Re: 2 Weeks with my Obsidian 15 D4 on ASPM-1500
Through a mass majority of testing, it's been proven that facing towards the trunk lid not only sounds louder, but meters better as well. Of course, that's only vehicle specific, but most others will agree that facing the trunk lid will sound louder too.
Originally Posted by Mr.meyhem
Anyways, @EpicMango I am so glad to hear you took a leap of faith with the members here and it paid off. As for a few of your concerns, deadener will help on a lot of that. Though I wouldn't suggest Dynamat, I'd look into AudioTechnix, SecondSkin, or SoundDeadenerShowdown. Deadener will help improve the mid-bass response in your doors, and help cut out a lot of rattles in your car. It was one of the best investments I made into my system, it's a night and day difference. As for your low-pass filter, that almost always shouldn't be set any higher than 80-100hz. And for even better mid-bass response, look around for a good set of component speakers, with a small amplifier to drive them. That should cover the 70-150hz bass range much better that you say you're lacking.
As for your gains, I hope you went ahead and set them with a DMM, rather than just guessing at 60% = 600w, cus that's entirely dependent on your HU. Assuming your HU has 4v pre-outs, you're likely sending a very very very clipped 1500w signal to that sub.
2009 Hyundai Elantra - Budget Sound in Progress
HU- Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X994
Fronts- Crescendo MP6 mids, Vifa Ring Radiator tweets on Arc KS300.4
Subs- Single SA-10 on Mmats 2000.1 @ 1ohm
Misc- 1/0 CCA from AT, Big 3 in Stinger HPM, and AT 60 mil deadener
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