I'm a new guy here. I've been lurking for a few months but I've reached frustration, so now it's time for me to ask for help. Here's my story.
Total room size is 33' x 17' x 8' and it does not open into any other area
Theater / listening portion of room is 17' length x 14' wide
Low pile carpeted floors on padding on wood
Axiom M60, QS8, VP150 (and M22's if I do 7.1) speakers
Denon AVR (forget which model)
I used to have an older Hsu VTF-3 I believe was the model. When we moved, I was forced to sell it because it is way to heavy (about 95 lbs) for me at this tender age of 61. I loved that sub.
So my problem now is limited budget - under $1,000 if my marriage is to last, $1,200 or so if I'm in a risk taking mode. We will do 40% TV, 35% movies and 25% music. I do not crank too loudly too often, but when I do, I enjoy feeling the rocket launch, galloping horses, and depth charges in my gut. The music we listen too is primarily jazz, classical, show tunes and classic rock. I need the notes that come from the stand up bass to sound articulate - muddy and sloppy drive me crazy. Oh yeah, one final caveat. I have to be able to lift or at the very least easily drag around the unit(s). This means under 65lbs, with 50lbs or less being the ideal.
So to sum it up, for my nice big room, I need an under 65 lb, musically accurate, and semi-gut wrenching subwoofer for around $1,000.
I've looked at the SVS PC12-NSD (the PC12-Plus would be ideal but is too heavy)
I've contemplated the DefTech SuperCube 4000/6000 (the few reviews I read sound so-so)
The Outlaw EX and the appropriate Hsu models are too heavy
Any and all ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.