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I have the Klipsch SW-350. This is my first home theater system outside of the traditional HTIB setups. The sub is amazing but it is the first "true" sub i've owned.
I own the Klipsch SW-450. I purchased it years ago and don't use it now but it's a very good starter sub for a small/medium room.


Agreed, it should still be better than most anything that comes with a htib.

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I think monoprice has a new sub, don't remember seeing this and no reviews.

From the site -

This subwoofer features a large, 12" front-firing paper cone with rubber surround and an equally massive 250-watt built in power amplifier to drive it. It handles frequencies from 30 ~ 150 Hz @ -10dB, with a total harmonic distortion less then 0.5%

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2


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Assuming that's 250 RMS it's not a bad deal.
Interesting that it's dual ported. Wonder if it's ok to plug one or both ports to change the tuning.
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Is it just me, or does that sub bear a striking resemblance to the Lava LSP12? One things for sure, I hope the frequency response is a typo; 30 ~ 150 Hz, -10dB. That's awful for a $250 bass reflex subwoofer with a 12" driver.

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I was going to buy 2 Dayton 1200s but they're out of stock until 2/10/15. Can anyone recommend me something that's equivalent to that in that price range?
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Thanks! Now I can suggest anyone who might be finding a budget subwoofer.
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I was going to buy 2 Dayton 1200s but they're out of stock until 2/10/15. Can anyone recommend me something that's equivalent to that in that price range?
Dayton has a sub1500 15" . I'm sure it doesn't put out like 2 12" but I just bought one and it sound pretty dang goo in a little room. Eventually I'll get a second. They are only 199 with free shipping.
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Dayton has a sub1500 15" . I'm sure it doesn't put out like 2 12" but I just bought one and it sound pretty dang goo in a little room. Eventually I'll get a second. They are only 199 with free shipping.
Should I get 2 sub1000 or 1 1500 and then later down the road get another 1500? Anything else better than the 1500 in the $200 range do you know?
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Should I get 2 sub1000 or 1 1500 and then later down the road get another 1500? Anything else better than the 1500 in the $200 range do you know?


Buy the one 1500 and get another later. For $200, I do not believe anything else is even close.




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Should I get 2 sub1000 or 1 1500 and then later down the road get another 1500? Anything else better than the 1500 in the $200 range do you know?


Buy the one 1500 and get another later. For $200, I do not believe anything else is even close.
that's my plan. 1 15 now one later. 2 12 are also good. Hard to beat either. Nothing at 199 comes close. Very good quality. Sounds very good. 2 12 for 200 or 2 15 for 400.
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I personally wouldn't drop down to the 10"
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$400 budget

2 sub 1500's or a single 10/12?
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$400 budget

2 sub 1500's or a single 10/12?
the bic pl200 is supposed to be good . The 1 sub1500 is good I have one. 2 would definitely be better. So that question is tough to answer. I would say 2 sub1500 would fill the room better.
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i am canadian , should i buy this:

http://www.visions.ca/catalogue/cate...=79&sku=BASS12
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$400 budget

2 sub 1500's or a single 10/12?
Room size, other components in system, music and HT preference?

Did you have that backwards?
Did you mean 2 sub 10/12's or single 15?
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Hey guys I was wondering if any of you guys had a suggestion for a sub for me. I can get the Klipsch R-12SW for like $180 new. I'd be willing to get used if it saved me money or was a big upgrade. Do any of you guys know of a sub that beats that deal?

My room is about 20x15x7'. On one wall, about 6' is open to another large room. On another, a hallway leads off with no door. On another, about a 6' opening leads to a small room. So it is an enormous space to pressurize. I'm currently running an 8" Polk DSW440wi though, so I'm assuming the Klipsch would be a good upgrade. It is going to be paired with Pioneer SP-FS52-LR speakers through a Marantz SR5009 receiver. 85% music 15% movies.

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Room size, other components in system, music and HT preference?

Did you have that backwards?
Did you mean 2 sub 10/12's or single 15?
800 sq ft living room
Pioneer SP-FS52 floor standers
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2 15's(Dayton sub 1500's) or better single 10 or 12
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800 sq ft living room
Pioneer SP-FS52 floor standers
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2 15's(Dayton sub 1500's) or better single 10 or 12


800 sq feet, assuming an 8 foot ceiling, is 6400 cubic feet.

That's a HUGE space.

Two 1500s will be vastly superior to a single 10 or 12.
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Hey guys I was wondering if any of you guys had a suggestion for a sub for me. I can get the Klipsch R-12SW for like $180 new. I'd be willing to get used if it saved me money or was a big upgrade. Do any of you guys know of a sub that beats that deal?

My room is about 20x15x7'. On one wall, about 6' is open to another large room. On another, a hallway leads off with no door. On another, about a 6' opening leads to a small room. So it is an enormous space to pressurize. I'm currently running an 8" Polk DSW440wi though, so I'm assuming the Klipsch would be a good upgrade. It is going to be paired with Pioneer SP-FS52-LR speakers through a Marantz SR5009 receiver. 85% music 15% movies.
Does that Klipsch have a S/N on it? They should sell for at least twice that, which makes me wonder about its origin. Either way...

Your room is 2100 ft^3 so the R-12SW should do OK in that much space. All those openings might prove challenging for it though, so don't crank it up too much. In the under-$200 range about the only other option I can think of worth considering would the SUB-1500.

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800 sq feet, assuming an 8 foot ceiling, is 6400 cubic feet.

That's a HUGE space.
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That's cavernous.


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Two 1500s will be vastly superior to a single 10 or 12.
Frankly, I'm not certain a pair of 1500's would even suffice.

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Does that Klipsch have a S/N on it? They should sell for at least twice that, which makes me wonder about its origin. Either way...

Your room is 2100 ft^3 so the R-12SW should do OK in that much space. All those openings might prove challenging for it though, so don't crank it up too much. In the under-$200 range about the only other option I can think of worth considering would the SUB-1500.
The sub placement makes pressurization unnecessary (pressurizing the room would be ideal but I'm used to that not happening). And as for the price/origin, it's a work-related discount. Kicks butt

Thanks for the suggestion!

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The sub placement makes pressurization unnecessary.
You may feel that way but the subwoofer probably won't. Unless, by 'placement', you mean in your lap...

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You may feel that way but the subwoofer probably won't. Unless, by 'placement', you mean in your lap...
I get what you mean, but the sub is facing me directly, so I'll get the majority of the sound waves sent by the forward hit of the driver directly at me. In this space, getting a sub that pressurizes well is going to be costly. I should've bought that sub you reviewed and were gonna sell me a while back. But even that is double my current budget.

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+1

That's cavernous.




Frankly, I'm not certain a pair of 1500's would even suffice.
I didn't think so either.

I'll just bite the bullet and save up for that parts express ultimax 18 kit.
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+1

That's cavernous.




Frankly, I'm not certain a pair of 1500's would even suffice.


Well, I've got 2 1500s in an even larger space...(about 7500 cu ft and open to stairs).. they certainly do nothing for pressurizing the room or providing bass under 25Hz....(i'd likely need to spend at least 10x their cost to get that in that room with commercial subs) but they've got plenty of sound from 30Hz and up.
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