Go Back   Home > Forums > Loudspeakers > Subwoofers

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
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th September 2005, 04:17 AM   #1
jonz is offline jonz  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Montreal
Default Somewhat disappointed with my Tempests

Hi guys,It's about a year that I build my two tempest subs...and in the beginning I was somewhat satisfied..but lately I dont' know if it's me or they lost thier punch....

To make a long story short...the subs just don't sound like they used to..they are missing the punch and floor shaking effect they had last year...

I am powering them with a Crest CPX 2600 amp at both coils at 4 ohms..at 750 watts per....so I know I am not short in the power dept...maybe too much...

Maybe it's the placement or the ceramic floor.... room is about 350 sq.ft.


I have some pics of the building process and location of subs..if anyone notices anything I could improve on, please let me know..


ps..I also have a Carver TFM 35...that I havent tried wiht them yet....but this amp has less power...

http://www.freewebs.com/kanaris/mysubs.htm
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th September 2005, 12:51 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Port Angeles, WA
You certainly are not power limited. You have way more power than needed. That doesn't hurt anything unless you overdrive them. Then you smoke em or pop the suspension.

Bass is dominated by room interactions. Assuming you have them in the same box as last year and the position is the same the problem probably lies between your ears, not with the drivers. If there is damage to a driver it's typically obvious. You can pull them out of the box and check the suspension and push down & up on the cone to make sure you don't have any rubbing. The VC on the Tempest was a beefy unit so it was typically suspension limited rather than power limited. It was hard to thermally destroy it. The spider is typcially what gave first.
__________________
www.diycable.com
  Reply With Quote

Reply


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
Help! Disappointed with Visaton B200 Vix Full Range 65 25th July 2010 10:06 AM
disappointed in self eag Subwoofers 61 14th April 2006 09:05 PM
4 Used Tempests 95Honda Swap Meet 18 21st November 2005 07:04 PM
Best way to handle 25hz & down 2 Tempests johninCR Subwoofers 24 2nd October 2005 09:31 AM
Dan Wiggins,what is going on with Tempests ? RobWells Subwoofers 23 18th April 2005 12:19 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:32 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2