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Fry's has the R-8SW down-firirg subwoofer on sale today.
I've had a few subs and this one I the best for my family room setup. It has nice tight bass, but also that deep rumble from the theater. I believe it to be a good compromise for movies and also music. Doesn't get muddy, and response is really good. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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Fry's has the R-8SW down-firirg sub on sale today.
I've had a few subs and this one I the best for my family room setup. It has nice tight bass, but also that deep rumble from the theater. I believe it to be a good compromise for movies and also music. Doesn't get muddy, and response is really good. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

http://www.frys.com/product/90849...mail070517

No offense, but I'm not sure how they even can call this thing a sub.

50 watts RMS.

Frequency response- 38Hz-120Hz +/-3dB


That's simply horrible for a "subwoofer"


The point of a sub is to play the deep notes your regular speakers can't.


Even relatively cheap good tower speakers can play down to 40Hz.

This "sub" only goes down to 38Hz.

What's the point?


A Dayton Sub1200 is only 10-20 bucks more on sale and a vastly better, deeper, more powerful subwoofer.... 120 watts RMS, and frequency response into the mid-20Hz range.




The cheapest sub Klipsch makes worth bothering with is the R112 (not the R12)

which is on sale currently for $299 with free wireless kit- so around $225-250 if you resell the wireless kit


Any model under that you can do much better for similar or less money with something like the Dayton..

(and even the R112 if you can stand a white sub the J112 from Jamo is basically identical for $220 shipped)
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I agree that for a home theater this may not fit the bill... but for the few who want a kick-as desktop PC audio system this would be great! Add a couple of nice monitors and a dedicated audiophile sound card and this would rock! Great price for what it is...
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I agree that for a home theater this may not fit the bill... but for the few who want a kick-as desktop PC audio system this would be great! Add a couple of nice monitors and a dedicated audiophile sound card and this would rock! Great price for what it is...
yeah, not really though.

The Dayton 12 would still outperform it in every way, by a significant margin, for about 20 bucks more on sale (and without needing a Frys nearby too)

Hell the Dayton Sub1000 is often the same price as this deal (when on sale) and would also ouperform it by a good margin (double the power, and plays down to 30hz at least)


(the 12 is worth the money over 10 honestly- but if you're SUPER tight on budget the 10 still beats the hell out this Klipsch)
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Have you personally had and used this sub? I have used this sub for about a year, I replaced an energy 12 which sucked. I've also heard the dayton 12. I will agree the dayton is a much larger more powerful sub. I'm not one to follow the herd, I just use what works FOR ME. I highly recommend this sub for a first actual sound system, why? Because it's often sold used for more than this. So why not get it and if you decide you want a $300 sub, sell it. Thanks for the input, I'm sure it will help someone out.
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Have you personally had and used this sub? I have used this sub for about a year, I replaced an energy 12 which sucked. I've also heard the dayton 12. I will agree the dayton is a much larger more powerful sub. I'm not one to follow the herd, I just use what works FOR ME. I highly recommend this sub for a first actual sound system, why? Because it's often sold used for more than this. So why not get it and if you decide you want a $300 sub, sell it. Thanks for the input, I'm sure it will help someone out.


No, I haven't personally owned this sub- because from its specs you can tell it's barely even a sub. (I have owned several daytons though- and a number of significantly better subs than those discussed here)


your argument in its favor would make more sense if I was trying to convince people to get a $300 sub instead.



But I'm not.

I'm trying to tell them you can get a better sub (the Dayton 1000) for the same price when it's on sale... or $16 more if you can't wait for a sale. (add a $6 cable or something to get to 125 total, then use a $10 off coupon right now and it's $115 shipped including the $6 add on item)


And that you can get an even better sub than that for another 20 dollars. (the dayton 1200- which is $148 without a sale, but add a $2 cable or other item and use a $25 off $150 coupon for $125 shipped to your door)



So the answer to your question of "why not get this one" is simple- You can get a better one for nearly the same money and a MUCH better one for 20 bucks over that.

And you don't even need to have a nearby Frys to get it- they'll ship it right to your door free. Not even charge you tax in most states.

