for less than a $1000 and his space requirements aaaand expecting to get your output? probably not going to happen. 2 vtf 2.x would be close though in regards to size, budget and getting what he wants. he's going over on size a bit, about $100-200 on budget and getting that dual sub goodness.
but if he can't swing that, then tell him f--- it! get two submersives. and crank 'em up when the wife starts letting him know how much she disapproves.
Home theater gladly not designed by ereed or bgtighe23. 65" JS9500, Marantz 7702MKII, Parasound Halo A31, ClassDaudio SDS470 4ch, RBH R56, 4xRBH R55, 2x RBH R5, Hsu VTF 2 MK 3 and VTF 3 for subwoofage, OnStage MS7701B mic stand with boom for improved Audussey XT32 calibrations. Listening space happily treated with 1" OC 703 rigid fiberglass. OPPO 203 or 205 soon.