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Old 01-06-2009   #1
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I've read the tutorials and seem to be doing everything right as far as trying to tune....but I can't get any midrange or midbass when I try to go full active. When I'm in normal mode on my 8053 and active thru the amps I get decent sound, but in ProMode I set the x/oers to get a starting point but everything is very thin with no body. Gains are set to 50% on mids and 40% on tweets. I believe all the switches and such are good to go on the amps. All my gear is top notch....but you'd never know by hearing it.

Am I missing something? I'm about to buy a set of coaxs or passives if it's this aggrevating.
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What are your baseline settings?
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There can be a pretty steep learning curve....a good number of folks here are never satisfied but don't let that discourage you

Aside from your current settings that Benny was asking for, make sure your doors are sealed and deadened, otherwise you still won't have any midbass....
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Default Re: still doing something wrong..

How long have you been at it. Tuning I mean? Also is this the first time you've tried going active?

The answer to those 2 questions is crucial at the juncture.

If you've just started and are new to active, you've hit the wall. It's a point when you 0```ave 2 choices... Either give up and go back to passive, or push through it and keep on trying. It's not an easy task by any means.

It took me a good month of listening for an hour or more on a daily basis to get my 2-way setup sounding right. As time goes by you'll start to really hear what makes things better, or worse, and you'll be able to tune pretty well by ear. Give it time and try to keep your patience. Take breaks and don't try to tune for hours on end or you'll -

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Default Re: still doing something wrong..

How long have you been at it. Tuning I mean? Also is this the first time you've tried going active?

The answer to those 2 questions is crucial at the juncture.

If you've just started and are new to active, you've hit the wall. It's a point when you 0```ave 2 choices... Either give up and go back to passive, or push through it and keep on trying. It's not an easy task by any means.

It took me a good month of listening for an hour or more on a daily basis to get my 2-way setup sounding right. As time goes by you'll start to really hear what makes things better, or worse, and you'll be able to tune pretty well by ear. Give it time and try to keep your patience. Take breaks and don't try to tune for hours on end or you'll end up going nuts.

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Default Re: still doing something wrong..

Make absolutely sure that you have your speakers wired properly - that the left and right signals are really coming through the left and right speakers. Then make check phase. Then start tuning.

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I've been trying to get decent baselines for a couple days now. I've gotten ahold of Mr.Marv and he is a wealth of info and has helped me get my settings started. I had a couple settings wrong on the amp which was causing some issues.
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