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Who realy likes Klipsch subwoofers ?


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Hi, I have a full Klipsch setup with RP8060FA II fronts, RP504 C II center and RP500M II surrounds.

With the 8060 Fronts I would bennefit the most of a sub around 20Hz.

 

And for sure I wanted a Klipsch subwoofer, but started to compare Klipsch with BK, SVS and XTC, and it will not be near these brands.

If I take a SVS SB1000 Pro it will do near the specs of the SPL 150, but less money, (far) less size, a nice app.

Also BK (even cheaper then SVS) and XTC will do a better output in a smaller box.

 

But I want to looks of Klipsch, the R-121SW will do around 28Hz, just a few HZ below the 8060, looks are ok, price is ok, but specs........😒

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With SVS, you're comparing a sealed subwoofer vs. the Klipsch's ported design. There's a difference in sound.

 

The SVS costs around $200 more than the Klipsch; that surely means you're getting more for your money so I think it's an unfair comparison and SVS does not have a less expensive model to fairly compare to.

 

I've got an SVS SB-1000 (not the pro model with the remote, etc.) and it's a very compact box.

 

To Klipsch's credit, the R-121SW is currently being offered at the cheapo price of $299 on the klipsch.com web site. For that price perhaps you can ignore a few Hertz and get the sub that looks good with your existing setup.

 

 

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The short answer is No. The longer explained answer is plenty of people that have klipsch subs, and have never had anything better probably are happy. For the record I speak with plenty of experience, so I’m not just telling you what I’ve read …..They’re cheap, and expensive. A terrible combination obviously. Of course there are a few outliers. From my understanding the THX subs, although very expensive are pretty beefy, and the very first reference line back in the early 2000s had a couple of really nice subs (expensive but nice)… I have no experience with pro line subs, which from my understanding, are an entirely different animal altogether. 

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 130 dB continuous   136 dB peak  , horn loaded vented cabinet design like the  Heritage Jubilee -18 inch driver  , 330 lbs , 20Hz bass response-

anyone doubting WHO  ?   the king of the subs is ,,,,,,,,it's Klipsch .  with the KPT-1802-HLS , 

 
 
 
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As it happens, there's no need to have a sub (or subs) that matches the rest of your system.  Timbre matching is irrelevant, because the sub operates in a different frequency range from the main speakers.  Also, with the grille in place, any visible differences are much less noticeable.

 

Based on personal experience, I recommend Paradigm subs.  Before I got the La Scalas and fell all the way down the Klipsch rabbit hole (see my system description to see what I mean), I had some small Paradigm surround speakers and a front centre speaker and was happy with them.  Later, after I got the La Scalas and sold the Paradigm speakers, I got a smaller used one of their subs, the PW-2100, which could go down to 23 Hz.

 

I used that sub for years happily, then I decided to go for it and bought a pair of new Seismic 110 Paradigm subs, which are rated down to 18 Hz, and have 850 watt amplifiers, as opposed to the 400 watts of the old PW-2100.  Wow!  With the deeper and more solid bass, the difference was night and day.  If you can fit one of those subs in your budget, you'll be set for a long time.  With its 10" driver, the sub is very compact, so it's easy to find a space for it.  Its cabinet is an aluminum cylinder, instead of a rectangular box, which does two things:  it reduces unwanted vibrations inside the cabinet, and it has a curved top, so nobody will be putting drinks or plants on it.

 

If that model is out of your reach at the moment, check out some other models.  Paradigm has a very wide range of subwoofers, with prices from $499.99 to $12,999.99 for the top one, with six drivers.  Those prices are in Canadian dollars, so discount them by roughly 30% to get the US price.  One of those subs should fit your needs.

 

https://www.paradigm.com/en/subwoofers

 

 

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12 minutes ago, OO1 said:

 130 dB continuous   136 dB peak  , horn loaded vented cabinet design like the  Heritage Jubilee -18 inch driver  , 330 lbs , 20Hz bass response-

anyone doubting WHO  ?   the king of the subs is ,,,,,,,,it's Klipsch .  with the KPT-1802-HLS , 

 
 
 

I stand corrected 😏

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