Originally Posted by csgamer
Colocated would bother me. I would likely prefer a balanced sound and looks.
So dual daytons vs dual other budget sub vs single rw12d? With price not a factor.
Based on the above thinking, you'll never come out of the clouds.
Co-location has nothing to do with balance as you've shown you're concerned with price but then speak of dual sub locations. For price, co-location trumps aesthetics. Co-location is bang for buck and in your room, based on your posted images, based on all your comments, you're in a world of hurt regarding output and don't know it.
You're worrying about looks but you struggle regrading price as unintentionally, your effort becomes the quintessential example of the Quixotic struggle of looking for a subwoofer that will fit within your budget, look good and give one the performance of an almost six thousand dollar system and I assure you, it ain't gonna happen; first base.
In the end, it's all about the Benjamins and if one ain't got the Benjamins or the room to fit multiple subs, then it's all about compromise. It really is that simple.
Within a stated budget of up to $650.00, one has choices like, four Sub-1200's or on sale, two RW-12d's or one SB-12 NSD or my preferred choice for your venue, one PC-12 NSD and outside of normal niggles, if an individual wants more for the money, good luck. And unless willing to take the time to learn how to properly integrate their subwoofers into their room's acoustics, they're pretty much, hosed.
There are only so many choices and that's all there is and there ain't no more.
(in direct comment to your above question, without question, dual RW-12d's)