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Great Found Deals > PSW505 for $150 at Newegg
SupaKats's Avatar SupaKats 04:17 AM 06-07-2013
Cheapest this has been before is $180 I believe.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290130

nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 12:31 PM 06-07-2013
How is this sub compared to the Energy Take Classic sub ??
scipper77's Avatar scipper77 12:32 PM 06-07-2013
Any opinions on how two of these would measure up to one klipsch rw-12d?
SupaKats's Avatar SupaKats 12:54 PM 06-07-2013
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How is this sub compared to the Energy Take Classic sub ??

Far better.
SupaKats's Avatar SupaKats 12:54 PM 06-07-2013
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Any opinions on how two of these would measure up to one klipsch rw-12d?

Not sure maybe a good question for the subwoofer forum.
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 12:56 PM 06-07-2013
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Far better.

Well I just ordered it from Newegg for $150, no tax free shipping...... I am coming from a Yamaha HTIB 80 watt sub...
Louquid's Avatar Louquid 01:04 PM 06-07-2013
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Any opinions on how two of these would measure up to one klipsch rw-12d?

Two of these would provide a smoother overall response in your room than a single Klipsch RW12-D. But the Klipsch would probably be able to dig a little deeper.
comicguy's Avatar comicguy 06:45 AM 06-08-2013
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Two of these would provide a smoother overall response in your room than a single Klipsch RW12-D. But the Klipsch would probably be able to dig a little deeper.
What he said above, but HOWEVER, remember the biggest factor to consider is your ROOM. This can make or break a subwoofer if you are limited to where you can put it. I have had $3000 subwoofers that sounded just "ok" in my room because of where I was constrained to put them, and $400 subwoofers that would rock your world in the same spot. Having had both the polk and the Klipsch in my house at the same time, the Klipsch is the obvious winner for me by far IN MY ROOM. I only had one though to compare to one Klipsch..
jkust's Avatar jkust 09:45 AM 06-08-2013
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How is this sub compared to the Energy Take Classic sub ??

Was wondering the same thing and the thought of adding this as a second sub in the room where I have my Take Classic sub since my room is too big for my single Take sub. The specs alone on this one would wallop my Energy sub.
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 10:29 PM 06-08-2013
It is sold out on Newegg currently...
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 04:10 PM 06-09-2013
So I bought this sub instead of buying the energy take classic 5.1 system.... Will eventually upgrade my speakers individually.... Thoughts on this subject for $150?
Superturtle's Avatar Superturtle 09:07 AM 06-10-2013
Too late, They've went up a bit, but still quite a good price on Newegg.

Found them at $110 on Ebay - Click Here

Expires soon though as its on Bid. it's new, but in unsealed box hence the discount
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 01:56 PM 06-10-2013
If anyone here has one of these units could you tell me how you like it?
SupaKats's Avatar SupaKats 03:02 PM 06-10-2013
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If anyone here has one of these units could you tell me how you like it?

I have mine in my living room and it is good for the price. I'd doesn't compare to the Outlaw I have in my basement but even B-Stock of that runs $450 mor than this so that is to be expected.
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 06:24 PM 06-12-2013
So it just arrived from FedEx yesterday. How should I be setting this Huge thing up??
67jason's Avatar 67jason 06:30 AM 06-14-2013
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If anyone here has one of these units could you tell me how you like it?

they are not the final word in all things subwoofer, obviously. But for what you get for the price they are among the best if not the best ~$200 sub around. I liked the one I bought a couple of years ago so much that when someone was selling one locally on Craigslist for $100 i jumped all over it. I've been using 2 505's for a couple of years now and cant say i have been disappointed in anyway. Personally for the type of music i like they fit in wonderfully (mostly electronic based music - synth-pop, industrial, EBM, darkwave, goth, etc), For HT use, while not the lowest diggers around, I did measurements on my pair when set up in my old house and they got down to 23hz before they started rolling off. I believe they are rated to start rolling off around 25-28hz, but with proper set up and room gain in play mine dug a bit deeper. I would recommend them in a heartbeat for any one looking for a sub in the $200ish range.

