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OK, been going back and forth on forums. I have a psw125 now. Purchased a second, but before opening might get a new sub. Maybe add or just replace the 125.

out of these two final choices, which one should I get??

Should I pair with 125?

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I think the PA-150. See this thread: http://avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1088734

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I think the PA-150. See this thread: http://avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1088734

I read already. JuSt wondering about the quality of build. I will be spending same amount. The 505 has 300 rms, but 450 Max. The 120 is 200, 600 Max. Both go as low as each other. both have reviews that say they shake the room.

don't know which one to pull trigger on.....
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see Josh Ricci's review of the PA-150 at www.data-bass.com

It seems logical that the PA-150 will outperform the Polk PSW 505 (which is quite respectable).

You cannot go by published specifications (some manufacturers embellish them substantially).

You might also consider the Klipsch RW-12d

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882780078

that when on sale is considered a very good value.

Archea (do a search in this forum) did a quite reasonable review.

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see Josh Ricci's review of the PA-150 at www.data-bass.com

It seems logical that the PA-150 will outperform the Polk PSW 505 (which is quite respectable).

You cannot go by published specifications (some manufacturers embellish them substantially).

You might also consider the Klipsch RW-12d

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882780078

that when on sale is considered a very good value.

Archea (do a search in this forum) did a quite reasonable review.

see also
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1394073

if I had to choose between the 120 or 505, which one at $250 price would be better
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just going but what I know about P.A. ( as I have the PA-150) I would chose the Pa-120 over the 505, the quality of bulid is excellent. I cant comment on the 505 as I have never had the chance to see/hear it thou.
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When the PSW505 was on sale at the same price as the BIC F12 a couple of months back, there was a lot of discussion about which was better. Seemed like the PSW505 had the edge, but it was close. On the other hand, there have been a few people stating that the PA-120 is better (tighter bass) than the BIC F12. Consequently, my guess would be that the PSW505 is no better than the PA-120. I would certainly not pay more for the PSW505.

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Is the PSW505 is at $200 or under jump on it and don't ask any more questions

For the $250 range the PA-120 and Bic PL-200 get the nod
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Is the PSW505 is at $200 or under jump on it and don't ask any more questions

For the $250 range the PA-120 and Bic PL-200 get the nod

psw 250. can get pa120 for 209 or 150 for 349
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Gomez81 where are you located? I have a 2 month old PSW505 that I am going to sell. It works great. I am only selling because wife gave the go ahead for a FV12. If you are close we could work soething out.
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Gomez81 where are you located? I have a 2 month old PSW505 that I am going to sell. It works great. I am only selling because wife gave the go ahead for a FV12. If you are close we could work soething out.

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Do you like the sound? Does it punch. I have psw125 now, but just not cutting it. Scared on the dynamic watts
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It does ok. Not chest pounding but has nice sound that rounds out my system.
Does really good with music. It does good with movies but you have to know it's limitations and work with it.
Was hoping you were closer. I am in Indiana.
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It does ok. Not chest pounding but has nice sound that rounds out my system.
Does really good with music. It does good with movies but you have to know it's limitations and work with it.
Was hoping you were closer. I am in Indiana.

thanks. Mostly do movies. Was thinking about the klipsch rw-12d. Any suggestions
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Seriously consider the Klipsch that is on sale at Newegg at present.

nice evaluation of klipsch rw-12d by archea
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1390563
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Seriously consider the Klipsch that is on sale at Newegg at present.

nice evaluation of klipsch rw-12d by archea
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1390563

not on sale anymore, as far as I can see
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not on sale anymore, as far as I can see

I believe the sale ended yesterday (2/15/12) as I also see its "out of stock". If you are truly interested in it I bet it will be back and on sale in about 3 to 4 weeks as that seems to be the trend I have seen with Newegg on the Klipsch sub... just guesiing thou.
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