I have been putting together my little home theater setup and I am now down to the last piece to finish it off, a sub-woofer. While going over reviews of subs on amazon various other sites on Google when I came across a few threads describing budget DIY subs that caught my interest. There have been quite a few reviews comparing DIY to DIY subs and pre-maid to pre-maid subs but I haven't see much in the way of comparing a pre-maid setup with a DIY setup.
I am hoping to keep the budget in the $300-$400. So I am currently considering the following options:
A) Klipsch Sub-12HG Synergy Series. 300 watt, currently on amazon for $300
B) Dayton Audio subwoofer kit consisting of a 10" Titanic MKIII sub, SA240 amplifier, prebuilt sealed enclosure, speaker terminals, etc. It's an entire DIY kit with everything needed to put it together for $400 at parts-express.com, the kit isn't in stock right now but all the individual parts appear to be.
Does anyone have any idea how these two options would compare? Or possibly have a third option in mind for my $300-$400 budget?
The use will be for both movies and music. The rest of my setup is as follows:
Room: 14' x 17'
TV: Samsung UN55F6300 55" LED
Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR626 7.2
Front Speakers: Klipsch SF-2's
Center: Klipsch SC-1
Surround: Klipsch SS-5's
As you can see, my current setup is Klipsch so I am partial to the Sub-12HG option but the DIY option also appeals to me for sure.
Thanks in advance for any advice or opinions.