Originally Posted by habablashaska
anyone have any other recommendations?
If $500 is your max budget then you can't do better than a PB1000. If you can up the budget you have more options.
You could get a pair of cheap subs like some Bic or Polk for less than $500, but then you have a pair of subs that pretty much are one note wonders that make boom noises when watching movies or music. You'd have more output above 30hz than a single PB1000 but less output below.
Get one PB1000 now and when you move to a larger space get another or use SVS' upgrade policy to get a bigger sub or a pair of bigger subs.
Klipsch RF-62II, RC-500, RS-400, SVS PC12+,
Def Tech SC8000
Roku Ultra, Apple TV, Sharp 70" Quattron