Originally Posted by ceh383
The XS30 looks good to me, but it is slightly larger than the PB12-NSD which is already pushing the WAF...
Overall, based on various sizes, it really isn't that large of a sub. The laws of physics take over regarding box size and sound quality. The size of the XS30 is a reasonable size for what you get. After a bit, considering your imaged placement position, the sub will quite literally, blend and in short order, become benign and unobtrusive.
I'm not necessarily sold on SVS, although I can't find a bad review anywhere. That's why I looked there first, I'm open to any suggestions...
The Rythmik E15HP looks good as well.
Not intentionally leaving anybody out but if going with just one sub, my opinion, for the price, your choices revolve around SVS's, Ultra line, PSA's, XS30 subwoofer or price wise, stepping up to the top tier subs like the Seaton Sound, SubMersive, HP, the JTR, Captivator series or Funk Audio's, 18.0 C. High WAF can be found in the form of a Funk Audio, 18.0 C but "youse going pays for it." Based on published specs, with it's dual 15" drivers, the PSA, XS30 can do about 3dB louder than the Funk Audio. But in the case of the 18.0 C, there's zero chance the PSA, XS30 looks as good as the Funk Audio, 18.0 C. In my opinion, the Captivator is a big black box best suited for dedicated Home Theater rooms where WAF has less influence and the SubMersive is more like the Funk Audio offerings. Trying to give a neutral recommendation here.
WAF plays a part in that as well...
With size being the limiting factor, you might, realizing you stated one subwoofer and only one subwoofer, [[/URL]. consider the Funk Audio, 18.0 C.
Just looking for options, opinions
One thing's for sure, none of those are to be found around here