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Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. That post just says don't buy the $229 subwoofer - go buy something thats $700-$XXXX. The only user on that post who actually bought one was happy with it. Klipsch is not well beloved due to it "home theatre in a box" with audiophiles, so who its impossible judge. Reviews on amazon,crutchfield, etc are all good.

In your post this user summed it up.
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/11...st57587776

Recommending a $700+ 15" subwoofer without even knowing room size or even how his sound system compares sounds crazy to me. If your running a $1200 - Klipsch set your not going to buy a $700 subwoofer
I disagree on the last part. Forget a $1200 Klipsch setup, I'm running a $400 pioneer Andrew Jones setup and I'm running $1500 worth of subwoofer
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Sorry for noob question, but how does this compare to the Monoprice Monolith 10" subwoofer or SVS PB-1000? They're both almost double the price, but are they any better?
Yes, they definitely are THAT much better.
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I disagree on the last part. Forget a $1200 Klipsch setup, I'm running a $400 pioneer Andrew Jones setup and I'm running $1500 worth of subwoofer
Yeah I'd probably rather have two $400 subwoofers but a $700 subwoofer for a $1200 system is not unreasonable at all. I always recommend that people save for at least an entry level SVS if they are at all doubting if one of the multitude of ~$200 subwoofers on the market will be good enough (assuming they're not looking for something for a tiny bedroom or their desk).
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You might consider a HSU subwoofer. They have great subs starting at 399:

http://www.hsuresearch.com/produc...-1mk3.html



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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.
Streaming doesn't do a good setup justice. Since I installed mine I have gone back to buying movies on Blu-ray when they hit $7 or so, the cost of two online rentals. You get the best uncompressed audio and many even have the atmos track.

The thing that uses the surround best, my opinion, is video games. I've never enjoyed gaming more than I do with the surround sound. 100" screen doesn't hurt either.
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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!
What I've learned is when it comes to subwoofers there's no such thing as overkill. It doesn't matter if your room is 10'x14' or 25'x25' if you want to experience that bone chilling sensation of bass frequencies below 30hz. It just may take multiple subwoofers to fill out bigger rooms.
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V noob question.

I have an older Sony STR-AV700 receiver that I use for the phono setting to run my record player through. This sub being wireless, how does it work not being connected to the speaker wire port on the receiver?
How does the receiver recognize the sub?
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V noob question.

I have an older Sony STR-AV700 receiver that I use for the phono setting to run my record player through. This sub being wireless, how does it work not being connected to the speaker wire port on the receiver?
How does the receiver recognize the sub?
Looks like there is a wireless module/pack that mates into the SW port on your receiver in lieu of the cable that would be run to the SW.
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I disagree on the last part. Forget a $1200 Klipsch setup, I'm running a $400 pioneer Andrew Jones setup and I'm running $1500 worth of subwoofer
Exceptions to rule don't really change the rule. If someone were to go buy a sound system at best buy, whatever. They would be impressed by the sound overhead[atmos], the clear voice coming from the sound, the directionality of it all, and how the house reverberates during the action and they totally feel the action. Can that order change, sure. Does the average user want to feel the action so much they will sacrifice the others 2/3's - hell no.

Its like recommending an atmos sound system to someone a 720p display. Will there be takers, sure. But average user would prefer a tv. I know this a subwoofer topic which attracts bass heads [which is still odd cause this is a $220 item.] But bass heads.... are a niche.
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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 dont need to spend thousands. even a budget system home theater in a box sounds tons better than tv speakers, headphones, or soundbars. And budget systems can be found or pieced together $400-500.

All legit streaming services offer 5.1, netflix, amazon, vudu, etc. all should play correctly. If not, then its your device and setup.

Also it depends on the soundtrack, not all soundtracks are as great as others. I mean an diaglog driven movie wont offer the same great soundtrack as an action movie.
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Very tempted to go with a 2nd sub in my HT.
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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.

That's why people still buy/rent Blu Ray or 4k discs. Netflix just launched high quality audio streams, but it's only for premium subscriptions and only under certain conditions and you get decent lossy audio. We're probably a decade away from getting lossless audio for streaming as standard. As for TV forget about it..you barely will get Dolby Surround on some shows.

I recently built a HT and started DVD in the mail subscription again
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Exceptions to rule don't really change the rule. If someone were to go buy a sound system at best buy, whatever. They would be impressed by the sound overhead[atmos], the clear voice coming from the sound, the directionality of it all, and how the house reverberates during the action and they totally feel the action. Can that order change, sure. Does the average user want to feel the action so much they will sacrifice the others 2/3's - hell no.

Its like recommending an atmos sound system to someone a 720p display. Will there be takers, sure. But average user would prefer a tv. I know this a subwoofer topic which attracts bass heads [which is still odd cause this is a $220 item.] But bass heads.... are a niche.
It's not about being a bass head.... It's not about having the hardest thumping bass. It's that the high end subs pick up frequencies in films that cheaper ones don't achieve. It's about the movie watching experience.

With that said, yes, those that don't care, don't care. But I know tons of people that spend double on the Sub than the rest of the system. Maybe it depends on your circle I guess.
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Very tempted to go with a 2nd sub in my HT.
Do it. Adding a second sub made a night and day difference for me. It fills in the room nulls if your receiver supports it (Audyssey XT32 with dual sub outputs on my Denon x4300h). My "nice" sub is this R-12SWi. My old sub is another much cheaper Klipsch 12".
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Its a cheap piece of junk:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/11...rya-s.html

A quick search also shows many more disappointments from others.
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