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Klipsch Reference 12" RW-12d Powered Subwoofer EXPIRED

coolpal 285 November 6, 2012 at 08:57 AM in Tech & Electronics (6) More Newegg Deals
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Promoted 11-07-2012 at 08:38 AM View Original Post
Newegg.com has 12" Klipsch Reference RW-12d Powered Subwoofer for $299.99. Shipping is free. Thanks coolpal

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Edited November 6, 2012 at 09:01 AM by coolpal
Klipsch Reference RW-12d 12" Powered Subwoofer Each w/ New box for $299 @ Newegg [newegg.com]

Been waiting for a while now... just dropped below 300 again.. my price drop alert didnt go off either Smilie

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Quote from ek9cv5 View Post :
Is this any better than the bic f12?
I replaced my F12 with this unit as funding allowed. This one blends in much better, but not as well (musically) as my RSW-15 in use in my home theater. Due to the poor nature of home construction when it comes to audio quality, I'm tempted to pick up a second one of these subs for the other half of the room (right channel). Even if sub placement shouldn't matter for the lower frequencies (<50hz), in pretty much any room where you're within 10 feet of the sub, I can still tell where the sub is located, usually due to furniture or the wall flexing/vibrating/etc. I don't have the room in the office to have everything 3 feet from the wall, as more ideal for audio quality.

I had to set the low pass filter extremely low on this thing to get them to blend at all with my Klipsch RB-75 speakers at my desk. I haven't found anything but sealed subs to blend in seamlessly when using speakers located near-field, or using a 35hz low pass.
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I have two of these in my large, open greatroom, and I love them. It's a much better sub than the psw505 and the f-12. No, it's not as musical nor does it play as low as a Hsu or an Outlaw, but you can get two Klipschs for the price of one of those subs. With dual subs, you can typically expect greater output and a flatter frequency response.

You can use either a single rca cable, a dual cable, or a single cable with a Y/splitter. I initially had only a single rca running to each sub, and I later added a Y to the end of each. This technically should give you more output, but I can't really tell a difference.

My subs arrived double-boxed and were in pristine condition.
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Quote from R7MR7M View Post :
Generally, if you don't use the y-adapter, one of the inputs will be fine. In my experience it is the left (white).
Very good.. what he said.

http://deeperintomovies.net/journ...tfuzz2.jpg
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#19
I do own this sub paired with Klipsch Synergy F-20 Dual 6.5" Floor-standing Speakers. I have had several slightly less expensive powered subs over the years. I was simply blown away by this Klipsch sub. it is very powerful, and i find it blends well with my 6.5" floorstanders using standard crossover and level controls of a modern receiver. It is in a large living area, and i am truly content with this. every prior sub ive owned has left me still wanting something more. $300 well spent when i bought this early this year. Packaging/shipping issue is fixed - very well protected now. Note - Ensure you have spousal buy in if required - this is not a small sub. Though a tablecloth compromise wont slow this thing down.

That said, Just FYI - $299 with FS/no tax at newegg seems regular every 6-10 weeks they'll put it at this price - Ive also never seen it lower.
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#20
I have had this sub since last BF; same place; same price.

Overall a great bang for your buck. It can be a bit boomy; so placement and leveling are key. Not as smooth as my NHT sub which I prefer for music; but this is my clear choice for home theater. I'm already a Klipsch fan, I have pieced together a RF-52 II system that I really like for home theater, so the sub compliments it nicely.

You will need to do a close inspection when you receive it; mine, as well as several others I've read about; had their speaker grills broken upon arrival. Newegg was good about a replacement but it was a hassle.
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#21
Quote from BillyZane View Post :
I got the RW-10D for $229 a while ago and i LOVE it.

thumbs up!
I 2nd that, it redefined my Bass experience, though I don't listen so much.
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#22
how long will this be on sale for?
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#23
How does this compare to the PSW505?
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#24
Read the comments and see that it is suggested they arent in the same class.. Anyone have thoughts on this or the PSW505 for my first home theatre system?
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#25
da_man
12/19/2011 7:03:34 AM
Tech Level: Average
Ownership: more than 1 year


