Now that I have built it, need help testing it

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by warrick, May 8, 2002.

  1. warrick

    warrick Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 11, 2002
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    Hi all,

    Now that I have built my sub I need some help testing it.

    Is there any sites that explain the testing process ?

    how to set up the sub in a HT system ?

    how to use the ratshack spl meter for this ?

    where to put the meter ?

    what volume levels ?

    how to break in a new speaker ?

    what tones ?

    Hope this is not too much to ask but I have already blown up one driver with no knowledge and am a little wary about cranking it up again

  2. Jeffrey_S

    Jeffrey_S Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 17, 2002
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    Have you checked out Sonnie Parker's excellent BFD site yet? I thought I'd check to see if I needed a parametric equalizer to smooth out my subs room response so I read through Sonnie's BFD guide. He explains the testing procedure and has a link where you can find test tones. He even has a link to a spreadsheet which automatically corrects the values obtained with the Radioshack meter. I used the info I got there to test my sub prior to buying a BFD. I found I didn't really need one.
    Check it out at:

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