are two solutions..

  • Lower the Sub. Like the volume not physically. Most people turn their subs up until they can Definitely hear it working and this is usually too much. Get a friend, loved one, or a well trained pet and have them adjust the sub for you. Lower it down until you can't hear it and then raise it up slowly. When you think you hear it.. Stop. That is probably correct. It is here to assist not to star in the show.

  • Introduce yourself to your neighbors. Most people are introverts and don't even say hello to their neighbors. This is why the police are called if you watch edge of tomorrow at 9pm on a Saturday. TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS! This guarantees two things. You aren't seen as some scumbag drug dealer (I think this about all my new neighbors) and YOU are who they call first instead of the cops. I am serious about this. Invite them over, know their names. You will not be so afraid to get, use and enjoy your new found subwoofer(s) once you have a report with those living around you.

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Questions and Comments Below:

3 years, 4 months agoSkitch_n_Sketch posted on Zeos.
Nov. 8, 2016

SVS SB1000 a good match for Airmotiv 6s nearfield? Currently have an XDA-2 and I'd buy a Behringer for crossover. My rooms 11x13.

Tech Support thread (2016-11-04) [R]

3 years, 4 months agoapplevinegar posted submission on audiophile.
Nov. 4, 2016

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3 years, 4 months agoapplevinegar posted on audiophile.
Nov. 4, 2016

The cheapest solution is to use the sub's high level inputs and outputs: run wires from the amp to the sub's high level inputs, and then from its outputs to the speakers.

This won't be ideal though, because the main speakers will still play the low frequencies at the same time of the subwoofer, forcing you to cross the subwoofer at the speaker's natural rolloff, which defeats half the purpose of a sub (relieving the main speakers of bass duty to improve their performance) and resulting in an uneven frequency response.

To solve this problem, you have to get an active crossover that will divide the frequencies between the speakers and subwoofer, like this or, even better, a miniDSP which requires a bit of configuration but works amazingly and offers the bonus of room correction.

This will limit your inputs to a single one though, because the signal will have to first go to the XO and then the amp and sub.

But, is your PC your only source? If it is, this won't be a problem. Then again, is it a desktop? If it is, you could use the internal sound card (which is generally 7.1) to drive the subwoofer directly and use the computer as a software crossover, see this guide.

Tech Support thread (2016-10-27) [R]

3 years, 5 months agoapplevinegar posted submission on audiophile.
Oct. 27, 2016

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3 years, 5 months agoapplevinegar posted submission on audiophile.
Oct. 29, 2016

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3 years, 5 months agoapplevinegar posted on audiophile.
Oct. 31, 2016

To keep using your Scarlett you'd have to use an active crossover, either built into the subwoofer (most "studio" subs have it) or an external one. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-CX2310-BEHRINGER-SUPER-X-PRO/dp/B0002Z82LM/

Not the easiest or most cost effective solution, which is why I didn't mention it in the beginning.

Purchase Help Thread (2016-10-17) [R]

3 years, 5 months agoapplevinegar posted submission on audiophile.
Oct. 17, 2016

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3 years, 5 months agoapplevinegar posted on audiophile.
Oct. 20, 2016

You need an active crossover such as this: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-CX2310-BEHRINGER-SUPER-X-PRO/dp/B0002Z82LM/

You would connect the source to the crossover and then the crossover's output to the receiver and subwoofer.

Purchase Help Thread (2016-10-17) [R]

3 years, 5 months agoapplevinegar posted submission on audiophile.
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3 years, 5 months agoapplevinegar posted on audiophile.
Oct. 18, 2016

A 2nd order filter isn't as steep, so the overlap between speakers and subwoofer is larger. It works but it's not ideal.

I'm not familiar with plate amps, but I'm sure r/diysound will help you. Alternatively, you can always use any amp and get an active crossover (whick would probably be more convenient to control volume anyway).

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3 years, 5 months agoapplevinegar posted submission on audiophile.
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3 years, 5 months agoapplevinegar posted on audiophile.
Oct. 9, 2016

This is a crossover.

You connect everything (source, speakers and subwoofer) to it and it divides high and low frequencies between them in the correct way.

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3 years, 6 months agoapplevinegar posted submission on audiophile.
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3 years, 6 months agoapplevinegar posted on audiophile.
Sept. 30, 2016

That's because you don't setup a sub like that: this way, both the sub and your speakers are reproducing all low frequencies (or at least until they can).

