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    LP@40hz for the mids dangerous?

    i have these visteon component speakers and i bypassed it's original crossover by using 3way mode on my hu.... but i never foudn out at which hz the mids were being cut at on the original xover, since theres nothing written anywhere and technical support doesnt know this information ...

    so i just picked 40hz for it, but im afraid now coz at high volumes the mid excurses like a ***** and it smells like burning rubber easily too...

    what would be a good and safe cut for a mid in general? thanks







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    Re: LP@40hz for the mids dangerous?

    I assume you mean highpass, rather than lowpass, correct?

    Anyways....try 60hz-80hz. Should be a little safer if it's having problems @ 40hz. And use a steeper slope if necessary.




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    Re: LP@40hz for the mids dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slaugh
    So i just picked 40hz for it, but im afraid now coz at high volumes the mid excurses like a ***** and it smells like burning rubber easily too...
    I'm no expert, but that sounds bad! Listen to teh Squeak.




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    Re: LP@40hz for the mids dangerous?

    not too many mids are able to handle a cutoff of 40hz with a shallow slope. The lowest I ever had my mids were at 63hz on a 3rd order slope.




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    Re: LP@40hz for the mids dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798
    I assume you mean highpass, rather than lowpass, correct?

    Anyways....try 60hz-80hz. Should be a little safer if it's having problems @ 40hz. And use a steeper slope if necessary.
    Lol yeah...must have meant highpass. I'd recommend AT LEAST an 18dB/Oct slope at around 80hz...

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    Re: LP@40hz for the mids dangerous?

    crap... i made these cuts when i didnt have a subwoofer so i could get some bass from it... now i realize i dont need this cut anymore.. thank you guys lol




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    Re: LP@40hz for the mids dangerous?

    it was being cut at 40hz@-12db/octave rofl

    now it's 63hz@-18db/octave, is it good enough? i still get satisfying bass from the mids without corrupting the voices heeh




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    Re: LP@40hz for the mids dangerous?

    It largely depends on the speaker, but lots play well down to 63hz, and if you get good midbass there then run it. I run mine down to 63hz now, but a lot of mids don't like playing that low. Also, typically the lower you want it to play, the more power it will take to do it acurately.



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