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    I have 4 speakers, 2 of them are stock. I also have an aftermarket head unit pushing 52w 4 channel. When I listen to music I like to listen to it loud and at some loudness point for each bass hit the voice and everything is a bit distorted. What causes this?







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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    Its fine at parts with no bass but with bass the voice and everything just sounds weird




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    sounds like you don't have a high pass filter. whats happening is the speakers aren't made to reproduce anything under ~80Hz, so when they do play something that low it sounds like trash and is all distorted. Your headunit should have some sort of high pass filter, check the manual.




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    Your speakers are trying to play frequencies too low for them. HPF like Kangaroux said, add sub to play these frequencies instead, or listen quieter



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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    Would switching the stock speakers out with better ones help? I feel its mainly coming from the two stock ones and Im about to switch them out with some better ones




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    it's not the speakers that are the problem. you're sending low bass to speakers that aren't made to reproduce it. most head units have a high pass filter (or HPF) built in. what headunit do you have?




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    what vehicle/year/make?




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    I have a 2001 mustang with a Sony xplode cdx-gt250mp




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    I found out how to change the hpf. Should I just play around with the settings for it until it sounds right?




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    set the HPF around 120hz...you don't have the MACH 460 system do you ?




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    Could you be asking too much from your amp? There's no way that deck is putting out 52x4. It's probably 15x4 on a good day...




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    Louisiana, no Mach 460 here. And I don't have subs yet so I want as much bass out of my speakers as I can so shouldn't I set it to something lower like 80hz?




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by tobey View Post
    Could you be asking too much from your amp? There's no way that deck is putting out 52x4. It's probably 15x4 on a good day...
    Why only 15x4? It's a 52x4 deck




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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverStang View Post
    Why only 15x4? It's a 52x4 deck
    These numbers sell decks... those are the max numbers im guessing. the true rms will be less than that.



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    Re: Bass Hit Distortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverStang View Post
    Why only 15x4? It's a 52x4 deck
    most decks so like 15x4. 52x4 is a total BS number.




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