I have a newbie question as I need help finding the best sub for my setup. This is for a HT setup in a room that is 17x19x9. I'm looking more so for low end frequency response with decent SPL output. As the first post mentioned, I plan to watch movies and need the extended bottom end for around $250 - $350. After reading almost the entire thread I've learned there are awesome budget sub's that can do this. What has me scratching my head is, I currently have a Velodyne DLS-3750R that I'm not impressed with. The spec's are telling me I should be happy with this sub, but.....my old JBL PSW-1000 sub had a better response. The JBL did bottom out at high levels. So it had to go. Sorry JBL, maybe next time. With the Velodyne, I tried different placement positions and crossover/EQ settings and I'm not getting that rumble at 28hz. So, I found a Boston HPS12HO for little to nothing. Here are the advantages the HPS12HO has on paper over the DLS-3750. Note: The Velo also has a noisy vent at 30Hz.
175RMS watts 300RMS watts
10" Driver 12" Driver
I have yet to test the Boston sub in comparison to the Velo, but I'm learning Spec's doesn't always equal performance. Is there a budget sub ($300) that magically hit 20Hz with a decent SPL?