Hey guys. Im looking for a sub for around $1k (I reviewed the sub shootout with all the ID subs a few times and i think im narrowing it down). I wanted to just let ya'll know what Im working with and will getting one of these subs get me where i want to be.. I know my setup will make some "audiphiles" grimmace, but sorry ya'll, im on a budget. Wish i could have the toys some of you have, but as of right now, I simply cannot.. Im looking for a sub that will really move the room without distorting on me. I want something for that WOW factor.. I also happen to just get tickled pink when you get that bass that you just feel in your throat, even at sub-sonic levels.. (God i love that!).
Im thinking right now, the HSU VTF-15.. although I havent ruled out the Epik or the Rhythmik, and Im still open for better ideas...
I have the following:
Onkyo 809 receiver
2 XLS-15's for front left and right (yeah, cerwin vega.. we cant all have the top of the line stuff
1 XLS-6C for center speaker
and then im fixing to get 2-4 XLS-6's to finish out the 5.1 or 7.1 surround..
The front left and rights are powered by a CV-1800 Pro amp.
16 gauge wire all around.
I dont have the exact specs on my apartment, but it isnt very big at all. It is L shaped unfortunately, but i make due.
I am one of those people that just love rich, deep, powerful bass. I just bought these XLS-15's on a whim, because 10-15 years ago, when i was a kid, i had a pair of Cerwin Vega 15's.. I remember the bass being alot deeper. They arent doing it for me now. I want to know if i get one of these $1000 subs (im really thinking the HSU, but i would love to here ALL opinions) will get me where i want to be. I want something to handle the 60Hz and below range (Im guessing). Seems as though all the Cerwin's can easily handle everything down to there (Im sure they go lower, but like i said, its just not the power im looking for..)
Will the HSU sub get me where i want to be? Or should i go with one of the others? I havent heard any in real life, so i would just love to get as many opinions as i can. It is a big investment for me, so i want to get it right. It would take a long time, but i would eventually be willing to move up to two subs. But thats far off in the future. Thanks for the help in advance, guys!