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Thread: What Hz is a good subwoofer?
06-01-2014, 01:41 PM #1
What Hz is a good subwoofer?
I got down to 55-60 before it started to get quite and not get clear. I payed 75$ for it used so I don't expect it to be that good. But, how good is 'good'. Do any of you know what your sub can do? Thanks.
06-01-2014, 02:02 PM #2
A subwoofer that can perform in the lower register would be a good one. One that gets down there and doesn't distort out or flutter.
That good range for a subwoofer would be 18-250hz. Obviously when you get down to 25hz and below is when you get to tell whether or not you've got a good subwoofer.
Some of the best personal use subs on the market as far as clarity goes. And the higher your db sensitivity is the better providing you have a clean sound producing amp and a ultra low voltage pre outs on your stereo.
Too bad they are discontinued.
And mtx has always made pretty good quality subs. http://www.mtx.com/t812-22-mtx-car-subwoofer
06-01-2014, 02:03 PM #3
06-01-2014, 02:09 PM #4
I had four infinity perfect series in my car when I was a lot younger. (also back when the reference series was the lowest, the kappa series was the midrange and the perfect was competition grade now the kappa perfect is what you get)
I currently have 2 mtx 8000 series in my evo clone. And nothing but the factory bose system in my truck.
Edit: oops hit the wrong button meant to edit original post sorry dude.
And as far as only getting to 50 hz you probably have an amp that is only capable of producing power to that point.
The lower you go the harder it is on your amp. And the quality starts to come into play. The subwoofer for the most part can perform as low as you can get it. It's the amp that really matters. (Having an amp that can still make enough power at those low numbers)
Last edited by TeAm_FaTaL; 06-01-2014 at 02:13 PM.
06-01-2014, 03:34 PM #5
Bazooka or Fosgate.
Harmonic distortion is what kills your sound.
Last edited by Feckless.; 06-01-2014 at 03:37 PM.
06-01-2014, 07:19 PM #6
Ok. So I understand it isn't the best sub but will it affect my everyday use? Do you think 55-60 is good if your not listening to bassy music? Mind you I only payed 75$ for it and it comes with a dvd player/receiver so I'm not sure what the amp will handle. I'm guessing doing a bass test really fucked with the sub. Is this correct?
06-01-2014, 07:58 PM #7
Wait a sec, are you talking car audio, or home theater/stereo?
06-02-2014, 07:31 PM #8
Home theater. Why does it matter? I thought they were the same other then wires and the extra hardware.
06-02-2014, 08:57 PM #9
I thought it was measured in watt based on how good a sub was
06-03-2014, 03:54 PM #10
This is the bomb
I've got the entire Sony surround sound set and i love it.