I decided that I want to get the HSU subwoofer per all the recommendations here to do so. However. Once I looked it up in more detail beyond website pictures, I saw video of it in people's actual setups and almost crapped my pants. That thing is HUGE.
WAF is going to come into play here. It is giant. It is a giant black box that is 2'x2'. I'm running out of floor space as it is, pushed the boundaries on wall mounted speakers and large fronts. Things are getting nuts. So I need some help finding something that will actually fit. And that won't ruin the relationship.
Is there anything that is going to give me quality output in a smaller form factor? Or if I want good bass, is this pretty much the size it has to be?
A few notes:
- I will probably never play my system above reference volume at least not anytime soon. Probably 10db below most times, 5db below when splurging... 0db when I'm feeling crrraaayyyzzz
- I have a single detached home by neighbors are like, 10 feet away, and its a rental, with an HOA with rules on noise and what not. I can't go crazy with bass even if I wanted
Concerned about review statements like this:
At –15 from reference, the response of this pounding bass was mind-blowing, and neither of the Hsu subs broke a sweat. In fact, when I ran into my neighbor later that afternoon, he grinned and quipped, “Reviewing a new subwoofer, eh?” Our houses are about 40 feet apart—enough said!
So, I am looking for quality bass to fill my space in proper proportion at reference level or below volumes, and likely with the LFE channel turned down a bit to ensure that I do not find myself in hot water.
- Marantz SR6013
- 2 RP-280FA towers
- 1 RP-450C Center
- 2 RP-500SA side surrounds
Layout pics attached. If you think the HSU will fit in that corner, I think it will too - *barely*. Quite noticeably. And that is the corner of the house closest to two neighboring homes. As well, it's not an ideal corner I believe - the front right would be better, but that really sets the sub out for all to see and that makes it even harder for approval.