ways to make sub hit harder?

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  1. Nate Nelson

    Nate Nelson Stunt Coordinator

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    ya know what....nevermind [​IMG]
    sorry for wasting your time. If there is a mod out there that wants to get some more server space back, delete this thread.
     
  2. Bruce Chang

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    turn the gains up
     
  3. Bill_D

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    Put it in a corner if not already for free gain.
     
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    steve nn Cinematographer

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    I give mine a kick now and then just to let it know to be good and I all-ways send it to the corner.
     
  5. Greg Haynes

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    Nate,

    What did you do to change your mind?
     
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    Nate..

    I don't know what sub you own, but I've found the largest factors for sub effect are placement, calibration, source material and room enviornment.

    I'm sure you covered your tracks here, but it took lots of tweaking and many hours to find the best placement for the most impact.

    However, the sub manufacturer has a large part in the play. So my experience tells me manufacturer, placement, source material and calibration between sub and bass settings on receiver/pre-pro.

    My .02
     
  7. Chu Gai

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    If your system has a particularly large resonance in the room that you've placed it, which some people have described as being muddy, then working on identifying and taming that resonace may give you that 'je ne sais quoi' that you're looking for. Good question though even if you thought about retracting it.
     
  8. John F. Palacio

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    " ways to make sub hit harder?"
    "ya know what....nevermind."
    TOO LATE!
    Drop it from a higher level. [​IMG]
     
  9. JohnSC

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    One quick way, if you haven't already done so, is to use a Y cable and connect the sub-output to both L and R inputs on the sub. This should give you +3 db. Effectively, all it does is double the input level going to the sub.
     
  10. Greg Haynes

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    It will increase the volume by ~3db. It won't increase the sub's maximum volume capability.
     
  12. JohnSC

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    Correct. This is not an increase to the sub's volume capability but it will give you the increase if all other things remain constant in the system.
     
  13. Greg Haynes

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    Thanks John & Ned [​IMG]
    Learned something new today [​IMG]
     

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