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I'm wondering if this would be a considerable upgrade? I have been contemplating getting a new sub, but wanted to get something in the $500-$700 bracket. I've been looking around and it seems that a lot of comparisons are made of the RW12D against much more expensive subs. Would this be a considerable upgrade from what I currently have?

My usage is mainly games/movies 75%, music about 20% and CableTV only around 5%.
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I'm wondering if this would be a considerable upgrade? I have been contemplating getting a new sub, but wanted to get something in the $500-$700 bracket. I've been looking around and it seems that a lot of comparisons are made of the RW12D against much more expensive subs. Would this be a considerable upgrade from what I currently have?
My usage is mainly games/movies 75%, music about 20% and CableTV only around 5%.

I could be wrong, but I seem to remember seeing the Klipsch RW-12 D for as low as $280. At that price (or even at $300), dual RW-12 D would be a huge upgrade, within your budget smile.gif
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The BIC pl-200 is an even better upgrade for the same price.

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at that price point why not try a ID such as svs pb12? would be a HUGE upgrade
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at that price point why not try a ID such as svs pb12? would be a HUGE upgrade

Well actually the SVS is exactly what I wanted to get originally... so do you guys suggest I continue saving and pass up the Klipsch? Doing a dual set up is totally out of the question. The room is too small and I would not have a proper spot for the second sub. Plus the WAF would not work... tongue.gif
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If you are looking to get just one sub, I would get the SVS. I have two Klipsch RW12d subs and they are great for my use. In the $500 to $700 range, there are many better subs you can look at. HSU, Outlaw, Epik etc. If your room is really small you might look at the Epik Legend.

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My vote still goes to the Bic pl-200, it is a massively underrated performer.

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The Pl200 is a great sub for the money but I'm sure many would agree that the Klipsch is an overall better performer and value when priced at $300 or less. The BIC is more comparable to the Lava LSP12
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My vote still goes to the Bic pl-200, it is a massively underrated performer.

I went from dual H100s (very similar to the pl200) to dual Klipsch 12ds. The biggest difference is the sound. The Klipsch subs are so much tighter sounding. Yes the Bic will give you bass, but it is VERY boomy sounding. I am much happier with the Klipsch subs. As others have said, in the price range you're in, you should look at the other options (SVS,HSU,etc.). The only reason I went with the Klipsch subs; shipping was gonna be crazy and SVS wouldn't even ship to me.
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Thanks guys... my main thought pattern was that if I could get something like the Klipsch that would be worth the price of a much more expensive sub, that I could save some cash. But I'll just continue to shoot for the higher priced ones. I'll look into the others mentioned too.

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You could always look for a used SVS.... a PB or PC-12 can normally be had for under $500. If you can find one with a warranty still valid, you'll be set.

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