What does it mean to tune a subwoofer?

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  1. marc_manny

    marc_manny Stunt Coordinator

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    For example if I buy a tempest, and just follow the Adire recommended example of building it would I need to tune my sub? I would go with Vented SBB4.

    What would you do to tune a sub? Is it structural? like the size of the box, or if it is vented would it be the length of the tube?. Or is it something you do with the Amp?

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    Marc
     
  2. Jeremy Stockwell

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    Click ME.



    No.

    Read the article, but the driver you use, the size of your enclosure, the number, length, and size of ports ALL make a difference in tuning your sub.

    JKS
     
  3. ThomasW

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    This isn't like tuning a guitar or piano.

    The enclosure is tuned to a frequency. With a ported box it's a function of the size of the box, and the size of the port. With a sealed box, it's simply the size of the box.

    With the Adire SBB4 design you do nothing but copy their instructions. The design is already been 'tuned'.
     
  4. marc_manny

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    Thank you, most helpfull.

    Marc
     

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