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Seems like a good deal... just wish I watched more movies on the TV to justify. I feel like I've already wasted ~1500 on my amp, surround sound speakers, etc that never get used. Nothing super fancy mind you.

To those that have spent thousands on their system... are you getting full 5.1/7.1 from streaming services?

Don't get me wrong, it's awesome hearing a heli or something fly around you, but I have only seen that if I pop in a bluray disk.

In this day and age, it just seems easier to grab a good laptop with a gac/amp and use a really good set of cans.
You can only get what you put into it - not just money but effort. If you don't want to be bothered then your not going to benefit.

You can get 5.1 from netflix/amazon. Besides Hulu - everything supports 5.1
Netflix you can even get ATMOS if you PAY for HD.


You should really be figuring this out somewhere else - its going to take a bit of effort.

You also probably need that your receiver has AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL. If not then you need to watch it off a seperate player like Blu ray player/ps4/etc - NOT YOUR SMART TV.
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Tnx op!
Anyone have experience with these? I would like a higher-end rhythmic sub or similar & grab something on sale to use while I do my research. but my problem is I have a 1 bd loft 1400sqft loft, 30 ft ceilings, all windows, concrete floors downstairs. I know most would say I need 2+ subs but I need not to spend 3k on subs then move in a year or two to a house with a smaller media room situation...or an apt where neighbors would cry from the vibrations.
If your living arrangement is temporary, as it sounds. I would suggest just buying a used sub from CL or offerup to hold you over.

As you pointed out who knows what your layout will be when you move and whether anything you get now will be ideal.

If you continue saving until then you should have a decent amount saved up and have no restrictions on choice once you move.
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Seems like a good deal... just wish I watched more movies on the TV to justify. I feel like I've already wasted ~1500 on my amp, surround sound speakers, etc that never get used. Nothing super fancy mind you.

To those that have spent thousands on their system... are you getting full 5.1/7.1 from streaming services?

Don't get me wrong, it's awesome hearing a heli or something fly around you, but I have only seen that if I pop in a bluray disk.

In this day and age, it just seems easier to grab a good laptop with a gac/amp and use a really good set of cans.
Well just understand disc is better than streaming(as of right now) especially when it comes to AQ.
In my experience even more so with a good setup.
You will get 5.1 from streaming and for an additional cost you can upgrade to include Atmos, when available.
If your streaming I wouldn't bother though.
Unfortunately your right more and more people will sacrifice AQ for convenience, this is a dying art ☹️

I will add with the proper layout and a good(reference) set up object based sound on disc is the real deal/game changer.
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I picked up one of these a year or so ago for $219 from Frys. While I would prefer the Klipsch 15" 115sw, this is a screaming deal since that sub would be $900 + $80 for the wireless kit. The wireless kit is absolutely required for any sub and you will spend more in wire and frustration than the $80 kit cost. So if you back out the kit cost since it's included in this deal, you are getting a good 12" sub for $150. I've seen the 115SW for $600 on deal so you could buy 3 of these for the same price and still be ahead.

As for the sound, I have 20' ceilings in my large 25' x 30' room. The sub has no issues at all driving it for what I use. It does get a bit over it's head in a few situations but for my needs, 98% of the time it's perfect.
I have nice sub cable and have to run wire back for the surrounds anyways but Wireless is nice! Any idea if that kit will work with any sub? I assume so. I need to buy a new receiver anyways. My old Denon x1000 going in the bedroom with my Athena HT.

