I'm trying to rebuild my HT setup. New house, old TV broke, old receiver doesn't have HDMI, etc. so it's a work in progress. Right now I have four Yamaha NS-A60X bookshelves (3-way 8" 5-1/4" 3/4") and a Yamaha NS-AC40X center channel. I'm thinking about replacing the fronts with some Sony SSF-7000 floorstanding speakers (dual 8", 3.25" and 1", 180W). But sub first.
Usage will be about 90% movies. I'd like to get those deep low effects on the LFE track. The room is about 19' by 10' with 7' high ceiling. About 1260 cu.ft. It's in the basement with foundation walls on one long side and two short sides. Those walls are sheetrock with a 2x4 cavity full of insulation against the concrete foundation.
I want to spend < $500 on sub. Rythmik LV12R is too expensive.
Considering Hsu STF-2, SVS PB-1000, BIC F12, and the PA-150.