I recently bought a pair of Psb 400's and an 8" jbl arc sub. The sub just can't keep up with the psb's for speed and blocking the port only causes the woofer to bottom out at higher volumes, spike frequencies (and possibly over heat it).
I've been considering my options for a budget -200$ upgrade and recently checked out Solen audio for Dayton subs and found the Sub 1000 for around 100$.
My only other options for a new subwooofer (unless there's a really good sale) is a Precision Acoustics sub and the 50 watt Polks.
I also don't have a problem waiting for a good brand name sub to pop up used on kijiji from Velodyne, Jbl, Klipsch, Paradigm, Psb, Polk, Boston Acoustics, Energy or any others that may blend well with the psb's.
So are the Daytons similar to the Svs and Hsu selling style where you get more sub for a cheaper price than you would at Best buy.
I don't mean to say Daytons would be as high end as Svs or Hsu but i also don't have the money or the need for a higher end sub right now.
Speed and depth are important to me, the psb's go surprisingly low for bookshelves (sound pretty flat down to the 40-50hz range) so the sub doesn't need to do much work above that.
The lower the better i don't think clean output to 25 hz is unreasonable within the budget but the jbl is only rated for 45hz and the lowest i've heard is a Cerwin Vega rated for 30 which was plenty deep for me.
The room is quite small (14x16 with lots of furniture) but a couple cubic feet of space is available for the sub, although a smaller sub will probably be sufficient.
Paradigm's and Psb's are quite common over here but other common Bestbuy brands often pop up on kijiji.
Any help is greatly appreciated