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Old 04-26-2002, 07:31 AM   #1
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Best subwoofer cut-off freq.? 50, 80, 125 Hz?

Okay guys, i have been running my car system for two months and little did I know, there was a setting all designed for subwoofer

anyways, what's the best Hz for Two Infinity kappa perfects 12.1 SVC ?

50, 80, 125 Hz?

the higher the more freq. it can play or the higher pitched the bass?

i just want strong, poudning deep bass!
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Old 04-26-2002, 07:45 AM   #2
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listen to it first at each setting and set acordingly, you can also have a HPF set up for your Mains too. another Awesome feature on Pioneer decks. most subs are happy at around 80hz or 50hz if your subs can go that low.
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Old 04-26-2002, 08:01 AM   #3
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Re: Best subwoofer cut-off freq.? 50, 80, 125 Hz?

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Okay guys, i have been running my car system for two months and little did I know, there was a setting all designed for subwoofer

anyways, what's the best Hz for Two Infinity kappa perfects 12.1 SVC ?

50, 80, 125 Hz?

the higher the more freq. it can play or the higher pitched the bass?

i just want strong, poudning deep bass!
I would say 50 or 80, but definitely NOT 125hz.
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Old 04-26-2002, 11:06 AM   #4
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i like 80 myself...just my $.02
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Old 04-26-2002, 12:23 PM   #5
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Re: Best subwoofer cut-off freq.? 50, 80, 125 Hz?

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Okay guys, i have been running my car system for two months and little did I know, there was a setting all designed for subwoofer
anyways, what's the best Hz for Two Infinity kappa perfects 12.1 SVC ?
50, 80, 125 Hz?
the higher the more freq. it can play or the higher pitched the bass?
i just want strong, poudning deep bass!
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Well, you have some nice woofers there, but if you just want "strong, pounding deep bass", you could have found a better sub.. The Perfects are known for their SQ (although they are also good at SPL). I would recommend 80hz for the Perfects.. 50 is probably too low and 125? Gimme a break, that would sound horrible!
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Old 04-26-2002, 02:49 PM   #6
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actually i have my comp vr (in a big sealed box...1.33 and going to be bigger!) crossed at 125 hz and it sounds very good, my mids are high passed at 125... i dont have a mid bass driver and my sub takes care of it beautifully.

listening to Hotel California from the Hell Freezes over cd, ohhhhh is that cd well recorded or what!! the mid bass sounds amazing, and deep punchy kick!! Warm mids and bright clear highs!!
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Old 04-26-2002, 03:27 PM   #7
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actually i have my comp vr (in a big sealed box...1.33 and going to be bigger!) crossed at 125 hz and it sounds very good, my mids are high passed at 125... i dont have a mid bass driver and my sub takes care of it beautifully.

listening to Hotel California from the Hell Freezes over cd, ohhhhh is that cd well recorded or what!! the mid bass sounds amazing, and deep punchy kick!! Warm mids and bright clear highs!!
That sealed box is still actually pretty small for a Comp VR (I'm assuming that's a 12), so it's going to have some exagerrated midbass characteristics. I say small in terms of Qtc. Probably within Kicker's recommended range, but the Qtc is still much too high for my tastes. Staging is helped dramatically with the crossover lower than that.
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Old 04-26-2002, 03:33 PM   #8
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Let me pitch in another two pennies, with regard to a friend's system (all of mine finally goes in tomorrow, April 22nd).

We spent the better part of a day tuning everything and wound up crossing at 125Hz on two JL 10W3's, running everything above that into his Eclipse 6x9" (rear) and Polk 5 1/4"(front) coax's.

Not only did that allow a little more push from the component speakers, it sounded the best BY FAR. I know a majority of people tend to cross at 80Hz but the 10W3's just sound farkin fantastic at 125Hz.

And as with all car stereo rigs, there are about 50000 variables that make a difference. Just listen to it at the various settings and make sure you don't eliminate any frequency ranges through the crossing.
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Old 05-05-2002, 10:30 PM   #9
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80hz is a good place to start with most subs
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Old 05-05-2002, 10:34 PM   #10
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your amp doesnt have low pass on it?
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Old 05-05-2002, 11:05 PM   #11
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That is your HU X point isn't it? Sounds like a Pioneer HU sub filter. I suggest crossing it at 125, then setting your sub amp up to 80-100Hz LP. Don't use the HU filters controller to fine tune your amps.
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Old 05-06-2002, 12:01 AM   #12
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I'v got my tempest @ 125hz.
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Old 05-06-2002, 12:23 AM   #13
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Well, it is just going to depend on your system. I hate haveing the subs be anything over 80hz. But unless you have good midbass you are going to have to cross them over higher. I suppose that is the reason why everyone is crossing them over higher in this thread is because they have weak midbass.



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Old 05-06-2002, 12:57 AM   #14
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I'm running just a component set (DEI's) and the Tempest.
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