have been researching websites and searching threads here for some time and finally decided I need to join up to get specific advice.
small room/office space, 12x12x8, with computer audio system that consists of a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC, Audioengine D1 DAC, Audioengine N22 integrated amp, Polk RTi 4 speakers and a Yamaha YST-SW45 sub. looking to upgrade sub as I recently upgraded speakers from M-Audio AV40.
I know by saying there are size limitations is setting me up for failure, but I have no other choice in this small space as evidence in the size of the YST-SW45. need about a 12 inch cube for the space available next to my desk on floor. right now not much fits that bill except Bic V-80, NHT Super 8, Audioengine S8, Yamaha YST-SW215, Jamo 210, but cannot justify $350 for some of these. the Hsu STF-1 is too deep and has rear port which would be against wall. would like to keep cost down around $200 if at all possible and still get decent sound for music use only.
can not entertain the idea of a large, less expensive sub like Dayton 12, BIC F-12 or Klipsch RW12D as I do not have the space to fit it and also live in town home and share two walls. my HT sub and setup is an M&K MX-100 turned way down with Polk monitor 40's up front and monitor 30's in rear, CS-1 center channel, Yamaha RXV-3000 and Sony ES DVP S9000. this is not much, but will shake the entire town home block if turned up too much. my one neighbor on the side of my office space has said she hears the bass of the YST-SW45!
looking for any recommendations for a small sub with higher quality sound for music only at a reasonable cost. and none of those overpriced 6.5 inch subs from the Klipsch Group of companies...no thank you.
thanks in advance for your help.