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Old 04-12-2005, 05:29 AM   #1
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some of u may remeber when my subs were producing little bass and tilting the box fixed it, however i had no idea how muhc bass was actually being blocked. the manual for my subs said to tune em to 350hz so they always have been, my friend just got a sub and said the place that installed tuned it to 120, i thought that odd, and he was pushing baout the amperage with much more bass, granted he has a 12 and it'* better brand than mine, but still, so i tuned mine down to 120 and BAM like 3x more bass, now i need to get dynamat.
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Tune them how? Port length?
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350 Hz seems a bit high.. what kind of subs are they and what do you want them to sound like?? what kind of music, etc?
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Are you talking about the High Pass Cutoff on the amp?? If not and you are tuning the box both #'* seem high - you sure it wasn't 35 Hz they wanted them at?
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you tuned the ports to 120 hz? sounds like midbass to me... 40 or so sounds more apropriate, is there something you are not telling us? :o
blazin beat me to the post
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sorry, shudve speciffied, the LPF on the amp
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I'm sort of an audio newbie, and even I thought that 350 Hz was high.
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i knew it was high but i figured best to follow the manual...
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a sub shouldnt play over 80hz


its not that they arent designed to, its that 20-80 is sub-bass, and 80-300 is midbass
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i agree i would not set the high end over 100 and i use 80. as far as tuning the box you do it with port length and it should be tuned around 32 in most cases for a starting point.
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