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DbRufus1234
08-25-2004, 05:26 PM
Bass center frequency? what should i set it at cause i cant really tell much difference in 60 hz or 200 hz, so what is do?

ANeonRider
08-25-2004, 05:29 PM
Bass center frequency is the frequency where you want the most bass boost. The Q setting is the setting of the bandwidth of this boost.

squeak9798
08-25-2004, 05:34 PM
Either you have no boost on (causing no change in the signal when the center frequency is changed) or you are driving your subs into so much distortion that the signal is non-recognizable. 200hz isn't even subbass anymore, that's midbass. You should hear a huge difference between 60hz and 200hz.

ANeonRider
08-25-2004, 05:46 PM
Have the manual? Reading it cover to cover would help. If you don't, you may be able to find it in the Alpine Tech Center www.alpine-usa.com

DbRufus1234
08-25-2004, 08:48 PM
i keep it on 60 hz, so does that mean that when a tone of 60 hz is played it uses more bass boost

DbRufus1234
08-25-2004, 08:49 PM
Either you have no boost on (causing no change in the signal when the center frequency is changed) or you are driving your subs into so much distortion that the signal is non-recognizable. 200hz isn't even subbass anymore, that's midbass. You should hear a huge difference between 60hz and 200hz.
what do u mean by i am drivin my subs into so much distortion that i cant tell a difference?

DbRufus1234
08-25-2004, 08:59 PM
Either you have no boost on (causing no change in the signal when the center frequency is changed) or you are driving your subs into so much distortion that the signal is non-recognizable. 200hz isn't even subbass anymore, that's midbass. You should hear a huge difference between 60hz and 200hz.what did u mean my "you are driving your subs into so much distortion that the signal is non-recognizable"

DbRufus1234
08-25-2004, 09:00 PM
sorry bout the double post i thought my first post didnt go through

squeak9798
08-25-2004, 11:24 PM
what did u mean my "you are driving your subs into so much distortion that the signal is non-recognizable"

I mean if you can't tell a difference between 60hz and 200hz, then a possibility is that your subs are playing so sloppy and distorted that you can't really notice the effect that the change has.

squeak9798
08-25-2004, 11:26 PM
i keep it on 60 hz, so does that mean that when a tone of 60 hz is played it uses more bass boost

If you have it boosted, say, by 6db at 60hz, then a 60hz tone will be boosted 6db. If you play a 55db tone, then that frequency may be boosted something like 4db (depending on the Q factor that Neon posted earlier). Same thing, 65hz may be boosted 4db.

DbRufus1234
08-26-2004, 06:02 PM
well how do u change how many dBs your bass boosts? cause i got my bass on -3 would that make any difference in how i could hear the change in frequency

ANeonRider
08-26-2004, 06:08 PM
if your bass is at -3, then you are attenuating the bass at the center frequency.

+ = boost
- = attenuation

DbRufus1234
08-26-2004, 06:20 PM
so is that way i cant tell a difference

i have it on -3 so that i can turn it up to like 24 so i can hear my highs better, when i had it at like +1 when i had it around 18 or 20 it was to loud to hear the highs (i know i need some new ones)

ANeonRider
08-26-2004, 06:23 PM
read the manual, please, it will help you out more than I can explain.

DbRufus1234
08-26-2004, 09:38 PM
i read it already