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post #391 of 966
which of the budget sub has the best mid bass punch (for nearfield placement)? will treat it as mid bass module only.
post #392 of 966
I bought a couple of the Klipsch RW-12D's during the last newegg sale and have been happy with their performance. They have been able to hit nice and low even though the main area is about 18x22 with high vaulted ceilings, and it also opens up to the kitchen on the 22' side and also open to hallways so it's a lot to ask for.

The worst thing I could say is that every so often I get a little cabinet shake/rattle.
post #393 of 966
I've read that the rattling can be the sticker on the bottom front, and popping it off may stop the rattle.
post #394 of 966
The Klipsch badge/sticker?
post #395 of 966
Yea, read it in a review somewhere, either newegg or amazon I think
post #396 of 966
Weird. Seems odd it would be the badge but who knows. I'm going to get some soft rubber feet for them at some point as it's a tile floor and that may help a bit.
post #397 of 966
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Weird. Seems odd it would be the badge but who knows. I'm going to get some soft rubber feet for them at some point as it's a tile floor and that may help a bit.

Or a little throw rug to put underneath it. A sub sitting directly on a tile floor is probably not a good idea.
post #398 of 966
Understood but tile is extremely prevalent in Phoenix and the style of the home will not allow for that. I'm happy with the sound outside of the little cabinet shake I get in really powerful sustained lows.

Early next year I will be building a cabinet/rack system that closely matches the adjoining kitchen across the entire 18 foot wall the front stage is on which may allow me to place some carpet within the sub cutouts in the cabinet , but until then I'm stuck with what I've got.
post #399 of 966
I also have the RW-12D and the pegs for the grill can make a rattle. Just stuff a lil toilet paper in the peg holes, good to go!! biggrin.gif
post #400 of 966
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Originally Posted by cchunter View Post

I also have the RW-12D and the pegs for the grill can make a rattle. Just stuff a lil toilet paper in the peg holes, good to go!! biggrin.gif

Thanks for the tip, I haven't been able to pinpoint where it's coming from so I'll give that a shot, or possible put a little electrical tape around the peg which will give it a nice secure connection.
post #401 of 966
What type of sub would you suggest for a room 12 x 23 x 7 running Polk Rti8 (mains), csi3(center) and r150s (surrounds) with an Onkyo tx-sr608?

My current sub is a Polk PSW10. My budget is $200 or less.

Reading this thread it seems the Energy sub is the most suggested...but out of my budget I believe. Would there be a big improvement going with the Dayton 1200 or the PSW505?

Thanks.
post #402 of 966
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Originally Posted by blobula View Post

My current sub is a Polk PSW10. My budget is $200 or less.
Reading this thread it seems the Energy sub is the most suggested...but out of my budget I believe. Would there be a big improvement going with the Dayton 1200 or the PSW505?

To be honest, there's not a $200 sub made that will do a room the size of yours justice. You might want to consider living with what you have until you can afford an upgrade that won't be rendered mute by your room. I suspect if you spend $200 on a sub now you'll end up regretting it.
post #403 of 966
If I had a larger budget what type of sub would you recommend for that size of room?
post #404 of 966
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You'll need to define what a "larger budget" constitutes. Is that $500, $1000, $2000? The potential choices will be entirely dependent upon that.
post #405 of 966
I posted a similar question in another thread here so apologies in advance for the x-post. I'm looking for a budget sub ($300 or less) for a large room to complement a pair of B&W 650 speakers connected to a Harmon Kardon AVR 347 receiver. This would be for music only (at moderate volumes). Not looking to rattle the windows but just to give my speakers some help on the low end and increase the overall sound quality of my system. The room is about 20' by 25' with high vaulted ceilings and opens up to several other rooms which makes it hard to find something high quality in my price range (I figure most 10" systems would be out).

I had been thinking of getting a Klipsch RW-12D if it comes back on sale but am now leaning towards the Cadence Acoustics CSX12 Mark II which is also on sale for under $300. So I'm wondering if anyone can recommend one or the other or something else in this price range for listening to music in a large open space.

Thanks!!
post #406 of 966
The Bic PL-200 and the Jamo 650 (if it can still be found) are also serious contenders. The Bic is always available for the $275 range, so is the one sub in this category you never have to wait for a sale on. The Bic is probably the best for output, which might be needed in your large room, especially when corner loaded. There isn't enough hands on reviews of the Cadence to know exactly what you are getting with it, so I would wait for the Klipsch or get the BIC if you don't want to wait.
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post #408 of 966
^ Not a bad deal, even with the $60 shipping price
post #409 of 966
unbeatable on the Jamo unit at around $220. Buy a pair! Get em while they last. Only six left.
post #410 of 966
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unbeatable on the Jamo unit at around $220. Buy a pair! Get em while they last. Only six left.

