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Bass Blockers for 3.5" speakers

Discussion in 'Audio' started by 83ZZ502_Jimmy, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    Bass Blockers for 3.5\" speakers

    Can anyone recommend what type/hz/frequency cutoff for 3.5" speakers up front. I'll have subs and 6x9's and 6.5"'s in the back. I shouldnt need any bass from the fronts.

    Thanks in advance
    Any ideas,
    John
     
  2. smack

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    Re: Bass Blockers for 3.5\" speakers

    Well, since no one has responded I'm gonna go out on a limb and say 1kHZ?
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Re: Bass Blockers for 3.5\" speakers

    I'd go a bit lower than 1KHz....maybe more like 100 - 120Hz range. It's going to depend on what values are available, and also what those front 3.5" can play down to.
     
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    Re: Bass Blockers for 3.5\" speakers

    i was wondering too, i'll be upgrading soon as i get $$.
     
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    Re: Bass Blockers for 3.5\" speakers

    Im not running any, I just turned the cross over on my deck too 50hz for all the mids and highs
     
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    Re: Bass Blockers for 3.5\" speakers

    The most common ones are 300Hz I think. We used those all the time on 3.5's and 4's and it sounded fine.
    Most of those "bass blockers" capacitors have a real shallow dB slope, usually 6 dB per octave, so you could even go with a higher frequency and probably still be OK. Nothing over 600Hz though IMO.
     
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    Re: Bass Blockers for 3.5\" speakers

    73 hit it right on the head with this one.
     
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    Re: Bass Blockers for 3.5\" speakers

    I dont know what I used, I tructed the guy at the shop and WOW they are loud, no bass what so ever. Kind of unbalanced my system not having mids in the front and the high coming of the windsheild could blow your ears! /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif I put caps on the Memphis Power Reference 35's I just installed with my new Alpine cd/mp3 player. Make sure you get some mids from the fronts, test it before you get the dash put back together!
     

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