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post #301 of 656
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

More subs doesn't equate to deeper bass, just more evenly-distributed bass (which is at least as important). That said, these subs get close to 20Hz, so there's plenty of rumble when you need it.
If you need to get lower, you'll need to spend more. Probably more than two of these, in fact.

I know you're technically correct, but my experience has varied. I have gotten usable response down to 17hz with my Klipsch RW-12d and my Bic pl-200 running together. Remember, with multiple subs you will get much more authority at lower frequencies due to having way more headroom.
post #302 of 656

Which makes it louder. Maybe even "cleaner." But not deeper. You can get 10 of these and you won't get down to 15Hz.

I use a DSP with my two subs and the Klipsch gets below 20Hz with a little help.

I love this sub - don't misunderstand me. But if he wants (for some reason) to get "deeper," he'll need to spend more. Much more.

And there are plenty of threads here to help him do that!

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post #303 of 656
5 will not go any lower than 1 as stated above. But the rw will go much lower than your towers and sound better doing it.
post #304 of 656
Wish klipsch reference would go on sale
post #305 of 656
$299 or less is what I want. But the Amazon price has just gone down to around $325.
post #306 of 656
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Originally Posted by clovenhooves View Post

$299 or less is what I want. But the Amazon price has just gone down to around $325.

If you sign up for newegg email notifications, you can get it instantly. i just signed up and got the coupon code for it
post #307 of 656
I ordered my second one from Newegg earlier. I'm psyched...at $299 I feel it makes sense to grab a second one. Can't wait to get everything set up and tweaked. Plus I like aesthetic balance, so having the second one will make my setup look "right" biggrin.gif
post #308 of 656
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

If you sign up for newegg email notifications, you can get it instantly. i just signed up and got the coupon code for it

Wait, do you mean you can get the $299 deal if you sign up? Even when the price is $349?
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post #310 of 656
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Originally Posted by blake18 View Post

Wait, do you mean you can get the $299 deal if you sign up? Even when the price is $349?

Yes because if you sign up you get the coupon code EMCXWVS87. Enter it at checkout and the price is $299.99 with free shipping. I just bought my second one yesterday
post #311 of 656
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Originally Posted by blake18 View Post

Wait, do you mean you can get the $299 deal if you sign up? Even when the price is $349?

When i signed up, they sent me a code which i could use to get the sub for 299
post #312 of 656
Do it, its 300 bucks well spent.....I got 2 of them bout 2weeks or so ago for the 299 price
post #313 of 656
There's a lot of discussion about getting the code but some are not purchasing. Understand that just because you signed up and got the coupon doesn't mean you can wait a month and be guaranteed that you will get one at $299 with that code regardless of the current price.
post #314 of 656
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

There's a lot of discussion about getting the code but some are not purchasing. Understand that just because you signed up and got the coupon doesn't mean you can wait a month and be guaranteed that you will get one at $299 with that code regardless of the current price.

It sounds like it goes on sale enought where we might see this again in a month anyway at that price
post #315 of 656
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post

It sounds like it goes on sale enought where we might see this again in a month anyway at that price
I wouldn't count on it. That's my point. It is a discontinued model. And the coupon code will be different anyway so if you don't intend to buy there's no sense in going through the trouble of getting the code.
post #316 of 656
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Originally Posted by MNaudioguy View Post


It sounds like it goes on sale enought where we might see this again in a month anyway at that price

At some point, it will be less.

Then it will be gone.

Your guess as to when.

I have mine, so I'm not worried.

post #317 of 656
Hi all,

I just received my two RW-12Ds and sure enough, both have loose port tubes. I've been reading the instructions here on re-attaching the port tube with epoxy, and just wanted to make sure I understand the process correctly - the epoxy is applied from outside the sub cabinet to the small plastic part which the tube connects to ("connector:), and not to the tube directly? Then, once the epoxy is applied, the tube itself is re-seated into the connector, and any excess epoxy which invariably squeezes up is wiped off?

Also, does it help to try and peel off some of the old glue?

Thanks!
post #318 of 656
Not sure about the whole process but definitely scrape off any old glue.
post #319 of 656
I did what another forum memeber instructed me to do. I removed the driver expoxyed the port at about the inch up from where it is suppose to sit at. I left the old glue where it as and pressed it firmly back on. I did it late evening and let it sit over night. Its hard as a rock with no more play. I have 2 subs and i'am happy as can be but my walls are not lol.......
post #320 of 656
On another note, I'm a bit confused on the port tube design. The upper end of the tube (that does not attach to anything) seems designed to attach to the cabinet itself, yet once the tube is properly seated it is too short to touch the cabinet wall. Is that correct?
post #321 of 656
from wat i saw its just positioned upright with a terrible adhesive. If u research the sub u'll see that its to the benefit of it
post #322 of 656
Okay. I just wanted to make sure that I didn't receive a sub with a port tube that was mistakenly too short!
post #323 of 656
Newegg has this on sale again for $299.99!

Al
post #324 of 656
Just ordered one. Free shipping.
post #325 of 656
I just set mine up, and it sounds much better than my old subwoofer. That one was more messed up than I thought. Still, how do I know (without opening the box) that the RW-12D doesn't have the port problem? Just listen to a few bass-heavy samples at high volume?
post #326 of 656
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Originally Posted by clovenhooves View Post

I just set mine up, and it sounds much better than my old subwoofer. That one was more messed up than I thought. Still, how do I know (without opening the box) that the RW-12D doesn't have the port problem? Just listen to a few bass-heavy samples at high volume?

The port tube at the bottom front of the sub. Reach in and Just push on it lightly. If it doesn't move it's fine.
post #327 of 656
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 Out
Edited by Sold Out - 2/5/13 at 10:57pm
post #328 of 656
Great stuff Sold Out. Thanks.
post #329 of 656
double-posted
Edited by clovenhooves - 2/6/13 at 9:21am
post #330 of 656
Yeah, I agree. (At first I thought "Sold Out" referred to the subwoofer. Nope, still available.)

Anyway, nothing feels loose on my sub.
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