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|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|09-07-2012 02:51 PM|
What should my sub LowPass setting be?
|09-06-2012 01:23 PM|
In short, the reasons one should buy this sub are these, and in this order:
That is all. If you have room for a sub twice the size (e.g. RW-12D), or even better, a self-built 100 cubic foot box housing four 18" drivers that can put out 135+dB at 30Hz (and don't mind the "refrigerator" sub sitting not-so-inconspicuously in your living room), then I think I'd recommend the latter (though that's probably overkill for most scenarios [unless you live a mile from the nearest house], not to mention the lack of WAF). SW-308 isn't that kind of subwoofer, nor does it claim to be (in fact, if being used in a larger room, I'd recommend it as a secondary sub located behind the couch, with a 15" or bigger up front...but that's just me). It is, however, nearly invisible, and for what it is, it generates amazingly high quality low end (above 30Hz).
2. I don't think it's numbered, but 3/4's (this sub strangely does little to nothing at half to zero...I thought mine was broken, initially)
3. check your sats' frequency response (-3dB); set to lower limit (probably 100Hz or so). Generally speaking, however, a subwoofer should never be set to higher than 80Hz.
4. 0 (assuming that your sats are correctly wired [polarity])
5. Left/LFE (only)
|09-06-2012 09:10 AM|
I just received the sub and need help to set it up. I am using the Quintet's 5.0 with a Pioneer 1021 receiver. There are several settings to be made on the back of the sub:
1. Switch (Off/Auto/On)
2. Gain (1-11)
3. Lowpass (40-150)
4. Phase (0-180)
5. Line in (Left, Right): Which port do I choose?
|09-05-2012 04:10 PM|
I currently have the BIC PL-200, while it's pretty clean and goes down to 30 ish really good, for the price, it still doesn't hit like it should or have enough sound level.
I assumed the klipsch would give similar performance over a little different area of the spectrum (being sealed and smaller of course), but it's much worse.
Now, to the root. These low density, thin walled, things they call boxes aren't adequate for my tastes. The last boxes I built were .75" high density fiber board (amazing stuff compared to that medium crap) and tuned to 29 hz. With a cheap 12" sub (86 db sensitivity) and modest power (100 ish watts), that thing hit so GD hard it'll start relocating the studs in your house. I know it's not a fair comparison size wise, but damn. Even if these subs were scaled up, it wouldn't be close.
I think I'm gonna have to calculate the volume that I can get away with before it makes it worse and build boxes for both of these and see what happens.
|09-05-2012 03:43 PM|
Check your other equipment and setup before blaming this quality sub. If you got a damaged or defective product return it.
|09-05-2012 02:34 PM|
Farting goes away when the gain is turned down, but then it's incredibly quiet. Sounds normal otherwise, just always quiet. It's sealed good.
|09-05-2012 11:41 AM|
|09-05-2012 08:20 AM|
|09-04-2012 04:44 PM|
|09-04-2012 04:23 PM|
|09-04-2012 03:36 PM|
This thing is junk. I wouldn't pay 50 bucks for it knowing what it sounds like.
It's quiet (receiver maxed), bottoms out at low volume with a nice big THUD and is just useless.
Logitech has better cheapo subs than this (I know, I have a couple). My fronts (BIC 6") have the same or better response. WTF. It's a good thing I have a real sub already.
Klipsch needs this shoved so far up their asses that they can never wipe again.
I'm not sure if I should return it or destroy it with my hands for satisfaction.
Edit: My FSM! I just played a favorite song and it's so horrendous. It sounds like it's farting.
Get a BIC PL-200 for cheap on ebay (under 300) and call it a day. Anything, even ported, is tons better than this.
|08-31-2012 09:03 PM|
|08-31-2012 08:58 PM|
Also, I'd have to add that RW-12d obliterates F-12, which dies at about 30Hz and puts out about 110dB at 30, from the reviews I've seen (meaning it's equal to 308), where 12d will hit 20 Hz with minimal drop and puts out 116db @ 30 (which I'd guess is a conservative rating, as well). I'd personally pay three times as much for 12d over an F-12, but that's just me (I may buy the 12d as well and utilize the 308 in an alternate location, if the extension indeed isn't there). I'd also add that 3 8" drivers equate to the surface area of a 14" sub, small enclosure or not.
|08-31-2012 08:56 PM|
|08-31-2012 05:44 PM|
But here's a comparison that I made based on their dimensions....
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