Size and price are essentially the deciding factors here. I understand that i am giving up Bass extension and all that, but it isn't going to be used for anything hardcore. More to just get some low end. I know ported is essentially better for what i am looking for, but if i could build a sealed one for less and have almost the same output, then i would be fine as it would save some cash.
To give you an idea, i was also looking at the Dayton Sub12 or whatever its called or even the BIC that goes for $200. Seeing as i already did DYI, can i do one that would outperform those for the same or bit more price. I know the SVS would destroy those though. But after shipping and all that (i live in Canada and i know SVS has a Canadian retailer but it would still come out to about $650 after shipping and taxes) it gets too expensive. I cant really go higher than $500 all in. Even that is a bit of a stretch.