Hi folks! I'm excited to be in the market for a sub. After years of apartment living where that wasn't really an option, I now have a house! The basement is for kids playing during the day and HT at night. Eventually I'll get around to daytime HT but there are lots of windows to contend with. Since I've never had a sub (other than with the desktop comp speaker set I bought in college) I know I will be blown away by the diffence. Having said that, I don't want to get crap. Here are my constraints:
80% movies, 10% games, 10% music.
Carpet over concrete.
30x15x8, with a 5x10x8 hallway and a stairwell leading upstairs = somewhere in the neighborhood of 4000 f^3. (Yes, I know. That's why I put "barn" in the title.)
I won't be listening at high volumes, but of course expect to hear/feel the LFE as part of the HT experience. But theater-loud sound would bring a big "turn that down" from the wife.
A quick browse makes me think that dual RW-12D's would do the trick. I don't think I want to spend more than $700, but that's not a hard limit if folks think I won't be able to fill the space on that budget.
Thanks in advance for your input!