You need to cross the main speakers as well with a high pass filter, so that they only reproduce above a certain frequency while the sub does the rest.

What receiver do you have? Multichannel ones do, but most stereo receivers don't have bass management and only provide a sub pre out.

If that's the case, you have two options:

  • 1

    • A - If the receiver has pre outs and ins, run a cable from the outs to the sub and from the sub's out to the receiver's pre-ins
    • B - otherwise if it doesn't, you'll have to connect your source directly to the sub (if you have multiple sources and you'll need at to get an audio switch)
    • The subwoofer output has a fixed 80Hz 12dB/octave high pass filter, while the low pass that you can regulate (yes, the knob only affects the low pass) is 24 dB/oct, so you'll have to play with it a bit and set it between 70 and 80Hz
  • 2

    • Get a crossover to use as a pre. The cheapest option that I know of is the Behringer CX2310 but I strongly recommend getting a miniDSP, for the additional room correction capabilities. More expensive models have multiple inputs, but you can get even the most basic 2x4 and an audio switch.
    • With a proper crossover you can run a nice 4th order (24dB/oct) Linkwitz-Riley that will give you the most seamless integration at whatever frequency works best in your room and with your speakers

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3 years, 6 months agojoeapes_syf posted submission on audiophile.
Sept. 23, 2016

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3 years, 6 months agojoeapes_syf posted on audiophile.
Sept. 26, 2016

https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-CX2310-BEHRINGER-SUPER-X-PRO/dp/B0002Z82LM/ref=pdsbs23_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KW33VG6QFHEH815RRK7K would this be an acceptable one? What cables would I need to hook up to this crossover. Really struggling sorry.

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3 years, 6 months agoapplevinegar posted submission on audiophile.
Sept. 23, 2016

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3 years, 6 months agoapplevinegar posted on audiophile.
Sept. 24, 2016

You need a crossover. You could connect it with a splitter but it would sound bad. If your source is a computer you can follow this guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/audiophile/comments/543wwx/purchasehelpthread_20160923/

if not, you need an active crossover such as this: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-CX2310-BEHRINGER-SUPER-X-PRO/dp/B0002Z82LM/ or, better yet, a minidsp: https://www.minidsp.com/products/minidsp-in-a-box/minidsp-2x4

Tech Support thread (2016-09-20) [R]

3 years, 6 months agoapplevinegar posted submission on audiophile.
Sept. 20, 2016

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  • How do I wire these speakers?

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3 years, 6 months agoapplevinegar posted on audiophile.
Sept. 20, 2016

That won't work, it's low pass only.

You can either get a proper crossover such as this: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-CX2310-BEHRINGER-SUPER-X-PRO/dp/B0002Z82LM/ (or a minidsp which will let you do even nice things) for $50-100, or you can get a sub such as the above mentioned SVSs that incorporate both high and low pass filters.

edit: didn't see starkimpossibility had already replied.

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3 years, 7 months agostarkimpossibility posted submission on audiophile.
Aug. 22, 2016

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3 years, 7 months agostarkimpossibility posted on audiophile.
Aug. 22, 2016

> I already have a passive, aswell as an active sub

Are you saying you have two subs—one that's passive and one that's active? Anyway I'll just address your active sub for now.

To clarify, you want to the sub to receive a signal from all your sources, not just your PC, right? And ideally you also want to implement a crossover (send the mid/high frequencies to your main speakers and the bass frequencies to your sub). I can think of at least three ways to do this, depending largely on the capabilities of your sub.

  • If your sub has speaker-level high-pass filtered outputs, you could connect the amp directly to the sub's speaker-level inputs, and then connect the sub to the speakers via its speaker-level outputs.
  • If your sub has line-level high-pass filtered outputs, you could connect your line-level sources (PC, turntable, tape player, etc) to a mixer (EDIT: ignore the link I posted before, it's mono not stereo—anyway, there are lots of cheap stereo mixer/source selector options, usually around ~$20-50), then connect the mixer to the sub, then connect the sub to the amp via its line-level outputs.
  • If your sub has no (filtered) outputs, you could get a standalone crossover (like this), as well as a mixer, and connect your sources to the mixer, the mixer to the crossover, then the crossover to both the sub and the amp.

