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venom107
04-29-2003, 09:48 PM
OK at first my type R was tuned to 39Hz which was ok but I wanted more out of it so I tuned it down to 33Hz and after about a month I've really started to notice a HUGE drop in the SPL before. If I tune it up to say 50Hz would I lose all my SQ and low end bass. I've heard that strictly SQ subs like the Type R's do better and hit louder while maintaining there SQ at higher tuning frequencies. Thanks for your help, and by the way my box is partially torn apart so some quick answers would help.:banghead:

venom107
04-29-2003, 10:11 PM
So which is better 39Hz or 50Hz will the low bass drop off of a 50Hz tuned box?

Randy Savage
04-29-2003, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by venom107
So which is better 39Hz or 50Hz will the low bass drop off of a 50Hz tuned box?

both are pretty high for daily driving, IMO. You are risking bottoming out the sub when tuning that high for daily use, as most bass notes in songs are in the 30-40 hz range.

venom107
04-29-2003, 10:16 PM
so what exactly is bottoming out the sub? So I should just go ahead and stick with my usual 39Hz right?

Randy Savage
04-29-2003, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by venom107
so what exactly is bottoming out the sub? So I should just go ahead and stick with my usual 39Hz right?

Ok, a ported box won't have any damping below the port frequency, and it will depend on the driver's suspension for control. Below the tuning frequency, it can cause some damage to the driver, even with little power.

venom107
04-29-2003, 10:32 PM
Thanks Snova for all your help I appreciate it every time you post a reply to another one of my questions.:D

Randy Savage
04-29-2003, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by venom107
Thanks Snova for all your help I appreciate it every time you post a reply to another one of my questions.:D

Lol, no problem man. Don't be afraid to hit me up on AIM if you got a ? too, SN is in my sig...

Randy Savage
05-01-2003, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by Jmac
Holy ****, Snova has more posts than I do ...

Yeah man, someone had to step up when you weren't here...:)