QSC Filter Question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassasaurus, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. bassasaurus

    bassasaurus Zonker Supporting Member

    May 24, 2003
    Any experienced QSC users or Bob out there have a recommendation for the filter settings - 30 or 50 when driving a Epifani 4-10 cab with a 40hz rating. I was going to set it at 30.
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I could be wrong on this, but I'd set it at 30, especially if you're playing a 5-string. All I ask is that you guys just don't hurt me if I'm wrong.
  3. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    It's all good!!! Try all three settings and listen to what sounds best.

    If you can't hear the differene between 30 and 50Hz when the band is playing, leave it at 50 Hz. Your amp should run cooler since it will be dumping less unneeded power to the cabinet and it should make life easier on your speakers too.

    At home, I'd leave it off to enjoy the bounty of tone that could be yours...
  4. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I run my QSC's with the 30hz filter.....works great!
  5. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    I run my PLX1602 filterless.

    I play a BEADG 5 string through a Dem 201S -> PLX -> Berg HT322.

    I like!
  6. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I run mine with the 30hz filter, 5-string basses through 10" speakers, high volume rock. Works for me . . .
  7. 30hz all the time. Clip limiters too.
  8. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    I play 5- and 6-string basses through a pair of Acme Low B-2s and an RMX 1850HD or PLX 2402. Both amps have the 30 Hz filters and clip limiters engaged.