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BumpMW
05-31-2008, 01:38 PM
im now at 32hz on my enclosure and would like to go to 36hz for better sound with what i listen too. Will that be ok with an SX?

Skip01
05-31-2008, 01:44 PM
Why wouldnt it?

BumpMW
05-31-2008, 01:46 PM
im just not very experienced with enclosures. But i guess what was a stupid question haha.

SPY
05-31-2008, 03:45 PM
You can tune it as high as you would like, but depending on what you are using it for it may not sound very good.

What are your current box specs?

psych0ticnemes1
06-02-2008, 01:18 PM
I had my SX tuned to 35 hz and it was very loud and sounded good too.

ravens9322
06-02-2008, 01:20 PM
i just installed mine today sealed and with 1300 watts or so its really quiet...

Well not quiet but not as loud as some other lower subs i have had

psych0ticnemes1
06-02-2008, 01:21 PM
I would never seal an SX. They are designed to be ported. :fyi:

thegreatestpenn
06-02-2008, 01:24 PM
36Hz is a really nice number. The really low bass notes won't thunder louder than the rest, but you'll have a more balanced lowend

helotaxi
06-02-2008, 03:02 PM
You'll have a huge peak in the upper 30's lower 40's with a very steep rolloff below that. If that's what sounds good to you, knock yourself out.

80INCHES
06-02-2008, 03:11 PM
agreed
80

galacticmonkey
06-02-2008, 03:14 PM
Pretty much anything from 28-45hz will work for music, depending on the airspace, and types of music you mostly listen to.

helotaxi
06-02-2008, 04:26 PM
45?!?! Can you say "one note fart box" for 99% of the subs on the market. There are exceptions but that's really high for a daily box meant to do anything other than **** off the meighbors.

galacticmonkey
06-02-2008, 07:30 PM
Wasnt the best sounding box ever, but it sounded just fine for a Bassrace setup doing good numbers.

Theres alot of people with boxes tuned from 40-45hz for daily.... Definately not a fartbox. Now if its tuned any higher, yeah, it wont be the best, but just because a box is tuned to 40-45hz doesnt mean it wont play music.

BumpMW
06-02-2008, 08:43 PM
good stuff. yeah i have it tuned at 32 hz but wanted to tune higher becuase i listen to mostly reggae music.

RAM_Designs
06-02-2008, 08:58 PM
good stuff. yeah i have it tuned at 32 hz but wanted to tune higher becuase i listen to mostly reggae music.

Are you going to build a new box for it?

Tuning higher while keeping the same airpsace is going to give you a higher peak in the response, and at a higher frequency. Expect a peak about 2db higher at about 5hz higher than you are now.

BumpMW
06-03-2008, 07:34 PM
yeah i wanted a higher peak response. but what would happen if i changed the airspace?

RAM_Designs
06-03-2008, 07:36 PM
yeah i wanted a higher peak response. but what would happen if i changed the airspace?

smaller air space = lower peak
larger air space = larger peak

This is all dependent on the power you have available as well. If you have enough power to use a recommended sized box and still bring the sub to it's mechanical limits, then there's no reason to make the box larger.