Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community
civildysfunction

Klipsch RW-12d Parts

Recommended Posts

I recently acquired this sub, and it looks like someone DIYed the repairs on the board. Is there a place to get a new board? Everything else is intact and in great shape, but I fear the board is beyond salvage. I have images posted at audio karma as well:

 

https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/klipsch-rw-12d-120v-sub-power-problems.890225/

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the forum.  You might try Edwards Electronics over at ebay.  They repair a lot of Klipsch sub amps.

 

No affiliation.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, CECAA850 said:

Welcome to the forum.  You might try Edwards Electronics over at ebay.  They repair a lot of Klipsch sub amps.

 

Thanks, I will check them out! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, civildysfunction said:

Thanks, I will check them out! 

I've never used them but unfortunately a lot of forum members have had to use their services over the years.  I've never read a bad review.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is great! I am new to the HT hobby, and don't have the skill yet to take on a project like this, nor the time yet. Just moved to a new house and my hands are full with the remodel. 


I do have a JBL sub I am using in the meantime that is doing fine. Will probably just see how much a repair will cost, or see if I can find a board to replace in the meantime.

On 11/5/2019 at 7:08 PM, yamahaSHO said:

Make a better sub out of it!  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seal off the amplifier opening and pick up a pro sound amplifier or even a subwoofer amplifier and leave it external, keep it cheap as its not worth throwing much money into repairs.

 

Or

 

Replace it with one of these if the budget is limited.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm rocking a JBL 150 and it is doing just fine for the interim. I will save this for a future project because I think this will be fun to do. Thank you again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/5/2019 at 1:54 PM, civildysfunction said:

I recently acquired this sub, and it looks like someone DIYed the repairs on the board. Is there a place to get a new board? Everything else is intact and in great shape, but I fear the board is beyond salvage. I have images posted at audio karma as well:

 

https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/klipsch-rw-12d-120v-sub-power-problems.890225/

 

Thanks!

 

i have this same sub with the common blowing fuse issue, this is the best option to repair or replace the original amp.  the entire plate is very close in size to the original plate & will bolt in with just a little trimming of the cabinet opening but will lose the digital control.  

 

https://www.parts-express.com/bash-300s-digital-subwoofer-plate-amplifier-300w-rms--300-750

 

but, the other option to retain the digital controls on the sub is to swap out the power supply board which is what goes bad on the original amps 9 times out of 10.  the issue is usually related to the glue klipsch & so many other brands used back when these were made, it goes bad over time & becomes conductive causing all kinds of issues.  just unbolt the power supply section & swap on to the klipsch board, its a direct fit too.  

 

there are a few different places on ebay that repair these amps, just type in klipsch sub amp repair... one guy is about $130 & you pay to ship to him & he covers return in the price. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/11/2019 at 10:06 AM, EpicKlipschFan said:

 

i have this same sub with the common blowing fuse issue, this is the best option to repair or replace the original amp.  the entire plate is very close in size to the original plate & will bolt in with just a little trimming of the cabinet opening but will lose the digital control.  

 

https://www.parts-express.com/bash-300s-digital-subwoofer-plate-amplifier-300w-rms--300-750

 

but, the other option to retain the digital controls on the sub is to swap out the power supply board which is what goes bad on the original amps 9 times out of 10.  the issue is usually related to the glue klipsch & so many other brands used back when these were made, it goes bad over time & becomes conductive causing all kinds of issues.  just unbolt the power supply section & swap on to the klipsch board, its a direct fit too.  

 

there are a few different places on ebay that repair these amps, just type in klipsch sub amp repair... one guy is about $130 & you pay to ship to him & he covers return in the price. 

 

 

Thanks. I will have to research this. There is a shop near me who fixes these. I will check him out. If not, I may take a crack at it! Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...