Originally Posted by TSollecito
I have been researching for days non stop and figured it was finally time to ask the experts here for help. The more I researched the more I confused myself. I am finally ready to pull the trigger on a dedicated sub for my HT setup which is basically my living room. I have bp8060st towers, 8060HD center and 8040 surrounds. I have not had a separate sub hooked up because I could not afford one when I got these and figured I would get one down the road. Well Jose the time and I'm excited but the research has given me a headache. Everything I've read says to go with the ID brands like SVS, PSA, HSU, etc. I love the compact design (so does the wife) of the sealed sub like the SB2000, but hear that ported may be better for movies and the space. The PC2000 looks to be somewhat space saving but still ported. I'm sure the more I spend the more housing shaking bass I can get but I don't really want to spend $2000 on a sub. This is still a living room and not a dedicated home theatre room. Ideally I'd like to keep it at $1000 or under and find the best balance of cost and performance. I don't want to be unimpressed when I turn it on but don't need overkill for the room. Something that really meshes well with the system I have. Not sure if there are some subs that just work better with what I have. The receiver is a Pioneer Elite SC71. I think the speakers sound great and the bass does too. But I know they just can't go as low and perform like a quality dedicated sub and now I'm ready to add one. Any advice would be greatly appreciated because I'm new at this and really just making my decision harder with the more I read. And if you guys think the only way to get the bass I'm after is to get a $2k sub the. I will but I'll have to hold off for now and continue to save for a while before doing so. These are the dimensions of the room to help with the decision. The ceilings are 8ft for every room and while the living room is not that big at all it is open concept to other rooms.
The living room is 14x17. If sitting on the couch facing the tv The dining room/foyer to the right is 12x20. The kitchen behind the seating area is 10x21. There is a bathroom off the kitchen and stairs to the second floor. Thanks again for the help, I'm looking to purchase soon and start watching some movies the way they were meant to be!
I have the exact same speaker setup as you with the additional Atmos A60's (got pair for $125, not $500). My speakers are in an open living room also which is about 12 x 20 with 7ft 5" high ceilings. I'm strongly considering going with a dual pair of SVS PB2000 subs later on this year. I could start with one, but keep reading how dual is best.
I feel the bass is ok with the BP8060's as of right now, but keep wondering how much better it will sound if I end up getting these dual SVS subs later this year. I was considering HSU or Rhythmic but keep seeing good things about the SVS PB2000 subs. Looks like a pair of SVS PB2000 would be $1500 before tax which is about the max I could spend. Besides, anything larger may be too much overkill for my living room.