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    Bass blockers

    Do they take the place of high pass filters?







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    Re: Bass blockers

    Yes, they are the same thing. It is a capacitor. It will be a 6db slope.




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    Re: Bass blockers

    Yes and no.

    A bass blocker is nothing more than a cap, which acts as a 6db/oct highpass filter.

    But given the option of a bass bloker and a higher-order highpass filter (like what might be built into a headunit or amplifier, since those are typically atleast 12db/oct), I'd ditch the bass blockers and use those.




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    Re: Bass blockers

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798
    Yes and no.

    A bass blocker is nothing more than a cap, which acts as a 6db/oct highpass filter.

    But given the option of a bass blocker and a higher-order highpass filter (like what might be built into a headunit or amplifier, since those are typically atleast 12db/oct), I'd ditch the bass blockers and use those.
    That may not be an option for the OP hence the creation of this thread

    Given the option of no filtering whatsoever resulting in running speakers completely fullrange (and in too many cases this is less than optimum as we all know) or going with the bass blockers I'll take the bass blockers (example: your typical 4" coaxial seemingly doesn't take too kindly to being forced to attempt to reproduce anything below 75hz or so...)



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    Re: Bass blockers

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler573
    That may not be an option for the OP hence the creation of this thread
    Which is why I stated "given the option"




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