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Old 5th October 2009, 08:50 PM   #1
lejaybo is offline lejaybo  United Kingdom
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helllo peoples

i want to add some bass to a simple car audio system

the idea is to use a pair of 8inch drivers

one will be in a small enclusure for punch and the other in a ported design to give a little low end


does this sound like a good idea?
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I don't think the superposition theorem works for Qts

You'll end up with the worst of all possible worlds - smeared bass.

I'd put them both in the same box, sealed, as big as you can make it fit. Drive them from a beefy stereo amp and tie the amp inputs together. Feed it from a subwoofer output.
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Old 6th October 2009, 09:42 AM   #4
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cheers guys

whats the best way to get decent punch in the bass aswell as low end?
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Old 6th October 2009, 12:06 PM   #5
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if you have some room, go hornloaded. i have an autotuba with just one tangband 8 inch does it quite well.

just one drawback, it's a big box.
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cheers guys

whats the best way to get decent punch in the bass aswell as low end?
I think the "punch" you're talking about may be found in the midbass, moreso than the subbass.

Good sound deadening, sealing up door panels and having enough power on the midbasses are all part of that. I've heard 6.5"s that kick you in the chest with midbass, although there's more install work than simply dropping them in stock locations.
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Old 7th October 2009, 11:35 AM   #7
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anyone used tangband's in a car system?
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Yes, Tang Band makes some good stuff
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