Originally Posted by neo_whizkid
Thanks BeeMan458. Any specific reason you suggested the Klipsch. I was just chatting with customer rep at acousticsounddesign.com and they are willig to do 279 for the BIC PL-200 (this matches the prices I have seen for this one in the forums).
Also on Klipsch.
There's been much discussion regarding the two speakers and based on the discussion and the tests I've looked at, the Klipsch subwoofer comes out on top. Here's what I posted on the matter in another thread:
Post 17 of 25.
"Agreeing with you, you're correct when you post that the RW-12D is no slouch and at a closeout of ~$300.00, it's a killer value. I totally missed the $300.00 price point comment. Newegg is currently showing them for $349.00, but that's a niggle. When we have the money, because of the authoritative lower end grunt, I'm looking at a pair of SVS, PB12-NSD. Again, agreeing with you, what ever direction one goes, they're looking at paying close to twice the price to top the performance of the RW-12D.
Another performer in the lower end of the three hundred dollar price range is the BIC PL-200. Digs a bit deeper but not with as much authority as the Klipsch, RW-12D. Just more information to muddy the waters with; depth or authority in presentation. What's it going be?"
As you can see, at this price point, I like both subs but feel one is getting a better sub, due to the amount of energy Klipsch puts into the output. I feel quality of output trumps depth of output for if the frequency response is not flat, the stronger signals will roll over the weaker end of the range and you'll end up with smeared bass like a wall is between you and the bass you're hearing; a bit muffled. As I posted in my quoted material, with these two subs, one needs to make a decision what's important, depth of response of the authority of the response. If you can, don't let twenty bucks be your deciding factor. At this price point, no matter which sub you choose, for different reasons, you'll be happy with both.
Hope the above helps with your decision.
-Edited by BeeMan458 - 10/24/12 at 6:00pm