I requested some early info in another thread I started but I was looking for budget and decided that is not beneficial based on what I already have.
I have a dedicated home theater room that is 14 x 18 with 8ft slopes up to a 10 ft ceiling, so around 2520 cu. ft with no openings on a 2nd floor (carpet over wood).
I am currently using an older Velodyne HGS-10b6 series manufactured in 1998, can't believe it is that old I have never been that happy with the Velodyne in this room feeling like I just don't have the punch I need and it is getting older now. I have never gotten over having the feel I had from Def Tech 15" ported sub from years ago.
My current requirements are 80% HT and 20% music, I currently have a Denon 3312CI but will be switching this out with the new Emotiva UMC-200/UPA-500 combo. I have Martin Logan Mosaics for front, a ML Fresco Center, and some generic dipole surround speakers.
I am looking for a sub preferably 1 sub, am not necessarily opposed to 2 but have a budget of about $1400. I am preferring clean room shaking bass that you can feel.
Here are my choices but please share others if you think they are more in-line with the requirements, not necessarily in order of preference.
1. Power Sound Audio: XS30 or XV15 (which would be best since one is sealed the other ported/vented)
2. EPIK Empire
3. HSU: VTF-15H or VTF3 Mk4
4. Rythmik Audio: FV15HP or FV15 or other in this line. (I am liking what I see here but caveat is I'm in Texas so I am sunk for shipping and taxes).
Thanks for any input you might have.