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This was same price 2 weeks ago. Looks like they have got lot of stock.

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Free shipping klipsch R-12SW 400 Watt powered subwoofer from Costco and free shipping

https://www.costco.com/klipsch-r-...26745.html

And also in amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MJ1Y...bGb5038JVK

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This is a "good" sub for the $169 sale price.

There isn't anything vastly superior in the $100-$200 range.

This and most of those similarly priced subs dip down to around 30-25hz and then quickly drop off after that.

Some people don't like Klipsch because they've had plate amp failures. ALL makers of subs have had plate amp failures. It's how the manufacturer addresses the issue that's important.

If your on a super tight budget or if all you care about is good bass in one seat, one of these will work. If you can afford two subs, you can place them across the room from one another and get a very slight increase in bass, but more importantly, you will get more even bass across more seats. Less peaks and dips in the bass.

For those wondering if they should get this or a 3x more expensive SVS, you should always buy the "best sub" you can afford, but the main difference between this and and SVS will be 30hz and below. The Klipsch would satisfy the VAST majority of people. If you must have reference level bass that dips down to 20hz, get the svs.

Some people will say Klipsch (or any other brand of sub) sounds "boomy". That is simply user error. You can't just plop a subwoofer down anywhere in a room and expect to get "good" bass. Bass waves are very long and without proper sub placement it's easy to find yourself sitting in a spot where certain bass frequencies will "boom" and other bass frequencies will sound very weak. Google "sub crawl" to find out how to get the best sub placement, but don't use "bass heavy music" as some suggest. Use a bass sweep, like from 20hz to 150hz from audiocheck dot net.
Before the HT elitists run in here to regurgitate the "Klipsch bad" mantra, yes you'd be better off buying a $500 SVS PB-1000. Your center channel and your sub are the two most important speakers, so you should splurge on those if possible.

That being said, if your max budget is truly $200, this is a good deal. Maybe for an apartment or a bedroom.

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Before the HT elitists run in here to regurgitate the "Klipsch bad" mantra, yes you'd be better off buying a $500 SVS PB-1000. Your center channel and your sub are the two most important speakers, so you should splurge on those if possible.

That being said, if your max budget is truly $200, this is a good deal. Maybe for an apartment or a bedroom.
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This is a "good" sub for the $169 sale price.

There isn't anything vastly superior in the $100-$200 range.

This and most of those similarly priced subs dip down to around 30-25hz and then quickly drop off after that.

Some people don't like Klipsch because they've had plate amp failures. ALL makers of subs have had plate amp failures. It's how the manufacturer addresses the issue that's important.

If your on a super tight budget or if all you care about is good bass in one seat, one of these will work. If you can afford two subs, you can place them across the room from one another and get a very slight increase in bass, but more importantly, you will get more even bass across more seats. Less peaks and dips in the bass.

For those wondering if they should get this or a 3x more expensive SVS, you should always buy the "best sub" you can afford, but the main difference between this and and SVS will be 30hz and below. The Klipsch would satisfy the VAST majority of people. If you must have reference level bass that dips down to 20hz, get the svs.

Some people will say Klipsch (or any other brand of sub) sounds "boomy". That is simply user error. You can't just plop a subwoofer down anywhere in a room and expect to get "good" bass. Bass waves are very long and without proper sub placement it's easy to find yourself sitting in a spot where certain bass frequencies will "boom" and other bass frequencies will sound very weak. Google "sub crawl" to find out how to get the best sub placement, but don't use "bass heavy music" as some suggest. Use a bass sweep, like from 20hz to 150hz from audiocheck dot net.
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Good advice, but just for the sake of discussion, I'd argue the center speaker is the least important speaker in a surround sound setup. It's the only speaker in "5.1" discrete setup that you can literally send 100% of its sound to the left and right main speakers, and as long as you're sitting between the left and right speakers, you shouldn't even be able to tell it's "missing". Lol. The "reference standard" for the front left/center/right speakers in a surround sound system is to have three identical speakers. If your center speaker sounds "better" than you left/right speakers for dialogue, etc, you need better left/right speakers. Haha.
Both of your posts here are spot on. A virtual center channel can be created from good L/R. I'm just saying, don't buy good L/R and skimp on a cheap center and expect it to sound right. A huge percentage of what we hear on screen comes from the center channel.
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So tempted to add another sub to my Klipsch 7.1.4 setup. Not sure how much of a difference it would make but it would be cool saying I have a 7.2.4 setup!!! LOL Hide
You'll get more even bass across the room if you position them right. I have one sub in my setup and in the main seat it sounds fantastic. Move to the other side of the room though, and you'd wonder if the sub was working.

So I'm saving my pennies. My sub was $1,000 though.
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Both of your posts here are spot on. A virtual center channel can be created from good L/R. I'm just saying, don't buy good L/R and skimp on a cheap center and expect it to sound right. A huge percentage of what we hear on screen comes from the center channel.
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IF you are going to use a center speaker, it's should be as close in sound quality and timbre to the sound your main speakers produce. Don't ever cheap out on a center speaker IF you decide to use one.
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Worked fine for me. I'm on SD app on iPhone.
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How does this compare to BIC America F12 475w this is the sub I have now......and it's awesome
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I posted a similar question in the Monoprice subwoofer thread:- would this be a noticeable upgrade to a Polk PSW10? Paired w/ Jamo speakers in 5.1 configuration.
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How does this compare to BIC America F12 475w this is the sub I have now......and it's awesome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i...e=youtu.be
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I usually don't prefer Klipsch, because they're a bit too bass heavy towards the top, but at this price this is a goddamn steal
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