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post #61 of 114
First i want to said Thanks for the respond. I Have audioquest sub X 3mm, can I uesd that or do I have to buy a RCA wire with red and white? Is that going to make it sound better?
post #62 of 114
I don't see a problem using what you already have. Monoprice and other places offer cheaper cables that will work just as well. If your cable as the little grounding wire just tape it the a piece of metal on the sub/avr if there is no place to connect it.
post #63 of 114
ive had mine for 2yrs now and moved to a new house where im completing a dedicated theater/bar project that I started a little over a year ago. I love mine still but am going to sale them or actually have sold them. my build require them to be built in one on each sde front. the problem wasn't initial i had air space around them and grills on 2 sides of the cabinets to let pressure escape. all was good then that rear port started killing the walls and making everything resonate. to answer the question for the money i am and was happy even though ive owned much better subs ive never had the impact that these things can do. i am now gonna try some earthquake ff12 sub.i need front firing and ported subs. i like the svs but can build an equal sub using jl drivers. I tend to change subs often and like to try the underdog companies. i still remain friends with many ppl in the industry and my discounts are deep. this alone allows me to play with different brands. I will not regret using the pa150 and wasn't ready to change yet. the bass rolls off fast really around 30hz but there is output in mid 20s but nothing after. still on a daily basis with music or movies i never really complained simply because the bass was tight and punchy the build quality is good real good. the sub is kinda off the shelf stuff but works well with the very high quality amplifier. the amps transformer is fairly large and mounted to the bottom of the enclosure with a bolt. Im just glad a friend bought them so i can still listen and compare when i want.
post #64 of 114
I am new to AVS. I first had a Sony htib 8 inch, then a Polk PSW505, then an F12 and now I'm ready to upgrade. I have been looking all over AVS to find a good sub and was trying to pick between the pl-200 and pa-150. Finally decided on pulling the trigger on the PA-150. Unfortunately both of these subs are completely sold out on acoustic sound designs and sound distributors and it could be April before the PA-150 comes back. However Eric at sound distributors said that they had some open box PA150 units but he didn't have time to check and see what's wrong with them so he would just send me the parts if I had any issue. From reading this thread I knew $349 was an average price so I got him down to $299 shipped. Should be here on Friday, hope its not a dud but if it is I'm sure I can fix it with the correct parts. Does anybody know if open items still carry a warranty?
post #65 of 114
I try the pl-200 and I like it sound great but when I got my PA-150.... I LOVE IT. Sound great for movie and music plus for the price, you can't go wrong. I had some expensive high end sub. Sounds great as well but those sub going cost you a arm and leg. So over All I think this sub is the best for the price ever better if you ask me.
post #66 of 114
^^^^
+1
I had dual PA-120 but never had PL-200, but I had dual F12 also at one point. I agree with the poster above and I will also add that the PAs are very well build. They look more expensive then they are.
post #67 of 114
259 shipped from their chip and dent. We'll see how it compares to SVS pb-10.
post #68 of 114
The auction site has one left at this price. I plan on using both the SVS and the PA sub. Receiver is an Onkyo 616 which won't adjust for subwoofer freq through Audessey. My other speakers are Infinity Overtures. The room is 16 x 25 but closed off. It is a room above the garage. Extremely well insulated.
post #69 of 114
Damn.. I just found this thread and looked on EBay and saw some for 250 buy it now...And I just spent 200 on a Lava LSP12 frown.gif. I'm sure it'll be great but something tells me this would have been better frown.gif.
post #70 of 114
Mine arrived with a dead amp. Waiting for a replacement amp to arrive.
post #71 of 114
Mine arrived with an dead amp also about a month ago. I was informed prior to purchase that it was a return and they would send me any parts needed. They also discounted the price. After I received the amp it worked fine. Heads up, unscrewing the back takes forever. They also sent me a power transformer. I'm not sure why.
post #72 of 114
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Originally Posted by Lethean View Post

Damn.. I just found this thread and looked on EBay and saw some for 250 buy it now...And I just spent 200 on a Lava LSP12 frown.gif. I'm sure it'll be great but something tells me this would have been better frown.gif.

