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Question New Sub Advice

I'm in the market for some new subs and all the choices have had my head spinning. My primary use will be HT and I'd like to keep it under $2k per sub. Here's my layout:



Blue lines are windows and red lines are doors (dunno if that matters in the grand scheme of things but included it just in case). Black arrow is stairway to second floor. Ceiling is 8ft.

The open floor plan isn't ideal I know but that's what I have to work with. I'm shooting for dual subs. If I placed them in front of the listening position like in the image I'd be around 10 feet away from them.

I can't fit tall or deep subs. I'm looking for something that's like 30x30x30 or less. I was considering dual JTR 1400's but would that be overkill for my space? Should I be looking at smaller subs or possibly sealed subs (like the JRT S1) instead?

The new Rythmik Audio 18" sub is on my short list as well (interested to see how it compares to the 1400 once it's released).

Thanks for the advice!
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I'm in the market for some new subs and all the choices have had my head spinning. My primary use will be HT and I'd like to keep it under $2k per sub. ... I was considering dual JTR 1400's but would that be overkill for my space? ...
I was going to suggest the Captivator 1400. You've got a huge space to fill - they won't be overkill.
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Your requirements and space demand a pair of JTR Cap 1400s.

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JTR Captivator 1400
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Cap 1400's for sure!

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Thanks for the input all. I was afraid I might be going overkill for my space but it sounds like it might be just right.
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Thanks for the input all. I was afraid I might be going overkill for my space but it sounds like it might be just right.
MUCH better to have more woofage than you need than less than you want.
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Go as big as you can. Two may not be sufficient
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