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scott offers sage advice. measuring your frequency response in order to see what you have is the right first step.
second, chest rattling bass is mostly a function of being able to reproduce uncompressed high spl than just about anything else. if your chest isn't rattl'n, you don't have enough spl. the frequency that you are looking for is in the 50-150hz region. that region is very tactile and is where you will find your bass drums, low guitar frequencies, lower synths frequencies, etc. you want 120db minimum at the listening position potential. that will almost certainly require more than one small hsu sub--not taking anything away from hsu. their subs are fine and they make a mid bass module for this purpose. i'm not sure if that is a comment on the lackluster performance of their mains, their subs, or both.
jay mentions the f20. properly placed in your room, it will do the trick, but start with measuring as even an f20 can underwhelm if your are sitting in a big null.