Please help a newbie out. I have tried reading all that I can, but time is key here. I am a newbie(and new IL60 owner) to audio and have tried to read up on what I can. That said, I am very disappointed in what I hear from the IL60s(basswise) that I have. Now, I have a very crappy rack type all in one Sony system that has no real power. But, with the powered sub, I shouldn't have to worry about that should I? The bass just sounds way, way too tight. I know that speaker placement has some to do with the sound and break in can change some things... and I do have a RABOS kit that I haven't messed with too much. I just can't see how any positioning can make the bass drum not sound like a "thud" instead of a "boom" and such. Now, I have had buddies with SM120s and SM150s and I seem to remember those having the ability to turn Pink Floyd into some crushing bass. I know that memories aren't always accurate either. I am just very confused as to what to think of these things. I am wondering if I should go with some of the IL40s and a good powered sub or what. Can my all in one rack mount Sony Schmony be the culprit? Maybe it isn't capable of reproducing the freqs or something that I am expecting? The specs on the ancient amp part are: Power output and THD with 8ohm loads and with both channels driven, from 70-20,000Hz; rated 100 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with less than .9%THD from 250 milliwatts to rated output. Is this "amp/receiver" not capable of reproducing anything below the 70Hz? There is an adjustment band that says 63Hz for the speaker levels(up/down), but that just makes the bass thud more instead of boom. I have tried the differing gain settings on the front of the speakers and changing the position of the speakers,etc. I have a deal pending for an AVR525 for a great price and I am wondering whether this would be the ticket, or if I am just barking up the wrong tree. Any input would be appreciated!!!