Originally Posted by Kini62
Sub at that budget the Rythmik FV12, Epik Legend, HSU VTF-2 Mk4 and Outlaw LFM plus subs are all highly regarded and fit in that budget.
You should be able to find quite a few AVRs in the $400-$500 range that would be more than adequate. Especially if you find close outs or refurbs.
If you like the sound of the Polks then go for it. You might be able to get something nicer by going with bookshelf speakers since you'll have a nice sub.
Hopefully you'll get a few more replies.
The room I'm in is roughly(can't find tape measure right now) 23 feet by 12 feet. Though this isn't necessarily as important as I'll be moving in about a year to a much larger place. I'm kinda buying for the future since I have the money now and if I don't spend it before I move(going to be out in the country) Getting things like a home theater is going to be a hassle. My new place will have a very large finished basement with the dimensions of 26 feet x 20 feet. So it should sound very similar to my setup right now having the same carpeting and rectangular shape, even the ceiling material is the same.
I was thinking of looking at B-stock A/V receivers, because normally their prices are quite a bit lower yet still have warranties, and im not opposed to having design flaws if it gets me a good price).
Basically what you're saying is stick with the bookshelves because once I get a nice sub, everything should fit together really well? Those subs are looking pretty good, even if the lowest response is 20, I was just interested in lower because of all the video games I play, sounds regularly go that low. But if I have to sacrifice 3-5 HZ to get a really good sub, it's not a big deal. (not like you can hear lower than 20ish Hz anyways, just feel it.
The only problem with the subs that you suggested is the one im considering getting after reading specs and reviews is that VTF-2 MK4 Subwoofer, problem is as I'm in Canada they don't offer shipping here, Can't seem to find anywhere else that supplies it. Though I see that the Outlaw is able to be delivered, though it's the LFM-1 Plus, is there a big difference? Or will I be seeing roughly the same performance/quality.
I've been considering getting transducers as well for night-time viewing on days that im home, since they reproduce the vibrations in a localized area(aka underside of the couch) Though I have no idea how I would even go about setting those up for a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system. Do I have to get a separate amp or receiver, how exactly do most people do it? If I was to get transducers, They would need to be installed on a large 3 cushion couch but can't seem to figure out what ones would suit that application best. I'd likely only need 2, maybe 3 for this purpose(couch is about 7 and a half feet long).
Originally Posted by zieglj01
Interesting, you live in an apartment and want >
1) a sub that goes down around 15-17 hz
2) a receiver around 1000 watts
So, with the receiver and sub - you want around 1300 watts(+)?
Final question - are you mad at the neighbors and owners?
I would put money towards good sounding speakers - the receiver
with whatever power, can not make weak speakers sound natural.
There are decent refurbish receivers at AC4L
I work at night, and I have about 7-8 hours during the day in which no one is home. Everyone in my place is up and gone at 7am till about 3-4pm. I'm also on the basement floor and only have one neighbor above me, no one around or beside me. So I can already crank my system pretty loud(before the A/V gave way). So to answer your question, no I don't hate my neighbors. I'm just taking advantage of the fact that no one is in the building for 7-8 hours each day.
And again, if you have any suggestions for Bookshelf/floor standing(need at least 2 bookshelf for back surround, and 2 floor standing for front left/right) I'd be happy to hear them, I can still return these speakers, or just use them as a stereo in my bedroom.
Thanks for the link as well, I'm looking at some of the receivers right now, I know alot of Onkyo and Denon A/V receivers are held in pretty high regards, so I've been leaning towards those. The receiver doesn't necessarily have to be 1000W's I'm just thinking that with 5-7 speakers rated at 150-175W's I need a A/V with similar ratings to get the best performance. The one I have now is 105W per channel, but my speakers are also rated to get much higher than that, and If I decide to upgrade speakers in the future, I've got an A/V receiver that can handle it. I'm probably going to have to buy locally though, unless I can get free shipping. The cost of shipping is easily 200$ on some of the A/V receivers, so simply buying locally with that extra 200$ would likely yield better results.