View Full Version : How to tune ID Horns?

02-24-2010, 01:05 AM
I have the ID Ultra horns and some Hertz 6.5" mids. I mounted the horns in my 4runner under the dash about horizontal. The mids are mounted in my doors. I also have the Audiocontrol DQXS processor. I am looking for any recommendations on tuning them to sounding half way decent. Does anyone have any links, or experience with tuning them? Such as which frequencies I should boost/cut. ie. 400hz +3, 16k -2 etc.

James Bang
02-24-2010, 01:50 AM
before using the TA to bring up height reverse polarity/phase of both horns together to see if it raises the stage.

So in this order
- put one side out of phase Horn and midbass driver
- listen and try reversing both horns polarity phase to lift sound stage
- balance left
- t/a left mid only until it lifts up as high as possible then mirror that setting to other side
- then balance center
- t/a left horn and mid together until it shifts center no more than .5 millisecond
- EQ left and right separately as the lower midrange / upper mid bass area 160 to 400 hz range can really lower our stage height.
what he said.

02-24-2010, 07:02 PM
need more info do you have the horns mounted correcetly? parallel to the floor? as far back and to the outside as possible? are they full body or mini? for your xover freqs start the horns at about 1000hz and up. then the mids at 80 to 1000hz and the subs 80 down

Image Dynamics Forums (http://www.imagedynamicsusa.com/forum/index.php?act=idx) all the horn info you can hake a stick at

02-24-2010, 10:13 PM
I have the horns mounted parallel to the ground...give or take 5 degrees. As far back as I can with still getting to the gas and brake pedal. And as far out as possible given the hood and gas lever. They are the mini body ultras. I have the subs at 28-80, mids at 80-1500, horns at 1500-20000. I need tips on where to boost and cut certain frequencies....such as at 400 hz, 3000 hz, 16000hz.

02-24-2010, 10:15 PM
for that i'd recommend actually goin on the id forum and cahttin with eric he can tune from taht far away lol. or call and see what he recommends.

02-24-2010, 10:26 PM
lol....thanks buddy

02-24-2010, 10:28 PM
see no one can actually tell you wat to cut or raise w/o hearing it but Eric is good really good to the point where he'll ask you some quesions and he can tell you wat to try. i live in ks and he helped me tune my car when i first got my horns installed.

02-24-2010, 10:29 PM
hwat mids are you using exactly? drop the mids to 80-1000 and the horns 1000 up

02-24-2010, 10:44 PM
I like the passives that came with my cd1e's.has 2 notch filters. Only needed 1 of them.I love my horns and they are the budget ones too!

02-25-2010, 01:21 AM
hwat mids are you using exactly? drop the mids to 80-1000 and the horns 1000 up

Hertz mids...HSK's

02-26-2010, 08:10 PM
i really recommend calling Eric at ID his number is 866-933-1414 hours are 10 to 5 pst