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post #1411 of 1421 Old 12-01-2014, 09:09 PM
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Hey everyone this is my first post. After a few days of reading through posts I have decided to purchase my first home theatre sub the PL-200.

I do need some help from some knowledgable members. I will be using this to replace my passive htib sub.

I have heard that I can use the high level inputs with the speaker wire that used to be in the htib sub. Is this what I need to do? Do I just pick a left or right side and go to positive/negative?

I will be upgrading the receiver and other speakers but for now I was hoping to enjoy it. I have a call in to BIC technical as well but the guy was busy today.
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post #1412 of 1421 Old 12-09-2014, 06:27 AM
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Just an update, I got my PL-200 yesterday! BIC technician never returned a single call from yesterday and the main office didn't seem to understand how I was trying to hook up the sub to the HTIB receiver. I did get some really helpful advice from the forums and from Crutchfield. They are always knowledgable. All I needed to do was take the wiring from the passive sub and place it the left side of the positive/negative ports on the high level in of the PL-200.

I only have the sub a little less than 3/4 of the way up. Playing at low volumes to get it broken in. Worlds better than the HTIB sub rated for around 250 watts. It pales in size and sound compared to the PL-200!

This thing hits low and clean! Even watching a Netflix tv series it sounded much better. Actually sounds like a real home theatre.

I got a great deal on Black Friday of 259.00 shipped. If anyone is thinking about ditching their passive sub or even getting a sub for a system they are peicing together this is a great choice. I can't wait to see what it does after I let it break in!

I hope this helps someone in my situation.
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If you like one - you'll LOVE two! My AVR supports 2 Sub so I have 2 of these.

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If you like one - you'll LOVE two! My AVR supports 2 Sub so I have 2 of these.

I can imagine 2 would be amazing! The next thing I would like to do is piece a system together, then I can see picking up another one someday.
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Anyone know where the best deal to pick one up is? I bought one on black friday for $259 shipped, but got stolen at a UPS sorting facility (How do you "lose" a big 52 lb box?!?!). So now I am back to square one.
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Anyone know where the best deal to pick one up is? I bought one on black friday for $259 shipped, but got stolen at a UPS sorting facility (How do you "lose" a big 52 lb box?!?!). So now I am back to square one.
I just got one for $279 shipped from their website, AcousticSoundDesign.com, there's a button on there to "make an offer", so if you make an offer of $250, they'll come back with $279 shipped. Got mine a couple of days ago, love it so far.
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I purchased a pl-200 roughly 5 months ago. All of a sudden its acting like the amp just isn't putting out enough. If i put my hand on the enclosure i can feel a tiny bit of bass. It has never blown a fuse and no matter how much i turn up the gain it doesn't have enough to even move the speaker. Before it would literally shake the walls. Great product and was extremely happy with it till this happened last night. I have tried unplugging it and letting it sit thinking maybe something was overheating for some reason. No change. It still turns on and off automatically. Im just lost. Seems like the amps partially cooked???
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I have a PL-200 on the way. I need to understand if the crossover in the sub can actually cut the level of the main speakers below the crossover frequency? Or does it only control the corner frequency of the sub itself and not affect the signal going to the main speakers? If the crossover actually cuts the level of the main speakers, what is the effect on the impedance the system stereo amplifier is working into? I'm running a vacuum tube stereo amplifier and am not sure it can drive a high impedance DC load. Thanks, Trumpit, Electrical Engineer
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I'm picking one of these up today from a colleague at work to replace the KRK 10s I've been using lately, hope to se an improvement in the lows without losing too much musical quality. Any advice on getting the best sound besides room placement and calibration?


Thanks,

Current 6.1 Set Up:
Sammy 60" LED - Denon 4520CI - Adcom GFA 555 - Fat PS3 -Monster HTS 3500 MKII
Klipsch RF-62 - Klipsch RC-62 ll - Acoustech PL-200 Sub - Fluance AVBP2s
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If anyone still has the original box, what are its dimensions? Did you get it in just that box, or with an extra shipping box over it?

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he sub still turns off if I try to turn the system volume past -38db, especially when a low bass note hits.
Did you solve the problem in the end?

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Bic Acoustech PL-200

after ready so much on the PL-200 sub and comparing it with other subs using this site, I went ahead and made my purchase through the AcousticSoundDesign website ( thanks to whoever posted it ). Mike Embers gave me an offer of $279 shipped. Can't wait to try it out.. Thanks
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