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Klipsch KSW sub?


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   ray tubach

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Posted April 02 2005 - 05:42 AM

Costco has the Klipsch 10" KSW sub for $199. Does anyone know anything about this and would it be a good deal compared to anything else that's available at this level?

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Kenneth Harden

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Posted April 02 2005 - 01:31 PM

Not a bad price. $400 retail.

For that sort of money, probably VERY hard to beat. You are alsp getting it new, from a company (Klipsch AND Costco) with a great reputation and support.

If that is your budget, I would go for it.

#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Lyle_E

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Posted April 02 2005 - 01:39 PM

I had a KSW 10 for 2 years and was very hapy with it until i got bit by the **GRUNT** More Power bug...

sounds like a good deal
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   ray tubach

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Posted April 02 2005 - 02:19 PM

well, this is interesting. here's an excerpt from an old review I found at:

http://www.audio-ide....y_quintet.html

..."the subwoofer pretty much fills in at 150 Hz, as the curves show, and it's also a good sub at the bottom of its range, +/-3 dB from 30 to 150 Hz. For a compact, relatively inexpensive subwoofer, the KSW-10 packs a punch, and is surprisingly potent in the lowest octaves. It's no surprise, then, that it's the biggest-selling subwoofer in history for Klipsch.

Before going on to listening impressions, look for a moment at the bottom sub curve with the crossover set to 40 Hz. This shows astonishing linearity between 25 and 70 Hz for a budget sub. The KSW-10 will provide true frequency extension for full range speakers that need help below 50 Hz. In other words, this sub is well worth recommending on its own for audio use, as well as with this home theatre system...."

the Klipsch lists the retail at $399 so $199 would be right at the half price point.

anyone want to venture to guess how it would compare to the Dayton/Parts Express 10" for $125?

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Posted April 02 2005 - 04:00 PM

If you're an HT enthusiast (not pure audiophile) I think you will really like the KSW subs. They have tons of thump and really add to the HT experience. Most everyone I've talked to- really like the subs.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   ray tubach

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Posted April 04 2005 - 02:57 AM

thanks Kyle. as was pointed out earlier, since Costco has such a good return policy, I guess the best thing to do woould be to just geet it and hook it up and listen.

at $199, it really doesn't seem to be able to be beat --- at least by anything short of the Parts Express/Dayton 10" Tiny Mighty", or whatever they call it....