FDP Forum / 10s, 12s and "Punch"/ 3 messages in thread.

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Rick Knight

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St Peters, MO USA

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Dec 29th, 2016 07:57 AM        

I’ve always thought my 410 cab sounds “punchier” than the 212 it replaced several years ago, but have no idea why; or even how to define punch. Is it frequency related? Does it have to do with how quickly the driver reacts? Would adding a midrange driver make a 212 more punchy? <br /> <br />



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Dec 29th, 2016 08:07 AM        

I see punch as having to do with strong attack and fairly promonent mids.<br /> Most of us think 10s are always going to react faster, due to lower mass.<br /> In fact, it depends on the 10s in question and how they are made.<br /> Mid drivers may be helpful.<br /> Again, it depends on the speakers you have.<br /> Some need more help in the mids dept than others.

Danny Nader


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Jan 2nd, 2017 12:13 PM        

A 12 is typically a mid range driver. A lot of factors can affect this. Your 4-10 cab has four drivers as opposed to your 2-12 cab. So that's a factor! <br /> <br /> Typically 10's react quicker, so you might not be asking for punch. They can be more pronounced in the upper mids. The cab design is what's giving you the low end for the most part. <br /> <br /> Punch to me means a tight mid w/ a fast attack. Maybe w/ a little distortion? <br /> <br /> Danny

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