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Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Naperville, Illinois
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Will one of these ideas work getting an improvement to a subwoofer sound?
1) Boosting the low end of where the subwoofer starts showing a drop in decibals in the frequency curve? If so, how many decibals would be considered safe. Example, If subwoofer curve starts dropping say 5 decibals between 20hz and 25hz, just boost the low frequency by around 5 decibals with the equalizer say by using a parametric equalizer such as the BFD feedback destroyer and leave the rest of the bass range (25 to 80hz) flat.
2) Raising the overall volume/decibal level of the subwoofer and instead of boosting the low end (20hz to 25hz) by five decibals, lower the rest of the frequency range (26hz to 80hz) by five decibals to flatten out the response curve? say from 25hz to 80hz using a parametric equalizer such as the BFD feedback destroyer.
3) How about a combination of the two... Boost the low end by a few decibals and lower the gain of the rest of the frequency range by a few decibals to "even out the sound".
I can't be the first guy in the world to think about this and probably won't be the last....
Please don't say just get a HSU or SVS sub. I can't see myself buying a subwoofer that I have to mail back to return if I don't like..... I would have considered an HSU sub if Compusa had them in stock at the local Naperville, Illinois store and could just "buy" one off the shelf even though they have a pretty ****** return restocking fee policy.... Do any stores sell the HSU sub locally.... or is it just direct mail/internet? I don't want this paragraph to be the main topic of conversation....
By the way, I currently own the Definitive PF15TL+ subwoofer purchased locally and still have a couple weeks before it is mine "permanently"..... I own one of the digital Radio Shack meters, but haven't had the time to meter the sub yet. I also own a BFD destroyer and have been thinking about how to set it up and if it is really worth it at all......... My room size is on the small size (15' by about 10'6") even though my speakers aren't! I have 4 feet tall Infinity Quantum 2 speakers as my left and right and an Infinity Quantum 3 speaker as my center channel. I listen to music about 50% and movies about 50%. Serious movies with the subwoofer cranked up only when no-one else is home or when friends are over maybe 5%..... Almost every guy I know loves loud movie impact :D while almost every wife I know doesn't.... :( What's up with that?