my current decision I need to make is if I want to do tower speakers again or bookshelves on speaker stands. I currently have large EMP towers. they sound nice but wasn't too impressed with the power output. Might have been my setup however, I'm sort of over having such large speakers and feel like a larger bookshelf will output plenty of volume & won't require a ginormous center channel to keep up with enormous tower speakers (like my current set up)
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noob question. I have RX-V683 which I think is 90W per channel. These subs with 300W peak power, are they an overkill? If i get this, does it mean I am only utilizing 1/3rd its potential/output?
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noob question. I have RX-V683 which I think is 90W per channel. These subs with 300W peak power, are they an overkill? If i get this, does it mean I am only utilizing 1/3rd its potential/output?
No. Your sub (usually) has it's own amp. This one does. And, bass frequencies need more power than mids and highs.
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noob question. I have RX-V683 which I think is 90W per channel. These subs with 300W peak power, are they an overkill? If i get this, does it mean I am only utilizing 1/3rd its potential/output?
Receiver powers the speakers but not the sub. Sub has its own amp.
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Do you guys think this sub would pair well with the jamo s803 set? Also which sub would you prefer this or the Bic pl-200? I play music and watch movies evenly. Thank you in advance!
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Do you guys think this sub would pair well with the jamo s803 set? Also which sub would you prefer this or the Bic pl-200? I play music and watch movies evenly. Thank you in advance!
Absolutely yes, but the more important question is will this sub pair well with your room layout
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Anyone know the difference between this sub and the other 15 sub - klipsch r120sw ? Couldn't you just use this wireless adapter on both subs or can only be used on this wireless sub?
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Man it's confusing trying to figure out audio equipment. I put together my first 5.1 system last year on a budget (about 1k for equipment plus additional for wiring). This is for a living room with 18' ceiling and very open; walls only on 2 sides. A monoprice sub deal popped up for $99 and there was so much back and forth about whether it was a good sub or not. I'm no audiophile so I jumped in. There was after all a lot of great reviews for it. I didn't actually set up the system for a few months after that but was immediately disappointed when I finally did. I actually thought maybe the sub was broken and had it RMAd since it was too late to return but still under warranty. But still sounded meh. But I just chalked it up to how open the room is. Few weeks ago my bro in law got a Sony HT-ST5000 sound bar and I was blown away by how much better the sub sounds on it, even though he has a very similar open room with high ceilings. So now I want another sub and was thinking I should just go svs but wonder if this thing would be any good. Thinking it may be another gamble.
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30 ft ceilings? Do you live in a warehouse?
Haha even a $6million mansion maxes at 12' basement basketball court aside 😆
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Absolutely yes, but the more important question is will this sub pair well with your room layout
it would be for a small room 10ftx14ft with 10ft ceilings. I'm guessing this sub would be pretty overkill for my space? Any recommendations on a sub for a room that size are more than welcome! Just getting into audio. Again thank you in advance!
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Man it's confusing trying to figure out audio equipment. I put together my first 5.1 system last year on a budget (about 1k for equipment plus additional for wiring). This is for a living room with 18' ceiling and very open; walls only on 2 sides. A monoprice sub deal popped up for $99 and there was so much back and forth about whether it was a good sub or not. I'm no audiophile so I jumped in. There was after all a lot of great reviews for it. I didn't actually set up the system for a few months after that but was immediately disappointed when I finally did. I actually thought maybe the sub was broken and had it RMAd since it was too late to return but still under warranty. But still sounded meh. But I just chalked it up to how open the room is. Few weeks ago my bro in law got a Sony HT-ST5000 sound bar and I was blown away by how much better the sub sounds on it, even though he has a very similar open room with high ceilings. So now I want another sub and was thinking I should just go svs but wonder if this thing would be any good. Thinking it may be another gamble.
I have the monoprice sub you are talking about and was completely disappointed at first. Went though the same thing thinking it was broken. Then I read somewhere they really need to be broken in, after about 10 hours, the thing was very impressive. Absolutely nothing when I first pulled it out of the box to serious shake your room bass after it loosened up.
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Tnx op!
Anyone have experience with these? I would like a higher-end rhythmic sub or similar & grab something on sale to use while I do my research. but my problem is I have a 1 bd loft 1400sqft loft, 30 ft ceilings, all windows, concrete floors downstairs. I know most would say I need 2+ subs but I need not to spend 3k on subs then move in a year or two to a house with a smaller media room situation...or an apt where neighbors would cry from the vibrations.
This sub is just ok. You're much better off spending a tad bit more on the R-112SW (I believe now renamed R-120SPL). The 112SW you can probably get a nice used one for touch more than this one, $300 range. It's a much cleaner sounding sub (I've owned both this one on the deal and the 112).

But, space issues aside how's your budget? Rule with subs, but the best you can afford. You can cheap out on the surrounds, but the sub has by far the most impact on your home theater.

Im currently running dual R115 Klipsch subs... They replaced my single R112. Needless to say, going from a single 12 to dual 15s was a gigantic step up. I was just watching brightburn with a couple friends last night, and I'm still using my cheap pioneer Andrew Jones speakers all around, and all I recently did was upgrade the subs and my friends said "is it just me or does your sound system sound 10x better than before".

Going bigger of course brings more bass, but you can always turn the knob lower. The main thing is the higher end, larger subs, can catch a lower HZ of sounds meaning a cheap sub won't even fire in certain scenes where the high end one will....like low rumbles when the Trex is making it's way towards you. It's about the movie watching experience, not necessarily about loud bass.
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