I'm in the market for a subwoofer for home theater and some music. Currently, I'm debating between the SVS SB-1000 vs Dayton T1003K Kit, but I'm open to other suggestions.$500 is my absolute maximum budget. This will complete my 5.1 system with Klipsch RF-3 fronts, RC-3 center, and SS-1 surrounds.
Even though I will be using this mostly for home theater, I'm leaning towards a compact sealed sub because my SO has made it clear that she would like it to be as small as possible. Also, I live in an apartment and don't want the neighbors to kill me, so I am concerned with clear bass over loud bass.
I've heard great things about the SB-1000, but I've also seen a lot of people say that kits are a much better value. I have no problem with assembling the sub, or even ordering parts separately, as long as I can buy a pre-cut cabinet. And, if I can spend less than $500, that's great too.