I am updating my entire 5.1 HT speaker set. I have narrowed down to a reasonable list for the front pair, and the complimentary centre and rears. I have no idea where to start with subs though.
I am moving house twice in teh next 18 months, so can't really know how big the final room will be, but let's make believe it's about 15' x 23' x 11' high.
My budget is around $2000 per sub, and I am thinking I want to get a pair this time, so $4000 in total. Ish. I could spend more if I was convinced it was worth it, but I do think that should get me anything I could dream of.
Initially they'll be just for movies and effects, but it's really important to me that they sound great musically, because longer term I will probably integrate them into my stereo setup too. For music, I listen to a very wide and eclectic range. Tom Waits, Marsalis, Duke Ellington, Offspring, Iron Maiden, Frank Zappa, Mozart (but not that opera stuff). Just about anything goes at my place. It doesn't ever get turned up to concert levels, but there's an expectation that we'll really feel the floor falling apart when LA falls in to the ocean during an earthquake, or when some ship explodes in space off the shoulder of Orion. Needs to really hit me in teh chest hard. That why the budget is generous. Wanting to get that.
The real challenge is that the boxes themselves can't be all that large. As mentioned, there's going to be a bit of moving about. They also need to fit into the room's decor, so am willing to pay alittle extra for a finish. I could get away with one of them being doubled up as a surface on the side wall, I guess.
At the moment I am thinking of getting some custom Rythmik 15" subs made up. Not sure who does a good job of that. Also not sure if that's my best bet. I've also heard great things about Seaton Submersives, ut I think they might be huge?
What would you get?