Originally Posted by jkillion77
I hadn't even considered that. We are actually have a custom wall-to-wall built-in cabinet made for this room. Now that sounds enticing.... If the sub was built in, I could do dual PB12's - one on each end of the built-in - for less than the price of the SVS SB13-Ultra. I'm guessing two PB12's would be better than one SB13?
Here's a solution. What you need are two passive subs that you could hide in the cabinet. Talk to the DIY guys
. Then you can buy an amplifier separately that goes with your other electronics where it can be properly cooled. I would bet you could have two 15" passive sealed enclosures
put together, buy the drivers, and the amp within your budget that would fill this room. And if you have room for the right size box for the Dayton HO 18" drivers
, you'd definitely be all set
You might even be able to persuade the wife to let you spend more money since you could hide the subs behind a grill that is part of the entertainment center.