The subwoofer you are talking about does not have anything close to enough power to do what you want; it only has a 200-watt amplifier. You want one with at least a 12" driver and at least 400 watts of power. That puny little sub won't even come close to doing what you want.
I suggest you try the JBL ES250-PBK which is on Amazon for $350 and will possibly fill the bill; that is a good price, but shop around. If it won't do it for you, the next step up would be a Rythmic 12" subwoofer for about $900. It might take a $900 Rythmic to do what you describe, but maybe you should try the JBL and if that is not enough bass you could buy a second one. IF one JBL ES250 isn't enough, two would almost certainly do it.
The Polk Monitor 60 is probably a good choice. The Monitor 70 would be a better choice if you can afford it, but the 60 is probably going to work OK, since you need a high-power sub anyway. One nice thing about those is that they are 8 ohms, which will not draw too much current from the receiver.
The Onkyo HT-RC360 is the receiver I would recommend. It should give you what you need (120 watts per channel) and is $310 right now on Amazon. The HK 3490 is also good but remember it is only 2 channels, so if you want 3 or 5 later it will not do that.
My listening room is about that size and to get the low (16 HZ) organ notes and real serious low bass I had to buy two $1500 Vandersteen subwoofers, so don't think you are going to get the kind of bass you want on the cheap.
Originally Posted by Skri///ex
Hey all, I am looking to put together a speaker system used for 50% movies/tv and 50% music for bass heavy loud electronica/dubstep parties.
It is going into a very large open living room 30ft/25 feet 9 ft ceilings it is all hardwood and is an open floor plan to kitchen and dining room. (lots of reverb due to hardwoods)
To give an idea of price range I have been looking at:
Polk audio monitor 60's
ED A2-300 sub
good receiver for around 300-350?
(Will purchase a center speaker down the road such as polk audio cs20)
Need advice, is this a good setup or is there anything that should be changed for better components at comparable prices? Is this subwoofer powerful enough to provide the low distortion, very low frequency rumbling bass that you can feel in your chest? Also having clear highs and mids are important ( I cant stand it when a sub sounds like a high frequency kick drum).
Open to any suggestions Regarding setup/ components etc. THanks