Hi Everybody, Here's a message from a freshman, so to speak. I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to audiostuff, and I'm thinking about getting an active subwoofer for my hometheatre setup. Cos even though I'm pretty satisfied with the (old) speakers I have now (Jamo passive sub-system (sub with 2 speakers connected to it) functioning as front speakers, 2 comparable jamo speakers (withouth a sub) as surrounds, and an old panasonic stereo speaker for my center speaker. Btw, I have a vsx-d510 pioneer receiver), but I could def. use some extra punch. (cos now I have basically a 5.0 setup). Since I'm on a tight budget, I was thinking about the Sony SA-WM40. I'm hearing (reading) good things about it, but nearly everyone also mentions the boominess, mostly with music. However, my main concern here is HT. Is it good for that purpose? Or does it still need mods, like polyfilling (with the hazard of losing my warranty)? And, what I was also wondering, what about the soundtrack/score of a movie? I mean, if there's music in the movie, with a fair amount of bass/agressiveness (I'm thinking of the orthanc- or moria [khazad-dum]-music in lotr), will the sub reproduce that ok, or also boomy (like regular audio cd's)? Cos that would still be crappy then... (Cos I would like my sfx to be fairly defined [kicking in when it has to, and not merely amounting to an incoherent rumble] as well as a not too artificial sounding score) So basically what I'm asking is: Is the SA-WM40 a good deal for HT out of the box (including music score of movies as well as sfx etc.)? (or do I need to do mods no matter what) Uh yeah, kind of a long story, but I hope it's clear. Would be great if anyone could help me out, cos 'I'm in the dark here...' (Al Pacino in 'Scent of a Woman') Later, Bart.