Could removing the s-converter limit headroom?
When playing what should be VERY loud sub scenes the sub itself does not seem to break a sweat but the sound never reaches the volume I am expecting.
For instance I played some terminator salvation and the gas station explosion was not very loud, some of the chase after it definetly flapped my pants more than I have experienced but it sounded like the sub had more to give but just wasn't getting to give it.
The front of the amp was pretty warm to the touch after one scene but I wonder if my AVR just can't feed enough signal.
avr is onkyo 805 set at 0dB, reckhorn b-1 set at 10 o'clock and ep2500 input sensitivity set to max