A few weeks ago I bought a set of Mirage Nanosat 5.0 speakers, and now I’m searching for the perfect sub to go with it. Was looking at $300 subs, and quickly realized that they will not provide me with the sound I want to watch movies.
I have a 15X23X10 room with 2 hallways that open up to the kitchen/dining area. I would like to use the sub for 60% HT, and 40% music.
So I decided to spend about $500 and settled on the HSU VTF2-MK4, but realized that it may also not be enough. I raised the budget to $800, and started to consider the VTF3-MK4, but I’m not crazy about the side firing. It really creates a problem with the positioning of the furniture (I was advised to keep it in front of me, since I have to cross it around 120Hz), and worried about my two toddlers having an easy access to the speaker after removing the grill.
I later learned about the SVS PC12-NDS, and started to consider it, until I learned that it is not as adjustable as the HSU VTF series. So here are my questions. Will the loosing of the “Q control”, if selecting the PC12-NDS, create a significant problem being that I have to cross it so high? Will the lack of control be such that I will be better off selecting the VTF2-MK4? I looked at the possibility of selecting the VTF-15H, but because of the size and price, it is out of reach. Any other suggestions?