The room dimensions are 15'x17' with a ceiling that goes from 10' to about 14' recessed. Guesstimating puts that at 3000 cu. ft. (15*17*12) to fill with delicious bass.
Let's call the budget around $700, I could squeeze money out of something else if need be, but the reverse is true also, any money saved is money for other components. I have some experience with HSU in the form of the STF-2 and while a good product, it just doesn't put out the bass I want in a room smaller than mine - granted it is a more of a multi-purpose room with a theater thrown in and that may have something to do with it. This isn't the case for my theater room, and I want a good experience everytime. I was looking at the VTF-3, or possibly dropping to the VTF-2 if you guys think that would suffice. The other option I considered was going dual subs, but I would need some advice on that.
Thanks in advance, look forward to suggestions and will post back as I continue to do research if I come across anything else.