Looking at it on sale at newegg, but the soundandvisionmag shootout review kinda put me off: This would be my first sub. I like musical bass as far as I can tell. I listen to a lot of trance, and everything else, rock, rap, pop. Most people, especially those home theater oriented, focus on flat frequency response curves. The rw-12d has that. But I think for music you need more than that. You need an amp/enclosure that has tight control over the driver, low distortion. Does the rw-12d deliver (decently) in that respect? The review above implies otherwise. Note that this would be my first sub, so I don't have extremely high expectations. I want good sound at normal (med-low) listening levels that won't piss everyone off inside and outside the house. I am also a bass-head, and I don't like flat eq, I want quite a bit of bass boost, even if the rest of the spectrum is at more reasonable listening levels. I was really hoping to pick up an Epik legend, but missed out on the sale. Should I spring the extra 70 bucks for an stf-2? Jamo 650 is out of stock. Any other suggestions? Go used? $400 is my absolute max, but I'd like to keep it under 300. My setup is: large, very irregular, open living area. has horrible nulls and db variation from the bass from my mains. Probably 600sqft or more, normal ceilings. I don't expect or care to pressurize this. Cerwin Vega VE-12F 2ch mains (12inch drivers should have decent bass, but not quite doing it for me) Marantz 6005 Thanks for your help.