Receiver not pushing system

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    ok I just started in home audio. I have Yamaha RX-v581 receiver Klipsch r28 tower reference klipsch center Klipsch 400w 12" powered sub and klipsch reference bookshelf surround. I will do atmos soon.
    I got the r28. And was disappointed on how the receiver pushed them. The dual 8's sounded like mid range 5" speakers. I have tried small or large room setup. I've messed with the eq. Db levels.
    I was told to go with a marantz sr5011 thought of going with onyko tx-rz810. Or is ther an amplifier I can ad just for the klipsch r28. They are 150w rms. The recievier I have is 1015w receiver. If I divide 1015w by 7 it is 115w. The specs says it's 80w a channel. I also was going to add another sub. I want the kick of a 10 but should I add a 10 or another 12. I was hoping the dual 8 klipsch towers would give me what I was looking for. Right now I am disappointed in my setup
     
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    If you haven't calibrated the system, do that before you do anything else. And with the Yahama's, the processing mode you select will make a huge difference (Cellar Club, Roxy Theater, etc).

    The r28's look to have a 98 sensitivity, so volume shouldn't be a problem. Switching to another receiver is unlikely to help. It may be room acoustics, or it may be that the Klipsch's aren't for you.
     
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    I did set it up(calibrate). I did go through all the dsp (processing) settings. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the dual 8 subwoofers barely move even at high volume. I had got these towers to have a mid to higher low frequency. My home audio experience lacks but car audio it does not. I was expecting a mid bass and sound out of the r28 Klipsch.
     
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    Something doesn't sound right, but it could be any or more than one of several things. Most likely something wrong with the setup, as in calibration. I prefer to do my own calibration, but I'm in the minority.

    One thing I'm fairly certain of, is that none of your proposed solutions will fix the problem.
     
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    One other thought. Car audio often strives for an absurd amount of bass. Home audio just isn't geared toward that, plus it's a lot more difficult to achieve in the much larger space. You might just be expecting something that's not what home audio typically tries to accomplish.

    They're not subwoofers. Plus, since you are using an actual subwoofer, all the low frequencies are being passed off to that. If you're sitting there, looking at the woofers in your main speakers, expecting to see them going wild, that's just not going to happen when it's set up right.

    You might need to unlearn most of your car audio concepts when it comes to home audio.
     
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    Good point. He might want to try turning his sub off to see what comes from the mains.
     
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    I'm confused to what you're looking for in your sound? You have klipsch towers, a decent AVR and a sub for the low end. You should have plenty of volume when properly setup. You shouldn't have any holes in the frequency range with those towers and sub. I sounds like you're expecting that mid bass bump that you get from an in car install. The problem is that you're not going to get that in a larger room.

    • What is the crossover point on the yamaha?
    • Do you have the extra bass on?
    • What mode are you in for surround?
     

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