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Old 12-08-2012, 09:11 AM - Thread Starter
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I'm trying to match a decent sub with a set of Klipsch KSB 3.1 bookshelf speakers. Budget is $400 max. I currently have an old Yamaha YST-SW60 sub. It has, in my opinion, very muddy sounding bass. I borrowed a Klipsch RPW-10 and liked the crisp bass it put out. I'm looking at the Klipsch RW12d, SW450, and KW100. I like the idea of down firing because I don't want cats clawing either a grill or speaker. If front firing is the way to go I'll try and figure something out. The sub will be used 50/50 TV and music. I will have to place the sub against a flat wall. ANY advise will be appreciated.
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I'd get the RW12d....actually I just did order one for myself and one for my brother as newegg.com has them on sale again at 299 with discount code....better sub than the other two you mention.

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Old 12-08-2012, 04:33 PM - Thread Starter
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I was leaning that way, but am nervous about the digital control. I was considering the down firing because of cats running around the house. Trying to avoid damage.....
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De-claw the cats and buy the RW-12D. Yeah I know, easier said than done. The digital control is very easy to operate. Easier than having to reach behind the sub to adjust it.
Not sure why you would be nervous about that as nearly everthing is operated by buttons now.

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:49 PM - Thread Starter
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More nervous about the reliability of the control board. I like having 2 knobs to turn wink.gif
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More nervous about the reliability of the control board. I like having 2 knobs to turn wink.gif
I agree with that. Its a bit gimmicky and something of a trade off. Convenience for possible reliability issues.

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:40 PM - Thread Starter
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The main reason I was looking at the Synergy subs is the simple design. Not sure if I need a 12" driver or if I should stick to a 10" sub. I'm not looking to shake the house off the foundation, just get a nice kick for movies and music.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:57 PM - Thread Starter
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Just added a Klipsch Sub 12HG to the list. Same price as the Newegg special. I have an old set of 5.5 towers that had to leave the living room due to space. Didn't realize how much I lost until I tried using my Yamaha sub.
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