Help me pick an awesome sub - interested up to £1,500
Not been on this forum before. I have just moved house and replaced my old cathode ray telly. Never had a home cinema kit before, and I have gone bit crazy. My new living room is 4.5m x 4.5m, with an additional bay window (in which the satellit speakers will go), and I have bought:
1. A Panasonic 55VT50 Plasma screen.
2. A Pioneer SCLX-56 A/V receiver.
3. Monitor Audio's Shadow Speaker range for a 7.1 set up, i.e. 3 front, 2 side speakers and 2 rear speakers.
4. Cambridge Audio's Azur 752BD Blu Ray player.
I got the AV receiver and most of the speakers in a 5.1 package deal from richer sounds - the sub that came included is the Monitor Audio BXW-10 sub.
None of it is even plugged in yet. Someone is coming round to set it all up for me, thank the lord. Chasing the cables into the walls was a nightmare, but I will post a pic to say thanks when it is all up and running!
I'm posting because I think my sub is the weak link. I want a better one. I am willing to go up to about £1,500. My friend has a BK Monolith, but here are a couple that have taken my fancy: B&W PV1D and REL 328 or 528. I would like, when playing 2 channel stereo, to have the sub playing too (I think this is called a speaker line input?).
If I can get real quality, I think I would prefer the more accurate, less boomy type of sound. I am hoping for this sort of money that the tightest, most musical subs out there will still make my set up sound pretty damn good, so I would be extremely grateful for any suggestions. I am also wondering whether to keep the sub I already have and use it as a second one, or should I only use identical subs in the same system....