OK. I am FINALLY ready to pull the trigger on a budget sub upgrade for my non-dedicated HT. Usage will be 100% movies. Budget is $200, but I can go a smidge higher if it is absolutely necessary. The subs I have been considering are the BIC F12
($200), Lava LSP-10
($249), and the Polk PSW505
($199). I would usually not even consider a Polk sub, but I understand that the PSW505 is a rare exception I should keep in mind. It's current sale price at NE is why it is on the list.
The sub will join a pair of Monitor 60s for mains, CS1 center, and a pair of Yamaha surrounds left over from my old HTiB setup
. The sub will be replacing the POS sub that came with that HTiB setup. Current sub is a massive 50 watts RMS and 6.5" driver.
, so I'm sure any of the subs mentioned would be an insanely huge upgrade from what I have. No real set size requirements, but don't want to go much larger than any of the ones mentioned above.
Room is 12x18x8 and does have an opening to another room. I'm sure I could benefit from a better sub (eD, HSU, etc), but it just isn't in the cards right now. Don't have the means to redirect savings any further, as all my available funds are about to go towards college for my son. So I'm ready to purchase today or tomorrow, while I still can. lol.
One more thing I should mention is that I don't currently have a receiver capable of room calibration. I am using an old Onkyo TX-SR304. It is next on the list to be upgraded though. Probably something like a Denon 1612 or 1912.
Any advice, comments, input is greatly appreciated! And feel free to recommend other subs that meet my criteria. Thanks!!!On edit:
Guess I should also throw the Energy S10.3
in the mix, since it is at $189 right now at NE.Edited by 4fit? - 6/25/12 at 12:46pm