I have some Paradigm Monitor 11 floor standers that are being powered by an Emotiva XPA-2. My surrounds are some cheap streem audio that do the job adequetly enough powered by a Pioneer Elite SC-05. I had an ed A7s450 subwoofer but it has recently died so at the moment I have no sub at all. My dillema is that after having significant bass reproduction, I really can't seem to live with no LFE, but at the present time I am in no position to purchase anything even close to the equivalent of the A7s450.
The most I can do is $200 until I can save up for what I really want, which will be either the HSU VTF-15H or the Powersound Audio XV15. From my searching, it sounds like i'm looking at the BIC F12 or the Polk 505 among a few others. I know these subs will not be enough, i'm just looking for something cheap that will get me by for the next 6 months or so. My Paradigms are nice, but obviously after having the ED there is a huge hole in my system without it. With all of you guys experience and knowledge, will a $200 sub just end up making me frustrated because of what I was used to having? Or will it at least be better than none at all, and hold me over until I can purchase one of the big boys. And if so, which of the cheaper subs are recommended the most? I'm pretty much 50/50 on music/movies by the way. I don't know the exact dimensions of the room but lets just say it would be considered meduim/large. I had the A7s450 and before that I owned a HSU VTF-2 I think it was called, so you get the idea of what kind of bass I like. Thanks for the help guys, I really need it right now.