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post #31 of 656
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Originally Posted by radiofrog View Post

Yeah, I'm leaning toward the XS15. And I forgot about the SB12-NSD you mentioned. Do you like the XS15 more?

The SB12 is a very nice subwoofer, no doubt about it, but it's not really in the same league as the XS15. Trying to compare the two is going to be an apples-to-oranges type of thing I'm afraid.
post #32 of 656
and back to $299 for a few days at newegg..
post #33 of 656
I see the RW-12d listed at NewEgg for $499 - I assume the $299 sale is over. Is $499 the regular price there, or am I looking at the wrong place/missing a discount code?
post #34 of 656
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Originally Posted by bugmonster View Post

I see the RW-12d listed at NewEgg for $499 - I assume the $299 sale is over. Is $499 the regular price there, or am I looking at the wrong place/missing a discount code?

Don't fear this sub goes on sale for 299 every few days, and 279 about every other month, Just wait a few days, the price drops like clock work.. This sale has been on going for a long long time, I would think by now neweggs stock maybe getting low... Something to think about .
Edited by joehonest - 10/31/12 at 2:47am
post #35 of 656
Anyone have any recommended settings to use on the sub
post #36 of 656
for a HT or media room - is this still the sub to get around this price range?
post #37 of 656
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

for a HT or media room - is this still the sub to get around this price range?

In the sub 300 this is a powerful sub, but for a mere 200 more, you could enter the big leagues.
post #38 of 656
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Originally Posted by joehonest View Post

In the sub 300 this is a powerful sub, but for a mere 200 more, you could enter the big leagues.
Pretty sure this logic applies to most audio products. However, most people I know do not consider upping their budget another 70%....
post #39 of 656
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Originally Posted by joehonest View Post

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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

for a HT or media room - is this still the sub to get around this price range?

In the sub 300 this is a powerful sub, but for a mere 200 more, you could enter the big leagues.


what's the big leagues for $500 as compared to this sub for $300?

This review deserves its own sticky...
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/shootout-five-mid-price-subwoofers


In my opinion you don't get into the big leagues until the $1k range if you are using this sub as a basis of minor leagues.
post #40 of 656
The EPIK Legend (499) just to name one,, I knew this would start a avs riot biggrin.gif
post #41 of 656
epic legend is not $499, more like $575 after you add in shipping. for that price you can score TWO RW-12d's when they go on sale for $279 again.
and on that note, I own a pair of these klipsch as well as a couple if mfw 15's and have a Erik legend coming on Monday. will post up my impressions if anyone cares ...
post #42 of 656
comicguy -- pick up REW for free over at home theater shack and use an Audyssey mic in the event you don't have a calibrated mic to do a a/b/c. The audyssey mic won't be point on perfectly calibrated, but in relation to a vs. b. vs. c. It'll be just fine. Post up some graphs along with your subjective impressions.

I am interested in both,

JoeHonest --- there is really much point in telling someone to order a Epik Legend over two RW-12Ds at the same price ---- unless space is a primary concern. I'd wager the pair of RW-12D's dig significantly deeper at higher SPLs(to port tune frequency of 22-24hz), and play louder than a single Epik Legend --- not to mention the benefit of dual sub placement and resulting smoothing of frequency response in room over a single subwoofer.


Do you have another suggestion to reach the big leagues for $500? The Epik is indeed a nice value sub --- but in the Legend you have two 12" drivers in a single sealed box with a shared 300 watt RMS amp between the two subs vs. two 12" drivers in two separate ported boxes with 340 watts a piece. The ported boxes will have six dB more output at port tune over the sealed box design. (since there are 2 that could mean as high as 12dB more clean output at 22hz than their sealed counterpart. 12dB is a quadrupling of volume) Functionally --- you have 2x's the power in more efficient ported box designs.

A pair of RW-12Ds is going to take that contest hands down. I fail to see how there is a big league hitter available for $500 that will easily take the RW-12D (must less two of these subs) when a single RW-12D was directly compared to four other internet direct $700-$900 subs in 2007 shootout by Sound and Vision and fared midpack...
post #43 of 656
how would this fair against SVS SB12-NSD
post #44 of 656

At $650, don't you mean "How would TWO of them fair against...?"

See the link above to the Sound and Vision review.

I don't know what people are expecting for $300. I have one and I love it. Would I be happier with one that cost $1000? Probably not, since I don't want to spend $1000 on a subwoofer (just a matter of priorities, not that I have anything against either $1000 subs or those who like them).

