Originally Posted by JaredBT
Have a Carvin BX1200 and a R1000, both new. Pushing a 210x115 stack or a 410 alone and the speakers frap when I hit like a low E or basically anything on my B string. You know these Carvin heads have nobs for days and an unlimited amount of tweaking can happen before you know it. Just curious if anyone has any info??
Post a photo of the front- if you boosted the Drive, Lo-Mid, the lowest two bands on the graphic EQ, turned the Comp off/down, set the Lo-Mid Freq control lower than 200 or any combination of these, especially if you're using the Active, boosted the Drive and Master and set the Contour close to Scoop, I would think you could make a woofer cone shoot across the room pretty easily.
A little goes a long way when it comes to equalization. Your speakers will determine where the crossover controls need to be set, not your sound preference, and the Lo/Hi level controls can add to the confusion. If you set everything to +/-0dB, the Boost to 3/Master at 5, Contour flat and switch it to Passive, does it sound good? Try to change the sound by cutting levels, not boosting.
The one thing I don't see that I think all bass amps should have is a low cut (high pass filter). Variable slope would be great, but SOME kind of low cut would eliminate a lot of these problems.