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I am something of an AV newbie and looking for suggestions on a subwoofer. My current setup uses an Onkyo 705 receiver, Klipsch RF-62 fronts, and a Klipsch RC-35 center. I would prefer to stay in the Klipsch Reference line, but would consider another line or brand for a good reason. I am trying to stay under $500 (preferably closer to 300-400).


My first thought is the Klipsch RW-10d, but I have also noticed Audioholics is pretty enthusiastic about the Hsu Research STF-1. How would these stack up against something less expensive like Klipsch's RPW-10 or KSW-12?


Any advice is greatly appreciated.
 

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I am something of an AV newbie and looking for suggestions on a subwoofer. My current setup uses an Onkyo 705 receiver, Klipsch RF-62 fronts, and a Klipsch RC-35 center. I would prefer to stay in the Klipsch Reference line, but would consider another line or brand for a good reason. I am trying to stay under $500 (preferably closer to 300-400).


My first thought is the Klipsch RW-10d, but I have also noticed Audioholics is pretty enthusiastic about the Hsu Research STF-1. How would these stack up against something less expensive like Klipsch's RPW-10 or KSW-12?


Any advice is greatly appreciated.

There is no reason to get a Klipsch sub. You can do better with an internet direct subwoofer. If you can wait, there is a new sub coming out called the Scamp 10. Probably about $275 or less delivered.


Do a search of Tweak City Audio and you will find the Scamp 10.


If you can't wait that long, the Ed A2-300 is a very good way to go.


Ed is another internet direct company like HSU and many others.


You might be a good candidate for the SVS PB-10 NSD. Less than $500 delivered and has flat response to about 19 Hz. Klipsch won't come near 19Hz.


Take some time and read about the internet direct offerings.
 

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The Klipsch RW-10d is only rated down to 28hz @ - 3db and the eD A2-300 goes down to 18hz @ -3db. They both have similar power ratings of about 250w. The Klipsch looks nicer, but will not hold a candle to the eD in performance and the eD is $200 less with no tax or shipping charges. Seems like an easy choice, I frickin love mine. While watching Cloverfield in TrueHD the other night, our theater chairs' footrests were bouncing our feet up off them. You won't get that for $300 from a B&M sub.
 

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yep. what they all said. Can't beat eD at that price point.
 

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Stick with the eD.
 
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