I recently purchased a Denon AVR-1712 and am expecting delivery of a pair of Ascend CBM-170 SEs. I will use them for movies, video games, and music. Some time within the next several months I would like to get a sub. Max budget is $400, which includes shipping and any applicable taxes. For example, though on sale for $329, the HSU STF-2 would actually cost me $392 after shipping/taxes are added.
I have a square room, measuring 11'x11'x8', which presents a lot of problems. I've researched a lot and some people have very strong opinions on the issue. For example, that a sub will do more harm than good and is not worth it in a situation like mine, UNLESS expensive room treatments are used, Even then it's not ideal.
I need to figure out if a sub will most likely work in my room (sans treatments) and then I need to choose one. I could use some help.
Here's my room layout: 11'x11'x8'
The X's mark proposed speaker placement.
looking into replacing my dresser with an AV furniture stand, one that has a center opening. I would then get rid of the small AV rack on the left.