I'm graduating from college in May and have found my apartment for next year already, in a small town in Wisconsin. I've been trying to figure out for some time which subwoofer to add to my system My current system is composed of: Yamaha 495 Receiver Paradigm Monitor 7 mains Paradigm Mini-Monitor surrounds Paradigm CC-370 center I'm contemplating the following subs: Paradigm PDR-12 SVS 25-31 PCi To see pictures (jpg's of AutoCAD drawings) Click Here, placement of the sub will affect which I buy, more than price or 'standard' quality (can an improperly placed SVS be outperformed by a otherwise overmatched PDR?, I would guess yes). The stairway is exposed in the room, a portion of the TV and the equipment rack are getting tucked under it as you can see in Figure 3. As Figure 2 hints at, the room is vaulted. I have decided that there are three possible locations for a sub in my new living room. (I'm sorry I can't illustrate these locations on the pictures, I made the .jps in another lab and this lab won't allow me to edit them to add X's): Location 1. Under stairs in the corner to the right of the right main in Figure 4, as stairs are simply treads, no kickboard. I need advice as to whether it is ok to "bury" subs under structures like that. Location 2. On landing of stairs directly above the previous location. I need advice as to whether it is ok to put a sub on top of a 'hollow' area. Location 3. Between right main and TV In my mind Locations 1 and 3 are suited for the PDR while Location 2 is ideal for the SVS. Location 3 might allow for the SVS if there are no magnetic fields in the upper part of the structure that would interfere with the TV. If Location 2 is considered acceptable I would like to go with the SVS, but otherwise I believe that the PDR is going to be a better choice for this room. I'd appreciate any input you can give, be it other possible locations, advice on placing an SVS near TV's or on a landing, etc. Thanks!