Looking for subwoofer recommendations

Good evening, long time friends of mine on here(who recently passed away)


had recommended this site for years. Wish I knew what he went by on here as I’m sure many of you knew him. We were never in the same league with stereo equipment as his pockets were infinitely deeper than mine.

I get most of my stereo equipment from estate sales, etc so..

I have several sets of tower speakers but the ones I like the best are the B&W cdm 7 SE’s. ( Over the Klipsch synergy F 30’s, Klipsch kf-26’s, and cerwin vega e310’s)

I’m running the B&W’'s with a Musical Fidelity A300 and since I like a little extra bass I’m running a SVS PB 2000 Pro. I bought this new scratch and dent and now wish I had bought a sealed sub. This thing can get loud and shake the house but I prefer to punchy bass, not boomy. . I have also tried my Polk PSW12 which I’m my opinion even you factor in the price difference is a better sounding sub, just not paired with the B&W’s.

Finally, my question is what would you recommend and why for a sealed sub? Let’s say we try to stay under $600 if possible.

My finished basement room that I use is a weird "L" shape, about 625 sq ft. ( 38x 19 with a bedroom for my son built in the corner creating the L shape.

Suggestions welcome! I’m fairly new to the audiophile angle, before even I ran my Klipsch KF-26’s powered by a Denon AVR 2700 and Polk sub I thought it sounded decent and was happy with it until I heard much better speakers. Now I don’t care for the Klipsch sound, too bright for me. I purchased some should Klipsch Heritage speakers from a garage sale for $125 but was not impressed and sold them for 600 I think.

Anyway my point is that I’m a amateur audiophile just leaving what I like. I listen to most genres from hard rock to synthwave to Dire straits and Nora Jones. I’m all over the place. Thanks for any help and sorry for the long post!


The first question you need to answer is " do you want realistic sound reproduction or do you just want to rattle your windows" ?

Considering additional info, add one sub on the floor like you said, and the other three different distances from the floor. Multiple subs asymmetrically located relative to corners is the key, and this includes ceilings. Might be hard for your average audiophile to put a sub 5 ft above the floor. Should be no problem for a master carpenter.

Wow, thank you for the suggestions everyone. I do have the svs app for my pb2000 pro. I can hear a difference when I change settings but it's not a huge difference. Hence thinking I should have bought the sealed sb1000 pro or sb 2000. Just feels like this sub would excel at movies but not music. To be honest I've gone down the surround sound rabbit hole and realized I prefer a 2.1 or 3.1 setup. Maybe if I had a different room I'd feel different. I'm kinda trying to go the musical route.

Raymundo75 asked a great question, I want realistic sounding yet clean sounding. I also like to add some punchy bass to many tracks. I don't care about rattling windows. I have a Adcom 7000 ruining my Cerwin vegas and Klipsch Synergy f30's with my Polk PSW12 when I want to decompress from work and music shake the entire house. Looking for the right partner ( s) for my B&W's for accurate yet full and powerful sounding music. Sometimes at high volumes. 

Playing around with a third system at the moment... Don't laugh it was free. A Qinpu A3 running my Klipsch kf26 towers. ( Read busy buy cheaply made)

It's amazing what 8.5 watts do with these speakers. 

Although it couldn't be my go to .

Thank you everyone for the suggestions, please keep them coming. I'm in the Flint, Michigan area, northeast and 20 mins. Not sure if anyone on here is close. 

My friend that passed away, his real name was George O. , Lived in Grand Blanc, mi. I want to say someone for this site came out for some installation for him. 




I recommend a sealed box design.  You get better control over the cone [surround] for quicker response and accuracy.