Originally Posted by repete66211
I don't know what that means.
It means that if your amp is clipping at around 140 W @ 4 ohms right now, getting an amp that can do around ~560W @ 4 ohms would on paper give you around 6db more unclipped sound. In practice it may be less than a full 6db more SPL due to thermal compression effects. Since bass perception hinges on SPL, it's a possibility.
I don't mean to imply that I'm displeased, just that the jump from my old piece of crap (Polk PSW110) and this new beautiful sub wasn't quite as dramatic as I was hoping. I chalk that up to high (and uninformed) expectations. I'd probably rest a lot easier if I understood the PEQ settings on the Rythmik amp a little better
Good bass will never flaunt itself. It will simply be there. If bass is drawing attention to itself, chances are that you have issues with clipping, driver over-excursion, port chuffing, or frequency response peaks. A lot of people's definition of bass is skewed by their "conditioning" to expect obnoxious high Q bass. Chances are it's just a matter of not focusing in on attention drawing bass. Content with lots of bass will be powerful and tight. Content you may have thought had lots of bass, may not be!
Like I said, the only way to know if what you dislike is a real issue with integration or the room, or simply a matter of "expecting more distortion", is to quantify what you've got!