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#1 arios312

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

Can someone help me in setting up my AMPEG SVT18 sub with the xls1500 what are the recommendations I would like like to get a deep bass sound  see spec below..Thanks

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
TYPE Single 18 Bass Enclosure
FREQ RESPONSE (+/-3dB) 35Hz 2kHz
USABLE LOW FREQ (-10dB) 28Hz
POWER HANDLING 500W RMS, 1000W Peak
IMPEDANCE 4 ohms
SENSITIVITY 97dB SPL 1w/1m
MAXIMUM SPL 130dB
COMPONENTS Custom Designed 18 low frequency driver

#2 dakos

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:50 AM

QUOTE(arios312 @ Apr 3 2012, 09:14 PM) View Post
Can someone help me in setting up my AMPEG SVT18 sub with the xls1500 what are the recommendations I would like like to get a deep bass sound  see spec below..Thanks

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
TYPE Single 18 Bass Enclosure
FREQ RESPONSE (+/-3dB) 35Hz 2kHz
USABLE LOW FREQ (-10dB) 28Hz
POWER HANDLING 500W RMS, 1000W Peak
IMPEDANCE 4 ohms
SENSITIVITY 97dB SPL 1w/1m
MAXIMUM SPL 130dB
COMPONENTS Custom Designed 18 low frequency driver

What else do you have working? other amps? what kind of tops do you have? any sound processors? write to us all the gear you own...

#3 arios312

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE(dakos @ Apr 4 2012, 06:50 AM) View Post
QUOTE(arios312 @ Apr 3 2012, 09:14 PM) View Post
Can someone help me in setting up my AMPEG SVT18 sub with the xls1500 what are the recommendations I would like like to get a deep bass sound  see spec below..Thanks

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
TYPE Single 18 Bass Enclosure
FREQ RESPONSE (+/-3dB) 35Hz 2kHz
USABLE LOW FREQ (-10dB) 28Hz
POWER HANDLING 500W RMS, 1000W Peak
IMPEDANCE 4 ohms
SENSITIVITY 97dB SPL 1w/1m
MAXIMUM SPL 130dB
COMPONENTS Custom Designed 18 low frequency driver

What else do you have working? other amps? what kind of tops do you have? any sound processors? write to us all the gear you own...


I am running an ampeg 4-10 cabinet with a b2re amp and running the crown xls1500 through it to run the 18" sub I was just looking for setting for the crown.

Thanks

#4 dakos

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE(arios312 @ Apr 4 2012, 12:14 PM) View Post
QUOTE(dakos @ Apr 4 2012, 06:50 AM) View Post
QUOTE(arios312 @ Apr 3 2012, 09:14 PM) View Post
Can someone help me in setting up my AMPEG SVT18 sub with the xls1500 what are the recommendations I would like like to get a deep bass sound  see spec below..Thanks

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
TYPE Single 18 Bass Enclosure
FREQ RESPONSE (+/-3dB) 35Hz 2kHz
USABLE LOW FREQ (-10dB) 28Hz
POWER HANDLING 500W RMS, 1000W Peak
IMPEDANCE 4 ohms
SENSITIVITY 97dB SPL 1w/1m
MAXIMUM SPL 130dB
COMPONENTS Custom Designed 18 low frequency driver

What else do you have working? other amps? what kind of tops do you have? any sound processors? write to us all the gear you own...


I am running an ampeg 4-10 cabinet with a b2re amp and running the crown xls1500 through it to run the 18" sub I was just looking for setting for the crown.

Thanks

If I got you correctly then you want to use the XLS1500/SVT18 combo in parallel to the 4-10/B-2RE to get more bass? in that case it's highly NOT recommended since the two enclosures have different frequency response and you will most certainly get a bad sounding system due to cancellations of the two uneven sources.

Was that what you wanted to do?

#5 arios312

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

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QUOTE(arios312 @ Apr 3 2012, 09:14 PM) View Post
Can someone help me in setting up my AMPEG SVT18 sub with the xls1500 what are the recommendations I would like like to get a deep bass sound  see spec below..Thanks

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
TYPE Single 18 Bass Enclosure
FREQ RESPONSE (+/-3dB) 35Hz 2kHz
USABLE LOW FREQ (-10dB) 28Hz
POWER HANDLING 500W RMS, 1000W Peak
IMPEDANCE 4 ohms
SENSITIVITY 97dB SPL 1w/1m
MAXIMUM SPL 130dB
COMPONENTS Custom Designed 18 low frequency driver

What else do you have working? other amps? what kind of tops do you have? any sound processors? write to us all the gear you own...


I am running an ampeg 4-10 cabinet with a b2re amp and running the crown xls1500 through it to run the 18" sub I was just looking for setting for the crown.

Thanks

If I got you correctly then you want to use the XLS1500/SVT18 combo in parallel to the 4-10/B-2RE to get more bass? in that case it's highly NOT recommended since the two enclosures have different frequency response and you will most certainly get a bad sounding system due to cancellations of the two uneven sources.

Was that what you wanted to do?