1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It is a clear sounding powerful sub

Cons: amplifier can not handle being plugged in for extended periods of time

Other Thoughts: Giving this item 1 egg because of the amplifier. The amplifier dies if you don't unplug it after each use. This is what klipsch told me. The heat from the power expands the wires on the connections. After its unplugged, they cool down and shrink never to be played again. It does have an auto power cutoff, but its not for the amp. Its a 240$ fix minus shipping costs. Because of this I no longer will buy klipsch products. Could be why this sub is priced 700$ below retail.
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Quote from Masejoer View Post :
I replaced my F12 with this unit as funding allowed. This one blends in much better, but not as well (musically) as my RSW-15 in use in my home theater. Due to the poor nature of home construction when it comes to audio quality, I'm tempted to pick up a second one of these subs for the other half of the room (right channel). Even if sub placement shouldn't matter for the lower frequencies (
Just beware of sound wave interference. Because of the long wavelengths of low frequencies, there will be a LOT of dead spots that have crappy bass. My room works great for my 4 PA-120s if sitting on my couch, but if I lay in the middle of the room, i feel them, I just don't hear them.

Most audio people will tell you to put the subs together, preferably stacked together.
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Quote from shanebo View Post :
I have two of these in my large, open greatroom, and I love them. It's a much better sub than the psw505 and the f-12. No, it's not as musical nor does it play as low as a Hsu or an Outlaw, but you can get two Klipschs for the price of one of those subs. With dual subs, you can typically expect greater output and a flatter frequency response.

You can use either a single rca cable, a dual cable, or a single cable with a Y/splitter. I initially had only a single rca running to each sub, and I later added a Y to the end of each. This technically should give you more output, but I can't really tell a difference.

My subs arrived double-boxed and were in pristine condition.
aren't you splitting the voltage of the RCA? I think (not sure) LFE runs at 3.5V. So when you use the Y-splitter, it splits the voltage between the two inputs. You'd need something like an equalizer or preamp to change the voltage going in.

I learned about all this with my old 6-10" car setup. I used a Clarion EQ to boost the voltage to 6.5V going to the Sub amps. HUUUUGE difference. I only had to have the amps at 1/3 gain, compared to nearly 3/4 gain before.

Sorry if I don;t make too much sense. Too many drinks. :'D
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Quote from mydecember1985 View Post :
aren't you splitting the voltage of the RCA? I think (not sure) LFE runs at 3.5V. So when you use the Y-splitter, it splits the voltage between the two inputs. You'd need something like an equalizer or preamp to change the voltage going in.

I learned about all this with my old 6-10" car setup. I used a Clarion EQ to boost the voltage to 6.5V going to the Sub amps. HUUUUGE difference. I only had to have the amps at 1/3 gain, compared to nearly 3/4 gain before.

Sorry if I don;t make too much sense. Too many drinks. :'D
The sub amps will have huge input impedance so they won't drop your LFE (at line volatge) much
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#29
I replaced my B-52 BP-18 pro DJ audio setup I had in my living room because it was just to much of a pain to turn amp on, then the sonic maximizer, reconnect audio signal from receiver (kinda had to rig it to work with home stereo setup).....yada yada yada. To make a long story short the RW-12d is not as good at low frequencies (below 40hz) but that was not to be expected either. This sub does handle bass very well and at volume it really surprised me. I picked one up for $279 month or so ago, and at that price I wil def buy another one....if one is good then two is even better laugh out loud. I had two B-52 BP-18 in my living room before, it would beat the air from your lungs so u couldnt breath. When watching movies it literally would feel like ceiling fan was turned on when they hit.I would say go ahead and pull the trigger on this and get one today. Hope this helps any one with questions. It was also double boxed and arrived flawless.
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#30
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Anyone with first-hand (not just reading specs) experience of how this measures to Polk PSW505?
I have two and they are incredible. half the time I keep the one turned off because they are powerful. I had the klipsch sub 12 before this and these are twice as nice easily
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