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Would love to get some recommendation for my home theater setup.

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Hi guys, I'm new to AVS and fairly new to the community of audiophiles. I joined this forum in hopes of getting some critiques and feedback/recommendation/advice.. etc. on the home theater setup I'm trying to finish.

Before I start, as I said, I'm fairly new to the audio community. Quite frankly, I have no clue to as what dBs, ohms, frequency and all the other audio jargon stands for but I willingly want to learn. I do enjoy movies/music played through quality audio equipment and can appreciate the crisp and clear tones to fully bring out the quality of the track.

However, since I'm just starting out, I don't want to get ahead of myself and go all out since afterall, budget plays an important role in this. So without further ado, here's what I'm going on about. Just recently, I was able to acquire a set of brand new Klipsch Quintet 4-Series Home Theater System for a crazy good price. I've always been fond of Klipsch speakers since I've had two different setups for my computer, but of course, comparing computer setups to home theater systems is like apples and oranges (I assume).

Now I'm looking for a good matching subwoofer for these speakers. Newegg, at the time of this post, has a Klipsch Reference Rd-12 on sale for $300 and I was wondering if this is a good match for my speaker setup. I'm also open to other brands but please try to keep the recommendations at or below the $300 mark. I also would like to know which 3D ready receiver I should be looking at to complete my home theater setup. My budget for both equipment (sub & receiver) is limited to $450-$500.

Once again, I want to thank everyone in advance who contributes and I hope I don't extend my welcome in here. All your time and feedback will be greatly appreciated and I will look into all responses/recommendations.


Kudos,
Jay
post #2 of 10
I have the Klipsch RW12D and I am extremely happy with it so far. I think it's the best sub out there for $300.

I would look at the Denon 1612 which is $190 refurbished. This would put you just under your $500 budget.

http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=item&id=DENAVR1612&gclid=CJTLoP6U9LICFQsFnQod4xwAJg
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Originally Posted by neverfinished94 View Post

I have the Klipsch RW12D and I am extremely happy with it so far. I think it's the best sub out there for $300.
I would look at the Denon 1612 which is $190 refurbished. This would put you just under your $500 budget.
http://www.accessories4less.com/index.php?page=item&id=DENAVR1612&gclid=CJTLoP6U9LICFQsFnQod4xwAJg

Thanks for the input but I've thought about the RW-12D and decided to pass on it. When I come to think of it, it seems a bit much for a subwoofer. My living room is not that huge but not small either and I think that subwoofer might be a bit too over powering. I'm looking at the Denon receiver you've linked me and now I'm also looking at other comparable to it, thanks for the tip. Appreciate it. BTW, would you happen to know any other cheaper subs out there but of comparable quality to that of the RW12D? Are Polks any good?
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Originally Posted by jayeeyee View Post

Thanks for the input but I've thought about the RW-12D and decided to pass on it. When I come to think of it, it seems a bit much for a subwoofer. My living room is not that huge but not small either and I think that subwoofer might be a bit too over powering. I'm looking at the Denon receiver you've linked me and now I'm also looking at other comparable to it, thanks for the tip. Appreciate it. BTW, would you happen to know any other cheaper subs out there but of comparable quality to that of the RW12D? Are Polks any good?

Just saying, as you go to cheaper subs, you have inferior results. Not trying to be flip, checkout the subwoofer forum. As to your question regarding Polk Audio, for the price, folks here give them good reviews. Another to recommend for your inspection is the BIC PL-200 subwoofer.

Hope the above helps.
post #5 of 10
Sorry Bee, but the only Polk sub that gets a good review here is the PSW505. All of the rest of the Polk subs aren't very good. To the OP, the RW12D is a great sub for the price. You can always turn the level of a sub down if it's too much. You can't ask for more output from a sub that is too small. Plus, if you ever go to a larger room, you'll need it.
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Originally Posted by flyng_fool View Post

Sorry Bee,...

I can't do anything right. tongue.gif

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What, you don't like the BIC PL-200?
post #7 of 10
The BIC is a great value. That one was a good suggestion.biggrin.gif
post #8 of 10
Great, I now have the accuracy of a stopped clock. tongue.gif
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Better right sometimes than never!biggrin.gif
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Better right sometimes than never!biggrin.gif

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