I currently own a Klipsch R-12SW sub, that I've never been truly happy with. Seems more boomy/sloppy than it should be. I recently upgraded my front soundstage, and would like a sub that matches up better. I've done some research for upgrades here, and have come up with a few options I'd like to hear your opinions on.
FYI, my tv room is approximately 260 sq. ft... L shaped, fully enclosed. 8ft ceilings make that about 2,080 cubic ft, correct? I enjoy my 2.1 music as well as home theater surround, so I don't really want to put one over the other. I'd really like the sub to musical, punchy and accurate. I can live without full-on couch vibration if necessary.
I should mention, my current subwoofer placement isn't ideal (I've had it in more typical places in other rooms, though). It is currently directly behind my MLP (couch), enclosure to the left, driver facing to the right (will include pic)... but seems to be one of the only few options I can pull off. Including pics below in case anyone has any opinions to share placement.
RSL Speedwoofer --- Price is right at $400. I like the smaller size, and most of the reviews seem to be sparkling.
HSU VTF-2 mk5 -- $620ish shipped: http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-2mk5.html
SVS PB 2000 -- $699 shipped (iirc). https://www.svsound.com/products/pb-2000
SVS PC 2000 -- $699 shipped https://www.svsound.com/products/pc-2000
I think my room falls on the smaller side of average, so I'm wondering if I could get away with the RSL Speedwoofer --- and would it be a flat-out upgrade over the 12SW? I'm open to any ideas.
Pardon the mess in the pics... been a crazy couple weeks of upgraditis!