Originally Posted by mjdupont76
Which of these subwoofers would be best. The room is about 15 x 13 with a 2 story high ceiling....
PSW303 ($360 MSRP....can get for about $170 on ebay)
PSW12 ($400 MSRP...theres a used one ebay right now around $100 total with 8 hours left...so Im guessing around $140 or so)
PSW10 ($240 MSRP...can buy for around $140/$150)
Don't buy any of those subs. Polk has made some decent competitive subs, but not those.
A new sub is getting ready to launch that is going to revolutionize the budget category...it's called the Scamp. Should be here by July, designed by Mark Seaton and brought to you by Tweak City Audio, craigsub's new company...$159.00 plus shipping. The site is under construction, but there's a thread here in Speakers with some details on this sub. Their forum is active now as well...www.tweakcityaudio.com/forum
should get you there.
If you don't want to wait, then for < $300 I'd recommend the Cadence CSX12 or Bic H100, both excellent performers in the budget category.
As far a center...I'd really recommend staying with Polk. The CSiA4 is the match. Mount a shelf bracket above or below the TV angled toward the seating area. A phantom center will work in the sweetspot, but not off axis. It will be fine for one or 2 people, so maybe that's fine for you, but to truly anchor dialog, you'll want the center. The smaller RM centers just won't keep up...waste of money.