Hi all, I just graduated college and got a nice job, so I'm looking to upgrade my sound system. Right now I'm using my dad's old MCS 3-Way Bass Reflex Speaker System from JC Penny; I assume I'll have to replace all the components
. Let me get into what I'm looking for in general and follow up with some specific questions:Note:
I intend on using this sound system to occasionally play music at parties/bars.1) Budget:
Since I'm building a whole new system I'll include two numbers. I'd say I could spend up to $1000 on the sub, with a total of $3000. I'm not sure if this is a realistic ratio, but its on the high end either way.2) Size limit:
Must be transportable with relative ease.3) Room dimensions:
My current room is 12'x13'x8', though I may be moving to a larger place in a year or two, and sometimes the shows I play are closer to a 10,000 cuft room.4) Primary uses:
I'd say 30% HT / 30% Gaming / 40% Music. So let me just say that the music is most important to me. As I previously mentioned I'd like to travel with my sound system (or at least have it conceivable) for DJ sets at house parties and bars without their own PA. I would like a sub that can be integrated well to a surround system, but at the same time I need to crank it for shows with stereo.5) Listening habits:
I listen to/play a lot of bass music, and would like to be able to have that particular frequency range at bone shaking volumes.6) Appearance requirements:
Black/modern is nice, but this category is not really a concern to me.7) Time frame:
I'm a patient man. Plus I haven't even gotten paid yet; just thinking ahead.
So I was looking through some of Ricci's testing posts and found the Elemental Designs A7S - 450. It seemed like a decent match, though I admit I didn't understand all the charts, and he specifically noted the difficulty in transporting it...
Any tips or suggestions will be appreciated. I could use some amp/receiver and speaker advice as well, though I plan on posting in those forums after I decide on a sub. I don't know if that's not typically the order you'd build a sound system in but bass is the most important aspect to me
Please feel free to contact me with questions or point out any missing info. Thanks for the help!