I am new here but have been reading this forum for a while now. However, I am still not completely sure on what subwoofer to purchase. All my speakers are older models but still sound good to my ears at least, tv is new as is the receiver.
Here are some details.
Panasonic VT25 - 58"
JBL S312BE for my front speakers
JBL S-Center Studio Series for my center channel
JBL HLS410 for the rear surround speakers
Pioneer S-W1000 subwoofer (ancient beast, given to me)
Sony STR-DN1010 receiver
PS3 or Panasonic 3D Blu-ray player
I have attached a photo of my room setup, taken from the top of the stairs in the back of the room. The room is 18x16 with a staircase on the back wall. Also with a cathedral ceiling starting at 8ft and going up to the second story prob 18ft or so. This room is also open to the kitchen which would be to the left of the photo attached.
Budget I am looking to spend around $1000-1100 for a subwoofer. Cosmetics and size are not an issue for me however there is only a few spots to put a sub in this room, one being where the pioneer is now in the upper right corner of the photo, or next to the couch on the left of the photo(which would not be next to the opening to the kitchen).
As most of you on this forum are bass hogs I am too! Need to feel like I am in the movie! My listening preferences is pretty much 90% movies and some radio/music.
Currently I have been reading the reviews, threads on the HSU VTF-15H, ED A5-350 which seem to me to be a good fit for my room. The two high end theater stores here in central ohio do not carry either brand. The local places do carry Paradigm and a few other names.
My cousin has a SVS PC12-NSD in his setup in his basement which sounded good as well.
After reading many many threads I am still not sure what sub would be a good fit for me.
Any help would be great!