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Anybody Near Elgin IL, Willing to Facilitate a Sale?

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I apologize if this should be in the Garage Sale section. I figured it would reach more eyeballs here. Moderators; feel free to move it.

 

There's a  kg sw subwoofer on eBay. Seller is in Elgin IL, but will only accept local pickup. Yes; I contacted him via eBay Message but he refused to reply.

 

It already passed one auction without a buyer, so perhaps no one local to Elgin IL wants it. But I want it!

 

Obviously, it would need to be shipped to CT. The first one I purchased on eBay was shipped from Georgia, and cost about $50 and arrived in undamaged condition, so that should give you a ballpark idea.

 

And obviously, I'd compensate you for your troubles. Interested Klipsch fans, please PM me.

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8 minutes ago, Peter P. said:

Obviously, it would need to be shipped to CT. The first one I purchased on eBay was shipped from Georgia, and cost about $50

Seller says he will drop it off at a UPS store where it can be packaged and shipped.  Your $50 sub could easily end up costing you $150 if the UPS store package it.

 

I have never heard of a KG sub, but there it is!  Why would you want it other than you already have one?  It uses an 8 Ohm driver and can only handle 100 watts.  I can't imagine it would compare favorably to any modern sub.

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3 hours ago, wvu80 said:

Seller says he will drop it off at a UPS store where it can be packaged and shipped.  Your $50 sub could easily end up costing you $150 if the UPS store package it.

 

I have never heard of a KG sub, but there it is!  Why would you want it other than you already have one?  It uses an 8 Ohm driver and can only handle 100 watts.  I can't imagine it would compare favorably to any modern sub.

It's not a subwoofer in the common sense of the word.

 

It's a passive, bandpass speaker with inputs from both channels, then out to the regular speakers. It's the equivalent of a pair of kg4's without the tweeters-two 8" dual voicecoil woofers with a switch that either uses one voicecoil per woofer or both, changing the output from 91-94db.

 

It doesn't play as low as a subwoofer (I call 30Hz the starting point.); 38-150Hz, but the efficiency perfectly matches my Heresy II's. Since I don't watch movies, I don't need LFE type lows but a full-range speaker equivalent.

 

When I bought the first one, I discovered it definitely fills in that 1/2 octave below the Heresy -3dB cutoff and turned the Heresy's into keepers-almost.

 

I'm so torn to buy a pair of kg4's or kg 3.2's and do away with the extra wiring. I have also been tempted to buy a true subwoofer (I lust for an SVS SB-1000) but I'm cheap, and I don't want to pay the extra electric bill when it's in idle mode, which I calculated out to 36 cents/year, I think!

 

Anyway, I initially had the first kg sw in my basement, filling in a pair of kg2.2's and the results were dramatic. Since I brought it upstairs to pair with the Heresy's, my basement system is longing to get back some low end, hence the search for another one.

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3 hours ago, wvu80 said:

 

 

I have never heard of a KG sub, but there it is!  Why would you want it other than you already have one? 

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11 minutes ago, Peter P. said:

I have also been tempted to buy a true subwoofer (I lust for an SVS SB-1000) but I'm cheap, and

 

I don't want to pay the extra electric bill when it's in idle mode, which I calculated out to 36 cents/year, I think!

 

LOL!  I give you full credit, that's cheap! 

 

You sound like me.  :lol:

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the kg subs are actually pretty decent for what they are, a low priced option to add some bass to smaller woofer speakers or others that lack bass like heresys. as mentioned, they are not a true modern sub that goes down to 20hz or lower. but then again, most music doesnt have anything below 20-25hz anyways.  they also have kg powered subs, the 10-15" ones are pretty nice for an older low priced sub.

 

as for the idle mode on powered subs, an easy way to avoid that & prolong the life of the amp is to use a power strip or surge protector with an on off switch, just turn it off when the sub wont be used for a long time... or just unplug it.  i do that with my powered subs & even seperate amps when i dont use them for a week or more.  or a big lightning storm is coming, cant hurt the electronics if they arent plugged in!  & most the cheaper surge protectors wont stop a direct lightning hit anyways.

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Haha ... understand :D  For some reason I have always wanted one of these.  Sorry, but cannot help since I'm in Florida :( 

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