Television shows, normal levels, some movies on blue ray (3d), HBO, etc. I will turn up pretty loud when appropriate. Nothing crazy. Love rock music but play mostly on my Iphone. Current set up is 60 inch Sharp 3D display, Boston towers with powered sub inside, VR12 center. Low end new Yamah RX V371 receiver. Seems to run the current set up fine. I'll be honest, the base that the towers and center produce seems very strong and tight. Just have gone this far, I want I mean need a "real" sub. This is a dedicated but open family room and the downstairs is about 1,200 sq ft with 10 ft ceilings. I have been told this is a very large space but anything larger than the EX is not going to fly if you read between the lines (wife). But she did say today are you ready for your new subwoofer but she really thinks it's a waste of money. It's like a need this to move on. HSU is in Orange County and 10 minutes from my work so I can save on shipping.