Happy New Year to you as well! Are those pretty large openings to the kitchen/dining/etc? So basically it's an open floor concept? If your plan is to go with the Hybrid 15 eventually, I think it would be better and more cost effective just start there instead of working your way to it. The VTF-15H MK2 is a very musical subwoofer and is designed to be accurate and quick. The main thing that affects the musicality of the sub would be the room acoustics. That's why we included the option to run different port config, Q, EQ, to allow you to better integrate the sub and give you fantastic performance for both movies and music.