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Unread 11-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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Would just like to ask your opinion regarding sound systems in cars that are bass heavy compared to those that are not. Are you the type that opens his/her windows so everyone outside could hear your bass heavy sounds, why or why not? Does bass heavy sounds damage the interior of your car? How long has your sub-woofer survived after the bass heavy tunes that you've played?

It's all about preference here. Mine is not that bass heavy at all but I definitely mind the clarity of the speakers. A harman/kardon set for me will do.

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My system is bass heavy in my truck. I dont care what people think so i leave windows open, i get alot of thumbs up when i roll through the ghetto lol


However my speakers are very clear also. When i get back to my crv it takes a while to get used to those lol
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Im more for slightly bass heavy, but ive really gottn into the SQ scene, which is by far much more technical than building an SPL system. I used to have a pretty serious SPL and SQL system, but since i moved towards SQ, im much happier. And with the SQ stuff, just a little change in the EQ will make it more that bassy enough for most being that a good sq sub is immensely powerful, just tuned down for clarity.
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My system is bass heavy in my truck. I dont care what people think so i leave windows open, i get alot of thumbs up when i roll through the ghetto lol

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However my speakers are very clear also. When i get back to my crv it takes a while to get used to those lol

Awesome! The thumbs up must mean they enjoy the quality of your sound system, nice!

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Im more for slightly bass heavy, but ive really gottn into the SQ scene, which is by far much more technical than building an SPL system. I used to have a pretty serious SPL and SQL system, but since i moved towards SQ, im much happier. And with the SQ stuff, just a little change in the EQ will make it more that bassy enough for most being that a good sq sub is immensely powerful, just tuned down for clarity.
Oh so your main system is an SQ but if you feel like pumping it up, you just turn up the bass in the EQ. Nice! So if I can ask, what was your previous brand going in to the SQ scene? And what brands do you use now?

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My current headphones are the perfect EQ for me. If I ever get into modifying car sound systems, my combination will do it's best to emulate the above frequency response range.

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Oh so your main system is an SQ but if you feel like pumping it up, you just turn up the bass in the EQ. Nice! So if I can ask, what was your previous brand going in to the SQ scene? And what brands do you use now?
I was a huge fan of RE audio before they sold out and used the chinese for manufacturing. When they were all hand built here in the US, they were top notch and absolutely brutal. Some of the most gut wrenching low end bass i have ever experienced. And of course i used US Amps to power those hungry little monsters. I had two RE SE 12's in a 5.3 cu/ft box tuned to 30hz, sharing 1600wrms. It certainly beat the hell out of my old car, and there was no amount of sound deadening that would help.

Now days im into the high end stuff. I have Morel MT-23 tweets, Morel CDM-54 for mids, and Dynaudio MW172 woofers for my front stage which is a full active setup being run by a JBL MS-8 digital processor. The sub stage is a 12" TC sounds LMS-R in a 1.2 cu/ft sealed box powered by a US Amps MD3d. I love this amp, though im really thinking of selling it simply because it is such overkill for anything im running. Its an SPL amp rated @ 2000wrms, but tests closer to 2500wrms given you can supply the power it wants.
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I was a huge fan of RE audio before they sold out and used the chinese for manufacturing. When they were all hand built here in the US, they were top notch and absolutely brutal. Some of the most gut wrenching low end bass i have ever experienced. And of course i used US Amps to power those hungry little monsters. I had two RE SE 12's in a 5.3 cu/ft box tuned to 30hz, sharing 1600wrms. It certainly beat the hell out of my old car, and there was no amount of sound deadening that would help.

I'm guessing those RE audio were really brutal. Any rad effects to your car when pumping those low end bass? I hear them screws get loose, didya experience any of that?

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