I am likely upgrading early next year and will be stepping up to a hsu or svs sub, but the time ive had with my 505's they have been a blast.
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 11:21 AM 06-14-2013
Thanks for the reply. What is the best way for me to set up the sub? I hope that question is not too subjective.... Lol
Ratclib2014's Avatar Ratclib2014 08:37 PM 06-14-2013
I bought 2 for the $150 free shipped Free on Newegg and rec'd 3 business days later - great service on Newegg - previous low price I have seen was $180 on amazon. Been listening to them for a week now and am extremely pleased. This is an amazing value - I can't see how you can do any better for 300 watt continuous power for $150 each - it is a steal of a deal..The only other possibility to consider in my mind is he Dayton Sub 12 which is actually slightly cheaper and a fan of many on the budget subwoofer forum. I agree placement of 2 subs is critical for optimum sound especially in larger rooms - mine is 2300 cubic feet and I will optimize the placement in the coming months. I'm sure one could do better in the $600 budget for better lows but I'm very happy with the performance of 2 for $300.
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 06:31 AM 06-15-2013
How do you connect 2 subwoofers together?
biliam1982's Avatar biliam1982 09:14 AM 06-15-2013
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How do you connect 2 subwoofers together?

Y splitter from the audio source.
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 11:03 AM 06-17-2013
How much "better" is having 2 subwoofers vs 1 subwoofer?
Ratclib2014's Avatar Ratclib2014 04:12 PM 06-17-2013
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How much "better" is having 2 subwoofers vs 1 subwoofer?

It depends on room size. Suffice to say 2 is better than 1 and 4 is better than 2 but you probably get to that 80% awesomeness with 2 subs placed properly in the room to avoid nulls.
I have a 2300 Cubic ft room and am very happy with 2 x PSW 505 - I'm sure I could do better with a HSU or Rw-12D but the Polk for $150 each represented very good value to me
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 05:43 PM 06-17-2013
I think I will just be happy with what I have for a while.... :-)
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 03:21 AM 06-26-2013
Newegg has it on sale for $199 now..... Down from $230.
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 11:57 AM 07-05-2013
So happy with this purchase.....!
noblesramair's Avatar noblesramair 08:50 AM 11-20-2013

Whats going on guys just joined here and wanted to let you know newegg has this sub again for $199 with a $50 gift card so its $149 for today only!


nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 10:08 AM 11-20-2013
Thanks for the heads up.
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 02:35 AM 12-04-2013
Sooo....... an issue pooped up last night....... no sound is coming from the subwoofer. The power and lights are on, but absolutely nothing is coming out of it............... What should I do? Is there a test I can run to see what's going on ??
anthony fremont's Avatar anthony fremont 05:25 AM 12-04-2013
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Sooo....... an issue pooped up last night....... no sound is coming from the subwoofer. The power and lights are on, but absolutely nothing is coming out of it............... What should I do? Is there a test I can run to see what's going on ??

Hmmm..... that doesn't sound too good. This is what I would do. Unplug the sub from the receiver and touch the center conductor with your finger without touching the ground shield. You should hear a loud hum from the sub. You might want to turn it down first and then advance the volume as you tap on the end.

Depending upon your receiver, I understand that some models might disable the sub output if you set the front speakers to full range instead of assigning a cutoff frequency (e.g. 80hz).
nyrmetros's Avatar nyrmetros 10:31 AM 12-04-2013
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Hmmm..... that doesn't sound too good. This is what I would do. Unplug the sub from the receiver and touch the center conductor with your finger without touching the ground shield. You should hear a loud hum from the sub. You might want to turn it down first and then advance the volume as you tap on the end.

Depending upon your receiver, I understand that some models might disable the sub output if you set the front speakers to full range instead of assigning a cutoff frequency (e.g. 80hz).

I will look at this tomorrow when I get some time.. I have no idea how to set frequency or anything...
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