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Location: Jersey City, NJ USA
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Hello, I have been lurking on this forum for a while doing research. I appreciate all of the expertise here, much of it beyond my current understanding of HT systems.
I am looking to either buy a replacement amp for my sub or a new sub and could use some guidance. I have a Polk PSW1200 and it doesn’t seem to want to power up, Polk doesn’t have parts anymore, so if anyone has an extra amp hit me up…otherwise I am looking for guidance on a new sub.
The room – 18 ft by 19 ft with 11.5 ft high ceilings ~ 4000 cubic feet. My wife and I live in a 1Br condo in the city so this is actually our family room, living room, office, and kitchen. As such, it is pretty cluttered with furniture and dual subs are not an option. I have stood firm on speaker placement over time and have an entire corner of the room (front left) dedicated to the Polk PSW1200 but with logistics as they are that is it. I wont be able to mess with different placements outside of this corner.
System – I have Polk RTi A front bookshelf, center, and rear speakers.
Me – To do this right it looks like I would need to calibrate my system extensively. Honestly, I probably wont spend a lot of time to do this, I work close to 100 hours a week and just don’t have the time or the patience. I bought an Onkyo receiver that has this: Audyssey MultEQ® XT Advanced Room-correction and Speaker Calibration. I am willing to use that but probably not much more.
Use - 80% HT and 20% music (Progressive Trance), but we really do love our music.
Goal - To get as good of sound as I had with the Polk PSW1200 or better.
Hopefully that background helps. I am looking at two “classes” of subs below, what should I do?
Class 1) Don’t drop a ton of cash, get it to the bass I am used to.
--Polk DSW microPRO 4000 (looking at this because Polk offered a discount since my PSW1200 gave out)
Class 2) Have serious buyer remorse but do it right.
--SVS PB13-Ultra (based on research I think this is the laggard behind the next two)
--Seaton SubMersive (HP or non-HP)
Thanks in advance for any guidance, again, I cant really mess with placement outside of the one corner and I may not do too much with calibration.