Would adding a sub make a positive effect on my Athena ASF2 floor standing speaker? I bought the large floor standing speakers thinking that it would give adequate bass but now I am not too sure. ASF2s are placed in a 150 sq. feet room and are powered by a Harman Kardon AVR 130. I might be able to get an Atena ASP-300 8'/100 watt Sub for $300 Canadian. Another option is a cheap sub like Sony SAWM 250 (same spec. as the Athena but $80 in the USA and $200 in Canada). Any advice or comments are appreciated.
No floorstander, except for maybe the $1000 and up ones with built in self-powered subs, are ever going to provide the same quality bass as a decent sub, or even a cheap sub.
Good cheap subs: JBL E150 and E250 (jr.com), $200-300. A lot of people here seem to like the Dayton subs from partsexpress.com
I'd definitely stay away from any Sony products other than their TVs.