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  1. Update - The SVS PB16-Ultra is in the house. Working well. Is it better than the RSW-15 - maybe. Definitely not inferior. The jury is still out on whether it is better (my wife thinks it is). I am still fine tuning settings. To be realistic, I paid ~$1800 for the RSW-15 in 2003. Factor in an inflationary increase and deduct a Black Friday week incentive, arguably, the PB16-Ultra costs the same or less. All good there. I have purchased a Behringer external amp and the necessary connectors and accessories to re-config the RSW-15 to an external amp. I will be working on this after Christmas. I am keen to see how the 2 play together...or do not. Experimentation and learning is half the fun - no? Hmmmm - a lot of space a PB16-Ultra and a RSW-15 take up.... Thanks for the advice and opinions people. Happy Holidays.
  2. I see the Behringer NX3000D...DSP has these specs: "Power output: 2 x 1500W @ 2 ohms, 2 x 900W @ 4 ohms, 2 x 440W @ 8 ohms • Bridged power output: 3000W @ 4 ohms, 1500W @ 8 ohms" So, as I understand it - 900W@4 ohm or 440W@8 ohm would be ~750W@6 ohm....no? If so, that will be fine. Anyone know for sure what the impedance is on the RSW-15 driver? Is it 6 ohm? I have not opened mine up to look - yet. jvs - that Bash is cheaper (nice). 500W enough? I would still need to make a box for it. I am OK with drilling into the RSW-15 (cherry) for a binding post or 2. Not sure I would want to mount the Bash on/in the sub. Thanks again.
  3. Thanks Jason - I did think about dual subs. Does anyone know the impedance of the RSW-15 driver? I think I recall reading somewhere it was 6 ohms? What would be a good amp for this? Behringer NX300D w/DSP - is this enough? Others? Thanks folks.
  4. 2 Hsu's , Yes - true. But considering I spent $1900 on the RSW-15 in 2003'ish - spending a bit more now is moot. I have a SVS PB16 Ultra inbound. Looking forward to it. Will still fix the RSW-15 - with an external amp in the future. I still have RF7s, RS7s and an RC7 - so I will be back.... Good luck to all and thank you again!
  5. Thanks JVS1670 - appreciate the input. I will likely try "passive-fying" the RSW later. Right now, I am close to pulling the trigger on a SVS PB-16 Ultra. All good stuff on this forum - thanks again all.
  6. Thanks for the input everyone. The P-312w does not appear to be available on the Klipsch site. I see some other urls with a Google search where it sells for $2499. That is the same price a the SVS PB16-Ultra - which looks like a lot more sub. My concern with the SVS is the weight: 175lbs - this will hurt if I need to move it. I have had my RSW15 repaired once (2 years ago) by Edwards Electronics - it worked great for 2 years. I am looking at maybe driving it with an external amp like one of the posts mentioned above. Anyone done this? Decisions, decisions.
  7. Digging up my old thread - Well, my RSW-15 is dead again. As this thread shows, I had it repaired 2 yrs ago and it worked great for 2 years. I have no idea what to replace it with. Klipsch do not seem to have an equivalent - or am I missing it? My setup is similar the post #1 (RF7s up front, RC7 center and RS7s sides). I changed the receiver to a Yamaha RX-A3060 shortly after the repair 2 yrs ago. We watch mostly movies in a somewhat open room 20'x14'x9'. Starting to look at SVS and Hsu. maybe DIY an 18" - any suggestions? Not sure what I will do with the RSW-15, maybe fix it again down the road, maybe sell it.
  8. I simply contacted the seller on Ebay - I got a quick response. Turn time of the parts was as advertised - maybe a few days sooner. I had read good reviews about EE before I went with them. Sub is still running as good as ever.
  9. Late reply - sorry for that. Sub working great, money well spent. I did relocate it when I got it working. Sounds better than ever - that is the location, more in the corner of the room now as opposed to the side. I, personally, would not spend money on a warranty. If/when it dies again - I am going shopping. I have the wife's permission. Maybe a SVS SB or PB16.... :-)
  10. I have had the Yamaha hooked up for a few weeks now - but I have not had much time to dig into the details. I also picked up a Logitech Harmony Elite which was a pain to setup initially but is working great now, The Yamaha sounds great with movies, the Denon was not bad but I felt it lacked something when it replaced the RX-Z1. The 3060 seems louder than the Denon - seems to put out more decibels at the same volume setting - this is what I remember when I replaced the RX-Z1. One of the main motivators to replace the Denon was getting ready for a 4k TV this year and a nice bonus is the fact that my wife can play her Spotify thru the receiver with ease. I gotta say she does give the system a workout when she cranks up the volume when listening to Rammstein - the RSW-15 sounds awesome here.
