Originally Posted by MexicoDan
Started out researching a subwoofer with a 300 budget, now I'm up to 600! Info here is awesome. I have 1800cf that opens into an identical 1800cf, my HT is in a corner seperating these two rooms (5ft long wall). I was all set on the Hsu VTF-2 MK4, I like the listening options and Q, 519 plus 63 shipping. Outlaw comes out with Black Friday deal and the Plus is 499 shipped and EX 599 shipped. I'm new to real subwoofers, will I really notice the difference of the EX? How handy is the Q control of the Hsu? Could I save a hundred and think the Plus is awesome? My listening future is in your hands.
Right now, in my opinion, at your budget limits, the screaming good deal is the current deal at Newegg.
A pair of Klipsch, RW-12d's for $600.00
(Shipping is included)
Two subs are better than one because one gets a 5-6dB co-location boost of the two subs and the second sub helps fill in room created nulls by having subs at different locations within the same room; smoother, less boomy/bloated bass.
As lamonsasa stated, the SVS, PB12-NSD is quite the minimum standard to shoot for but a pair of Klipsch, RW-12d subs run a close second at your budget on my consumer related list of recommendations.
In my opinion, the main differences between the PB-12's and the RW-12d's is, the PB-12 digs deeper and does so with more authority. The down side, you're only getting one and this comes with it's own set of problems; creation of room caused sonic nulls and a lack of co-location boost; one vs two subs.
-Edited by BeeMan458 - 11/22/12 at 8:52am