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Toleration/Comfort Levels on the EAR 32 HZ vs 42 HZ boxes

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Hello SMD family,

 

Newbie here, but ironically I'm finally starting have some ear issues thanks to my sub.

 

I've read and heard that low tuned boxes (ie: 32HZ) has less discomfort on the ear vs. higher tuned boxes (mine is 42HZ at the moment).

 

Can somebody confirm if this is the case please? Is it true that you can tolerate lower tuned boxes more in terms of hearing?

(my question is for daily listening levels, not for 160 db competitive system of course 🙂 )

 

Thank you!

 

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Just now, black_on_black said:

Hello SMD family,

 

Newbie here, but ironically I'm finally starting have some ear issues thanks to my sub.

 

I've read and heard that low tuned boxes (ie: 32HZ) has less discomfort on the ear vs. higher tuned boxes (mine is 42HZ at the moment).

 

Can somebody confirm if this is the case please? Is it true that you can tolerate lower tuned boxes more in term of hearing?

(my question is for daily listening levels, not for 160 db competitive system of course <img src=">)

 

Thank you!

 

Lower frequencies are always more pleasant to the ears :)

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On 5/15/2020 at 11:41 AM, Joshdashef said:

Lower frequencies are always more pleasant to the ears :)

Thank you for your answer!

On 5/15/2020 at 12:05 PM, BigBrucewithKia said:

I think 160 is painful no matter what frequency.

Mine is probably 120db max 😅

 

 

Anyone else think low freq. tuned boxes are easier on the ears and more tolerable? 

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Don't know how I missed this, but impo, a box tuned at 32 hz or lower sounds WAY nicer, and easier on the ears, than something tuned to 40hz or higher. It also helps to tame cabin gain. 

I've sat in a vehicle that could make close to 160 db's and I could handle it at 20-30 hz. As soon as it climbed towards 40 hz, I was tapping out as fast as I could !😀

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On 6/3/2020 at 2:23 PM, fishchris1 said:

Don't know how I missed this, but impo, a box tuned at 32 hz or lower sounds WAY nicer, and easier on the ears, than something tuned to 40hz or higher. It also helps to tame cabin gain. 

I've sat in a vehicle that could make close to 160 db's and I could handle it at 20-30 hz. As soon as it climbed towards 40 hz, I was tapping out as fast as I could !<img src=">

Same here, I also missed your reply.

 

Thanks for the input.

 

I think I'll have to change my sub and the box completely. I won't be able to fit a box that is tuned to 32-35 hz in my trunk, so I'll have to go for a smaller sub.

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