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Jl 12's w3 not all types of basses sound right

It seems that the deep long bass sounds great but when the bass is a sort of popping type they dont seem to flow well. what could be some of the problems?

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    Tygh Duval May 11, 2010


    • What frequency is your sub crossover set to?

    • What other speakers do you have in your system?

    • What is their high pass filter set to?

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Zzedly only asked only one good question, here is what should've been asked.

What size is the enclosure?
Sealed or ported?
What frequency is it tuned to if ported?
How much power are you running?
and
What frequency is your LP crossover set to?

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First of all you need to know your enclosure. If you have a ported enclosure tuned in the mid to low 30's you may want to set the low pass to around 70-80 hz with your sub sonic set at 30 hz. this will give you the higher bass frequency you need for the loud bass you want, and protect the sub from going too far below the tuned frequency of the enclosure, and losing it's composure.

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