Originally Posted by tundrSQ
did you check my link, and switch your bass management settings to "small" and "LFE only". you don't want the bass to be split between the LFE and mains.
Sorry, i forgot to mention i switched these settings. they seemed to have worked, but for some reason i never checked the output after i did this, so i didnt realize this fixed the issue. I am now getting full output wattage from the ep2500. However, the clip light seems to be turning on when achieving around 800w, and not getting any louder. Dunno why that is happening.
@NEO Dan. Sorry, i didn't mean to hijack this thread. i just figured this would be the best place to post my question, and it kind of spiraled. I wouldn't mind at all if a mod would split this into a separate thread. I greatly appreciate the work you've put into this thread and i probably wouldn't have started making this DIY sub if i hadnt seen this thread, and wouldnt want the topic shifting into why my sub isnt working.
As of now i just have the polk audio rm10 5 speaker set. I am currently living in a college campus apartment, so i havent done any room treatments. I am going to be moving into my own place in the summer once i graduate, so i probably wont think about doing any of that until then.
To try to get back on topic...my cabinet's build, shall we say, is not the most "professional" unlike all of your builds. Due to lack of equipment and relying on home depot to cut the large pieces of MDF, i had to improvise a slight bit in order to get the cabinet built. The sides arent completely flat, so a couple pieces of MDF stick out a little bit. This is purely cosmetic though, and have made sure the box is completely sealed except for the port hole. I havent painted the cabinet yet, but plan on it in the future. However, i want the end result to look pretty professional. I was thinking of putting plaster in the gaps where there should be a right angle corner to make up for the imperfections in the MDF cuts, and then put vinyl over it and paint the vinyl. However, im not sure if putting plaster on is a good idea.