I got the Klipsch on sale from Newegg for $280, and I hear it goes on sale frequently. Why would anyone pay $500 for it?
Though in hindsight I kind of wish I had gotten a less powerful sub. My neighbors are constantly banging on my wall when I watch movies. Granted my neighbors suck hard (the neighbors on the other side never complain), but it's just a bit too loud for a townhome nevertheless.
We watched Argo late at night the other day and the final scene with the airplane taking off was very deep and I thought the neighbors would complain. I got up to turn the sub off and it was actually off already...all of that bass was coming from this Pioneer system which impressed me. The rest of the movie didn't have much noticeable bass though (which makes sense due to no sub!).
Anyway, just a warning about buying if you're in a townhome. Obviously I wouldn't buy if you're in an apartment and have people below you, but my townhome is 3 stories and I have all 3 stories. The neighboring wall next to us is still some 15' away from the sub, but obviously they can at least hear it somewhat.
EDIT: just read about subwoofer risers, so think I'm going to give that a shot to eliminate some of the rattle and hope it appeases my neighbors.
Edited by tuffluck - 10/22/13 at 8:15am