Originally Posted by TheWarrior97
Used an spl meter on my phone and the back two corners had the loudest decibels in the room. Placed the sub there and it was louder, just not what I was expecting for full gain on the subwoofer and $630 dollars.
I’m sorry mate but, in realistic terms even an upgrade to the HSU 3.5 or PSA V1511 won’t be a huge
We seem to be in similar positions aside from the opening. My room is 9x15x7.5 so your room being larger you’ll definitely need more woofage. I started out with a Polk PSW505 and have since moved up to (4) subs atm..an 18” DIY at 10^3 tuned to 19Hz, a 15 DIY at 4^3 tuned to 22Hz (very similar to the HSU 3.5 but with more output), and two ID subs (Internet direct) [like SVS, HSU, PSA, etc etc] being 12” & 10” tuned to 16Hz and 18Hz...all with 4,200 watts. And I still want MORE
IMO if you want the most bass you can get at a reasonable price I’d look into DIY subs..preferably a couple mini Marty’s with Ultimax 18’s powered by an NX6000dsp/iNUKE 6000dsp.
Now trust me I understand DIY looks scary but, it’s nothing more than gluing 6 pieces of wood together, connecting 2 wires, and putting the drivers in. I finished both of my subs in a weekend for the 18” and one afternoon for the 15”.
You could get your next room shaking at 20Hz with two mini Marty UM18’s. It’d only cost $450 for the amp, $100 for the wood, & $600 for the drivers. I know, that’s ~$1200 but, after buying your first amplifier any sub you build after that gets muchhhh cheaper compared to what you’d get from a retailer. You could add two more after this for $650 and be making your neighbors think they have subs in their house.
Of course there’s plenty of people too scared or just not ready to go down that rabbit hole and that’s fine too. If you feel like it’d be too much then I’d suggest holding out for the time being, save up some more money, and get an 18” at minimum with the expectation to add an identical one down the road.
If you try these lesser subs and slowly work your way up you’ll find that you’ve spent $3,000 or more upgrading from lesser and lesser subs and not only wasting money, also losing money because you’ll be lucky to get 60% back of what you paid when you’re looking to sell them.
A few suggestions
Monoprice Monolith 15
JTR Cap 1400
JTR Cap 2400
Good luck my friend. Jump in the rabbit hole with us at AVS
Also in the meantime you can try upping your crossovers to ~120Hz to get a little more midbass or putting the PB2K directly behind your seating with the driver and port firing directly into your back.
Also one important note with Yamaha’s..make sure under
options -> Subwoofer/Bass -> Sub trim -> +6
Options -> Subwoofer/Bass -> Extra Bass -> OFF
Options -> Tone control -> Bass -> +6
On screen -> setup -> manual setup -> speaker levels -> Subwoofer trim -> (anywhere from 0.0 to -8dB) make sure this is at least at 0.0. You never want it in the positives. You can read a more detailed explanation of what each option does here
Also keep your EQ to “flat”