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post #481 of 2776
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I'm glad you posted that. I hadn't seen it. Nice to know that it is so well constructed. rolleyes.gif

I think there was one other guy missing the cord and he sent the whole sub back. I just can't remember what thread it was in.
post #482 of 2776
My top right grille peg is broken off in the hole, yay.

Also, there are remnants of hot glue on my driver frame. Whoo.

But I did get the power cord, and it does sound soo much better than my old Velodyne.. biggrin.gif
post #483 of 2776

Thanks, I might have a spare one lying around from an old PC build. I swapped the cord from my first RW-12d to make sure it works and everything's copacetic in that regard at least. I caled Newegg and they're checking the warehouse, but the girl said I could contact Klipsch and if I can buy a spare / replacement from them, Newegg will refund me. Unfortunately Klipsch customer service was closed by the time I found it so it'll have to wait until Monday. I'll take a missing power cord over a broken port or what have you
post #484 of 2776
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Originally Posted by raskyred View Post

Thanks, I might have a spare one lying around from an old PC build. I swapped the cord from my first RW-12d to make sure it works and everything's copacetic in that regard at least. I caled Newegg and they're checking the warehouse, but the girl said I could contact Klipsch and if I can buy a spare / replacement from them, Newegg will refund me. Unfortunately Klipsch customer service was closed by the time I found it so it'll have to wait until Monday. I'll take a missing power cord over a broken port or what have you
Thats what Newegg told the other guy too. Keep us informed.
post #485 of 2776
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Originally Posted by GaryWA View Post

My top right grille peg is broken off in the hole, yay.

Also, there are remnants of hot glue on my driver frame. Whoo.

But I did get the power cord, and it does sound soo much better than my old Velodyne.. biggrin.gif


So where exactly did you see the hot glue...if I look inside the port and look into the sub I can see strings of hot glue ?  WTF ?  Is this factory?  Did they refurb a bunch and now selling them off as new ?

post #486 of 2776
I'm starting to wonder if these subs aren't refurb as well. Considering the complaints you read about, as well as the fact that this sub has been disconinuted for a while now. I can't imagine they really had that much extra stock of this particular sub.

I know Newegg does deal with alot of refurbished items. Maybe they're just not telling people that these are.
post #487 of 2776
I am starting to suspect they are refurbs as well.

Mine was packaged well and looked new, but I have a couple concerns..

1. Broken grille peg.
2. Remnants of glue on the woofer frame
3. Scratches on the screen (is this normal?)

Thankfully the port tube looks okay and the woofer isn't falling off..
post #488 of 2776

Yeah the whole hot glue all over the inside just looked strange...mine did look new otherwise.  I guess is really does not matter - but that would explain the crazy good prices on this.

post #489 of 2776
It could also just be cosmetic imperfections as the reason why they're refurb. Which is no big deal really. I have no problem buying refurb items, just would be nice to know what I'm buying.
post #490 of 2776
I don't like refurb items. And I REALLY don't like buying a refurb item that is advertised as "NEW"
post #491 of 2776
Some of you guys are kill me..... the 2 that ive have gotten over the last few months have been BRAND NEW with NO issues at all. Thats not to say that 50 lb subwoofer that has been moved around a warehouse for months and that UPS has thrown around will not be damaged.I've owned tons of refurbs and these subs are not refurbs.
post #492 of 2776
Ha. It's also kinda weird how it's listed as "Klipsch Reference RW-12d 12" Powered Subwoofer Each w/ New box". With a new box? Wouldn't it say new period?

Sorry if I'm starting a rumor here, I just haven't trusted Newegg for anything besides computer gear for a while now. Bought a "New" phone from them a while back and realized it was a refurb. Or better yet, another phone I planned on buying from them would come in two versions. An ATT version and a Verizon. There was no way to select which version you wanted to buy, it was simply a "get what you get" type of thing. I called up Newegg and was told that they simply receive boxes and can't know the carrier version unless they open the boxes. When I asked where they were getting these phones from if they just came randomly packaged, they couldn't tell me.
post #493 of 2776
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Originally Posted by Louquid View Post

Ha. It's also kinda weird how it's listed as "Klipsch Reference RW-12d 12" Powered Subwoofer Each w/ New box". With a new box? Wouldn't it say new period?

Sorry if I'm starting a rumor here, I just haven't trusted Newegg for anything besides computer gear for a while now. Bought a "New" phone from them a while back and realized it was a refurb. Or better yet, another phone I planned on buying from them would come in two versions. An ATT version and a Verizon. There was no way to select which version you wanted to buy, it was simply a "get what you get" type of thing. I called up Newegg and was told that they simply receive boxes and can't know the carrier version unless they open the boxes. When I asked where they were getting these phones from if they just came randomly packaged, they couldn't tell me.

I could be wrong but I believe they started that "New box" thing when they started double boxing the subs for shipping.

Al
post #494 of 2776
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Originally Posted by Angler55 View Post

I could be wrong but I believe they started that "New box" thing when they started double boxing the subs for shipping.