  11. I had the same thing happen to mine a few months ago. It was around 12 years old. I mailed the amp and the back control panel to Edwards - so yes, you have it right. 4 screws for the amp iirc and the control panel is stuck down - a bit of a pain to remove but not too bad. Make a note of where the wires/plugs go for when you put it back together in a few weeks. I was happy with my dealings with Edwards.
  12. Thanks for the suggestion. Id d get the RSW-15 repaired. Sent the parts off, came back in working order, reinstalled them and am good to go. Very happy. I also moved the position of the sub from a sub-optimal side facing (across the room, parallel to the seating position) to the corner next to one of the RF-7s. Wowza. What a difference that makes. I am having to take pictures off of the walls now :-) else they rattle too much. On a side note, I am replacing my Denon 4311Ci AVR with a Yamaha RX-A3060. A Christmas present from the wifey. Keen to see how that fits in with everything. The Denon 4311Ci replaced a Yamaha RX-Z1(which I still have) - was never overly impressed with the Denon. Going back to Yammy.
  13. I removed both - speaker and passive. The amp is in the middle of the box, between the "speakers" - at least it was on the RSW-15. Maybe you could get way with only removing one or the other- i dont recall (age :-) ) On mine the rear one is the speaker, the front is the passive. They are held in (besides the screws) by a thin tape, easy enough to work free with a little bit of patience, prying etc.Same story for the control plate, remove the screws, and pry up gently.
  14. Amstaff

    RSW-12 repair

    https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/topic/166611-another-rsw-15-bites-the-dust/ This was my post referenced above, RSW-15 - let me/us know if you need help. Well worth the repair $$.
  15. 2 week update - I had forgotten how awesome this thing is - wife is playing some Rammstein as I type. It is probably me - but it seems better than it ever was. One happy camper here.
  16. I sent my amp and back plate to Edwards Electronics in Mesa, AZ a few weeks ago - sent some money along with it and got back some functioning RSW15 parts. Mine would briefly light when powered on then nothing. I recommend EE - they did fine by me. I have a thread "Another RSW15 bites the dust" in this forum - last updated a few days ago, that talks about my woes.
  17. The RSW-15 is back in business. Parts arrived today Tuesday (NC) not bad for FedEx ground from AZ that shipped on Friday. Just got the sub put back together - works like it used to. Kudos to Edwards Electronics, turn around time was in line with expectations -around 3 weeks door to door. Could not tell what component was replaced - but it works great. If your sub goes bye-bye I would recommend checking them out.
  18. thanks derrick - I have some HD "window stuff" in my garage, old though. The PE stuff, if it's the same, is a premium price...all good if my sub is kicking *** in a week or two - happy, happy, joy, joy. I have noticed since the RSW-15 has been out of order - the RS-7's put out some good bass too. Switched the Denon 4311Ci to large fronts....not too bad. If the RSW-15 does not kick *** like it used to - out with the old :-) Thanks for everyone's input!
  19. HooHoo - my repaired stuff is on its way back from Edwards Electronics eta late next week (11/17). I have ordered some gaskets: http://www.simplyspeakers.com/speaker-gasket-replacement-repair-gas-15.html and http://www.parts-express.com/parts-express-speaker-gasketing-tape-1-8-x-3-8-x-50-ft-roll--260-540 the PE stuff both 3/8" and 1/2" Anyone better than the other? I am still itching to build a 18" box - we will see.
  20. The parts arrived at Edwards Electronics this week Tuesday. I hope to have them back in a few weeks. A question for y'all: I removed the speaker and the passive - Klipsch used a real thin sealing tape on them. It seems aftermarket tape is all like weatherstripping tape (thin'ish foam). I assume I will need to seal it went putting it all back together. Is the foam tape OK for that? Thanks - will keep this thread posted on progress.
  21. I appreciate the offer - the parts are on their way to Edwards Electronics. I am considering a second sub - not sure what yet. I am intrigued by the DIY ones - Scrappydue's thread really peeked my interest.
  22. Hi Scrappy I am located in NC. I have been enjoying your subwoofer build thread....and has me thinking
  23. The SVS PB16-Ultra looks like something else. Paired with a (hopefully) repaired RSW15 - Opinions? Over power the RSW or vice-versa? Compliment each other? Thanks again
  24. I have chatted (emailed with) to Edwards Electronics - you are right if I get this back on its feet for $160 and some shipping - can't beat that with a stick. I will still look around for another - maybe run two subs. How important is it to "match" subs? Or can you mix and match similar performing subs in a 2+ sub environment? Thanks for the help.
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