I have an older 440W KSW-12 downward firing subwoofer and I am contemplating on whether or not to replace the OEM paper 12” driver with a newer copper spun type OR a 3rd party driver from JL Audio, Dayton Audio, etc.
Has anyone replaced their older KSW or equivalent driver with a newer one and if so did you notice an increase in punch or perceived output @ the same level with the OEM driver or any other differences?
The bottom end frequency for the OEM driver is 24Hz
Any ideas or thoughts?
I currently have:
+ One pair of Klipsch F30 front speakers (to be moved in back to use as back surrounds)
+ One pair of RP-500SA Atmos speakers placed on top of the F30’s
+ One Polk Audio 5 driver center speaker
+ One pair of Polk Audio Monitor 50 Series II’s for the back surrounds
+ One pair of Klipsch RS-14’s for side/high surrounds
+ Klipsch KSW-12 subwoofer
+ Onkyo TX-RZ840 Receiver (For Theater)
+ Homebrew 40 wattt x 2 tube driven pre/power amplifier (For Music only)
+ A Project One pure analog tuner - the good old days
Obtain a new OR USED primary front firing subwoofer (preferably the SPL-120) and then use this KSW-12 either as a 2nd sub behind my couch for home theater use or separately (non zoned) with my TX-NR708 receiver in another room for whatever.
Tim Dickerson, CEM, NREMT-P