View Full Version : whats difference between midrange and midbass?

12-07-2006, 06:48 PM
just as title says, i think im getting a little confused between the both.

12-07-2006, 06:52 PM
As far as music goes Ive always considered mid-range to be mens voices and lower guitar parts and mid bass to be toms and other high tuned drums. Im probably way off though there is probably a certain technical frequency range.

12-07-2006, 06:53 PM
Midbass is going to play your lower frequencies like up to 60 hz or whereever you set your xover at and midrange will play the frequencies between your midbass and tweeter

12-07-2006, 06:57 PM
but wont the midrange play the tones to 60hz as well? i thought a lot people crossed their sub and midrange at like 80hz?

12-07-2006, 06:57 PM
midbass is like 80hz and up to 200hz. midrange is a much wider range from about 200hz and up to 3khz.

12-07-2006, 06:59 PM
midbass is 60hz to anywhere between 150 and 500hz

midrange is from said range ^^ to anywhere from 2500 to 5000hz

12-07-2006, 07:01 PM
Im thinking this is going to be a "its your preference" thread.

12-07-2006, 07:08 PM
well, midrange is techinically the frequency range that reproduces human voice

midbass is everything below it, till you get to subbass, which i'm not sure is defined by LAW......

obviously for automotive use, it's bass that's too low to be directional, but i don't know if the same rule is used for home audio/theater

12-07-2006, 07:09 PM
so in a component set, is it a midrange or a midbass? and if its a midrange, what do people normally do for that 150hz region thats not covered. im confused, i wanted to buy a component set, but i dont want to run a dedicated midbass.

12-07-2006, 07:11 PM
midrange and midbass aren't the names of speakers, but names given to certain ranges of the audible frequency range

in a 2-way system, a woofer is used to reproduce midbass AND midrange, and a dedicated midrange driver in a 3-way component setup is usually referred to as a squawker, and then we all know and love the tweeter, and then comes the always contraversial supertweeter, which plays from anywhere from 5-20khz up to 30-60khz, for people who have more money than sense, and want to call dogs and squirrels from miles away.

12-07-2006, 07:12 PM
Mid bass is between Low bass and Upper bass, Duh.

12-07-2006, 07:12 PM
in the component set it is both, it plays from where the tweeter leaves off to around 80-100hz, wherever you decide to cut it off.

12-07-2006, 07:35 PM
ok so in a 2way component set, both speakers collectively play from 80 or so hz to 20kHz correct? the only time you need a midbass is when you are using a 3way set right?

12-07-2006, 07:41 PM
the only time you need a dedicated midbass driver, yes

and the woofer magically BECOMES the dedicated midbass driver, once you add on a squawker