Cabinet parameters and Filters

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BOOG, May 30, 2019.

  1. BOOG


    Dec 13, 2016
    Cleveland, Ohio
    I am curious about cabinet specs and what they mean. Spawning this curiosity was a short discussion about HPF/LPF pedals and how it helps sound. This led me to give closer attention to the specs of my cabs that I'd primarily be using the filter on.

    My cabS... (2x) HARTKE HD210

    Freq response: 50Hz - 17kHz -3dB
    -10dB LF Response: 35Hz

    Given these numbers, what is this telling me in relation to potential (aside from personal taste/flavor) HPF/LPF setup? Also, what is it telling me regarding mechanical and frequency limits of the drivers?

    If you can point me in the right direction and you have the time and inclination please, explain or even share a link that describes similar parameters. I appreciate the help.

    • Description: 2 x 10" bass cabinet
    • Power Handling: 500W RMS
    • Impedance: 8Ω
    • LF Drivers: 10" HyDrive paper/aluminum hybrid cones
    • HF Driver: 1"
    • HF Level Control: 3-position switch (-6dB, Off, On)
    • Frequency Response: 50Hz–17kHz (-3dB)
    • -10dB LF Response: 35Hz
    • Inputs: 2 x Twist & Lock, 2 x 1/4" (wired in parallel)
    • Cabinet Type: Sealed
    • Cabinet Construction: Solid plywood, extensive bracing, dado joinery, textured vinyl covering
    • Grille: Black perforated steel
    • Additional: 1 x inset steel handle, 8 x steel corners
    • Weight: 36.6lb (16.6kg)
    • Dimensions: 14.5" (371mm) x 24" (612mm) x 15" (383mm)
  2. Rick James

    Rick James Inactive

    Feb 24, 2007
    New Jersey
    You should use a 45-50 Hz high pass. Don't use a low pass.
    It tells you nothing about the mechanical limits, and nothing about the frequency pass bands of the individual drivers.

    There are no parameters listed. This is what parameters are, which you probably can't get for your drivers.
    Understanding Loudspeaker Data | Eminence Speaker
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