Too much emphasis is being placed on the THING, and not enough on the Circumstances.
Circumstances, Room Size, Preferences, Priorities, and precisely what you are trying to accomplish mean more than how big the THING is.
You want a balanced system that fits in the room, and does the job you need done. MORE BASS TO THE EXTREME is not always the job that needs to be done. Certainly for Movies, you want some serious bass impact, but it still needs to be reasonably blended with the sound track. If booming one note bass stand out as distinct, then you probably have the wrong Subwoofer.
For Music, you are probably more likely to strive for a seamless transparent blend. You are not necessarily looking to blow the windows out, but to seamlessly blend an additional octave of low bass. That's a very different task than blow the windows out movies sound tracks.
So, the question to ask is -
- How big is the Room?
If the Room is 20ft x 30ft, that's very different than if the room is 10ft by 15ft.
- What is it you want to do?
Know what your needs and priorities are and serve them. MORE BASS is not always the right question or answer. Built the system that fit your SPECIFIC needs and fits your SPECIFIC space.
- How much do you want to spend?
Got $2000, you can get a pretty fantastic Sub, $3000 even better, probably with full Front/Sub Bass Management built in. If you've got $300 to $500 to spend, then your goals need to be a bit more realistic. More isn't always better, sometime less but truly better is better than more but truly worse.
In my opinion, it is not about the THING, it is about the Person, the Room, the Requirements, the Preferences, the Goals, and the Budget.
Don't serve the thing, rather serve your specific requirements.
In my opinion....
Last edited by bluewizard; 07-03-2018 at 08:06 PM.