I came back to show the modifications I made to my Klipsch RW12D. I got bored and figured I had this for a little bit, so it was time to tinker with it a little. When I received my sub in the mail it had a lose bass port. The factory glue job was not very good so I reseated the port tube and added a bunch of hot glue. You can see the tiny amount of factory glue(white) that was used and then all the hot glue I used(transparent), its no wonder these tubes come loose during shipping.
I removed the amplifier from the back of the box so I could apply hot glue all the way around the tube.
I wanted to show the factory speaker wire coming off the speaker terminal.
I noticed how low quality the factory speaker wire was that Klipsch used to connect the amplifier section to the sound processing section and also from the amplifier to the speaker. So I replaced the speaker wire with something a little better. When your inside doing your repair you will notice the shorter wire running from the amplifier section to the sound processing section is higher guage then the wire used from the amplifier to the speaker. This picture shows test fitting all the female spade disconnects.
Wire upgrade complete. Just some old MONSTER CABLE S600 THX Speaker Cable w/Time Correct Windings I had laying around.
Last thing to tackle were those mysterious 4 holes at the end of the port tube. Seems as though they designed the tube to attach to the inside of the speaker box. Once you fully seat the port tube you will notice that the end of the tube is designed to float in the corner of the box. The port needs space on all sides of the opening to allow air to pass freely back and forth without any obstructions and also to maximize port design. Solution plastic risers. I had some old GoPed gas tank spacers that I roughly cut down to size
to fit tightly under oneside of the port tube where those 4 screw holes are.
Here are the risers installed, I tested the strength of the port tube by picking up the box by the port tube(no sub or amp) and felt solid with no flexing or movement.
Does the sub sound better with the upgraded wire? I think it does, but its just nice to know that the nasty dental floss wire is gone and replaced with something a little more fitting on a $1000 MSRP sub.
Lastly Ill do a little review of the Harmony 1100 with the Klipsch since I havent seen anything about that yet. If you dont have one of these bad boys get one, I bought it to replace a Sony RM AX4000 and its just been a joy. The Klispch gives you 2 pages of 3 x 3 buttons. Across the top is Music, Movie and Night Recall Modes. Middle row saves each of those settings and the bottom row sets the Flat, Punch or Depth EQ setting. The second page has Low Pass up and down Pass Up and Down User 1, 2 Recall and Save buttons and a AdaptRmCorr Button.
At this time of writing I dont know what this button does and will have to report back once I figure it out. Im also using a Mediabridge Y cable I bought off Amazon to feed the LFE into both inputs on the back of the sub. One of the reviews states using the Y Cable increase db output slightly. I dont know if this is true or not but Im using one and like knowing both inputs are being feed evenly.
Sold OutEdited by Sold Out - 2/5/13 at 10:57pm