Better Bass if possible for Large Living room HT
1. Budget: Can be whatever it needs to be, $2,000 is the sweet spot, but I'm not purchasing if it can't make a real difference.
2. Size Constraints: No more than 30" on shortest of length/width. Have a corner with stonework that comes out 30". Height doesn't matter and the other of the length/width I have 48" to work with. Single sub only or wife will kill me.
3. Room dimensions: Gigantic. The "room" it is in is 20'x16'x11', but opens nearly fully into the kitchen, dining room and entry area. I don't think this room can be pressurized in any real way. This is my main is there a point question.
4. Usage: 90% TV/Movies, 10% Music
5. Listening habits: Medium Volume, just want quality and something of a home theater feel with more body bass than I'm currently getting. I know it can't be perfect in this poor environment.
6. Appearance requirements: Really prefer a cylinder like it's replacing or piano gloss box that matches my Polk LSiM 705 towers it sits next to and 706 center.
7. Timeframe: Now to 6 months
More Details: Currently use a SVS PC-2000. Worked really well in the old house where the living room was largish, but not open. In this giant open room I get some rattling which actually annoys the wife and wakes up whoever is in the room on the wall it's touching. But no base through the floor or body it's just lost into the void.
I'm considering a PB-4000 or PB16-Ultra. I'd like to know if the 2.5 year older and more expensive Ultra is worth it for it's much larger driver, or the PB-4000 has enough trickle down technology for the $500 savings to be worth it. I also want to know if either is likely to give noticeably stronger bass especially at the low end where I feel the PC-2000 loses all it's power or if the room is just too large for anything to help. I also got wife acceptance on the large black box, but if all it does is rattle the walls and windows it's not helping the problem. Moving from Polk Monitor70's to the LSiM 705/706 helped a lot with dialog quality and total sound, but even putting them in large mode and letting them take some of the bass as suggested by SVS, doesn't really even begin to fill the room. Let me know my options and your thoughts. Thanks for the help!!