speakers are loud but not bassy.. (2x passive 500watt pro sounds)

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  1. Nutek

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    what could be the problem? or are they just built like this? is there any way to get them bassier?

    thanks for any help!
     
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    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    don't think you can get this fixed properly... :/
     
  3. DJ COSHH

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    different speakers have different 'ranges' on them.

    A full range set of speakers will try and push everything including the bass. You get mid/high speakers aswell. These are design to deal with your mids and trebs and wont drive the bass as such.

    For PA set-ups your most likely to have a seperate sub with crossover. This will allow you too push the system harder and for it to be clearer, as the frequency used to drive bass will be sent to the sub and the mids and trebs will be sent to the speakers, meaning they don't have to deal with the bass.

    Long story short, no.. There's is probably nothing you can do about it.
     
  4. Gloxxy

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    You need to find out the frequency response of your speakers. What is the model number?
     
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    There could be 101 problems here your description is too vauge...

    Whats your input source, amplification specs, speakers specs.

    With PA systems, speakers thickness is important depending on the load you are providing the drivers with...but dont get this in your head thats whats wrong...
     
  6. ilovelondon

    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    Range set of speakers is not the case, since he said in the thread title he has two of em.
    Are they brandnew? Do you think it's a technical malfunction that they don't sound bassy enough, or are you just asking for a trick to temper with them for more bass?
     
  7. motion audio

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    You what?!
     
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    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    what part do you not understand mate
     
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    All of it mate? Dont see what having 2 speakers has do with their frequency range?
     
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    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    well, our good friend coshh said that it could be cause the speakers aren't meant to sound bassy in the first place. And that they belong in a set of speakers, containing speakers for low, mid and high sounds.
    But since he said he's got himself two of the same, i said that this would probably not be the case. That's all... Have i said something not correct then?
     
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    PA stuff is generally sold singley... You dont buy a set of speakers. You buy 2 x whatever. It is possible to buy mid range speakers when you meant to buy full range.
     
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    ilovelondon Call me Jens.

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    i see. Thanks for that one
     
  13. Nutek

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    the frequency response is 40hz - 20khz! so frequency range isn't the problem, they were bought second hand
     
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    You should be getting a load of low frequency bass through them then.
     
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    Their response is likely roll off a fair amount down the low end though, they might play down to 40hz, but the lower end from that sort of speaker will be weaker than midrange and highs because of power consumption and driver size.
     
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    just get a 50 inch sub and i think this will solve your problems ;)
     
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    What sort of test have you done on these just out of interested. You used them in a hall or something?

    If your stood right in front of them in your bedroom you blast your ears off and although it will be bassy the powerful mids and trebs that close will most likely cover it up imo.

    I have set of PA speakers, between them they have 1.6KW peak. If you turn them right up in doors the high's and mid take over dont sound bassy at all and just tears you ears apart, but if you completly cut the high and mid, you realise you actually pretty much shaking the house down, things falling of shelves and shit.

    You have to be quite a distance from the speakers to appreciate the sound. I would still tend to use a sub with mine though. They are bassy and its nice and crisp, but with dnb you want it to pound abit :teeth:
     
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    This. Also what Coshh said about bass being more apparent when you're further away.
     
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    i work with pro sound speakers n there all the same tried everything to get some decent bass outta them they have no low end at all u need some bass bins for a pa setup that will kick out some bass im afraid :( either that or rip the crossovers out
     
  20. Nutek

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    thanks for the help guys, i'll just invest in a sub when i have the money