full range with sub. - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Full Range
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Gallery Wiki Blogs Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd March 2007, 02:00 AM   #1
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Default full range with sub.

I built a set of full range drivers with a plate amp and sub.

I'm very happy with the overall sound, but when I tried to set up the sub using WinISD signal generator, I noticed that the high pass on the plate amp wasn't stopping ANY of the bass going to the full range drivers.

I'm sure this isn't a shock to some of you, but I thought the whole point was to send low frequencies to the sub, and high frequencies to the main speakers.

Anyway, on my learning curve, I was wondering if I should (using a stereo amp) go ahead any try and set up a equalizer with a sub out, http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=248-726 , or just go a cheap rout a try something like this. http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...umber=266-200.

My first project was used for computer and game system sound and I am VERY happy with the end results, but I'm just trying to practice and gain knowledge before I attempt my living room stereo.

Any advise would be great.

  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd March 2007, 02:54 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Nov 2006
Send a message via AIM to Phergus_25 Send a message via Yahoo to Phergus_25
sounds like you should send the plate amp back.
You could also try using the FRs natural roll off as a x over point [the sub only playing where the Frs stop playing]
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd March 2007, 11:28 AM   #3
Colin is offline Colin  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: UK
A few subs and plate amps are designed specifically to allow the feed to the sats to be unfiltered. The idea is to keep the sound that is there without modifying it. Best applied to sealed sats where the box rolls off the bass. These types of sub/amps often do this on the high level feed, taking their input from the speaker terminals on the amp rather than the pre-out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd March 2007, 05:59 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
I don't think I could get a RA number on the plate amp since it isn't actually broken.

What are you guys using for active crossovers?

I was looking at this.

Anyone using this, or something like it? Whatever I choose, I'd like to keep it under $100.

Also, would bass blockers change the sound at all? I've never used them before.
  Reply With Quote


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frequency range of the human voice & full range center channel speakers jwmbro Multi-Way 31 20th January 2008 03:07 PM
What Is Full-Range? CarlosT Full Range 9 18th December 2006 02:30 PM
Full Range jered22 Full Range 2 12th January 2005 11:16 PM
Full-range Phairoj Full Range 0 4th September 2004 09:20 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:24 AM.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2