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post #1 of 5 Old 04-18-2013, 05:32 PM - Thread Starter
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I bought the Pioneer SP-PK52FS system which includes the SW-8MK2 sub.

I"m looking to improve my bass response. The 8MK2 seems a little underpowered.

Would it be better to buy another SW-8MK2 and run both or buy one good sub like a RW-12d and run solo?

Also would it be okay to run an 8MK2 and a RW-12d at the same time.

I am running through a Onkyo Tx-NR818 Receiver.

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Pioneer SW-8MK2 (PDF):
- 8" driver
- 50W "FTC Power Output" amp
- 38-150Hz +/- ?dB

Klipsch RW-12d:
- 12" driver
- 350W RMS amp
- 24-120Hz +/-3dB

I'd ditch the SW-8MK2 and run with one RW-12d...and consider adding a second one later on. smile.gif

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Another option is the JBL ES250P, currently on sale at Amazon.com (as the ES250PBK) for $199.99:
- 12" driver
- 400W RMS amp
- 25-150Hz +/- ?dB
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I would go with the klipsch since its a proven performer.
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Save your money, until you can afford two subwoofers, that are better than the Klipsch RW-12D.

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Go with dual Klipsch RW-12d's. I have two, and they are fantastic!! Adding two more, eventually.

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