Bass sound in DCC
Posted 18 February 2012 - 17:56
Edited by kevpeo, 10 July 2014 - 07:03 .
Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:22
Think this if Legomanbiffos favourite!!??
Posted 21 February 2012 - 00:33
For bit of DCC luddite like me , what is the difference between a bass reflex speaker and a bass enhanced speaker , I am looking to fit some in my DDC sound locos to improve the sound but I am getting more confused the deeper i dig :-)
First off, bass enhanced is simply a marketing term. It's a speaker who's bass performance is better than the standard ESU speaker, hence the term 'enhanced'. Bass reflex on the other hand is a technical term for a design of loudspeaker enclosure which uses a tuned port to reinforce the sound at bass frequencies. It's bass performance is better again than the bass enhanced but it is physically bigger and won't fit in all locos. DCC Supplies and Digitrains both sell bass reflex speakers of slightly different sizes. I would say that the Digitrains one is slightly better but is physically bigger so this is to be expected (and again this will limit what you can fit it in). It's well worth buying a selection of speakers and trying them with your target loco to see which will fit and which sounds best. Blu-tac them to the side of the loco to have a quick listen before you commit yourself.
The speaker Simon has linked to above doesn't come with an enclosure, you have to build it yourself. If you're happy doing that, and if it will fit (it's 28x40mm), it sounds fantastic.
Hope this helps,
Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:12
Here is a website with some of the basics
its aimed at car audio but the theory transfers readily to DCC sound
Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:07
Mine gives out a 170Hz bass response which is deep for a speaker this small
Search for some harman kardon speakers, they are normally in toshiba laptops they sound very good indeed, and rival pc desktop speakers.
Edited by Poe, 23 March 2012 - 10:14 .