Now I have looked at the whole list of projects on subwoofers and found some interesting ones but have come to the conclusion that I'm not sure what would be the best for me. My room that needs this additional bass is 12 x 13 feet. I don't want my bass to be too boomy. I had a Logitech system in here in the past and I found its ported subwoofer to be quite boomy and still not hit low enough. I want super punchy clear bass.
With that in mind, I was thinking I should go to a sealed box. But I found a build thread on here (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1238398/reed-exodus-anarchy-25hz-tapped-horn) about a small tapped horn. I am very intrigued by the idea because of how clear the bass out of a tapped horn is supposed to be? So I'm wondering if that would be good for me? Or how could I change it to be better for my situation? Or is sealed going to be crisper and punchier?
I care about clarity above all... not so much how loud it can get. My neighbors in the room next door don't like it very loud haha.
P.S. - I am fairly decent with woodworking, and from what I can see about the tapped horns, they don't look like they would be too difficult for me.
Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. I would like to keep my total build to about $500 or less. I want it to be a sub that can grow with my system. I do plan on either building or buying some better bookshelves (or floor speakers). But this total system will probably always be for an office or bedroom. So I want something that will be great for music in a room of about this size.