That is a ridiculous price for this sub.
post #73 of 114
Who has the best price on the PA-150 right now? I see AcousticSoundDesign is at 356 and change using a discount code. I sent a price request in at 335.00 and the answer I got back was that 359 was the lowest price. Other discount codes I see on searches are expired. Any other authorized sites with a better price that I haven't found? TIA!! Jim.
post #74 of 114
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Originally Posted by Coolmeadow Kid View Post

Who has the best price on the PA-150 right now? I see AcousticSoundDesign is at 356 and change using a discount code. I sent a price request in at 335.00 and the answer I got back was that 359 was the lowest price. Other discount codes I see on searches are expired. Any other authorized sites with a better price that I haven't found? TIA!! Jim.

Give sounddistributors.com a shot. They only way to get a PA-150 is between Acoustic sound design and sound distributors.com. Even if you look on amazon or Ebay in every scenario the PA-150 is coming from one of the two websites. I know this because the PA-150 has been out of stock for over a month and the owners of the websites told me in order to get a new one I would have to wait until early April. The lowest I have heard them go down is to $349 new with free shipping unless some other condition applied (such as open box or another model was out of stock and it was sent as a replacement). so your only paying $10 higher than the lowest price for a new PA-150 that most of us have heard. As an owner of the sub I would say go for the new sub its a great deal
post #75 of 114
Just an update...I emailed AcousticSoundDesign again saying I could get it with a discount code at another online dealer for 356 and change. Got an email a bit ago for 349.00, so I went ahead and bit. Now to see if I can find a little bit of a savings on the Sunfire SDSWIRXKIT transmitter/receiver kit. None of the Rakuten or Newegg coupons are working right now. Rakuten was supposed to have one for two hours today for 20.00 off marketplace vendors, but it won't take it. Shows expiring 4/14, starting at 2:00pm PST, but nada. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks! Jim.
post #76 of 114
I will sell mine for $280 shipped. One month old
post #77 of 114
Got my PA-150 in today. Ticked the wife off playing some music with it. Said she wished she had a door on her studio. Tried headphones, then ear plugs....nothing worked. GOOD!!!! wink.gif Told her the door would probably just rattle if there was one there.rolleyes.gif Not sure when I'll get to try it with a movie. Might play with it Sat am when she is gone. It is big! But I like it already. Jim.
post #78 of 114
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Originally Posted by Coolmeadow Kid View Post

Got my PA-150 in today. Ticked the wife off playing some music with it. Said she wished she had a door on her studio. Tried headphones, then ear plugs....nothing worked. GOOD!!!! wink.gif Told her the door would probably just rattle if there was one there.rolleyes.gif Not sure when I'll get to try it with a movie. Might play with it Sat am when she is gone. It is big! But I like it already. Jim.

Congratulations! You will be blow away by this subs performance over and over again!
post #79 of 114
The PA-150 seems like a great sub for the money but the klipsch RW-12D gets more attention in the avs discussion board. Why is that? I have neither sub but am researching affordable subs? Any insights or weakness in the PA-150 that I am not aware of would be appreciated. Thank you.
post #80 of 114
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Originally Posted by mmbuckwa View Post

The PA-150 seems like a great sub for the money but the klipsch RW-12D gets more attention in the avs discussion board. Why is that? I have neither sub but am researching affordable subs? Any insights or weakness in the PA-150 that I am not aware of would be appreciated. Thank you.

I was looking at the Klipsch rw-12d also before choosing the PA-150 for a few reasons

1) Appearance- The klipsch is made out of thick plastic which is ridiculous for its price (pa-150 is built like a tank and has an awesome piano black top)
2) weight -The weight of a sub can often be a hint at its build quality.( 50 vs about 80)
3) size -15 inch woofer is the way to go, 12's are for kids smile.gif
4)amp- Klipsch amps are notorious for dying right after the warranty period(all over the internet)
6) use it mainly for home theater, this thing can fill a room with ease

yes the Pa-150 doesn't get as much press as the klipsch, but those of us that have it love it. I feel if you buy a klispch your paying for the name and the subwoofer. With premier acoustic your just paying for the sub
post #81 of 114
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Originally Posted by kingdavid21 View Post

I was looking at the Klipsch rw-12d also before choosing the PA-150 for a few reasons

