Originally Posted by mgrotel
because of my room setup, i cant just put a sub anywhere, so initially with only one sub i did a crawl to the possible location choices i had. i could not tell a huge difference between them so i put it where i thought it looked the best, which was inbetween the center and one of the fronts. with it there, i noticed the same as you, boomier closer to walls but not as loud as it should be at the main listening position. dont get me wrong, it sounded great and all i had to do was turn it up a little to get the desired effect at the main listening position, but then the outer positions had more bass than i wanted. not a problem with the sub, just my room dynamics. so then i got another sub. i just put it where it looked the best, which was on the other side mirror image. it sounded good and even at all seats so i did not do a crawl and just left it there. if i want more or less bass at the seating positions, all i have to do is adjust the level of the lfe in the receiver. so really, a crawl is not necessary for me now. hope that helps.
This is from the sound and vision magazine review of the 5 subwoofers.
What do you make of this as the conclusion for the RW, moreso what do you make of his comment about the music aspect of the subwoofer?
"The RW-12d does a good job at moderate levels, with a healthy amount of low bass and good upper-range tonal balance. When cranked up on music, however, it overreaches and can't hold it together, yielding powerful but often muddy bass. This is passable for movies, but not for music. Thus, I liked this sub a lot for movies, where it really shook the room, but somewhat less so for music. I found the keypad and display to be a pain to use; I consistently punched the wrong buttons and longed for a couple of simple knobs."