I am looking for a sub to finish off my HT setup.
I don't want to spend more than $300 total, and I have narrowed it down to dual Dayton Audio SUB-1200 ($218 shipped) or the EmpTek ES1010i ($249 shipped).
The use is 95% HT and 5% music.
The size of the room is pretty much irrelevant because I am military and move every few years (so the room size constantly changes).
I can deal with the appearance of the daytons, but will have to admit the ES1010i looks pretty awesome.
I prefer deeper/louder bass, and I am leaning toward the dual daytons. Additionally, the ES1010i were certified by one of the other forums for "small rooms", which concerns me.
I just wanted to check and see if anyone has experience with either, or preferably both of these, and could help me out.
I hesitate to list what my current setup is, because I know it is going to stir up quite a bit...but the sub would be paired with the Klipsch RF-83 Speaker System (minus the sub) hooked up to a Pioneer SC-1222. I want to emphasize that I got an amazing deal on both the speakers and the receiver (all new cost me less than $2300). I honestly just want to fill in the low end, and don't want to spend more on a subwoofer than I did for any of my mains (it's my personal preference and I know some won't agree).
Additionally, between car stereo installation, working as a DJ for years, and the stuff I have done in the military, my hearing is pretty shot. I don't have the "ear" to hear a huge difference between what I have, and my friends HTIB setup (you could say that my setup is wasted on me). I am mostly asking for the benefit of others who watch movies with me.