I recently moved into a house and started the process of upgrading my old HTIB speakers. I picked up a Klipsch RC 62 for the center, and Klipsch R14s for surrounds (but they are temporarily my fronts until I get new ones). I wasn't planning on doing the sub just yet, but my old sub quit working. I didn't fully understand subs and got a small Klipsch from Fry's with their promo code.
I started doing some research here (long time lurker) and my budget started creeping up. After narrowing my list to a few (including the HSU VTF-1 MK3) that seemed to be the best for the money I could realistically afford in the size I wanted, I decided on the SVS PB 1000. I was lucky to find one in the outlet section of SVS's website for $450 with some cosmetic imperfections. After getting the sub, I can't even see what's wrong with it!
My living room isn't that large - 15'x16', and my MLP is about 9-10' from the sub. This thing is great! I never realized what I've been missing at home for a decent price. Now, my problem is that my neighbor's house is maybe 10' away from the sub and I'm constantly worried that they can hear it. I've done several checks and I could hear it when I was next to their house, but I think I've got it add a good level for me and so that they can't hear it.
I am getting some rattles of furnishings during especially low parts of movies, so I'm thinking of getting SVS's isolation feet, but my house is on a slab and it seems like the feet don't help that much when on concrete . . . ?
Anyway, to make a long story short, I love my new sub!