Originally Posted by eljaycanuck
...while meeting his size/placement and budgetary constraints.
And we both know that due to size and budget, he's going be disappointed. A person is what they do, not what they say and when one says they care about quality and then in pretty much the same breath, kills any chance of acquiring said quality, then in truth, they don't care about quality. In this case, pushing me on this issue isn't going change the brevity of my opinion.
The choices the OP has are, up the budget, up the size, do both or do without sound quality. If the OP cares and size is a paramount issue, he'll do his best to increase his budget considerably and acquire what he wants such as a SVS, SB-1000
where he would have both; size and quality. Caring comes with expectations as one can't say they care and then turn around, shoot themselves in the foot and repeat, I care. It's like you're trying to slam me against the wall, twisting my arm up in the process, all the while saying: "Say he can have what he wants" and you'll back off.
Okay, uncle, he can have what he wants. But my posting this is a lie and we both know it.
His choices are, boot sound quality issues and go with size for the price or for the price, boot size issues and go with higher sound quality (which is what he says he wants) or, he boots price and goes with sound quality and size. What the OP chooses to do will represent what they care about.
I'll let you have the last word on the issue as it gets circular from here.