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  • Subwoofer workout music?

    Hey all, what tunes/albums are best for evaluating subwoofers? I want some stuff that you can really hear the difference between -3db@60hz and -3db@30hz .

  • #2
    Download this and use the test tones.

    http://binkster.net/extras.shtml#cd

    Dookietwo

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    • #3
      Download this and use the test tones.
      Yah - got that but I want real music to test real world performance as I have no interest in what the system does with "test tones". I'm trying to compare compact subs with a MaxxBass unit vs "real" subs and am trying to find tunes that sound particularly bad on a system that rolls off at 60hz.

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      • #4
        Techmasters P.E.B

        DJ Magic Mike

        Those two can kill a set of subs if you're not careful. But ohhhh they're fun to shake the inside of a club with.

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        • #5
          Techmasters P.E.B
          DJ Magic Mike
          Those two can kill a set of subs if you're not careful. But ohhhh they're fun to shake the inside of a club with.
          Any particular songs/albums from them?

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          • #6
            google "crunk"
            www.rock-bot.com
            Live-Band-Karaoke

            bassist and sound reinforcement

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            • #7
              Bass I Love You - Basstronics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Uo0V1DNG8
              You can find an mp3 download on google.

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              • #8
                Lostprophets have a song called "Instrumental" that's a lot of ambient noise and bass... it's what I use whenever I'm testing new speakers out at work (though they are computer speakers, not PA... same logic applies).
                How about a mother****************ing crocodile pit instead of those titty ****************s !


                Last edited by Jazz Ad on 06-20-2004 at 098 PM

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                • #9
                  take a power cord, cut of the female end and strip to bare wire. Go directly to the wall outlet with your speaker... Of course at 60hz maybe you need more like 30 or 20.
                  www.rock-bot.com
                  Live-Band-Karaoke

                  bassist and sound reinforcement

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                  • #10
                    Any particular songs/albums from them?


                    No certain songs in particular. download some tunes or pickup the cd's. BASS COMPUTER was always the one we used to test the car installs that my buddy and I used to do.
                    http://www.amazon.com/Techmaster-P.e.b./e/B000AQ0SGK

                    Techmasters hits harder than most of the Magic Mike stuff but download or buy the cd's.
                    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_m?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=dj+magic+mike

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                    • #11
                      take a power cord, cut of the female end and strip to bare wire. Go directly to the wall outlet with your speaker... Of course at 60hz maybe you need more like 30 or 20.
                      Bose used to demo their 802's like that - of course they had to defeat the internal protection. 115 * 115 / 8 = 1653 watts - Woo Hoo! And yes, I'm only interested in the below 60hz region. Oh, and thanks to all for pointing me in the right direction.

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                      • #12
                        One other thing. If you do pick up Bass Computer be sure not to crank it up to begin with. Keep it at a lower volume and listen to the songs first. I learned this lesson the hard way back in the day. Blew out the system we had just installed in a mini truck with 6 18's in it. We lost money on that install, LOL.

                        I also almost popped 8 brand new LS1208's that the guy I work with bought. We were doing an outdoor gig and I put that cd on when testing the system. It goes LOWWWWWWW.

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                        • #13
                          Bose used to demo their 802's like that - of course they had to defeat the internal protection. 115 * 115 / 8 = 1653 watts - Woo Hoo! And yes, I'm only interested in the below 60hz region. Oh, and thanks to all for pointing me in the right direction.


                          Not for very long... like maybe a half-second?
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                          • #14
                            One other thing. If you do pick up Bass Computer be sure not to crank it up to begin with.
                            I just picked up a pair of refurb Behringer B412DSP powered speakers and yesterday I drove one about 6db into limiting with this album through a MaxxBass unit in an attempt to blow it up - no joy . Today I hooked up the second one and after I loosen it up a bit I'll try the same thing sans MaxxBass unit. While it sounds about the same without the MaxxBass unit it is definitely moving the walls quite a bit more. The integral DSP makes these flat down to 45hz and supposedly has excursion and thermal limiting so we'll see if it really works when I crank it up . At a moderate volume this speaker really doesn't need a sub.

                            A couple other tunes recommended to me on the "other" prosound forum:
                            Skream - Sub Island
                            The Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar

                            The latter seems to have a fair amount of energy down to 30hz . I'm hoping I can actually verify that the MaxxBass unit extends the perceived bass response.
                            Yup, big difference with the MaxxBass on. Also with the "Bass Computer" album sans MaxxBass the bass gets "weak" at high volumes as the DSP "dynamic eq" cranks up the HPF - I'm pretty sure that's what it does to limit excursion.

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                            • #15
                              Not for very long... like maybe a half-second?
                              I remember it being for 30+ seconds - they claimed it could handle it for quite some time. The drivers are all in series - each one is one ohm. I just checked and the "light bulb" protection circuit is only active at higher frequencies - it is in series with a capacitor that "shorts out" four of the drivers at higher frequencies. Weird speakers indeed! I remember having to "uprate" the fuse to keep them from popping every other gig when driving four of them off a CS800.

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