I'm slowly entering into the hi-fi audio foray (and I'm really excited!)
Over the holidays, I picked up the following gear:
- Pro-ject Debut Carbon
- Yamaha R-S300 Receiver
- Audioengine P4 speakers
This seemed to be the best combination for the sound I wanted. I enjoy listening to a lot of folk music, as well as female vocalists and electronic music. It's diverse to say the least.
So. Upon hooking everything up for the first time (a process that I really hope I did correctly), I was overjoyed to hear all the subtle differences in sound that are now audible. The P4's sound great, but I also want to "feel" my music, and a lot of that is achieved through the bass (for me at least).
I was able to get my hands on an old Kenwood SW32 that I thought would be great for testing out whether or not a subwoofer is something I want to add to my system.
The problem is, I can't get the damn thing to output loud enough. The sound is very faint, but there is some sound (which leads me to believe it isn't busted). My receiver doesn't seem to have any bass management options, so I can't do anything there. I've also messed around with the crossover filters, but that didn't change much.
I've been told that it could be a problem with my amplifier not supplying enough power, so perhaps that's it.
I wanted to see if anyone could help before I go out and chuck the thing in favor of another subwoofer.
Thanks in advance!