Hello all, I'm hoping someone here can give me a push in the right direction. I've been reading up here for several months about a DIY sub in anticipation of moving from an aparment to a house, and finally, the date is here! So, out the door the psw-202 goes, and hopefully, a good sub will replace it! I use the HT system for 50/50 music/HT. I have decent mains (dahlquist QX10's) that are quite nice on their own, although they sound nice augmented w/ a sub on some types of music. My main concerns are footprint (cannot be the size of a large coffeetable); what it looks like (the wife factor), and how it sounds. My budget would be around $3-500 w/ an amp. I can get Crown, QSC, and most other pro-audio gear at dealer cost. I've been looking at the Adire, Strike, and Partsexpress offerings; and it almost seems like there are too many ways to go! ;-) Is there such a thing as a sealed sub that sounds good with music, but that can also sound amazing w/ LOTR and U-571? If i'm understanding it correctly, "Q" is essentially how flat the response curve looks (low q = flatter)? I love the look of the sonotubes, but I greatly fear that it would become our cat's new scratching post. Do any of you w/ tubes have this problem? Thanks in advance for all of your advice!