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    Which will sound better?

    A single set of midbass drivers around 60hz and up on 100w rms, or two on 50w rms each with my crossover a little lower around 45hz. Which will give more output?

    I'm asking because if I give rated power to my current polks, I have to up the crossover a lot. If I have them running on a lower rated amp, I can up the xover but output is weak.

    I want as much midbass as I can without compromising on SQ







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    Re: Which will sound better?

    Hmmmm.... anybody?

    More mids lower power

    less mids higher power?




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    Re: Which will sound better?

    single better midbass per side gets my vote...




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    Re: Which will sound better?

    Keep hope alive will answer this give him tine and he shall come




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    Re: Which will sound better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Imtjnotu View Post
    Keep hope alive will answer this give him tine and he shall come
    Sounds good.




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    Re: Which will sound better?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    single better midbass per side gets my vote...
    Can I ask why? Just curious. Which midbass drivers get low with some power without distorting? I'm tired of having to crossover so high. I heard CDT get pretty low with power.




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    Re: Which will sound better?

    Cross your subs higher and use a single mid bass driver per side.




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    Re: Which will sound better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic. View Post
    Cross your subs higher and use a single mid bass driver per side.
    My subs are tuned around 32hz, and they hate playing higher notes. I'm looking at either new subs or new midbass drivers, and at this point new midbass drivers would be cheaper unless I want to make a new box and see if my subs do well on the higher notes... then I'd be dropping off a lot on my lowend notes. It's in a truck so no room for 4th order or anything tricky.




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    Re: Which will sound better?

    Quote Originally Posted by cfox10 View Post
    Can I ask why? Just curious. Which midbass drivers get low with some power without distorting? I'm tired of having to crossover so high. I heard CDT get pretty low with power.
    AA carbon fiber mids were some of my favs, not sure if you can still get them new though. I've run those in a few vehicles.

    This would be another good option: DIYCable.com : Intro Home Exodus Anarchy




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    Quote Originally Posted by cfox10 View Post
    Can I ask why? Just curious. Which midbass drivers get low with some power without distorting? I'm tired of having to crossover so high. I heard CDT get pretty low with power.
    Well my only complaint with my CDT's was that I had to cross them so high. I had to cross them around 100hz or so, granted I was running about 100w per side. Now I'm running Crescendo mids crossed at 70hz w/ ~120w per side.



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    Re: Which will sound better?

    Experimentation is key here. No one knows what that sound is in your head that you are looking for. The more you play around with things, the more you will find what you like. Go with one setup, and then in 6 months or so go with the other one. See which you like better, and run with it.

    And definitely cross your mids higher than 45Hz. 80Hz is a decent starting point. Some people prefer 100Hz, some people like 70Hz. When it comes to that, it's a lot about your install and how well your sub will blend with your mids at a certain frequency. Again, play around with it, the outcome will be better to your ears than something someone here will suggest, more than likely.



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    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
    Quote Originally Posted by benbenondatrack View Post
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    Re: Which will sound better?

    OP go over to diyma and do some reading. There's a ton of info/reviews on every popular mid out there...




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    Re: Which will sound better?

    in order to get good response down to 40Hz, I had to fully seal my door and also fill it with PVC encased fiberglass batt. midbass response requires good isolation of the rear wave. i wouldn't hassle with two - you'll have comb filtering issues as frequency increases and it's much more complex to build well. the time and effort is better spent on one set of nice midbass woofers, and the install required.



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    Re: Which will sound better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic. View Post
    Cross your subs higher and use a single mid bass driver per side.
    This is the proper answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by cfox10 View Post
    My subs are tuned around 32hz, and they hate playing higher notes. I'm looking at either new subs or new midbass drivers, and at this point new midbass drivers would be cheaper unless I want to make a new box and see if my subs do well on the higher notes... then I'd be dropping off a lot on my lowend notes. It's in a truck so no room for 4th order or anything tricky.
    Then you have designed an enclosure that falsely eliminates frequency response by losing output before your mids can take charge. You should not be using midbass drivers to produce the sound between 45-60hz. That is a "sub" range.



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