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My Craigslists whattobuy. Thanks for help of ya can.

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by wallyma, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. wallyma

    wallyma New Member

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    Klipsch KSW12 has died...The fuse pops in a few seconds...I've tried a few.

    It, with the other Kilpsch speakers were given to me by a relative in Home theater, definitely not something in my budget.

    So I am turning to Craigslist to see if I can get something that will be equivalent that I can afford.

    I looked up the following and people would that this so&so woofer is great...but I can't figure it how they relate in "greatness" to one another, let alone my orignial Klipsch...

    So that is why I'm asking you for your help!

    This is what is available in the upstate NY area:

    Thanks again,
    Wally

    1.$60 Cerwin Vega CV powered sub for a home theatre. It has a 10 in down firing woofer. Model Sub-100. Works great. I have had it for 12+ years
    2. $120 velodyne subwoofer model v 810 b (8 inch
    3.$300 lightly used velodyn spl-8 sub woofer.
    4. $140 MTX SW2 12" 100 Watt Powered Subwoofer Upgraded and no longer need this subwoofer.
    A Class AB, 100 watt amp powers a down-firing 12" woofer, and a phase switch Class AB Amplifier Frequency response: 35-160 Hz Low pass slope: 18 dB/octave
    5. $225
    JBL S120P II 12" 400-Watt Front-Firing Powered Subwoofer
    6.
    $250 Paradigm PW 2200 V.2 Subwoofer -
    7.$40
    SONY subwoofer-1200w-12"
    8. $275
    Pinnacle Model Digital Sub-150
    9. $325
    Paradigm PS 1000 v.4 Subwoofer
     
  2. schan1269

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    Out of that list...

    Either Paradigm...prefer the pw2200.

    The Pinnacle will play loud, but not low(gives up at 30hz).
     
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    I..um...gonna sound dumb....but my Onkyo TX-NR609 the sub out...thats not powered right? My Klipsch KSW-12 was a plugged in sub..powered. What would be the grand purpose of the external...probably wouldnt spend more money unless it meant I could get a cheaper sub...
    Thanks for respons Sam!!!
     
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    No the sub out is not powered.

    The benefit of the external amp is, in the future, you could re-use the Klipsch "box" with a better driver. Getting you one step closer to DIY.

    It should take you about 10 minutes(with a power screwdriver...no more than 30 minutes with a manual) to...

    1. Remove the plate amp.
    2a. Pick one set of the 4 binding posts you got.
    2b. Remove "whatever it is that is inside"
    3. Connect the internal wires leading to the driver to the inside part of "one of the pairs of binding posts"
    4. Put the dead amp back in.
    5. Connect speaker wire outside.

    Done. Connect the external amp and continue on with your musical enjoyment.
     
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    You could even do this faster by...

    2. Cut the inside of the power cord.
    3. Connect the driver leads to the freshly cut power cord.
    5. Clip the cord plugin off.
     
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    And, yes.

    It is that simple.
     
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    By the way, Wallyma...

    If you decide not to rescue that Klipsch, and you are close to Chicago...I'll take it off your hands(got a mono amp sitting around collecting dust, and I could always use another sub)
     
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    The other half will be happy about this. No prob about opening up.
    THanks yall!!!

    Wally
     
  13. Tom Vodhanel

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    5,6,9 all have good overall performance. 9 seems a bit over priced though and 5 has been known for amp failures.

    Tom V.
    Power Sound Audio
     
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    There's a Paradigm PS 1000 on CL in the S.F area for $100. But I have too much stuff already. Usually they're $135-$150, when I've noticed. $325 is too much.
     
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    I agree. I'd probably only consider that price if it was coming from some sort of AV shop that would offer at least a 2 year warranty on it(or maybe give you full price trade-up considerations later).

    Tom V.
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