I've just bought a SPL-1000 MKII. My room is 14" 6' x 14" 10' x 8" 6' ish. I bought the 1000 for several reasons, after looking at many alternatives and models from all sorts of manufacturers. We had to have a diminuitive sub, but it also had to sound good. For a while I thought my only real choice was going to be a DD10 at £2000. The current Velodyne CHT-R range is either too big or small for what I wanted from the sub. The same goes for the new SVS sub which is too big. There were othe options like B&W, but in this case size really does matter, as you'll see from the photos. I'd heard an original 1000 a while back and always remembered just how excellent it was. At the time I couldn't believe such a small box could produce such quality. At that time I owned a CHT-15 which I could compare it too. There wasn't much difference. The new 1000 MkII has a class D amp, which with all it's benefits helps massively. It also looks very good in gloss black, so wife friendly. It also has a much better spec 'on paper' than say, a CHT10. Now, I have to be careful how I word this as many people have bought and obviously love their CHT-R's. It is very arguementative, as the room they are placed in is the biggest deciding factor to the final sound quality. However, all things being equal, the spl range is at least the equal if not better than the CHT-R range, imho only of course. We all hear and like different things. It offers massive, quality output from a tiny box. Right down to 24Hz +/- 3db. Pretty good going in anyones books. From my past experience, the 1000 can create as much of a riot with films as the big boys, I promise. In the end, it really was the only choice for us in our room.