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Killer Deal on RSW-12

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I got a killer deal on a used RSW-12 on Craigslist in Houston for $350.  Thanks Cesar.

 

It is in just about perfect condition and looks super clean with the exception of on very tiny unnoticeable ding that is partially hidden by the grill cover.  I will touch up the spot with a black marker at some point I guess.

 

I have wanted one to go with my RF-3II, RB-5, & RC3 setup since I bought them in 03-04.  It is replacing the RW-12 that has served me well.  I may hook both up and try it out for a while but I really don't feel I need 2 subs.  Have been pretty happy with one.  Room size is only about 14 x 17.

 

I put the SVS isolation feet on it to reduce the room rattles and vibration downstairs (got to keep the wife happy).

 

So far, so good.  I have watched the Eagles blu ray and the sound is great.  The San Andreas movie was awesome with the new sub.  Will experiment with placement tuning (facing a corner now) over the next couple weeks and likely put my old one on Craigslist for a couple hundred I guess.

 

 

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Nice! I love the RSW line, fantastic subs with amazing detail. I'd keep both subs running myself and space them across the room from each other. I once had a pair of Klipsch Ultra 2 subs and an RSW-15 in a room about the same size as yours and it was just about perfect! :ph34r:

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If your RSW-12 is as heavy as mine you might have to put a support pole in the basement.

JJK

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Nice setup and welcome! Yes, that old craigslist bears watching at times. You have come to the right place. Common around here to have multiple subs.

There I've said it. Enjoy!:)

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Welcome! You broke the first rule and that is you must submit pics or a link to pics! Congrats!

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Not practical in my room layout to have 2 subs diagonally across from each other.  Could do 2 up front maybe, or 2 on the left side wall.  I'm really happy with the 1.  I don't listen a reference levels that often.  I think the power difference between my old one is significant.  I know the peak went from about 600 to almost 2400 I think.  That is quite the reserve.  I look forward to trying out some more music & movies.  Got to wait for the wife to run an errand so I can push the volume up for a bit.  I couldn't imagine a 15 cranked  up.  More than my taste....but the each their own.  I think there will some difference in tone between the ported RW-12 and the non-ported RSW-12.

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Nice, looks like Chorus II's in the background? The 12 and the 15 sound very close to me (I currently have a 12) the 15 just goes a little bit lower and a bit louder. 

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These pics were from the seller's place.  He did have some Chorus models I got to hear while demoing the sub.  He has a nice system setup and great sound.  Another Klipsch fan for sure.  He had done a great job of restoring the Chorus speakers and cleaning them up from the condition he got them.

 

I have my sub pointed diagonally into the corner instead of square to either wall.  No sure what difference it is acoustically with the sound waves.  The rear firing and front passive driver is certainly different than my last front ported and firing RW-12.  I think the bass sounds tighter with a little less bloom.  Will try to push it a little harder later this weekend.

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On Friday, July 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM, Fenderplayer said:

 

I put the SVS isolation feet on it to reduce the room rattles and vibration downstairs (got to keep the wife happy).

 

 

Can you let me know how much the SVS iso feet helped? 

was is a huge difference in decoupling the bass to reduce rattles into the walls?

Also how did you attach the feet? screwed them in or just positioned them underneath on the four corners with no permanent attachment? 

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I would suggest you pull it out of the corner. Although great for room rumbling in movies, it has been my experience that such placement lessens tightness for music. Congrats on your acquisition.

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