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Problem with the setup of the mono bi amp feature using peaveys cs3000h amplifier

I setup in mono bi amp mode to power my 118 subs along with 2 other speakers for the mid/highs and on the crossover setting the dial has to be at 40 hz to get noticeable response from the subs. This setting should be around 125hz or higher. The setup is exactly as the manual shows. It appears the crossover is backwards from what is normal. Any thoughts??
This amp is relatively new. It says on the cover its a cs3000h

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My recommendation would be to double check the back of you crossover and make sure everything is hooked up correctly. If you crossover is convertible like my DBX223 xl is from Stero to Mono and Three way to two way the connections on the back changes roles.

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