This is my first append on this site and I certainly appreciate any and all help in advance. I have a pretty basic home theater setup currently sans subwoofer. I'm starting to look for a subwoofer to round out the system. My completely unfounded and uneducated gut feel about subwoofers would be to look for down firing models because I believe that this would enhance the feeling of directionless audio... in other words, it seems to me like it would disperse better. However, my setup is in my basement. The floor is carpet on carpet pad on cement foundation. My assumption is that in that case I should specifically avoid a down firing subwoofer because the floor would just absorb the sound. I'm really just looking for confirmation that my assumptions are correct. Id rather find out that I'm an idiot now, than after I forked out the money for the wrong hardware. Thanks, Miguel.