Hey, all, I'm posting this as both an introduction and a request for some assistance into the world of high(er)-end audio.
So, I'll jump into it. I'm a complete newbie to sound set-ups and audio equipment, and I'm looking to put together a system to replace the all-in-one Bose Companaion 3 desktop stuff I've had the for past 5 or so years.
First off I'll start by saying that my room is roughly 36ft long and 10 feet wide with my current speakers set up against and facing the walls that are 10 feet apart. The floors are concrete. The main use of the speakers will be for music with some light movie viewing.
Due to the financial constraints of being a college student, I'll be upgrading my system piece by piece, and I wanted to start with the subwoofer since there seem to be quite a few sales going on right now, and I'd like to catch one before it ends.
I haven't had a chance to audition either of these subs, but they are the two that I've been looking at:
Polk PSW505 - currently $189.99 on Amazon
BIC America F12 - currently $198.34 on Amazon
Basically, I'm wondering what your opinions are on these subs as beginner/entry-level equipment, and if there is anything else you'd recommend that might be better, but within the price range of roughly $200 or so dollars (there's a bit of wiggle room).
Also, any information on some bookshelf speakers to pair with the sub as well as a receiver would be great, keeping in mind that I'm trying to get a good bang-to-buck ratio and that I'll be buying each item over time.
If there's any other information you might need that I haven't provided, let me know and I'll post it.
Thanks in advance, and cheers!
P.S. I'm also interested in getting a vinyl record player to work into the system at some point.