Al

You are right. They had a good percentage being damaged in shipment and started double boxing them. The new box is simply the 2nd box.
post #495 of 2776
Oh ok. Good deal.
post #496 of 2776
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Originally Posted by XStanleyX View Post

You are right. They had a good percentage being damaged in shipment and started double boxing them. The new box is simply the 2nd box.

Mine was double boxed as well..it certainly didn't appear to be 'refurbished'.

Everything about it looked 'new' IMO.

It's possible these are 'discontinued' but still being made and given to Newegg...possible with cheaper construction to account for the good sale prices.

Kind of like how Polk was still making the Monitor Series ii speakers specifically for Newegg long after the Monitor Series was discontinued everywhere else.

Just to note...the RW-12d starting to grow on me and separating itself from the BIC F12 I had been using before.

Definitely worth the extra 100 bucks.

If in doubt, go with the RW-12d.

Trust me on this...I've owned both and was actually impressed with the BIC F12.

As much as I like the BIC F12...it's kind of a one-trick-pony. But, in it's defense, it does that 'one trick' very well for 200 bucks(large 'BOOM' and 'RUMBLE' during loud action scenes).

But the Klipsch just seems to be making itself 'noticed' constantly during music and movies.
Edited by THE_DEAN_001 - 1/27/13 at 9:17am
post #497 of 2776
Not the conspiriacy theory again. Both of mine were brand new, of this I have no doubt.
post #498 of 2776
No doubt they are new. They've just had QC issues of late with missing cords and loose tubes. Some guy on the factory line could be a new guy or just doesn't care about good work making his dollar a day. At least it's not a high percentage so chances are you'll get a good one.
post #499 of 2776
They make more than I do?
post #500 of 2776
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

They make more than I do?

Lets hope not. biggrin.gif
post #501 of 2776
I got 4, 3 of them arrived just fine and were brand new, and worked great. I had one where the port tube was loose and rattling around on the inside, I was able to reach in and reconnect it, but it must have knocked something else loose because my sub pulsated even when not connected to my stereo. So I got an RMA and sent it back for a replacement.

I have 2 setup in my LR right now set to "depth" and the bass these things put out is pretty sick. So forceful I can actually feel the bass all throughout the main floor. My 15" got deep, but I couldn't feel it like I can feel it with the 12. I'll double check with only 1 on instead of 2, but still pretty impressive.

Only complaint is occasionally when something hits really hard there is some rattle on the sub, which is related to the plastic trim on the lower front. However I'll eventually try the trick of cramming some black foam strips into the gap so this doesn't rattle anymore (which is only noticeable occasionally when something hits really hard).
post #502 of 2776
Try taking the grill off too. If you haven't already.
post #503 of 2776
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Try taking the grill off too. If you haven't already.

Way ahead of you, that was the first thing I did lol
post #504 of 2776
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Originally Posted by capricorn kid View Post

10A : 125V

Thanks so much! Received mine today and guess what.. Wrong cable included. Newegg support said they can RMA the whole thing but have no way to replace the cord. The specs posted helped me choose the correct one from my stash of old power cables..
post #505 of 2776
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Originally Posted by RiverSide View Post


Thanks so much! Received mine today and guess what.. Wrong cable included. Newegg support said they can RMA the whole thing but have no way to replace the cord. The specs posted helped me choose the correct one from my stash of old power cables..

 

These HAVE to be refurbs....no way would the factory be shipping so many with missing and/or wrong cords.  Not causing trouble, just saying!

post #506 of 2776
It does seem kind of strange that they keep having these sales, then run out of stock. Then all of a sudden get more stock in for a discontinued product. I'm wondering if people return them, from not only NewEgg, but other vendors and then they return them to Klipsch and Klipsch attempts to fix or successfully fixes whatever is wrong and then when they have a bunch ready to go, contact the vendor and say we have 200 units ready to be put back on the street.
post #507 of 2776
Should I get the rw-12d for $350 (current price at newegg)? or Velodyne EQ-Max 15 Inch, 750 Watt Powered Subwoofer for around $550? I have a big room 19x30x9.
post #508 of 2776
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Originally Posted by highdefav1 View Post

It does seem kind of strange that they keep having these sales, then run out of stock. Then all of a sudden get more stock in for a discontinued product. I'm wondering if people return them, from not only NewEgg, but other vendors and then they return them to Klipsch and Klipsch attempts to fix or successfully fixes whatever is wrong and then when they have a bunch ready to go, contact the vendor and say we have 200 units ready to be put back on the street.

I think it's more about controlled sales to keep you coming back to the site and looking around. Doubt if Klipsch actually refurbishes anything but I could be wrong and doubt the returns would be that numerous either. What two or three have a missing cord, one an incorrect cord and that's now hundred returning for this reason? You spend too much time on forums wink.gif
post #509 of 2776
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Originally Posted by bubbusda View Post

Should I get the rw-12d for $350 (current price at newegg)? or Velodyne EQ-Max 15 Inch, 750 Watt Powered Subwoofer for around $550? I have a big room 19x30x9.

Wait a bit for $300 again and get two of them.
post #510 of 2776
Thanks.
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