Keep your unicorns
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: At the Dexter Lake Club
Put the woofers where they are firing at the wall, 2-3 or maybe 4 inches away. Just woofers firing into an open room won't play very loud, not boomy atleast. In a car it loads the entire passenger compartment, something you can't do in a house. Might try a closet as well, should help a little.
Personally I'd recommend one of the bigger JBL subs from Best Buy, they are fairly cheap and are designed for a house. Throw it in a corner and go to town. I've only got an 8" powered sub and it works fine with my system, plenty of power to rattle the walls. Then again I've got some really nice tower speakers as well.
If you want room shaking power like they have at the Lizard Lounge or Club Uropa get out some money! Several 12-15 inch woofers with a couple of thousand watts will do it.
No fast cars though