I have always been a person to buy speakers after hearing them, but recently it is getting much harder to demo speakers before buying, especially with the higher end stuff... I have read many subwoofer reviews, but I am confused and lost as I am somewhat of a newbie. I am in the market for a new sub, because my DPS-12 doesn't give the initial impact of my brothers new Klipsch synergy 10". It's that punch, not volume I want. My benchmark was Master and commander and LOTR. Review sites have recommended subs like Axiom EP350 & EP500, and SVS PB10-IBD, but I'm lost cause all them seem to hit 20hz, but what gives that punch? My budget is pretty much around $1000... but there is sooo much choice out there! The PB10-IBD got great reviews, but I don't like the lack of crossover setting... Thanks for the advice guys!