need advice on reasonable priced subwoofer for large room
I am looking for a reasonabley priced subwoofer in white if possible. We don't watch a lot of TV so I don't want to spend a lot. Our kitchen, living room and dinning area are all one open space so I guess I need one that has some punch. Thank you all for your advice.
At that price point for a large room, I would wait... It is going to be difficult to find anything other than computer "subwoofers" at that price point, and they are not designed for the task you are looking for.
Maybe you could build one in a cheapy box that could still sound nice for that money if you have the skill set and inclination.
My suggestion is to save up a bit first, and then look at the subwoofer kits available, or maybe a decent used subwoofer.
Integra DHC-40.2 Pre/Pro
Coda 2 X 200 Watt Amp
Rotel RB-985 5 X 100 Watt Amp
2 Tyler Acoustics 2 Piece Linbrook Signature System
1 Tyler Linbrook Signature Center Channel
3 Tyler Taylo Reference Monitors
1 ACI Titan II Sub
Toshiba HD-A1 HD DVD
Panasonic BDT-210 + 350 Blu-ray
Consonance Droplet CDP-5.0
Sony 55NX-810 1080p 3D-LED HDTV
Opera Audio Consonance CD-120
Jolida 1301A 2 X 30 Watt Int. Amp (Sovtek Tubes)
Opera Audio Consonance Eric-1 Speakers
What are your room measurements? If you're over about 400 sq.ft., then you should go with either a high capacity 12" sub, or a 15" sub to fill that space. Or you can consider going with two 12" subs.
With smaller rooms, you can rely on the acoustical effect of room boundary gain to reinforce and extend the low end with smaller subwoofers. But, once you go above 400 sq.ft. or so, then the room boundaries don't give you quite as much reinforcement, and you're relying more on the brute force of the subwoofer itself to generate the low bass.
As others have mentioned, $150 won't buy you much. Even used, it won't be easy to find the amount of bass that you will need with a large room.