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paper and foam are fine. modern cone material and surround material is largely irrevant in relation to longevity or quality of sound. It's a cosmetic conern alone.

yes the Klipsch RW-12D will generate port noise at its limits. Point being that its limits are higher and frequency response flatter than other subs for $300.

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Here's some typical discussion on should I pick one higher quality sub for $600 vs. two Klipsch subs at the $300 sale price.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426103/2x-klipsch-rw-12d-vs-1x-hsu-svs/0_20

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for those interested here is a comparison with the Jamo sub 650.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426307/klipsch-rw-12d-pair-vs-jamo-650-sub-pair-vs-dayton-audio-titanik-mk-iii-sealed-sub-pair-subwoofer-shootout/0_20

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Rw12d on sale at new egg for 280$ for 2 days!!!
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This subwoofer is discontinued, correct? i noticed the sale too on newegg. how long do these typically stay on sale? correct me if im wrong but these are the previous generation klipsch reference sub.
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discontinued, yes
sale length, usually a couple days but that is with a promo code, this looks like it might be this way a little longer, but who knows what newegg will do
previous reference sub, yes
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discontinued, yes
sale length, usually a couple days but that is with a promo code, this looks like it might be this way a little longer, but who knows what newegg will do
previous reference sub, yes
My guess is that Klipsch is trying to blowout the remaining inventory of this model since it is discontinued.
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klipsch or did you mean new egg?
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klipsch or did you mean new egg?

I mean Klipsch is probably clearing out their old inventory through Newegg. This is definitely a good deal.
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its probably new egg too, when i called new egg a couple weeks ago, the rep confirmed that they had over 100 of these subs in stock. it didnt list a number, just said over 100. im guessing that klipsch has already gotten rid of all of their older model subs, but i could be wrong.
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This subwoofer is discontinued, correct? i noticed the sale too on newegg. how long do these typically stay on sale? correct me if im wrong but these are the previous generation klipsch reference sub.

Sales last 2-7 days usually. It's been going on and off sale since late 2010/early 2011. I have two that I picked up very early last year and love them. Had one control panel go out and one panel was broken during shipment but Klipsch sent out parts next day. Even if it's discontinued, they are covered by warranty,

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my dual klipsch setup

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my dual klipsch setup
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Very Nice. I just setup a Jamo system paired with a single Klipsch for my cousin and it does quite well in his open room for the money. He is quite happy with his setup and I bet he would be blown away by a second RW12d
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I currently am borrowing a pair of Klipsch RW-12D subs from my brother as we used the pair for a room reference during the 2012 KC Blind Subwoofer Meet linked in my signature. I figure as long as I have them available I'll grab some frequency response graphs to show just what the native EQ DSP settings do on these subs. I turned off all external EQ in my Onkyo TX-NR 1007 receiver (no Audyssey, no dynamic eq, mains crossover set to 100hz, sub LFE set to 120hz) and just measured the pair of Klipsch RW-12D sub's frequency response in my 3500 cubic foot room using my Omnimic and their three native EQ settings. Distance calibrations in the receiver were accurately set. The following frequency response graphs are taken with no smoothing but averaged over 10 captures each from my main listening position (8-10 foot away from the subwoofers). The sub placement for these measurements is one on each side of my projector screen facing outward toward the outside room walls. (this configuration is the best/flattest position I've found in my room) Here are how the subs measured per Klipsch DSP EQ setting.


Note: SPL interval is 2dB

Flat



Punch



Depth




All three EQ overlays (still 2dB spacing):




And the same overlays again using the more common 5dB spacing on y axis




It appears, at least in my room, that Depth is the flattest Klipsch DSP EQ setting. I would probably recommend that as a starting place for most Klipsch RW-12D owners. I also noticed the quick settings music and movies mean nothing in and by themselves - you can save or change them to be anything including volume levels, LFE crossovers settings and native EQ setting. I don't know if they come from the factory configured one way or the other, because I didn't pull the subs new out of the box, but in messing with these used subs I determined that only the EQ setting (flat, punch, depth) matters until you save it one way or the other as music or movies. If all other EQ settings are the same, then the movie and music toggle does absolutely nothing to frequency responses or spl levels. Perhaps Music could be saved as "punch" and Movies saved as "depth" with the other settings (volume levels and LFE 'crossover') varying per individual's subjective preference.

I am curious what the frequency response would be between 100Hz-150Hz if you would have set the crossover above or at 150Hz.
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