I need a new subwoofer - BAD... and I've been putting it off for almost a year now.
I do have a sub, but it's nothing great, and I can't even remember the brand. It sucks though I'm sure.. I think it's 150Watt RMS
My receiver is a Pioneer VSX-1014TX-K which I really like (best they had in 2004 that wasn't an "elite"). It's hooked up to some JBL Studio Series speakers I purchased about three years ago.
I have the S38II bookshelf speakers, an S-Center-channel. and a pair of Northridge rear speakers that are mounted on stands.
The bookshelf speakers are about 150W-RMS each, the center is 175W, and the rears are 100W.. It's close to that.
My goal is to balance the sound - good bass, but not overpowering. I know I can always adjust the sub to a lower volume, but I'd like to use my current setup as a framework to choose the best sub.
I've been looking at SVS and HSU (of course) and I'm leaning towards the VTF-2 MK3.
My question is: Is this about the right power for my setup? This is for a home theater setup, in a living room that's roughly 15x15, but also connects to the dining room, and kitchen (so it's like a great room).
$500 is about the max I'm willing to go as I'm not an audiophile, but still want quality.
Any suggestions are appreciated.