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ready to pull the trigger, i just hope its a "Tight sounding sub" went to my local best buy to here some of there subwoofers today granted they were all 400 and less polk, and klipsch subs probably set up incorrectly but they sounded super muddy.

yea, it just depends what you are used to already. perspective
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Would you chose this sub or a Mirage S8?

I bought an S8...for somethings its good, others its not...the Klipsch sounds like a deal and after seeing how the S8 sounds in my room I'll need 2 subs.
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Would you chose this sub or a Mirage S8?
I bought an S8...for somethings its good, others its not...the Klipsch sounds like a deal and after seeing how the S8 sounds in my room I'll need 2 subs.


Definately the Klipsch. That Mirage goes to 27Hz and is only 100 watts RMS. It'll be a big difference.

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I'm considering the rw12d with an set of Energy Take 5.0 speakers, but am worried about the hole between the 115hz 3db point of the sats and what looks like an 80hz top end according to Archaea's posted response graphs.

Any thoughts on this? Or is a ported sub just not going to work with the Take 5.0 sattelites? An suggested alternatives?
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I'm considering the rw12d with an set of Energy Take 5.0 speakers, but am worried about the hole between the 115hz 3db point of the sats and what looks like an 80hz top end according to Archaea's posted response graphs.
Any thoughts on this? Or is a ported sub just not going to work with the Take 5.0 sattelites? An suggested alternatives?

How large is your room?
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I'm considering the rw12d with an set of Energy Take 5.0 speakers, but am worried about the hole between the 115hz 3db point of the sats and what looks like an 80hz top end according to Archaea's posted response graphs.

Any thoughts on this? Or is a ported sub just not going to work with the Take 5.0 sattelites? An suggested alternatives?

Did Archaea specify the settings for the measurements? I don't remember, could be crossover setting. The Takes come with a ported sub if you get their 5.1 set and it doesn't really matter if the sub is ported vs sealed....

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Is this enough sub for a 21x14x9 room? For someone new to HT equipment
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Is this enough sub for a 21x14x9 room? For someone new to HT equipment
I think it is.my room is not as big but I have 10ft ceilings and its 16x17 and I find sub more than enough
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Is this enough sub for a 21x14x9 room? For someone new to HT equipment
I think it is.my room is not as big but I have 10ft ceilings and its 16x17 and I find sub more than enough

Actually your room is 2720 cu ft, his is 2646 cu ft...

"enough" is a controversial definition...what's enough for one may be lacking for another wink.gif I have three subs in apprx 4500 cuft and it's not "enough" smile.gif It'll do for now, though smile.gif The RW12d I ordered I'm going to play with as a fourth for a bit...

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My room is 14x24x8 but is open to a 4x20 hall and a 6x12 kitchen.

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The Archaea post is

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1390563/klipsch-rw-12d-omnimic-frequency-response-graphs

and he set the crossover to 100hz. I assume he means the sub's amp crossover. The roll-off is more like 80hz though in the FR graph he got.
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im about to pull the trigger on the polk psw505 sub for $249...should I spend $50 extra for the RW-12d ?

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im about to pull the trigger on the polk psw505 sub for $249...should I spend $50 extra for the RW-12d ?


Yup, I have both. Well worth the extra money for the Klipsch. The Polk often goes on sale for $200.
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Yup, I have both. Well worth the extra money for the Klipsch. The Polk often goes on sale for $200.

can you give me a quick comparo and why you feel the klipsch is worth the extra money over the polk? i see the klipsch doesnt have an LFE input, or am I reading that incorrectly?

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can you give me a quick comparo and why you feel the klipsch is worth the extra money over the polk? i see the klipsch doesnt have an LFE input, or am I reading that incorrectly?
thanks for your time

The Klipsch goes lower and sounds better. Using either input or both you can control the LFE with your receiver.

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roger that, thanks.

hope this isnt "too good to be true". $300 for a $1000(retail) sub seems crazy...

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Definately not worth a grand. When you get up over $400 there are better choices.

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roger that, thanks.

hope this isnt "too good to be true". $300 for a $1000(retail) sub seems crazy...

The Klipsch retail was $699 from what I've seen...altho IIRC my Infinity PSW310s had a "retail" of $999 but got mine for $250 delivered during closeout....nice sub at the latter price point, not even close at the former.

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The PSW505 just doesn't get enough lovin. For the price of $190 - $200 it often goes on sale it's a bargain. It's just worth the jump to get the Klipsch if a persons budget (or wife) allows it.

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Im upgrading from a Cerwin Vega CLS-15S, so either way the klipsch or polk will be a major upgrade for me in regards to the range of the sub and quality of the sound. im really leaning towards the klipsch, although the port chuffing and overall port contruction kind of concerns me in the reviews ive read on here.

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The PSW505 just doesn't get enough lovin. For the price of $190 - $200 it often goes on sale it's a bargain. It's just worth the jump to get the Klipsch if a persons budget (or wife) allows it.

i thought $250 for the psw505 was a good grab, didnt realize it went lower.

bottom line is if im going to shell out $250 for the polk.....just throw another 50 in for the klipsch. if the polk was $200 would you save the $100 or jump up as well? (budget allows for it)

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You really have to push it to get the port chuffing.

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I paid $200 for mine and got the Klipsch for $300. I'll be selling the Polk. Worth the difference IMO.

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thanks again for your input.

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Hope you enjoy whatever you choose. Good luck. smile.gif

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I couldn't convince myself to keep the extra $50 in my pocket.

ordered the RW-12d and (2) polk monitor60's. next will be a CS2 center and then no idea for rears?

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As far as these "budget" subs go, $299 is an appropriate price for something like this. It's certainly not a deal worth knocking people over for, but it's a fair price if you need something right now. I probably wouldn't pay more than this, and certainly wouldn't pay whatever its "regular" street price is.

Once you start reaching that $400 mark, it's probably better to get an entry level SVS or HSU. It was a no brainer to pick up a Legend two weeks ago for $100 more than this.
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As far as these "budget" subs go, $299 is an appropriate price for something like this. It's certainly not a deal worth knocking people over for, but it's a fair price if you need something right now. I probably wouldn't pay more than this, and certainly wouldn't pay whatever its "regular" street price is.
Once you start reaching that $400 mark, it's probably better to get an entry level SVS or HSU. It was a no brainer to pick up a Legend two weeks ago for $100 more than this.

At this price point, a hundred bucks is worth knocking people over for. We mustn't lose sight (respect) of why folks look at subwoofers in this price point and at this price point, which is the class of the field.

Just saying.

But I do agree, a pair of $500.00 subs for a $1,000.00 would make for a better subwoofer purchase than a pair of Klipsch, RW-12d's at $300.00/ea or a $600.00 for a pair.

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As far as these "budget" subs go, $299 is an appropriate price for something like this. It's certainly not a deal worth knocking people over for, but it's a fair price if you need something right now. I probably wouldn't pay more than this, and certainly wouldn't pay whatever its "regular" street price is.
Once you start reaching that $400 mark, it's probably better to get an entry level SVS or HSU. It was a no brainer to pick up a Legend two weeks ago for $100 more than this.
It wasnt better for me to get an entry level Hsu. I got the stf2 first and the RW12 sounds a lot better to me. It cost me $110 in shipping to find that out and 2 weeks after they received it back I am still waiting to get my money back from Hsu for the sub.

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