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Accurately Set Up a Subwoofer With (Almost) No Test Instruments

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AlleyCat:
In my opinion, One of the Best Subwoofer Setup Articles, can be found here [ Bob Katz, one of the world's foremost recording engineers, with special attention paid in using Rebecca Pidgeon's " Spanish Harlem" to test, tune, etc the bass] :

http://www.digido.com/articles-and-demos12/13-bob-katz/14-subwoofers.html

He also opines on the effects of using room acoustic treatments and equalisation in this article.

Par Excellence! Well done, Mr katz!

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naughty:
very good article  ;)

we used to use this article to set up car subwoofers for sound quality competitions in the past

lanties:
Very, very good

Interesting comment


--- Quote --- Avoid equalization, which is a nasty band aid...proper acoustic room treatment is the cure.
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CORY:

--- Quote from: naughty on November 01, 2013, 05:19:31 AM ---to set up car subwoofers for sound quality competitions in the past

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This intrigues me.
I am one of those old farts who believe that car subs are mainly there to thud and are not musical at all. That its a pity to spend all the money on something not musical at all, essentially noise
But now I hear of these competitions where quality as well as volume seem to count. Where can I visit one?
(BTW, I do have a sub and extra amp in my car, but don't go doef-doef. Just get an extra dimension to my music)

Rodney_gold:
Avoid equalization, which is a nasty band aid...proper acoustic room treatment is the cure.


--- Quote from: lanties on November 01, 2013, 09:51:18 AM ---Very, very good

Interesting comment

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Yes , particularily since every decent sub manufacturer has provisions for equalization as do modern day receivers and there is a rash of low bass eq devices on the market that get rave reviews and work  , many many other treatises advocate it as an excellent solution.
Alleycat himself uses it and I can guarantee you that he certainly doesn't think his SMS-1 is a "band aid"

One Swallow does not a whole summer make...

http://www.harman.com/EN-US/OurCompany/Innovation/Pages/WhitePapers.aspx

Read this  for another perspective  read from page 28 onwards
Authored by Floyd E Toole..
http://www.harman.com/EN-US/OurCompany/Innovation/Documents/White%20Papers/LoudspeakersandRoomsPt3.pdf

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