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Forum Name: Car Audio
Forum Discription: Car Stereos, Amplifiers, Crossovers, Processors, Speakers, Subwoofers, etc.
Printed Date: November 30, 2022 at 5:42 AM

Topic: maximum bass

Posted By: zakives
Subject: maximum bass
Date Posted: September 25, 2007 at 8:48 PM

i have 2 12inch dual subs in an enclosed box and i was just wondering if i would get more bass if the fiberglass was off of the front.

ZaK Ives


Posted By: jl.w7
Date Posted: September 25, 2007 at 9:53 PM
No it wouldnt. The only way that it would give you more bass is if the fibreglass was rattling. What kind of amp are you running??

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(1)Sony CDXGT710
(2)MTX TC510 and,
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Posted By: stevdart
Date Posted: September 25, 2007 at 10:27 PM
Upgrade your subs and enclosure.

Build the box so that it performs well in the worst case scenario and, in return, it will reward you at all times.

Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: September 25, 2007 at 11:35 PM
stevdart wrote:

Upgrade your subs and enclosure.


What do you mean take the fiberglass off the front?? lol

Posted By: zhalverson
Date Posted: September 26, 2007 at 12:23 AM
I'm guessing he has a cheap bandpass enclosure with the plexi in front...

Posted By: jonathancullen
Date Posted: September 26, 2007 at 12:42 PM
he has that $150 dollar setup that best buy tries to sell people. it has blue neon so it "looks cool"

two 12" cadence TXW-12S, cadence TXA-3002 amplifier, 1990 toyota celica system 10 speakers

Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: September 26, 2007 at 1:38 PM
Hey everybody has to start somewhere, my first system was pretty cheap. Save your money kid and listen to Stevdart, upgrade when you can afford it.

There is no such thing as free installation!

Posted By: duoproductionx
Date Posted: September 27, 2007 at 11:41 AM
Its not about how much you put into it, its about finding great deals. Car audio places going out of business, will sell products as cheap as possible. Craigslist, ebay, and Crutchfield/12 volt for research. My current setup ran me 20$ sub->craigslist 150+shipping amp(compromise)->sonic electronics 150 HU->craigslist, 70 for cabling and misc->hardware stores and 40 for parts to make new box. just gotta get some components now... Anyway it sounds like an expensive setup, and everything new would have run me atleast 1500. Just become a good bargain hunter and know what you want.

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Posted By: zhalverson
Date Posted: September 27, 2007 at 2:32 PM

Well there is an opposing point of view on this.  While I'm all for a bargain, sometimes you're better off to pay a little more in the beginning.  Buying used, closeout, or bargain site equipment can be cheap and sometimes incredible deals, but there is always the risk of something blowing and now you're up the proverbial creek.  This is an especially bad idea if you're new to the game and have a higher chance of ruining your equipment from improper setup/use etc.  Also there is the chance of buying faulty equipment from dishonest buyers.

With that said there are good deals to be had if you're smart.  I'm also a fan of buying lesser known brands that have proven track records as you won't be paying for the name and often these companies appreciate their smaller customer base and will provide good customer support.  I'm sure there are many people on here that would want to throw in your local shop as well as a good relationship with them can pay off big in the long run.

Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: September 27, 2007 at 3:46 PM
in the get what you pay for

Posted By: cavaride101
Date Posted: September 27, 2007 at 5:45 PM

Hey, i have 2 twelve inch mtx subs... the 4500 series with the matching thunder series amp. i'm having a really hard time tuning in my system. not only do i have the gain, bass boost, an a couple other knobs on the amp but i also have the sub output and low, med, and high settings in my head unit. Can anyone give me an idea where to start adjustin all of this. do i set all the low, med, and high to zero then adjust the gain an all that or what?

i'm tryin to get the best out of this little system an i need help makin it sound good

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