Thanks all for responding with all this helpful advice!
Elihawk: I agree with your assessment of the pioneers, I will have to check if I can audition EMPtek or Ascend Acoustic at a nearby store.
ShadyJ: Yeah I should give a HSU pack some thought, not a bad option. And of course, I want new just for some peace of mind : )
zieglj01: haven't heard of this Boston Reflection group yet, I should give it a look, they look aesthetically pleasing. And yeah that HSU sub is a beaut, been comparing it to the Rythmik one.
mtn-tech:Interesting technical input. Yeah I might need to make a seperate sub thread to solve that question more properly. I do not know what "sound" I like yet, being a noob, so auditioning at stores might help me. I don't know anyone in this interest niche unfortunately : (
so high SPL huh... I'll give JBL another go then. Yeah I have such a small basement living room, but I obviously can't blast off the listeners ears, don't need the volume extremely loud in the small space.
Thanks for all of this guys, it is a lot of good information!
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