Originally Posted by bad1550
Unfortunately sounds like a bad amp.
My ported version had same issue and had to return for replacement.
Seems to be issues
Interesting. I have read through this forum and it seems like at least a couple of other people have mentioned the same problem as mine. Specifically about low volume. Another poster compared it to his pb2000 and was surprised how high the gain had to be set to achieve just some level of bass. This has been my experience. I have to set the gain to past 3 o clock and receiver sub trim all the way up to 0db (don’t want to go higher on receiver) just to get SOME bass. At 12 o clock on the gain I get zero bass even with overall receiver level set to 0db!!!
what gain setting do you all use on this subwoofer?
Interested in hearing how you have gain set in the replacement subwoofer as well. Is the replacement sub now good for volume at 12 o clock gain or less? Or do you really have to set to 3 o clock to get usable performance even on a working unit?
Some people have mentioned that the peeks and distortion of cheaper subs may play a role in the perception of output and quality,volume , etc.
But I was really expecting wayyyy more from this subwoofer.
so far this subwoofer has output levels comparable to my yamaha HTIB ported 8 inch subwoofer.
like the other poster 12 o clock on my previous subwoofer,the lesser powered klipsch sub 12 hg, was much much louder (avr set to -8 db sub trim) in the klipsch with avr overall volume to -20db (regular listening level for me).
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