I am just using the b2re preamp out  to connect the crown i am not running it parallel to the b2re if that makes any sence? Thanks


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:25 PM

I thought the B-2RE was an amp, you are only using it to drive the XLS? Never mind that, the only thing that matters is if you want to run both subs at the same time? That is what I meant that is unrecommended...

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:29 PM

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I thought the B-2RE was an amp, you are only using it to drive the XLS? Never mind that, the only thing that matters is if you want to run both subs at the same time? That is what I meant that is unrecommended...

The b2re is only running the 4 10 cabinet and the xls is running the 18 svt sub through the preamp out

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:56 PM

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QUOTE(dakos @ Apr 10 2012, 11:25 PM) View Post
I thought the B-2RE was an amp, you are only using it to drive the XLS? Never mind that, the only thing that matters is if you want to run both subs at the same time? That is what I meant that is unrecommended...

The b2re is only running the 4 10 cabinet and the xls is running the 18 svt sub through the preamp out

Yes, this is exactly what I meant when I wrote my earlier post, this is 99 out of a 100 a bad sounding system... You could be the lucky one smile.gif

If you need more bass, you need to get more of the same thing, preferably run by the same amp.

Any way, if you need the recommended settings for this amp, I would activate the limiter and set the high pass filter to the -3dB of the sub at 24dB/octave L/R type. Use the manual for the amp to actually set these parameters.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:14 AM

This is a bass guitar rig.  Bass players often runs two different cabs to get the tone they want, presumably with some crossover to split the range between the two cabinets.  The one with the big driver gets the sub lows and the one with the ten inches drivers get the midbass and up.

Unless I have understood the situation wrong!  smile.gif

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE(Deromax @ Apr 11 2012, 09:14 AM) View Post
This is a bass guitar rig.  Bass players often runs two different cabs to get the tone they want, presumably with some crossover to split the range between the two cabinets.  The one with the big driver gets the sub lows and the one with the ten inches drivers get the midbass and up.

Unless I have understood the situation wrong!  smile.gif

This bass head doesn't have a crossover and I didn't see any on his gear list so he is running them in plain parallel feeding both of them the exact same signal which means terrible wierd cancellations.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

He could try to determine the natural rolloff of the 4-10 and use a complementary low pass on the XLS1500 to feed the 18 incher.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:07 AM

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He could try to determine the natural rolloff of the 4-10 and use a complementary low pass on the XLS1500 to feed the 18 incher.

That's a great idea smile.gif

@arios312
Could you post a link to your speakers?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE(Deromax @ Apr 11 2012, 09:14 AM) View Post
This is a bass guitar rig.  Bass players often runs two different cabs to get the tone they want, presumably with some crossover to split the range between the two cabinets.  The one with the big driver gets the sub lows and the one with the ten inches drivers get the midbass and up.

Unless I have understood the situation wrong!  smile.gif

Yes this is correct I am only using the preamp from the b2re to run the the 18  with the crown so what ever adjusments i make to the xls it does not affect the 4-10

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:50 PM

QUOTE(arios312 @ Apr 13 2012, 11:48 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Deromax @ Apr 11 2012, 09:14 AM) View Post
This is a bass guitar rig.  Bass players often runs two different cabs to get the tone they want, presumably with some crossover to split the range between the two cabinets.  The one with the big driver gets the sub lows and the one with the ten inches drivers get the midbass and up.

Unless I have understood the situation wrong!  smile.gif

Yes this is correct I am only using the preamp from the b2re to run the the 18  with the crown so what ever adjusments i make to the xls it does not affect the 4-10

What about the link?

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:51 PM

QUOTE(dakos @ Apr 12 2012, 06:07 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Deromax @ Apr 11 2012, 05:30 PM) View Post
He could try to determine the natural rolloff of the 4-10 and use a complementary low pass on the XLS1500 to feed the 18 incher.

That's a great idea smile.gif

@arios312
Could you post a link to your speakers?


It will be on the ampeg website....http://www.ampeg.com/
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
TYPE Single 18 Bass Enclosure
FREQ RESPONSE (+/-3dB) 35Hz 2kHz
USABLE LOW FREQ (-10dB) 28Hz
POWER HANDLING 500W RMS, 1000W Peak
IMPEDANCE 4 ohms


this is the specs for the 4-10 cab


LF Drivers: 4 x 10
Voice Coil: 2
Magnet Weight (each): 30 oz
HF Drivers: Horn/Driver
Voice Coil: 1
Magnet Weight (each): 8 oz
RMS Power Handling: 500-Watts
Frequency Response (-3dB): 48Hz-18kHz
Usable Low Frequency (-10dB): 28Hz
Nominal Impedance: 4-Ohms
Sensitivity: 98dB
Maximum SPL: 125dB
Dimensions (W x H x D inches): 24 x 30 x 19
Shipping Weight: 110 Pounds
Handling Weight: 85 Pounds

SENSITIVITY 97dB SPL 1w/1m
MAXIMUM SPL 130dB
COMPONENTS Custom Designed 18 low frequency driver