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Small sealed subwoofers are not ideal candidates for when you want bass to "hit hard", physics works against you in that regard. Unless you get several of them and they are positioned and tuned correctly. Ultimately you may need to consider sealed with a larger driver or go with ported.My experiences were with the subwoofer placed in the optimal position. I've done the subwoofer crawl and all that. So the differences I mentioned between Rythmik vs SVS were under those conditions.
So based on this, is there any Rythmik model I can get that provides the benefits of Rythmik as stated above, while still hitting as hard as the SVS? And this without getting physically a lot bigger?
Based upon your description it sounds like your preference is in the mid-bass range (roughly 40Hz-70Hz). If that's the case perhaps the PEQ can help. Try turning it on, set the Gain to 9 o'clock and set the both the Bandwidth and Frequency to 3 o'clock. That should give you a nice boost in that range. How do you have the Low Pass and Extension Filters set?Or is the Rythmik intentionally designed to provide better and more precise bass, at the expense of not "hitting as hard"? And is the impression of how hard a subwoofer hits usually tied to the maximum output it has, or the speed of the woofer movement?