Ok, right now i have a 142L ported shiva in a box i built for my room. It is great, but too big since in 7 months, I will be couped up in a dorm room (freshman year of college). Right now, I probably have a 50/50 split of home theater/music, but in college it will probably favor the music side more. The sealed tempest seems like a good choice. Why a tempest? because my brother has one that he used to use in his car, and it just sits in his apartment not doing anything. I offered a fair trade, my 142L shiva, for his tempest, and he agreed. We all know how small a dorm room is, so a 122L sealed tempest should be plentiful for music/movies. I will be using a PE 300-796 (the bass boosted model) to ensure I still get the low frequencies. I want the sonotube look because it will be damn easy to make, and not nearly as heavy as a traditional box. Basically, I'm just looking for some input as to what some of you guys/girls would do put in my situation. Am I choosing wisely? Another thought occured to me as making a nice 214L tempest sonosub and incorporating it as a TV stand somehow. PS. sorry for the lengthy post, but I feel that you should try to keep everyting in one post, rather than having 870481 posts.