I'm slowly building out a HT setup or a small basement/entertainment room. I need some advice on a budget sub that will complement my current system without overwhelming it.
2 KEF Q100 bookshelf as fronts
1 KEF Q200c center channel
Connected to a Pioneer VSX-1021
Recently acquired floor model CV CMX10s
Requirement: Using bookshelf speakers means I'm lacking some bass (though so far I'm very impressed with the KEF Q100s otherwise)
Room dimensions: 12' X 12' X 8' ceiling
Use: movies, TV, casual music listening when entertaining
Habits/requirements: I don't need/want any heavy pounding, and this is a condo with a shared wall, so nothing that will disturb my neighbours
Setup location/appearance: due to the room layout, the sub *may* end up in a cabinet underneath the TV (about 18" clearance) or in a closet at the back of the room.
Budget: ideally sub-$300 CDN
I was recently in my local home AV store and they were selling a floor model Cerwin-Vega CMX10s. It's a little banged up cosmetically, but works fine, and is fully returnable. I picked it up on a whim then brought it home to check reviews, but I'm having trouble finding any solid recommendations other than the same 6 from Amazon
. Based on what I have found, the CVs seem to be known for heavy bass, something I don't really need. The MSRP on these was $500 USD (I paid considerably less) but the model is discontinued.
So, should I keep the CV even if it might be too much for my tastes? Or should I look for something different? Any help is appreciated.