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5 years, 2 months agoapplevinegar posted submission on audiophile.
Jan. 8, 2015

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Proposed systems

In an effort to cut down on some of the repetitive questions, here is the absolutely cheapest system we are willing to recommend.

Answering questions?

It would be helpful if you sort the thread by new.

5 years, 2 months agoapplevinegar posted on audiophile.
Jan. 10, 2015

That integrated solution looks properly made on paper and you could possibly skip the external DAC, but I would compare it to an external solution first if I were you.

You can get an electronic crossover to act as a pre such as this or this.

Alternatively, this little thing would do the volume trick and you can later add a crossover such as this when you get the sub.

How do I control my setup? [R]

6 years agoZeosPantera posted submission on hometheater.
March 10, 2014

So I am relatively new to the whole audio/home theater setup thing so just about any help is greatly appreciated.

Ok, So I have this Behringer DAC and these (If you want to flatter them and call them monitors, then monitors) Speakers M-Audio AV40's

I really do appreciate a flat sound with a good response across the whole spectrum, but I feel like im missing sooo much from my audio with these speakers alone because they struggle to go anywhere below 80 hz, and if they do its just buzzy noises that crud up the other frequencies that are actually surprising clear and clean. So I'd like to add a subwoofer (any good recommendations around the $150 or a touch more price range are appreciated) but for now I have my sites set on this Polk Audio 10 in. Subwoofer

So the way that I have my setup working now is that I have the DAC being powered from my pc (Which only has a shitty on board sound card, so I use the DAC to work around said shitty sound card). The DAC has 2 inputs, 1 L&R RCA input and the input from the USB on the PC that also powers it. It then has L&R RCA out and a 3.5 millimeter headphone out. From the RCA out I am running a male RCA to male TR cables into my "monitors". My dilemma is finding a way to be able to add a subwoofer to this setup with only the 1 available out on the DAC. I originally thought I would just put splitters on the pack of the DAC coming from the female RCA outs and run RCA cables to each the monitors and the Sub. The only problem then is that the volume levels of the sub and monitors would be controlled independently as the only volume control on the DAC is to the headphone out as as well as the max volume going going to both would be halfed (Right?).

I then though I could just hook up the everything to the headphone out and use that volume control. But then again, I'm losing half my max volume by splitting them (That right?).

So my question is what piece of hardware, what like an Amp or receiver or whatever do I need to be able to split this signal without losing volume as well as having a way to control the volume from said piece of hardware. Hopefully this makes some sense to someone as I'm not the best writer in the world. But anyways, any help is appreciated. Now just to wait for replies.

6 years agoZeosPantera posted on hometheater.
March 10, 2014

Skip the polk. A Dayton Sub-1000 will serve you better. Splitting the RCA won't halve the volume but it may fall a db or two from just power loss. The issue is you will still be sending full range to the AV40's since most subs don't provide RCA passive cutoffs. This isn't the worst thing but hard to avoid without buying a fully active crossover like this.

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6 years, 5 months agoArve posted on audiophile.
Oct. 24, 2013

There's no easy way to do this with good (Or should I say "controllable") results

  1. I'd guess that your sub only has a low-pass filter, which is why they didn't bother with line-level outputs
  2. Your interface does not have a crossover

This means that you have two approaches:

The first approach is to use a simple RCA splitter from the line out of your interface, and run one pair of cables to the sub, and one pair to the speakers. In this case, you'd typically want to set the crossover frequency on your sub to 80 Hz, calibrate the levels of the AV-40's and the sub. After calibration, you can start toying with the crossover frequency, in case there is a hole in the response between 80 and 100 Hz.

The better approach is to throw money at the problem and get an external crossover like the Behringer CX2310 (plus three pairs of XLR to RCA cables), jam the crossover frequency on the sub all the way up to 160, and instead set the frequency lower on the Behringer. Two advantages of this approach

  1. The AV-40's will, now that they are relieved of trying to amplify bass and play it, going to have an easier time, and should sound both better and more clear
  2. Getting rid of the potential hole or bump in the frequency response you get is going to be a lot easier.

In either of my two alternatives, you need to forget that the volume controls on your speakers and sub are no longer volume controls, but merely used for calibration.