Finally my wife is letting me build a dedicated theater room in our new house. I am having the builder frame the outside of the room and I am going to do the inside! I cant wait. Well here are the room dimensions. It will be approximately 12' x 17' x 7' 10". I am going to have a false wall for the screen and store the fronts and sub behind the audio transparant screen. I will have bass traps in the corner and every wall will have sound absorbtion. This will be a 7.1 setup on an 120" diagonal screen. So here are the speakers that I am using and then the sub options:
Denon 3808ci + Oppo 93
Amps - could use advice on this for the fronts and center
Polk CSiA6 – Center
Polk RT600i – Fronts (now)
Polk Rti-A7 – Fronts (future)
Polk 265-RT’s – Surround and Rear Surround
SVS – PB12NSD
HSU – VTF3-MK4 or VTF2-MK4
Epik Single Empire
Outlaw LFM-1 EX
So which sub would be the best bang for the dollar? I think that they are all within $100 of each other.
The Empire will have more output in the mid bass and upper bass regions, while the VTF3 will have more output in the low frequencies near its tuning point. I would choose from either of those subs. I think you would be happy with either.