We are finishing our deck into a sunroom. The walls are 33 inches high with windows down the side walls. There will be a large fireplace in front with a TV above it. This will become the primary TV/movie room at night. My wife has given a firm veto against having a subwoofer in the room. This includes a veto against trying to hide one in an end table or coffee table because she's putting in an ottoman and the couch won't have any end tables. So, here are my questions:
1. I'm looking at the Velodyne SC-600 IW because it is not horribly priced (under $700) and purports to have proprietary technology to keep it from vibrating the wall too much, which will be key with windows above it. I do not believe it reaches the lowest lows, but that's not really a problem in this viewing environment. It's not a true theater.
2. Velodyne's amplifier for this sub, the SC-600, seems very expensive at $700. Is there a reasonably priced alternative that will get the job done or are you required to use their amp to get the sub to perform properly.
3. Does anyone have any suggestions for better priced alternatives for an in wall sub that will provide solid performance? Excellent performance in the lowest end of the frequency range is not necessary, but tight (i.e., not muddy or boomy) is necessary. I strongly suspect the wife will veto this entire solution when she learns what it will cost. Indeed, I'm still not sure I'm willing to spend this much.