Ok, If this is confusing i'm sorry. I'm running a Kardon 325 and a velodyne 10". I really don't feel the bass is very good. It feels just like my old $200 Yamaha, anyways.... I have the sub set at 80HZ on the kardon receiver. On the sub itself i have i set at "direct" and i turned the x-over all the way to 120HZ. I have the phase at 0 instead of 180. The subs volume is set at 0 on the receiver. I only have the volume knob on the set at #3 out of 10 and on my Rad shack meter it reads 88DB's. If i turn the volume knob all the way down to almost 0 then it can get it at the 80DB its suppose to be. Whats going on? Shouldn't i be able to turn the sub up more than that? I'm afraid the "auto" feature may not come on because the volume is set so low. Now my second problem also is the bass doesn't sound good and loud. At 80DB i can hardley notice its there. I turned it up to 85-90DB and it sounds a little better....but it still sounds terrible. Anyone know what i can do? Thanks guys.