... I'm not expecting a miracle, but I'd still like to get the best bang for my buck.
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... the way I look at it now, anything will be better than the nothing that I currently have. I figure I'll buy this, and in a few years I'll hopefully be able to purchase something of higher quality and substance, and then this sub can be delegated to a bedroom, office, or maybe even garage (weight room). ... I'd rather UPGRADE in a year or 2, then have nothing for a year or 2.
For $200 (at Amazon.com), the JBL ES250PBK would be my choice:
- it fits your budget;
- the specs
look good (12" driver, 400W RMS amp, 15-150Hz FR*); and
- the vast majority of the reviews on Amazon.com give it a 5/5 rating.
(*Although the FR isn't rated with a +/-3dB variance, I would think (perhaps incorrectly) that with a 400W RMS amp in a cabinet roughly the same size as the Klipsch RW-12d, the extension figure (25Hz) would fall within the -3dB variance (i.e., 25Hz @ -3dB). In which case, even if the sub doesn't have quite the output of an RW-12d, it would have similar extension, it should have a good amount of output anyway...and it's right on budget.)
Just my 2¢... Edited by eljaycanuck - 4/29/13 at 1:51pm