I am looking to replace an old Velodyne F1500 (a borrowed sub) that is a nearly perfect 20 inch cube. Unfortunately, to my wife, size DOES matter, but in this case smaller is better. She has seen the SVS SB12-NSD and is okay with me getting 2 because individually they are less “intrusive” than the Velodyne. I might be able to convince her to get one Rythmik F12 (only one because it is bigger), but that may be too big for her.
These will be going in my family room which is about 15 x 20 feet with a 9 foot ceiling. It is open to a kitchen and the rest of the house on the left. The TV is on the 20 foot wall and the couch is about 11 feet from the wall. The sub(s) will be along the wall that the TV is on, and possibly in the right front corner of the room. I know that I will never pressurize the entire area, but I have to live with that. We will use it for about 60% TV / movies and 40% music. We don’t listen at loud levels, nowhere near reference, so I am just looking for the best bass that I can get in a small size at a reasonable cost of around $900 to $1,200.
I am leaning towards the 2 SB12’s for a more balanced response, but wanted to get some of your thoughts on whether the single R12 with it’s lower frequency would be better. Or any other ideas considering size and cost.