Today I was able to hook up my first real subwoofer. I have a rather large theater room 35x25 feet and while I have a fantastic set of fronts/center/rears with 15" woofers (Infinity SM155) these obviously provide a very rich, detailed and large dynamic sound , although can't provide the type of LFE that I was really aiming for, no fronts really can. I was able to find a great deal on a HPS-1000, I was ready to pull the trigger on the SVS PB12/2 although, at this point I feel that I'm achieving way more then I could of ever dreamed for, at over half the cost. My post is mainly to describe the overall experience that I experienced after a few discs, and directly to alot of avs'ers who question is a a sub necessary, and specially is a sub of SVS, HPS1000, ect Quality/Price needed. The only way to sum my experience is jaw dropping, and well it never came back up. I put in Prince of Egypt as I remember in the past it being a great demo disc even on my mains, mainly the great scene where the sea is parted and a fireball graces the screen moments before hand. The way to describe what I felt was not bass, but as if the fireball literally ripped inside the house, I must imagine I felt the same feeling as if a real tornado was to rip into your home. When the water was being parted up in the air, I could hear very little bass, although what I was truly involved in, was something much greater then bass, it was being engulfed in a wave of power that felt like that entire room was surrounded by this water, it literally felt like a shock wave, words can't describe the type of feeling when one is in the middle of a 1000watt subwoofer that goes down very low in hz, which are inaudible to the human ear. Just curious, has anyone else experienced this feeling on the POE DVD, with the parting of the sea with their gear? If anyone is considering getting a subwoofer , please take the time to invest a bit more because other subwoofers just can't provide this type of experience. After doing some research before my purchase I noted subwoofers from Polk, Energy, ect that provide excellent Musical bass down to lets say 30hz, but they are not the same. Wow!