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post #31 of 38 Old 01-25-2013, 11:06 AM
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Interesting... I have a friend who let me try his out, while its a great sub it didnt seem to even touch anything below about 23,24 hz. I believe its rated down to 25, correct me if i'm wrong. In my opinion the empire is on a whole new level all especially in the teens.

The Empire is in a whole different price class though. It is just under $1K shipped vs $350 shipped for a PA-150.

The PA-150 loses a lot of steam after 30hz, but it does the 40-80hz ranges very, very, well for the money. If you are looking for a subwoofer for gobs of output and extension for under $500 you are not going to find it (probably need to double your budget). Either spend more money or determine what sacrifices you want to make.
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The Empire is in a whole different price class though. It is just under $1K shipped vs $350 shipped for a PA-150.

The PA-150 loses a lot of steam after 30hz, but it does the 40-80hz ranges very, very, well for the money. If you are looking for a subwoofer for gobs of output and extension for under $500 you are not going to find it (probably need to double your budget). Either spend more money or determine what sacrifices you want to make.

+1 The PA150 is a great budget sub for a larger open room as long as don't mind giving up the lowest frequencies.
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Nothing beats the Klipsch RW-12d under $500.

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Nothing beats the Klipsch RW-12d under $500.

LOL, the PA-150 most likely does over 40hz smile.gif
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LOL, the PA-150 most likely does over 40hz smile.gif

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The Empire is in a whole different price class though. It is just under $1K shipped vs $350 shipped for a PA-150.

The PA-150 loses a lot of steam after 30hz, but it does the 40-80hz ranges very, very, well for the money. If you are looking for a subwoofer for gobs of output and extension for under $500 you are not going to find it (probably need to double your budget). Either spend more money or determine what sacrifices you want to make.
Oh i know its a great sub for the price but someone said it was every bit as good as the empire, dont think so lol.
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JDM46 you may be thinking about my post. I said it was as good as the Epik Legend. I did a frequency sweep of the PA 150 and Epik Legend and the graphs were very similar. You are correct that neither of these subs are sub 20 Hz titans, but there response under 25 Hz will definely shake the room. In that sense, it is very usable and makes for a great subs in the under $500 range. I have own a couple of Klipsch subs and in this price range none have been better than the PA 150.

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JDM46 you may be thinking about my post. I said it was as good as the Epik Legend. I did a frequency sweep of the PA 150 and Epik Legend and the graphs were very similar. You are correct that neither of these subs are sub 20 Hz titans, but there response under 25 Hz will definely shake the room. In that sense, it is very usable and makes for a great subs in the under $500 range. I have own a couple of Klipsch subs and in this price range none have been better than the PA 150.
I apologize for being an idiot lol, indeed you did say legend not empire. I'm actually considering getting a PA 150 for a 2.1 setup. It will be interesting how it compares to my Lfm plus. For the price your right, quite difficult to beat.
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