Worth upgrading my sub?
I'm currently running a pair of Revel F32s with a Denon receiver as my preamp, and the signal is crossed over to my subwoofer at 80 Hz. I'm in the market for a "real" preamp, but I'd like to continue crossing over the low frequencies to my sub, which I'll do using a Marchand XM44 crossover. I'm doing this because my room is such that the mains themselves have a terrible response curve between 20 and 80 Hz (over 25 db difference from peak to trough), while the sub has a very smooth response in this frequency range. I'm also limited in the amount of bass trapping / wall panels I can use; since I live in a studio apartment, any acoustic treatments need to be very livable, as I literally live in my listening room.
Currently, I'm using an SVS PC20-39 sub, which is 10 years old. This sub reaches down low, but I'm wondering if a more modern sub would deliver "cleaner" or "tighter" bass than this one. Not that I'm unhappy with the sound; I'd just like to know what I'd get from upgrading the sub. I also realize that dual subs might be better than a single sub, though I'm not sure I'm looking to use a dual sub setup.