Originally Posted by dsrussell
^^ Good call, rnatalli. Reaction Audio has a very interesting line of subwoofers. At the $500 level, they have the dual 12-inch opposing driver design which might be worth looking into and matches your maximum budget constraints. But all of the subs mentioned are high quality and very competent, but your room volume will place stiff demands on any $500 sub. I'd call each company to see how best they can serve you for your room size (considered "large") and audio preferences.
Yes, surprisingly my apartment is not very big, but the living room is open to the dinning room on one side and an entry room on the other side... With the high ceilings it all adds to a lot of open space that the subwoofer would need to deal with due to the open design.
After some consideration I have decided to give myself more time to save in order to get something like the Rythmik. I have not heard of Reaction Audio so I will look into that too.
Since I'm deciding to wait a bit longer I maybe able to stretch my budget up to $750 shipped. Would that change the recommendations at all? I'd prefer to be closer to the $500-$600 range, the cheaper the sooner I can afford it, but if there is a massive quality jump going to $750 then I'm open to the idea.
I tend to keep my audio equipment for a long time, so I'd rather do it right the first time rather than feel the need to upgrade in a few years.
Same priorities as before: high quality sound with tight, controlled bass for music but something that won't struggle with movies or games. I'd also like a company that has a good warranty and good customer service if possible, but that seems like most of these companies.
You have all convinced me the Rythmik is the way to go for just under $600, but let me know if there are others I should look at if I can stretch to $750.
Final question: are there any concerns about the Rythmik using a paper cone? I assume not, but wanted to ask.