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  1. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    I haven't abandoned this thread or gave up yet. Been messing with the settings the past few days. I have ended up pushing my tweeters down to 4k and mids down to 63hz. Cut the very high end frequencies by 1 and the front stage is a lot clearer/audible now. Maybe a little time alignment will help things along but i would say im not sure where to start. As far as the sub goes, i'm still listening and trying to figure things out. When keeping things at moderate volume I notice no distortion or any muddiness regardless of music choice.I just may not have much output on some songs at medium to moderate listening levels. However i'm still trying to find some songs that don't sound the best or bring out the muddiness. I have noticed that anything from mid 30s to low 60s sounds fine even when cranked. Anything below 30 or above 60 sometimes muddies up a little at higher volumes. Im thinking the sub/enclosure just isnt up to the frequencies beyond/nbelow the 30-60hz range on the the wattage im pushing. High 40s seem to be its peak and low 30s sound ok just not as much output. I plan to keep listening and compile songs that dont sound the best and songs that do to compare there frequencies/bass lines. I'm hoping this will give me a better understanding of what the sub likes and doesn't like with its current enclosure.
  2. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    Thanks for the info M5, anytime I post up a topic I always know you will be there. I kind of got off track of the reason I originally started this topic though. I take it everything looked fine as far as my enclosure and settings go for the sub? I really think it sounds good, maybe I just get carried away with my expectations. Mixed with a few rattles at certain frequencies and maybe some crappy quality music and I might not be getting the subs true response.
  3. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    I have kind of had my eye on the SSA evil 6.5's and tweeters. Anything else I should consider?
  4. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    Pioneer D8604, nothing superior but gets the job done.
  5. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    I'm new to the whole active thing, just tuned things in by ear. I settled at 8k cause anything lower seemed like they really started to hiss. I don't get much output out of them anyhow so I really should look at stepping it up to something up to the task.
  6. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    How low are your average tweeters suppose to be capable of playing. I'll push them down and see how it sounds but I didn't feel like I was gaining much out of doing so. As far as the sub goes, I take it things seem in line based on the info I provided?
  7. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    I hear that, maybe I just need to give the install a little more tlc as well and do a little more tuning.
  8. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    I use to have them a little lower, there isn't a huge difference that i can tell bringing the highs down to 6k or the mids down to say 60hz or 50hz. Honestly I really been thinking of setting up some new highs in some custom glassed pillars. My highs now are not that great, seem to get harsh when lowering them.
  9. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    Pioneer 80prs with image dynamic ctx65cs running active, no time alignment. No rear speakers just front stage. Sub is low passed at 63hz with 36db slope. Mids are low passed at 6.3khz and high passed at 80hz both with 24db slope. Highs are high passed at 8k with 24db slope. All are at 0 as far as level adjustment goes. EQ is zero across the board with everything cut by 1 from 125hz down. This little bit of cutting cleaned things up some, removed some of the harshness. Sub and port to the rear with 40in*2 of port area. I do notice a big difference in quality when using actual real CDs. I just don't have very much music this way.
  10. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    Right on, doesnt help im in a little civic that is made up of practically nothing. I deafintley need to put a little more time in to fixing a few rattles. That would greatly improve sound quality for sure. I just wish there was more bass over a variety of music, but then again if the songs dont have bass then there is nothing to look for I suppose.
  11. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    I will have to run a a few songs through audacity that seem to not do so well and see what frequency they are. Everything in the mid 30's up to about 50ish does good. Anything higher and it seems peaky and maybe a little harsh. Anything below 30 doesn't sound that well, seems to just shake the car but that is below tuning so that is probably normal. I know lower notes typically are not as warm or clean sounding as the higher frequency's. I feel like I want to have more sound quality and be able to play a bigger variety of music. I get tired of listening to decaf/rap all the time lol. I am by no means knocking on the Zcon but maybe its not designed to do what i'm looking for?
  12. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    I have no ideal what your talking about lol. I am running a Sundown Audio SCV-4000d backed up with a xs power d3100. I would like to believe my electrical is pretty decent since I hardly get any voltage drop.
  13. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    2.5 cubes @ 32hz
  14. blowthemup

    sensitivity and frequency response

    Well if you remember I am working with a 12" zcon, I have been pretty happy with it for the most part. It gets loud and hits really hard but sometimes I feel it doesn't have the best transition or response to changes in frequency. Seems a little sluggish when that bass line is moving quickly and is tight grouped if you follow what i'm saying. Was maybe considering playing around with the enclosure and tuning but just wanted to get educated first.
  15. What changes do you have to make to an enclosure to increase the sensitivity and or frequency response of a woofer?
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