Hi all, still just a novice in this home audio world and I'm looking to add a sub to my lineup. A brand that keeps popping up, clearly for good reason, is PSA. My room is an open concept living / dining room, open to the kitchen. Dimensions are 20.4 x 19.6, so about 400sqft in total, with I believe 11-12ft ceilings (new construction so I'm not quite sure yet). My setup will be used as my everyday cable TV / Movie / Music system, probably a 60-40 (cable/movies - music) split. I've had my eye on the 15V or the S1500 (which is a bit more appealing as there is some B stock available). I'd like to get the collective thoughts of you folks here as to which might be better for my room and had a few questions.
For the size of my room and the content that will be played, do I go ported or sealed- I was thinking ported? Are there any advantages / disadvantages of a down firing sub like the 15V vs a traditional- or is that irrelevant? My understanding is that sealed subs will generally play lower, but you may need multiple to get you there- if I went with the S1500, would I need 2?
Appreciate all the help, thanks!!
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