I was at a friends house listening to his new svs 16-46 pci last night and my ears started hurting a little bit. We were testing out all of the big bass dvd's (TS 2, Jurassic Park, TPM, Pearl Harbor etc.) and using the decibal meter to see how loud it was getting. During the peaks of massive bass the decibals reached between 105 and 110 which I believe is in the danger zone for hearing damage. Anyway, my question is are low freqencies not as damaging to our ears as other frequencies? If they are just as harmful then I need to rethink this hobby of mine. The problem is I really didn't think the volume was set really loud but like I said my ears were a little sore during my drive home. By the way, I loved how the sub sounded but it bugged me how you could hear bass from the sub during male voices. His receivers crossover is at 80 so supposedly this shouldn't be possible but it was very obvious and annoying. Since his mains are rated to 28 I wonder if he should try setting them to large.