So with the understanding that what sounds good to me is subjective I really need some strong opinions on what you all like.
Thanks to everyone in the various threads for all of your help,. I have narrowed down my choices to either Hsu VTF 15h Mk2 or their ULS 15, Rythmik FVX15 or their E15 o F15hp or lastly an entry level sealed/ported PSA sub or maybe a b stock PSA dual 15 in sub. My room is 10x11x9 and has door in lower left corner that I can leave open or shut. I do movies at reference or near and music pretty loud too. Rock, blues, contemporary jazz and some electronic for examples. PSA and Rythmik said sealed subs. My budget is around 2k. Room has plenty of natural room treatment if you will with big area rug, heavy drapes, art/wall hangings, bookshelves, etc. I value bass most from 20hz on up. ULF is a bonus but I do like alot of SPL. That should be a good start. I've got the speakers and AVR figured out. 5.2 system. Feel free to question my thinking as I'd really like to nail this! Appreciate you all. Best, Steve
Update: could do a little over 2k if a significant bump in performance. I have always had ported subs, Hsu VTF 15h and Mk2 duals and also duals in Klipsch R 115 SW's before that. I have been recommended sealed by both Tom at PSA and Enrico at Rythmik. I am a little nervous going to sealed but am willing if they have a lot of oooomph! I am cool with sub 20hz but really want alot of performance 20hz and up. With the size room I have do you think that some of the Rythmik subs myriad of sub adjustment options would be a plus to dial in subs? Notwithstanding proper room placement, Audyssey XT32 and Umik/REW later on.
For what it is worth will be pairing the dual subs with a Denon X3600H, Klipsch RP600M mains, RP 600C center and RP400M for surrounds. So with that what PSA or Rythmik subs would kick my butt the best in your valued opinion? PSA S1512 or V1512? B stock PSA S3010? or maybe Rythmik F15 or FVX15 or could just get the HSU VTY 15h Mk2's again or perhaps ULS-15 Mk2? I think those are my best options. Feel free to offer contrary opnions or to just blow my mind with other awesome suggestions. Thanks, Steve