I was thisclose to pulling the trigger on one, but then came to my senses and realized I don't need another subwoofer. Tut tut
post #411 of 966
Thanks for the heads up on the Jamo. I went a little over budget for it, but from all the time I've spent reading, it seems to be a steal at that price point.
post #412 of 966
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Originally Posted by Archaea View Post

unbeatable on the Jamo unit at around $220. Buy a pair! Get em while they last. Only six left.

I was thisclose to pulling the trigger on one, but then came to my senses and realized I don't need another subwoofer. Tut tut

Jim I have my jamo unit sitting in a spare basement room for a rainy day when I move to a bigger house or have need of another subwoofer system. I was getting ready to order a second sub to sit around with the first and thought what the heck am I doing??? I'm not even using the first Jamo sub.

BUT it'll be so nice to have two if I ever use the first one, and it's such a good deal was my thought.

NO, you already have multiple subs lying around the house unused. You don't need another one.

*sheepishly puts the credit card away.



yes, I have a problem too.

I have two Infinity HPS-1000 subs sitting in the closet doing nothing, and a single Jamo 650 sitting atop one of the Infinities. Then I have a garage full of unused car audio subwoofer drivers.... eek.gifrolleyes.gifredface.gif
post #413 of 966
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Originally Posted by Archaea View Post

yes, I have a problem too.

I have an issue, but you have a problem. While the line between the two is thin, there is a distinction nonetheless... tongue.gif

Actually, we're both safe now my friend; they sold out, so we don't have to worry about being tempted any longer.
post #414 of 966
I managed to get one of the Jamo's for $220. Fingers crossed that I dont get a dud like Jim received. Will post impressions once set-up.
post #415 of 966
Hey guys I have the Emotiva mini xa 100 amp paired with some nht superzero 2.0. Now I am looking for a subwoofer to finish off my 2.1. Some of teh sub I have been looking are the Dayton sub 800, MartinLogan Dynamo 300, and the nht super 8. I leanign towards the Dayton just because its the cheapest, but I like the look of the Martin Logan. And the nht is jus tto match my speakers.

Whihc one would you guys prefer? I would like to purchase the sub after this weekend.
post #416 of 966
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Originally Posted by vincedea View Post

Hey guys I have the Emotiva mini xa 100 amp paired with some nht superzero 2.0. Now I am looking for a subwoofer to finish off my 2.1. Some of teh sub I have been looking are the Dayton sub 800, MartinLogan Dynamo 300, and the nht super 8. I leanign towards the Dayton just because its the cheapest, but I like the look of the Martin Logan. And the nht is jus tto match my speakers.
Whihc one would you guys prefer? I would like to purchase the sub after this weekend.

Double posting is a no-no, so you might want to avoid doing that in the future. Check your other post in the "discussions" thread - that's were you'll probably get the most answers.
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post #418 of 966
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There's a new version of the Monoprice 12" sub available now...

Yea, I've been meaning to add that for a few weeks now. Trouble is, for some inexplicable reason the editor is automatically switching to a different style then I've chosen in my profile, which means the template I've saved on my hard drive no longer works. That, in turn, means I have to re-write the whole d@mn first post in the new style, which will be a huge effort. mad.gif That was one of the "benefits" when they upgraded the forum a few months back.
post #419 of 966
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Originally Posted by Archaea View Post

Jim I have my jamo unit sitting in a spare basement room for a rainy day when I move to a bigger house or have need of another subwoofer system. I was getting ready to order a second sub to sit around with the first and thought what the heck am I doing??? I'm not even using the first Jamo sub.
BUT it'll be so nice to have two if I ever use the first one, and it's such a good deal was my thought.
NO, you already have multiple subs lying around the house unused. You don't need another one.
*sheepishly puts the credit card away.
yes, I have a problem too.
I have two Infinity HPS-1000 subs sitting in the closet doing nothing, and a single Jamo 650 sitting atop one of the Infinities. Then I have a garage full of unused car audio subwoofer drivers.... eek.gifrolleyes.gifredface.gif

Thats okay I ordered one and they cancelled my order stating it was a computer error. Kinda pissed about!
post #420 of 966
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Thats okay I ordered one and they cancelled my order stating it was a computer error. Kinda pissed about!

what did you order?
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