Ok, I built my Tempest/AVA250 combo, and it's just bloody outragous when it comes to watching DVD. The Lord of the Rings never distorts once, with the volume cranked, and the bass bringing the house down. I'm extremely pleased. But when it comes to music, this sub is just lame. Problem is, I like to crank up the bass. When I'm listening to rap, or techno, I want the whole house to shake! Yet, this sub is playing a clean, flat bass signal designed for HT (without any boost), and the music just sounds...flat. Kinda like getting in a car with a decent stereo, and setting all the EQ values right to the bottom. There's no oomph behind the bass! I want the beat to boom! And when I crank it up, it distorts because the sub is being amplified at all frequencies, not just the frequencies of boomy bass that I want (am I right?). So, I wonder. Would it be possible for me to buy a simple equqalizer and install it between my receiver and my amp, and then modify the frequencies before they get to the receiver? Would this allow me to get that bass boost I want for music, or would this just make a mess? I don't want to open up my plate amp and solder stuff inside to get a bass boost, because I still want the sub with a flat response for home theater! Thanks. Jonny K.