Another member here has been helping me build my first small theater room, and requested I make this post to get some subwoofer-specific input. The room is 11'6" x 12'6" and is used for watching movies 95% of the time. So far I have the following equipment:
-Onkyo 709 receiver
-Polk RTi8 tower fronts
-Polk CSi5 center
-Polk RTi6 surrounds
-Polk RTi4 rears
-Klipsch KSW-100 subwoofer.
This member has told me that the Klipsch KSW-100 sub I have is for sure the weak point of my system, and that an upgrade in the subwoofer department will make a world of difference. I was "complaining" that I expected my equipment so far to be much louder and more powerful than it is. I am coming out of a Paradigm 70ct satellite speaker system, and am just not "blown away" with my new setup like I expected to be. Again, though, I keep being told that the subwoofer will make all the difference in the world...
I was looking at these follwing subwoofers, some of which I have found locally pre-owned. I was wondering how they compare, or better yet - which would "best fit" my current HT setup.
Bic F-12 ... $157 (new)
Hsu VTF-3 ... $400 (pre-owned locally)
Outlaw LFM-1 EX ... $550 (new)
SVS PB2-ISD ... $500 (pre-owned locally)
Velodyne Servo F-1500 ... $275 (pre-owned locally)