Sub for a (very) small room
Hi all! Long time lurker slipping out of the shadows for some help.
I'm finally ready to buy a subwoofer for my fledgling home theater after researching for a few months but anytime I feel like I've decided on what to buy doubts creep in. The main issue is that I'm working with an 11ftx10ftx8ft room and am extremely conflicted on going either sealed or ported.
The room has one doored entrance, a small closet with a sliding door that's shut 99% of the time (just being used for storage, etc), and one window. Currently I have two Focal Chorus 705s serving as stereo speakers. I'll be staying as a 2.1 setup for a while, I want to be replace my aging AVR before I even consider the wisdom of adding more speakers to a room this size.
This is in a house with plenty of space between my neighbors and I. So long as I don't set things off to earthquake-like conditions irritating the neighborhood isn't a concern. My usage is probably 80/20 in favor of movies, with some occasional gaming mixed in.
Budget wise I've been looking at subs up to $900 shipped, mostly focusing on SVS and Hsu (I've nearly purchased the VTF-3 Mk4, SB12-NSD, or the PB12-NSD a few times) but I'm definitely open to other suggestions. I've largely been looking at a single sub right now but could be convinced to consider dual - it just seems highly overkill for the size of this room.
Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!