I am building a home theater set-up in my basement for both movies and music. I am hoping to get some recommendations on subwoofers. My budget is $500.
I will be using Energy RC-Micro Satelite 5.0 speakers for the satellites. I am looking for a good subwoofer set-up to compliment these speakers with both good mid and low ranges.
I am thinking front firing and ported in front as I am trying to hide the subwoofer(s) in the bottom of the open area in my media console. The media console opeing is 25" H x 24" W x 14 3/4" deep. I have added a pic as I am looking to place the subwoofer(2) in the bottom left corner and a second if necessary in the lower right corner. The media console is 10 ft wide and the 55" TV and satellite speaker will be hung on the wall above.
The viewing arer is appox. 10' wide and 15' deep with an open floor plan to a bar and dinette totalling 25' wide by 25' deep plus a hallway to the stairway.
Due to size restrictions of the media cabinet and $500 budget I am thinking of the following:
- (2) Lava Subwoofers LSP08 (Front firing and front ported)
- (2) Outlaw Audio M8 (Will downfiring and down ported cause any issues inside media console?)
- (1) SVS SB-1000 (12" Sealed front firing)
- Any other subwoofer suggestions
Will two 8" budget subwoofers or one good 12" subwoofer be better?
Will two 8" subwoofers give me better imaging over one 12" as the subwoofer will also contribute midrange frequencies?
Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
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