Originally Posted by joe801
My friend just finished building his new house. And his dedicated theatre room is 12ftx10ft with 9 foot ceiling. He is looking for a sub that you can feel and dig really low. And this all for $600 max budget for the sub with tax and shipping $750 tops. I have already told him. In my opinion his best bet will either be, outlaw ex-plus, rythmik lv12r, hsu vtf-2 mk4, dual klipsch rw-12d when on sale, svs sb-1000. But I highly doubt he will get the bass he can feel and hear without upping his budget. Am I wrong to tell him that? Or the subs I recommened him will suffice? Which on will best his needs?
These kinds of requests make the false assumption of them being rational questions. Without your friend realizing it he's asking for $3k, or more, worth of subwoofers in a $750.00 package and as much as we all would like him to get what he wants, it ain't gonna happen. Boo-hoo for all of us.
With the above in mind, once a hard budget has been established, and it reads like you're already on to this point, one has to dicker and see what kind of compromises they're willing to accept. So as to give realistic recommendations, what compromises is your friend willing to put up with? Just so as to not seem like I'm trying to be coy, for a single subwoofer, my fav recommendations is a SVS, PC12-NSD.
Unobtrusive in a Home Theater room.
400w RMS amp/800w peak.
According to ground plane tests, digs deep and expectedly will dig deeper in your friends Home Theater.
At this point in the thread, my opinion, participants will need to know what compromises your friend is willing to make so as to be able to come up with the best choice, for his situation, at his stated budget.