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Yes. Many receivers set speakers to large during auto configuration. Just turn it to small after auto setup. That's all you have to do.
Since your sub was fine at your previous house, but not in your new setup, your problem is most likely related to your room. Subs produce bass differently in different room environments.
If you are sitting further from it, that could reduce bass outputl.
Meanwhile, placement in a room can affect the frequency response of a sub. Could be your old location emphasized certain frequencies that are not emphasized now that made the sub sound better with music. A different location in this new room may work better than where you have it currently. For instance, putting a sub in a corner can often increase bass output for some frequencies. Different places along the same wall may also change the bass response in a room.
Also, even differences in flooring. Hardwood floors will transmit bass that you can feel more than concrete.
Is your room larger than before (including any open areas connecting to it)? If it's much larger, the sub could be challenged by the size of your space.
Your questions are answered: Speaker FAQ
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