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I'm planning a home theater room and just started to think about subs.


The room is pretty small, ~14 x 17 x 7 and isn't enclosed but open to another area (bottom left of sketch):



My goal is to be able to hear/feel the bass/rumbling from any position on the sectional. My budget is $300. This will be for movies only. I'm no audiophile, just really want to be able to feel the room rumble from anywhere when I'm watching Lord of the Rings.


Would it be better to use two smaller subs (say 8"), or a single larger sub (say 12")?


And second question is, where to place the sub(s)?


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For that size room and budget two eights are going to be horrible. Spend the extra $25 and go with Elemental Designs A2-350 which easily fill that spaces and give you the effect you are looking for.
 

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How large is the total open space?
 

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Care to stretch your budget a little? Go with either the eD A2-250 ($325) or the A2-300 ($350). The latter is uses a larger woofer and enclosure. There is a 3-4 week wait time on eD subwoofers though.
 

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Nice room rendering, what did you use??
 

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How large is the total open space?

The open space off to the side of the HT area is kind of shaped like an "L", I'd say roughly 12'x16'.


Not sure if it makes a difference sound-wise, but I'm considering putting a curtain track so I can close off the HT area.
 

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Nice room rendering, what did you use??

Google Sketchup. It's free and pretty easy to pick up the basics.
 

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For that size room and budget two eights are going to be horrible. Spend the extra $25 and go with Elemental Designs A2-350 which easily fill that spaces and give you the effect you are looking for.
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Care to stretch your budget a little? Go with either the eD A2-250 ($325) or the A2-300 ($350). The latter is uses a larger woofer and enclosure. There is a 3-4 week wait time on eD subwoofers though.

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, I'm looking to go the other way on my budget
You see, the total budget for equipment (projector, screen, AV receiver, blu-ray player, subwoofer, etc) is only $4000.


What do you guys think about the PA-120? Seems to be pretty popular here. Does it have enough oomph for my purposes?
 

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Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, I'm looking to go the other way on my budget
You see, the total budget for equipment (projector, screen, AV receiver, blu-ray player, subwoofer, etc) is only $4000.


What do you guys think about the PA-120? Seems to be pretty popular here. Does it have enough oomph for my purposes?

The PA-120 does seem quite popular along with the BIC H-100. Just not sure if it would give you the oomph you require.
 
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