I’m shopping around for a sub and looking for some advice.
I am a true novice setting up a 5.1surround system in my living room which is 20’ by 26’. My TV is mounted in the upper front corner which I am aware will add some audio challenges being where it is but that is where it is staying. My couch (the listening area) is about 16’ from the TV. After lots of research and lots advise, I am looking at purchasing Wharfedales DIA 10.7 for towers, DIA 10 CM for my center and DIA 10.DFS for my surrounds. I am shooting for about 80% HT and 20% music. My current dilemma is Epik Empire or HSU vtf-15H? The Epik has a frequency response of 20-300 Hz +/-3.5 dB anechoic VS. the HSU which has 16 Hz Ported, 22 Hz Ported or sealed. Which sub do you think will fit my needs better (which will mesh with the Wharfedales the best/which will sound the best). I am not Looking to bring down the house with base but I do want to have some powerful base when I choose. I see that the HSU will get me to those lower Hz than the Epik will but the HSU is also a bit pricier and I wonder if I would even notice the difference. I am also under the impression that with a Ported sub you are able to get lower HZ compared to a sealed sub but as a tradeoff you lose some base on the upper end at some point with a ported sub. My thought is that the 10.7 towers will make up for that loss. Also I have not picked out a receiver yet, which I will deal with at a later time. My main focus here is on the subs but if you have heard something in my setup that sound completely crazy feel free to speak up. Thank you.