Your budget: I'd like to keep this to $1500 or less
Room dimensions: 23 x 17 living room, opening to a dining room (L-shaped)
Primary uses: 40% HT/60% music (of which maybe 30% is concert BluRay or DVDs)
Listening habits: moderate volume because we live in a condo
Appearance requirements: smaller is better but not a deal breaker
Timeframe: this year
Currently own: Pioneer SC-57, Mythos ST fronts, Mythos Nine center, Mythos Gem XL rear surrounds, AS-EQ1 bass EQ handling LFE from the Mythos STs
I've went back and worth about whether we really need a standalone sub, but the more I listen to the MCACC/bass EQ'd system, the more it feels like we're missing a little punch (as opposed to big BOOM) on HT content like BluRay Star Wars, as opposed to music. The 'flow' of the LFE from the Mythos STs can be felt in the room, but I'd like something to free up the STs for more mid-bass duty, and let the sub handle bass to 20-25 hz. Also to compare to my existing setup.
Candidates, based on researching AVS:
SVS PB12 NSD (but am open to SB12)
One of the new Velodynes?
My Magnolia guy at the infamous BB pushed a REL T9 or a REL 328, but ID may be a better way to go for cost/value.
Audio Gear: Sherwood R-972 (Trinnov Altitude - coming soon!), NAD M27 amp
Display: Panasonic VT50, Lumagen Radiance Mini
Misc.: Oppo 103, Apple TV, JRiver ID NUC
PSB Imagine T2, Center, and Surrounds; HSU ULS-15 subs (2)