So I have a psw110 sub hooked up to my Yamaha rx-v371 receiver and while playing music, first it isn't very loud, and second, the sub wants to produce a gurgling noise and plays a lot of the bass notes sharp. I have a RCA R/L male to male cable and I have one right hooked up the the subwoofer output on the receiver and the other right hooked up to the "right/lfe" in on the sub.
First, let me say that I haven't been able to look at my receiver settings and see if the front speakers (Monitor 40's) are set to "small" by default like it says in the manual and if the "yes/no" for having a subwoofer present is set to yes by default also; nor have I been able to set the crossover point. My puppy went on a rampage one day and destroyed my remote before I could change any settings so one is being shipped as we speak.
Also, I know this subwoofer has a lower limit around 38hz. It sounds pretty good, when you can hear it, with classical music which is what constitutes most of what I listen too. But I also listen to dubstep and when I'm listening to some of the songs (I have my ipod hooked up the the receiver), the bass coming out of the sub (again, if sound is coming out), sounds great half of the time, then the other half, I hear a slight gurgling and the notes seem to be sharp, or a few whole steps off. Granted, the frequencies in dubstep get pretty low, but they surely aren't getting that low for the sub to completely miss its mark?
I play numerous instruments and after training my ear, I have near perfect pitch and sometimes can't handle it. So, even though on a budget, if I want to listen to dubstep, do I need a sub with a lower limit? Around 30hz? Is this even the subs problem, or should I try and get a sub rca cable and see if setting need to be tweaked in the receiver first? Money isn't a problem, and I'll be graduating in a few weeks and I'll have more to spend, but I'm a very frugal person so I tend to save most of my money. But would it be worth it to go ahead and buy the DSWPRO440wi and sell the one I currently have?
Sorry for the speech ^^