After looking through about 20 of the 1200 posts, I have found a lot of good advice. A few problems remain. I have just received a psw 404 to go with a 7.1 rm system that I have been piecing together. The room its in is open to the kitchen so total room dimensions are 15x25x9. The receiver is a sony str-dg800 and as far as I can tell it has a sub filter, so I have connected the sub out to the LFE connection. The receiver has a +/- option up to 10 dB gain. I have it set at +2, but for some reason i can barely hear the sub unless its at 3 o'clock or further, or I turn the reciever volume way up to where its uncomfortable to watch tv. Am I missing something? The sub settings are at 125 on the crossover, and 0 degrees on the phase. One other item to mention is that the sub is in a corner, and if possible dont want to move it to the other side of the TV.
After posting this message, I hooked the sub up via "method 1" per the instructions, and its slightly better, but still seems extremely quiet for the volume level im at regardles of what im listening to.