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    Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    A guy I know has asked me to build a couple boxes for him. He has 2 JL Audio 10w3's and 2 12w3's. He insists that he wants all of them hooked up even after I explained about frequency distortion. I really dont care cuz im getting paid to make them . What I need to know is what can I tune the boxes to so the distortion is not bad. He is wanting the 12's tuned to 32 hz so what should I tune the 10's to? The dimensions available are 12s- 40"wide x 25" deep x 14" tall 10s- 36" wide x 12" deep x 14"tall. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    tune them the same



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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    why tuned so low? depending on how it is all setup, he could use the 10"s for upper frequencies. that requires some intricate box design and crossover work though.




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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    Dumb Dumb Dumb idea... the 12s are just going to drown the 10s out. I almost think just the 2 12s will be louder bc of cancellation(Im a bad speller)




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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    I tried explaining this to him but he says he doesnt care. It is his first system so he will not even notice cancellation.



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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    If he's truely your friend, you'll insist that you won't design him an enclosure for the two different sizes. Don't screw your friend over by embedding his horrible idea and lack of knowledge.




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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    Hes not really a friend. Put my subs for sale on craigs list. I delivered and he asked if I build enclosures. I said yes I do. He explained what he wanted. I said you would be better off doing 2 12's, sell the 10's and get more 12's. He insisted that he wanted this setup. Once again I insisted it would sound like ***. If I truly was just wanting money, I would not be trying to figure out how to make it sound decent with the stuff he wants to use



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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    wow... just tell him he will look stupid when he shows off his system to other people.



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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    brah just set em up, ive seen a guy with two 10 JLW3v2 and a 12" type R off a boss 3k amp. lololol atleast you know its not as bad as it could be.



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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    If the setup is less than ideal to begin with and worthless to boot, why worry about tuning? Just set them bishes in some tuned enclosures and move on.




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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skip01 View Post
    Its even worse on ROE cuz their actually giving him real answers...i wont post the link but do go an look for urselves
    it's not so much that.

    if a person comes into a shop and says i want this done. you may advise against, but if they're set on it, you have one of two options. install it, take their money. or send them off elsewhere and not make any cash.

    It's not a real answer, but working with what you're given. It nowhere near an ideal setup, and will in 95% of cases sound like absolute crap, but let the kid who wants it installed figure that out on his own.




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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    10's in one enclosure, 12's in another, tune them both to 32 hz, turn down the gain on the 10's until they all distort somewhat the same, and give him his ghetofied glory rig. I'm sure he'll feel real cool.



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    Re: Tuning 10's and 12's together?!?!?!?!

    Put the 10's in the front and use them as midbass. Otherwise just do whatever he asks for as it won't work out right anyways.




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