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neonblack
07-09-2006, 04:05 PM
Do they take the place of high pass filters?

Johnny Drama
07-09-2006, 04:07 PM
Yes, they are the same thing. It is a capacitor. It will be a 6db slope.

squeak9798
07-09-2006, 05:52 PM
Yes and no.

A bass blocker is nothing more than a cap, which acts as a 6db/oct highpass filter.

But given the option of a bass bloker and a higher-order highpass filter (like what might be built into a headunit or amplifier, since those are typically atleast 12db/oct), I'd ditch the bass blockers and use those.

Prowler573
07-09-2006, 05:58 PM
Yes and no.

A bass blocker is nothing more than a cap, which acts as a 6db/oct highpass filter.

But given the option of a bass blocker and a higher-order highpass filter (like what might be built into a headunit or amplifier, since those are typically atleast 12db/oct), I'd ditch the bass blockers and use those.
That may not be an option for the OP hence the creation of this thread :)

Given the option of no filtering whatsoever resulting in running speakers completely fullrange (and in too many cases this is less than optimum as we all know) or going with the bass blockers I'll take the bass blockers :) (example: your typical 4" coaxial seemingly doesn't take too kindly to being forced to attempt to reproduce anything below 75hz or so...)

squeak9798
07-09-2006, 07:03 PM
That may not be an option for the OP hence the creation of this thread :)

Which is why I stated "given the option" ;)