When is a sub boomy?

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  1. Ken.L

    Ken.L Stunt Coordinator

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    How can I tell if my sub is boomy or not? I'm not sure what is meant by boomy. So, if anyone can describe how to tell if a sub is sounding good or bad, I would really appreciate it.
     
  2. John F. Palacio

    John F. Palacio Supporting Actor

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    I'll give it a shot:

    Boomy normally refers to a "one note" quality in the sound. This means that a narrow band of frequencies is emphasized over the rest, therefore the term "one note".

    This is generally caused by the room and or placement of the sub, although a poorly designed sub can have a boomy quality by having a peak in a particular part of the spectrum.

    If, while listening to a recording, you hear a certain group of notes considerably louder than others, you have a boomy setup.
     
  3. Craig Chase

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    You can be certain a subwoofer is boomy if:

    Marko calibrated it for you...[​IMG]
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

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    Does it sound *real* or does it sound like your car does when you turn it up loud/ or a club.

    Flat bass is few and far between.
     

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