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    Highest frequency range?

    What subwoofer in general has the largest frequency range, i mean, what subwoofer hits every bass note very hard?

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    What 12" subwoofer has the largest frequency range, hits every bass note very hard?


    I know there might not be a perfect one but which one is the best at it?

    Thanks much

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    The majority of the answer has to do with the enclosure you're going with.

    How much room do you have to work with?
    Do you have any design in mind?
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    Why would you want a sub-woofer to take care of the higher frequencies?

    Sounds like you're trying to compensate for a poorly designed system.

    The enclosure will be the biggest determining factor on frequency responses as DJiK has stated.
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    I have a 97 volkswagen Jetta the trunk is pretty big. I also have a power acoustik fubr 12 with 700 RMS 1400 max. I have it in a 2.2ft^3 ported box.
    I can barely hear any high bass notes, i used to have 3 JL audio 10s and they hit every note with much power. is it my woofer? box? i want to hear the hole range of notes very hard. what should i change?

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    sounds to me like he means within the sub frequencies; which sub will hit the majority of notes the best? not which sub can play full range. i'm not sure exactly though... o.p. could you explain a little better?
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    Yeah that is what I mean, i dont want my subwoofer to hit every note duh. I want to hear every bass note of every song on my subwoofer. Some songs i can hear the low notes but when the bass goes a little higher its very faint. I wonder what to do ?

    Thanx, sorry for the misunderstanding

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    that maybe an x-over setting. how high are you talking about? what is your lpf set at and at what slope?
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    Ask the person who installed it or look on your amp for something called a filter

    heres some common definitions from crutchfield
    Active Crossover
    An active crossover is also referred to as an electronic crossover because it requires power and ground connections in order to do its job. It is installed between your receiver or equalizer and your amplifiers. An active crossover filters and directs the frequency bands in the low level signal before they reach the amplifiers. This saves your amps from doing unnecessary work, making your system more efficient.

    Active crossovers are usually adjustable, giving you more flexibility and letting you tweak the sound to meet the needs of your vehicle. They often have other features like bass boost and let you independently control the relative volume of different types of speakers.

    Bandpass Filter
    A bandpass filter combines a high-pass filter and low-pass filter, allowing a certain band of frequencies to pass while restricting the higher and lower frequencies. Bandpass filters can be fixed in frequency and bandwidth, or variable.

    High-pass Filter
    A high-pass filter allows "high" frequencies to be sent to the speakers, while it blocks frequencies below the crossover point.

    Low-pass Filter
    A low-pass filter removes frequencies above the crossover point, while allowing "lows" to pass on to the speakers (typically subwoofers).

    Passive Crossover
    A passive crossover is basically a capacitor or coil installed on the speaker leads between an amplifier and a speaker. It sets up a roadblock to stop certain frequencies from reaching the speakers. Passive crossovers are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. Their primary disadvantage is that they tend to make your overall system slightly inefficient because they filter out signals that have already been amplified.

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    Your bass cutoff is too low. IE your subwoofer is set to play at 60hz and below but your front speakers are only playing at 120hz and above, leaving a gap where nothing plays.

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