And it has a much better warranty too.... 5 years for either Dayton bumper to bumper... versus the Klipsch that warrants some parts for 5 years, but the amp for only 2.


So the question really is why would you buy the Klipsch that's inferior in every way for about the same price?
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yeah, not really though.

The Dayton 12 would still outperform it in every way, by a significant margin, for about 20 bucks more on sale (and without needing a Frys nearby too)

Hell the Dayton Sub1000 is often the same price as this deal (when on sale) and would also ouperform it by a good margin (double the power, and plays down to 30hz at least)


(the 12 is worth the money over 10 honestly- but if you're SUPER tight on budget the 10 still beats the hell out this Klipsch)
I agree with what you're saying, but for most areas where people have their desktop PCs size is a major factor... this sub is reasonably small... the boxes you're referencing are much larger... plus, for a near field system you don't need extremely high output... You just need something to fill-in the bottom end... based on what I've said I think this is an excellent option for the price...
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As the favorite statement on Slickdeals goes, "YMMV".
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I agree with what you're saying, but for most areas where people have their desktop PCs size is a major factor... this sub is reasonably small... the boxes you're referencing are much larger...
This sub is 13.25" high and 13.25" wide and 11.75" deep

The Dayton Sub1000 is 14.75" high and 14.18" wide and 15.75 inches deep

So it's 4 inches deeper, and otherwise slightly more than an inch larger.



Outside of porn I'm not sure of any place that'd count as "much larger" nod

(the sub1200 adds a whole extra 2 inches in each direction to that (FWIW)



I mean, I guess if you're in sharing a closet-sized dorm room or something that'd be an issue- but otherwise not so much.



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plus, for a near field system you don't need extremely high output... You just need something to fill-in the bottom end...
That's sort of my point. It's not so much an output issue as a frequency range/response one that makes this a crap sub (I mean, the power doesn't help...)

A sub is there to play the bottom end notes the regular speakers can't.

This sub doesn't do that.

Its "bottom end" is 38 Hz.

Which is barely any lower than a good cheap tower speaker can do. So it's not filling in hardly anything.

And even if you were using REALLY crap tiny speakers it still wouldn't be filling in as much as the Sub1000 (and even moreso the Sub1200) would- for a pretty similar price.... (and I'd probably suggest you put some of your $ toward less 'really crap' speakers first in that case anyway Stick Out Tongue)

The 1200 especially goes about as low as you can without spending several hundred bucks more- nearly a full octave lower than the sub in this deal can.
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Call me crazy, but I think Knighshade may want people to buy Dayton subs. Dayton. Here I'll say it again to help him out.

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Call me crazy, but I think Knighshade may want people to buy Dayton subs. Dayton. Here I'll say it again to help him out.

Dayton.

Around the $100 price point I do- since unlike the sub in the OP it's the best bang for the buck available.

Much above that price point I don't.... in fact if you go back and look at my first post in this thread I point out Klipsch makes good subs too, just not this one, the ones worth buying cost more.

The R-112 on sale is a good buy.... and the R-115 on sale is the best bang/buck sub at any price point

But the R-8 this thread is about- not so much.



Weirdly I recommend people buy the best product for the job for the least amount of money- regardless of brand.

It's almost like I'm trying to help people get deals... that are slick...or something... (and dissuade them from ones like this one that really aren't)


weird huh?
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Around the $100 price point I do- since unlike the sub in the OP it's the best bang for the buck available.

Much above that price point I don't.... in fact if you go back and look at my first post in this thread I point out Klipsch makes good subs too, just not this one, the ones worth buying cost more.

The R-112 on sale is a good buy.... and the R-115 on sale is the best bang/buck sub at any price point

But the R-8 this thread is about- not so much.



Weirdly I recommend people buy the best product for the job for the least amount of money- regardless of brand.

It's almost like I'm trying to help people get deals... that are slick...or something... (and dissuade them from ones like this one that really aren't)


weird huh?
people are just tired of you posting the same things on every sub deals man. Get over it,if they are happy with what they bought,let it go........
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