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PA120 or BIC PL-200... ???? or BIC F12? H100 ??

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Looking for a budget sub.. not looking to spend more than $300..
Had it narrowed down to a PL-200 but Mike at acoustic sound recommended the PA-120 because of a better amp??
Saying that the amp is bettter quality??
The pl-200 can be had now for $279
The PA-120 for 254.00
Scratch and dent H100 for 211
Bic F12 around 190
pl-200 has better specs on amp 250 rms 1000 peak
pa-120 amp is 650 peak 200 rms
pa-120 24hz-240khz 85db 1 meter 1 watt ?
pl-200 22hz-200hz .....110db @ 30 hz

From specs I'd think pl-200 hits lower 2hz lower @ 22hz vs pa-120s 24hz and louder at 110db sensitivity

Now why would Mike say the pa-120 analog amp is better then the pl-200's BASH amp ???

Other specs
I have rf52ii's for mains
RF42ii center
KG 3.5 surrounds
and a POS KLH GFX5500 that sucks

normal size room at 10x30ish?

I don't need a killer HSU or SVS sub just want something economical with deep tight booms for HT use

Thanks!
post #2 of 11
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Looking for a budget sub.. not looking to spend more than $300..
When it's on sale for ~$300 at Newegg.com - something that seems to happen fairly regularly - the Klipsch RW-12d is probably your best bet:
- 12" driver
- 350W RMS
- 24-120Hz +/-3dB
Edited by eljaycanuck - 4/11/13 at 12:28pm
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Ya I missed out on the last sale... is the rw12-d really the best bet in this price range??
I could even wait out for a good price on an STF-2 but that is really pushing my upper $$ range..
post #4 of 11
The consensus seems to be that the RW-12d is the best subwoofer value at $300. IMO, it's worth waiting for the next sale.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
ok I can get an
F12 locally used for $100... can prob talk down to $80
an psw505 for $120 month old
or spend 200 more and get the rw12d now for 300.00 ...
still rw12d?
post #6 of 11
I truly think at this price point, $80 to $300, it depends on your personal comfort level. Both of the used subs sound like a good deal for the money, but no warranty. A new Klipsch sub has a 2/5 year warranty:

"Klipsch Group, Inc, (KGI) warrants to the original retail purchaser that this product is to be free from defective materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) year on electronics and five (5) years on woofer, cabinet and non-electrical mechanics, from the date of purchase,..."

http://www.klipsch.com/Warranty-Subwoofers
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well

Pulled the trigger today..
Went to a local dealer I purchased subs from and demoed some subs..
Was able to sweet talk my way into a SW-112 for $329.00 out the door...
Just hooked this baby up and calibrated.. oh my oh my! House is shaking poor dog ran away scared...jurrasic park was on right at the trex scene in the beginning I could feel it walking...
Alright enough rambling back to more bass!
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by smsfire2003 View Post

Well

Just hooked this baby up and calibrated.. oh my oh my! House is shaking poor dog ran away scared...jurrasic park was on right at the trex scene in the beginning I could feel it walking...
Alright enough rambling back to more bass!

No buyers remorse here! smile.gif

How is the Wife Approval Factor? Since you're bragging about how loud it is, I bet you haven't even told her yet that you have it! rolleyes.gif
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wvu80 View Post

No buyers remorse here! smile.gif

How is the Wife Approval Factor? Since you're bragging about how loud it is, I bet you haven't
even told her yet that you have it! rolleyes.gif

Oh man you called that one perfectly... wifey doesn't know yet wink.gif
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by smsfire2003 View Post

Oh man you called that one perfectly... wifey doesn't know yet wink.gif

Yeah, my wife either. I've had my Klipsch RW-12d for two weeks now. She has no clue I bought a sub.

I play it loud on weekends when she is at work. smile.gif
post #11 of 11
Just buy her a purse on something and she will not complain about the sub.
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