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    Atomic FRFR Wedges / much bottom end

    Hey Guys,

    I own a pair of Atomic Wedges FRFR from 2010. I tried a lot, but how would you recommend getting rid of the low frequency characteristics of the construction. I was asked to set them on a chair, that does not help really much. I feel I have to dial them in a lot with a didicated PEQ of the AXE FXs patches to make them approximately match to the DI Sound. The global graphicalEQ does not really kill all necessary resonances in an appropriate way for this box and is a bit approximating for this issue I have with the Atomics.

    Also, I would love to know a bit about the frequency response of the main speaker, if you would recommend close miking them as a quasi guitar cab using the valve driven characteristic would be a cool option. The pure close miking of the main cab feels a bit dull for my taste...

    Maybe it is a construction thing of the chassis, where a experienced routine could help to get rid of the overloaded bottom end
    I have a good technician who helped me alot with old Fenders and such. Maybe there is some expereince out there with this issue of the Atomics


    THX a lot for your kind help in times like these finding pro sound
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    Re: Atomic FRFR Wedges / much bottom end

    Honestly -- you are asking the wrong guy .. or maybe the right guy.

    I got rid of my Atomic active cab after a few weeks and several gigs. I found it very bass heavy and boomy.

    I had to EQ the hell out of my presets to make the damn thing work ....

    Lots of folks swear by them -- most are EQ and tweak junkies --- I am not

    End of day they just did not work for me. I had to spend way too much time.

    I ended up with a Matrix GT1000fx amp and their NL12 passive cab ----

    Never had an issue again -- sounded great - easy to dial in.

    If I go the FRFR active cab route again -- I will most likely go with Home | XiTone Cabs

    My friend Galo swears by them -- and I trust his judgement.

    Hope this helps



    Quote Originally Posted by BGTTM View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I own a pair of Atomic Wedges FRFR from 2010. I tried a lot, but how would you recommend getting rid of the low frequency characteristics of the construction. I was asked to set them on a chair, that does not help really much. I feel I have to dial them in a lot with a didicated PEQ of the AXE FXs patches to make them approximately match to the DI Sound. The global graphicalEQ does not really kill all necessary resonances in an appropriate way for this box and is a bit approximating for this issue I have with the Atomics.

    Also, I would love to know a bit about the frequency response of the main speaker, if you would recommend close miking them as a quasi guitar cab using the valve driven characteristic would be a cool option. The pure close miking of the main cab feels a bit dull for my taste...

    Maybe it is a construction thing of the chassis, where a experienced routine could help to get rid of the overloaded bottom end
    I have a good technician who helped me alot with old Fenders and such. Maybe there is some expereince out there with this issue of the Atomics


    THX a lot for your kind help in times like these finding pro sound
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    Re: Atomic FRFR Wedges / much bottom end

    Quote Originally Posted by LVC View Post
    Honestly -- you are asking the wrong guy .. or maybe the right guy.

    I got rid of my Atomic active cab after a few weeks and several gigs. I found it very bass heavy and boomy.

    I had to EQ the hell out of my presets to make the damn thing work ....

    Lots of folks swear by them -- most are EQ and tweak junkies --- I am not

    End of day they just did not work for me. I had to spend way too much time.

    I ended up with a Matrix GT1000fx amp and their NL12 passive cab ----

    Never had an issue again -- sounded great - easy to dial in.

    If I go the FRFR active cab route again -- I will most likely go with Home | XiTone Cabs

    My friend Galo swears by them -- and I trust his judgement.

    Hope this helps
    THX for your answer.
    I am not sure how much flat response cabs should per se work in a linear fashion. I assumed they should. This would be my subjective feel: not to tweak the presets to much after the sound design in the studio with the AXE due to Monitor Box characteristics. One patch for all, I say! I have global gEQ values in the axe of -10 and -8 in the first two bands...

    I have a good technician here, who can help, if it is a construction thing. Do you guys have any ideas so far for that approach to look for physical build changes?

    Another question:
    is it possible to mic some of the AXE Cab solutions (Matrix/ Xitone etc) to get the air and valves into the sound as an option.
    The Atomics have a different placement of main speaker and tweeter. I thought of miking only the main speaker, but I have no frequency charts for that.
    Sure the Axe is designed for DI use only, but I like the idea of miking speakersound anyways.

    Hmmm...

    THX
    Last edited by BGTTM; 06-01-2015 at 07:42 AM.

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