Originally Posted by Saturn94
Sounds intriguing. But now your approaching Triax territory in terms of budget. I started this search with a max budget of $1500. Much over $2k is more than I can handle; house is gonna need a new roof in the not too distant future. Nothing like home repairs to gut the budget of an AV hobby.
That's a yes and a no answer in that one has to buy a Triax in one payment where as if one is going stick to a $1,500.00 budget, they can buy a pair of XS15's for a bit less at a cost of $1,423.10 or they can buy a single XS30 or XS30f for $1,139 or $1,399.00 and at a later date add a complimentary XS15 for an additional $749.00.
If you purchase two XS15's now and add a third one later, your total out of pocket for three subwoofers would be $2,135.00 which is $135.00 more than you maximum of $2,000.00. Buy two now, add a third later when you have the additional monies.
If one were to go with a XS30 and a XS15, the total would be $1,888.00 and I'm sure PSA would work in their 5%, second subwoofer discount which makes this package more inline with your $1,500.00 budget. Later if you like, add a second XS15 as it doesn't have to be done, all at once.
If you want go with vented choices, PSA will be able to help there also. As you know, vented doesn't dig as deep as a properly outfitted room, equipped with a sealed subwoofer system but the vented models make up for it by increasing output in the +15Hz range. It all depends on what's important and how you want to cobble the deal together.
A little bit of creative juggling should get you what your 5,500 cu ft room needs for proper playback levels.
Nothing like home repairs to gut the budget of an AV hobby. frown.gif
And we can't forget the backyard fence, the A/C, interior/exterior paint, the septic system needing to be pumped, yard maintenance issues, bathroom/kitchen upgrades, the water heater being on it's last legs, property taxes, house insurance (how many more years will the driveway hang in there) and the purchase of a few non-subwoofer related toys to keep it all worth while.....all the while, the darn cars keep demanding their fair share of any leftover household budget.