I went from a Polk PSW505 to a HSU VTF-3R (the original
), and I think I need more.
My room is 10 x 20 x 8, so 1600 cu ft, and opens up into a little foyer which then goes both into the dining room, and upstairs.
It's not a huge space but it is long, and I'm up in the air over what my best sub option is - and I know this is a common question, but I'm hoping for a little more specific advice based on my room. That's why I brought pictures.
First the basic layout, just showing how it opens up:
And this is how I'm currently situated:
The only difference is there isn't the little baby PSW505 in the corner anymore, it's been replaced with the HSU.
My main question is, would I notice a substantial difference between the HSU and, say, a Rythmic F15 if placed in the same corner?
I'm around 70% music, 30% movies/TV shows, so the sealed Rythmik appeals to me. A 15" sub also appeals to me because I think like most of us, I want as much output as possible.
Another option I tossed around was two smaller subs in opposite corners. One would go in the same place it is now, and the other would be in a corner next to the entrance of the room.
I know this picture is a little weird, but it's the best visual I have - despite the purple walls. A sub would go in each front corner:
The rest of the setup is:
Polk 75T mains
all running off a Yamaha RX-A2000
Besides YPAO I have no way to calibrate or measure my room. If I did, I'd be much more eager to go DIY. Actually I was considering building BF's Tuba HT this spring, but I'm not sure it's the sub for me.
I listen to a lot of stuff... rock, metal, indie, and then some hip hop, electronic and dub step where I really enjoy feeling the bass.
I'd love for my sub to go as low as possible.
So, after all that, here's what I'm leaning towards
PSA XS- or XV-15
Then there's the PSA XS30 which may be the subwoofer of my dreams, and sometimes pops up in the outlet center for under $1100, but that's a lot of scratch for me.
I know I said the budget is around a grand but all the other ones listed above can be had used for like $800, except the new PB-2000 which costs that much new.
I don't think there are many dual options out there besides the smaller SVS subs, PB- or SB-1000s.
What else is there for me?
This post came out a little longer than I intended, sorry bout that
Any advice is greatly appreciated! I learn more every day browsing this crazy forum.