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10 or 12 inch for smaller room

My 15 inch sub(from a larger room in a different house) has died and I need to find a replacement.

My new theatre is not very large. It comes in at 1310 cu ft. I had been looking at 12's like the F12, Dayton 1200, Polk HTS12. But I'm wondering if 10's would be more than adequate
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What constitutes "more than adequate" is subjective and depends entirely upon your expectations. What's your budget? One sub or two?
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More than adequate. By that I mean I don't want to put in a 10 that is undersized for the room.

As for budget. As low as possible of course but aiming for $400ish(Can). My wife is having a hard time watching me toss out a $1300(Can) subwoofer that is dead and buying a new one.

Here are my current options(all prices Can):

Polk HTS 12 - $400
BIC PL-200ii - $442

Bic F12 - $325
Bic H-100ii - $330
Dayton Sub-1200 - $302
Dayton Sub-1500 - $400

Polk HTS10 - $300

For me both Dayton's are out. Based on what I've gathered I believe the Bic to be a better choice. Seems like the H-100 is a no brainer over the F12. So I'm looking at H100 for $330 or maybe Polk hts12 for $400. But if I'm going to spend $400 why not $442 and get the Pl200ii. Or if the room can handle a 10 I can grab the polk HTS10.

As I write this the more I think the H-100ii lands right in the middle and is a good value. While also not being crazy expensive to add a second down the road if desired.
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More than adequate. By that I mean I don't want to put in a 10 that is undersized for the room.

As for budget. As low as possible of course but aiming for $400ish(Can). My wife is having a hard time watching me toss out a $1300(Can) subwoofer that is dead and buying a new one.

Here are my current options(all prices Can):

Polk HTS 12 - $400
BIC PL-200ii - $442

Bic F12 - $325
Bic H-100ii - $330
Dayton Sub-1200 - $302
Dayton Sub-1500 - $400

Polk HTS10 - $300

For me both Dayton's are out. Based on what I've gathered I believe the Bic to be a better choice. Seems like the H-100 is a no brainer over the F12. So I'm looking at H100 for $330 or maybe Polk hts12 for $400. But if I'm going to spend $400 why not $442 and get the Pl200ii. Or if the room can handle a 10 I can grab the polk HTS10.

As I write this the more I think the H-100ii lands right in the middle and is a good value. While also not being crazy expensive to add a second down the road if desired.

Skip the H100 II and go for the PL200 II on amazon.ca

but if you can stretch your budget for the PB1000 @ $675 CAD you won't be dissapointed!

Speakers: KEF Q100, Q300, Q750, Q650C, Q50a / Fluance Signature Series/ DCM TP160S-CH Subwoofers: Outlaw Ultra X12 (x2) / BIC H100-IIReceiver: Denon AVR-X4500H, AVR-X1400H Integrated Amplifier: Yamaha A-S501/ Fosi Audio TPA3116 mini amp Extras: MiniDSP Umik-1 Amplifier: Emotiva BasX-A300 Next Speakers: Triangle BR03, Revel Concerta2 M16, KEF LS50, Dynaudio Emit M20, Buchardt S400, Triangle Comet ez, KEF R3
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More than adequate. By that I mean I don't want to put in a 10 that is undersized for the room. ...
Still not clear on what your expectations are. If you're looking to add some weight to the bottom end, a 10" sub will likely suffice. If you're looking for floor-shaking, chest-slamming bass you might want a couple of powerful 12"-ers.

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... As for budget. As low as possible of course but aiming for $400ish(Can). ...
I'd try the Polk HTS-12 first since it's got reasonably-decent specs and it's available at BB.ca (for easy return if unsatisfactory).

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... My wife is having a hard time watching me toss out a $1300(Can) subwoofer that is dead and buying a new one. ...
One options is to buy an amp like, say, the Behringer NX1000 ($355 + tax, shipped, at avshop.ca) and use it to power your now-passive sub.
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