Originally Posted by gakaudio
In my opinion, there are two classes of subwoofers, one intended for Home Theater and one intended for music. The point, to be happy, one is served well which they wish their subwoofers to serve and Paradigm, my opinion, best serve one's need to enhance and replicate music.
In addition, I recalculated the volume of my space and it appears to be closer to 5900 cubic feel. I know, not a huge difference. Part of me is still considering to get a sealed sub now for around $750 and pick up another similar one down the road. any recommendations for a reasonably price sealed sub where two would give me enough output to fill my room?
If you haven't taken the time to include room measuring into your analyzing capability, you'll never know what-cha got. With that in mind, even if measuring and doing Home Theater based sound reproduction, I'd be looking to three or four, sealed, subwoofers, not one or two.
Your budget will have to address issues of what's "reasonable." If I had to step down a bit in price, I'd go with a set of three, SVS, SB-12, NSD's. I like what sealed units do with room gain.
No two subwoofer solution is going equal the smoothing affect of three subwoofers and a four subwoofer solution is proven to be the medium ideal.
FWIW, we're a three subwoofer family (we being me), wanting four subwoofers but the WAF factor limits us to a three subwoofer solution. Just saying.