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Monoprice 12" 150-Watt Powered Subwoofer (Black) EXPIRED

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Monoprice has Monoprice 12" 150-Watt Powered Subwoofer (Black, 9723) on sale for $94.99. Shipping is free.

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  • Amplifier Power Output: 150 Watts RMS, 200 Watts Peak
  • Inputs: High Level (speaker), Line (RCA)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 17.0" x 17.3" x 17.5"
  • Includes a 1-year limited warranty
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Wonder if this sub is any good. Found mixed reviews.
Monoprice 12in 150-Watt Powered Subwoofer [monoprice.com]
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Unfortunately for Subwoofers, you typically get what you pay for. If you're in to Home Theatre, much of what you watch is going to be based on Center channel and subwoofer performance. High quality subwoofer aren't like regular speakers where you really listen for the difference. It is obvious when dealing w/ subwoofers b/c much of it is based on raw wattage, which costs $$.
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5% less than list! Did this speaker set the record?
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I wonder if this would work to add some low end to my behringer 12 pa speaker that I use outdoors sometimes...anyone have any insight?
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$5 off?
I think the big part of this sale is free shipping, which on this item is normally $50.
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That Klipsch is much, much better.
That's kind of what I thought. The Klipsch has a range of 29-120hz I believe. And in figure costco sells decent stuff. Was just curious as anytime you read a speaker thread tons of people weigh in telling you the one you are looking at is not good and to go with something 4x the price
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I wonder if this would work to add some low end to my behringer 12 pa speaker that I use outdoors sometimes...anyone have any insight?
No. Outdoor or PA gear requires very high power/high output because you are in large spaces or outside with no walls to reinforce the sound.
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That Klipsch is much, much better.
Show us your data or your notes from
the direct comparison you conducted.
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Based on what data? Have you compared these head to head?
Good question.

No, I didn't compare, but I did buy the Polk. It's not an SVS, but it's $99 on sale, and you set your expectations accordingly. The Polk has performed well enough for my needs, seems like a quality fit and finish (again when I bought it on sale for $99). No issues running it daily at reasonable volume levels used mostly for gaming.

If you want to get into THD and frequency response in the sub $500 range, honestly, I personally think its wishful thinking that the specs actually match the output of any individual unit coming from the factory.

I view this one here as probably akin to the generic subs you get in bundled HT speaker setups, when it comes to something like this I will lean on an established brand, if only because I have clear return path and non-debatable warranty. With Mono stuff, I don't mind buying cables or small items but things like Brand X monitors and such, I get a little leery.

My Opinion, your mileage may vary. Good luck with your purchase no matter which way you choose to go.
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Good question.

No, I didn't compare, but I did buy the Polk. It's not an SVS, but it's $99 on sale, and you set your expectations accordingly. The Polk has performed well enough for my needs, seems like a quality fit and finish (again when I bought it on sale for $99). No issues running it daily at reasonable volume levels used mostly for gaming.

If you want to get into THD and frequency response in the sub $500 range, honestly, I personally think its wishful thinking that the specs actually match the output of any individual unit coming from the factory.

I view this one here as probably akin to the generic subs you get in bundled HT speaker setups, when it comes to something like this I will lean on an established brand, if only because I have clear return path and non-debatable warranty. With Mono stuff, I don't mind buying cables or small items but things like Brand X monitors and such, I get a little leery.

My Opinion, your mileage may vary. Good luck with your purchase no matter which way you choose to go.
No. This isn't akin to a "bundled HT" subwoofer. Lol. This is directly comparable to most any name brand sub in the $100-$200 range. It was picked as a "best buy" by the wirecutter after testing and comparing to several other similarly spec'ed subs.
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So, can i run my computer audio to this sub RCA line in, and then the RCA line out to a pair of bookshelf speakers?
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Show us your data or your notes from
the direct comparison you conducted.
no.

But I have the 8" Klipsch and the 15" Klipsch reference series subs.
Just comparing the 8" to this Monoprice (which I also have) and it is tighter/more controlled.
I'm no expert, but my ears tell me it is more accurate.
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That's kind of what I thought. The Klipsch has a range of 29-120hz I believe. And in figure costco sells decent stuff. Was just curious as anytime you read a speaker thread tons of people weigh in telling you the one you are looking at is not good and to go with something 4x the price
as I mentioned in another post, I have this Monoprice sub and am very happy with it for what I wanted it for, bass fill in my audio only system.
I have 8" and 15" Klipsch reference series subs in my surround sound system. when I lived in a condo, I only had the 8". The 8" is now basically used to shake the couch a little as it is pressed up against it.
Regardless, the Monoprice (in my opinion and for my use) is great.
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Dude!?!? Really?!?!?!

Even my 8inch Pioneer MK2 hits at least 37hz!
There's no replacement for displacement.
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So, can i run my computer audio to this sub RCA line in, and then the RCA line out to a pair of bookshelf speakers?
There are some more questions I have about your question, but if I'm understanding what you're thinking, no. The computer output is powered by a low wattage amplifier. You could technically splice the wires from a computer speaker set and run it to the input of this and back out to the speakers if you wanted a good sub but crappy highs, but you would want something with better output for the highs.

Back in college I had a 250 wt plate amplifier, still around, and hooked it up to a 3 CD bookshelf stereo. I had tons of bass, but highs still sucked. I've had that amp hooked up to my 10" or 12" L7s. You could do the same thing, but as I said, have something with good highs that you can tap into, whether it's a sound bar or bookshelf system. Feel free to ask if you have more questions, but this can't power external speakers. I have pictures of some of the ghetto stuff I used to do, just not on my phone. You can also search "88pimpin SuperMotors" if you want to see more.
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