Suggestions for Sub
I've been lurking here for a few weeks. I recently took the next step in my a/v setup and picked up a Marantz NR1504 to go with my Klipsch RB-41 ii L/Rs. The 1504 has been a great improvement over my 2 channel AudioSource amp. The way I see it, my next steps will be a subwoofer and center channel (RC-42 ii).
I'm hoping for some suggestions on a subwoofer project to fit my needs. My listening area is pretty small, maybe 300 sq ft, and I live in an apartment complex. With that in mind, I'm looking for something to extend the bass from my bookshelves without being terribly obnoxious. My listening habits are pretty evenly split between music and movies, but I'm not terribly concerned about the super LFE for movies (I doubt I'd be able to enjoy them without angering the neighbors). Given the room layout and limited space, the sub would be against a wall, not in a corner.
I'm a novice when it comes to woodworking, however looking over the plans I see here, I think building a custom cabinet is within my capabilities. I'd like to stay under $200 (the cheaper the better), and I'd prefer to build a powered sub to avoid needing an external amp. Size isn't a huge concern.
What do you guys think? I appreciate any suggestions! Thanks!!!