1) Appearance- The klipsch is made out of thick plastic which is ridiculous for its price (pa-150 is built like a tank and has an awesome piano black top)
2) weight -The weight of a sub can often be a hint at its build quality.( 50 vs about 80)
3) size -15 inch woofer is the way to go, 12's are for kids smile.gif
4)amp- Klipsch amps are notorious for dying right after the warranty period(all over the internet)
6) use it mainly for home theater, this thing can fill a room with ease

yes the Pa-150 doesn't get as much press as the klipsch, but those of us that have it love it. I feel if you buy a klispch your paying for the name and the subwoofer. With premier acoustic your just paying for the sub

What he said!
post #82 of 114
I knew nothing about the pa-150until a few weeks ago...seems like a solid sub for the money! I would rather have it instead of the rw12 simply because 15's on up is where its at! smile.gif
post #83 of 114
This thing is growing on me exponentially. I've ordered a metal grill for it to keep the dogs from destroying it. I'm working on finding longer screws to make it work. I added a fabric pull tag at the bottom to make it easier to get the grill off. I'm considering using some quarter sawn white oak, stained black to make part of the riser/bass trap with. Will have to see if it blends with the Ash look of the sub's sides or not. Planning to experiment with adding some for fiber fill to see what that does to the sound. That is if I can stop listening to it for a while!!! It is better than it has a right to be for it's price. Jim.
post #84 of 114
This thing is growing on me exponentially. I've ordered a metal grill for it to keep the dogs from destroying it. I'm working on finding longer screws to make it work. I added a fabric pull tag at the bottom to make it easier to get the grill off. I'm considering using some quarter sawn white oak, stained black to make part of the riser/bass trap with. Will have to see if it blends with the Ash look of the sub's sides or not. Planning to experiment with adding some for fiber fill to see what that does to the sound. That is if I can stop listening to it for a while!!! It is better than it has a right to be for it's price. Jim.
post #85 of 114
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Originally Posted by Coolmeadow Kid View Post

This thing is growing on me exponentially. I've ordered a metal grill for it to keep the dogs from destroying it. I'm working on finding longer screws to make it work. I added a fabric pull tag at the bottom to make it easier to get the grill off. I'm considering using some quarter sawn white oak, stained black to make part of the riser/bass trap with. Will have to see if it blends with the Ash look of the sub's sides or not. Planning to experiment with adding some for fiber fill to see what that does to the sound. That is if I can stop listening to it for a while!!! It is better than it has a right to be for it's price. Jim.

Glad your enjoying it! Let us know how the fiber fill works out for you. I'm going for duals this summer, I'm feigning for more bass smile.gif
post #86 of 114
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Originally Posted by basshead81 View Post

I knew nothing about the pa-150until a few weeks ago...seems like a solid sub for the money! I would rather have it instead of the rw12 simply because 15's on up is where its at! smile.gif

Basshead 81 Have you ever heard the PA-150 and compared it to the PSA xv-15?
post #87 of 114
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Originally Posted by kingdavid21 View Post

Basshead 81 Have you ever heard the PA-150 and compared it to the PSA xv-15?
no sir unfortunately i have not....I was basing my opinion off of the data-bass charts.
post #88 of 114
I'd love to have dual 15s. The room I'm using this in is a combination family room/kitchen that is 16X42. The 12' that is the kitchen chokes down to about 10X12. It probably should have 2 if not more. But the surround speakers will have to come before that. And the wife will probably tell me to stop buying HT/audio gear and go back to buying wood working tools.rolleyes.gif
I'll be sure to post when I do the fill. I ordered a metal grill from Amazon to put on it to keep the dogs from getting to the woofer. 34 years with my Yamaha NS1000Ms and the Irish Setters haven't damaged them, so I'd like to make sure the same protection is applied for the sub. I'll probably have to modify the grill slightly, but we'll see. Just need to find some 10-32 pan head hex socket screws in black that are 2" long! Jim.
post #89 of 114

I'm disappointed to learn that I cannot find this sub-woofer anywhere for the price that it seems like you all paid.  I made an offer on eBay for $354 and it was declined.  

 

Any ideas?

post #90 of 114
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Originally Posted by jhughy2010 View Post

I'm disappointed to learn that I cannot find this sub-woofer anywhere for the price that it seems like you all paid.  I made an offer on eBay for $354 and it was declined.  

Any ideas?
Make an offer of $350.

http://www.acousticsounddesign.com/core/view_BigProduct.cfm?pid=1825&sc=28
Edited by Bond 007 - 1/25/14 at 11:00am
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