If you can find a Bag End Infrasub-18 for under $1,000 used, grab it. It is extremely fast, tight, and musical - not to mention that it is flat down to 8 cycles. You will hear and feel bass that you did not know existed before.
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You can't beat a REL Strata III (~$950 used) or a REL Storm III (~$1150 used) for music. They easily integrate with monitors and have dual inputs (hi/low) so that you can use them for HT as well. The hard part is finding a used one. They usually sell in a couple of hours once they are posted.
I have one matched with my B&W CDM1s and the sound is incredible.
I could write more but the quuality of this sub is well documented in the Audiogon forums. Do a search for "Rel" and you should come up with more info or look at the reviews here:
I own, and love the Sunfire Architectural Sub. Fast, tight, powerful, very musical and small. Lists for $1400, but you should find it, new, nicely discounted for $1000. I did. It's designed for two channel listening. Everyone thinks of Sunfire and HT, but this baby is wonderful. It blends seemlessly with my M20s. I compared the Architectural to the B-15 before I bought it. Price and size were factors, but I used the B-15 as a referent. The Sunfire held its' own, beautifully. Happy listening.