Sub for music, large room
I have purchased a new setup as follows: Paradigm Studio 60 fronts, CC590 center, ADP590 rears powered by a MRX710. I am currently looking for a sub to fill out the bottom end.
My room is 20 wide by 32 long with vaulted ceiling to 14 ft in the centre. The front half of the room is living room, back half dining and kitchen. Sitting areas is about 12 feet back from the front. The only area for subs would be the front listening area or at the very back of the room, 1 corner. All hard wood floors.
Listening is 85% music, jazz, blues and some rock. TV/HT/music concerts 15%. I'm looking to fill out the bottom end of the musical sound in this large room with some tight bass - not really looking for rumble in the seat HT effects at all but enhanced lower end would be a bonus. I realize I would need a lot of subs to "pressurize" my room if it was even possible but I am not looking for "knock in the chest" effect and "digging deep" as I read constantly in many threads down to incredibly low levels. I'm looking for those drums and bass instruments to be more enhanced and punchy.
I have done some research and seem to be stuck. I can fit 2 x 18" cubes comfortably at the front if necessary but would prefer 1 unit to blend in with what I have and sound seamless. Budget up to $2000 if it makes sense, necessary. I have been contemplating single or duals of Rythmik F12, F15, F15HP, FV15HP as well as Paradigm Monitor 12 because my retailer carries them. The Monitor Sub 12 I can get for 899 here in Canada, maybe less if I got 2. Anything shipped from ID's in the US just got ugly in the last few months with our currency exchange now at 15%. SVS have a Canadian distributor with the SB2000 at 780 and the PB at 890 each, shipped.
I just got back from my local retail shop and listened to a Monitor 12 - yes I could here the bass support but the room isn't nearly a fair comparison, etc, etc.
Any thoughts? considerations? other things I should be thinking about?