I need front firing subwoofer input under $500. Ideally more like the $400 range. $500 is my absolute max.
I'm building a new media cabinet and I'll be placing the sub in the cabinet similar to this (see post #13) so I need to have either front firing sealed or a front firing ported (ideally front ported to the front, but I can make a rear ported work, if needed). Use is 80% HT/ 20% Music. The room is about 15' x 25' and the viewing/seating area is about 15'x'15'. Room volume is 3000cu/ft. We don't usually listen or watch at high volumes. Don't get me wrong, nobody's taking a nap while we watch, but I'm not rattling the dishes upstairs either....well not yet anyway :)
Here's my narrowed down list so far:
SVS SB-1000 $499 (I like the compact size of this one, not sure how it compares to the PB-1000, except I like the idea of a 12" bigger is better right?)
SVS PB-1000 $499 (A little bigger than the SB-1000, but ported - not sure the +/- of ported vs. not ported)
Klipsch RW-12d >$350 used (this is really a tall sub and will push the height limit of my cabinet, but I can make it work if it's really worth it.
Klipsch SW-110 >$350 used (I "think" I would be much happier with a 12", but the SW112 is $600 and I just can't go there)
Lava LSP 12 > $350 (how do I get the 15% discount?)
Polk Audio PSW125 $329
MartinLogan DYN500D $500
Custom Build...I'll only go this route if I can get a significant performance increase over what I can buy for $500.
I've been using a Denon 2801 and just ordered a Denon AVR X-2000
Klipsch KSB 3.1 Bookshelf Fronts, KSB 2.1 surrounds and matching center. They are older but they still seem to work well and I don't want to upgrade the speakers right now if at all possible.
Klipsch KSW 10 sub, but it never really did much to impress me. http://www.klipsch.com/ksw-10-subwoofer/details#specs
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