This is a great VALUE at $300. If you want a deeper/louder/better sub, you'll need to spend a LOT more.

post #45 of 656
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

At $650, don't you mean "How would TWO of them fair against...?"
See the link above to the Sound and Vision review.
I don't know what people are expecting for $300. I have one and I love it. Would I be happier with one that cost $1000? Probably not, since I don't want to spend $1000 on a subwoofer (just a matter of priorities, not that I have anything against either $1000 subs or those who like them).
This is a great VALUE at $300. If you want a deeper/louder/better sub, you'll need to spend a LOT more.

Actually, no. The rw-12 happens to be at a food price right now in new egg, but 4 months ago when I started looking, not so much. So I will take a look at the article, but subjective opinions on subs regardless of price is important, at least to me.
post #46 of 656
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Originally Posted by swizzchard View Post

how would this fair against SVS SB12-NSD
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/shootout-five-mid-price-subwoofers

you can see directly how it compares to an older svs sb12 model in the link we are referring to. it has both subjective and objective bits.
post #47 of 656
What about 3 bic f-12 or 3 polk 505 thats only 600 for 3 12 inche ported subs that are well liked.
post #48 of 656
Both polk psw505 and bic F12 are capable of nothing lower than about 32hz because of driver limitations and a higher port tune. Unfortunately even if you stacked 100 you'd have the same problem. Adding multiple ported subs does nothing to produce spl below port tune.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1390563/klipsch-rw-12d-omnimic-frequency-response-graphs/0_20

vs

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1391243/bic-v1220-and-bic-f12-omnimic-frequency-response-graphs/0_20


I've not measured the polk yet but there are measurements online taken by others.
Edited by Archaea - 11/3/12 at 7:42am
post #49 of 656
This is probably the best you'd find in the $300 range? That's really the most I'd be willing to spend on a sub, and it's very tempting right now...
post #50 of 656
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Originally Posted by Archaea View Post

http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/shootout-five-mid-price-subwoofers
you can see directly how it compares to an older svs sb12 model in the link we are referring to. it has both subjective and objective bits.

based on what i read, it seems the klipsch did better overall, if you want to go low, but music wasnt as tight. As long as its 'good', im ok with that. Its on my christmas list so hopefully the wife changes her 'no, you are not allowed to get a new subwoofer' mentality.
post #51 of 656
is this subwoofer discontinued. i see that newegg and amazon still carry it but on the klipsch website it says discontinued. this subwoofer is a part of the klipsch reference ii line correct?
post #52 of 656
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Originally Posted by Project H View Post

is this subwoofer discontinued. i see that newegg and amazon still carry it but on the klipsch website it says discontinued. this subwoofer is a part of the klipsch reference ii line correct?
Yes, it's discontinued. They don't have any current subwoofer in the reference line. If it was still being actively manufactured I can't imagine it would be quite this discounted.
post #53 of 656
I want another RW12D too but my wife says no....mad.gif
post #54 of 656
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Originally Posted by dstln View Post

Yes, it's discontinued. They don't have any current subwoofer in the reference line. If it was still being actively manufactured I can't imagine it would be quite this discounted.

So for any of us in the market for this sub, do we need to pick it up soon so we dont risk them going out of stock?
post #55 of 656

Since it's back at $300, I'd say yes, go for it.

post #56 of 656
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

Since it's back at $300, I'd say yes, go for it.

Thanks for letting me know about this being $300 again! I just placed my order with free 3 day shipping.

My old sub is dead and this will be a perfect fit for a replacement for that set up!
post #57 of 656
anyone have any idea how long these usually stay on sale?
post #58 of 656
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Originally Posted by cchunter View Post

I want another RW12D too but my wife says no....mad.gif
you guys need to grow a pair!
just sayin...biggrin.gif
post #59 of 656
how does a PA-150 compare against this sub? I was actually looking into either this sub, BIC, or PA-150. I went with the PA-150 because the 15 inch sub sounded attractive to me. It is a big sub though.
post #60 of 656
Just saying......
I purchased one of these almost a year ago from Newegg for 299.00 and free shipping. If you search the threads this sub is on sale at Newegg very often. It maybe discontinued on Klipsch website, but Newegg appears to either have a warehouse full of them or Klipsch is still making them for Newegg behind closed doors. There's noway a sub can be discontinued for a year or better and still be readily for sale ??
It's a good sub for a small area, but I would not recommend trying to fill a room size of let's say a 20 x 21. I would not pay anymore than 299.00 for it. Right now mine is setting idle as I now have a HSU VTF-3.3 and a 3.4 subs. Keep in mind the Klipsch is not on the same playing field as the HSU's.
Edited by Ray77085 - 11/7/12 at 4:35pm
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