Upgrade Klipsch KSW-12 to Paradigm PW-2200

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  1. Mike Brenton

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    Thinking of upgrading my Klipsch KSW-12 to Paradigm PW-2200. I'm not very happy with my Klipsch it keeps clipping out on me. I don't really think I'm pushing it to hard, I just don't think it can handle some of the LFE's on some DVD's. Will the PW-2200 be a big improvement? My choice is narrowed by price(under $1000 Can.) and availability (don't want to deal with shipping across the border). I would appreciate any comments or suggestions on this upgrade.
    Mike B
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  2. Cam S

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    I really don't think the PW-2200 will be much of an upgrade from the KSW-12. The Servo-15 would be an upgrade, but it's out of your range unless you can get it for like cost +5% or somewhere around that.
     
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    I disagree Cam. The PW2200 will be a big upgrade over a KSW12. The KSW12 would be better compared to the PDR series from Paradigm.

    The only other easy for a Canadian to get option I'd consider in this price range is the Mirage BPS400.

    Other than that you are left with DIY.
     
  4. mark rush

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    I agree Dustin, and from around 28hz and up the pw2200 beats the servo15, the servo only does a little better down around 25hz and lower,
     
  5. Mike Brenton

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    WOW!!!!! Brought home the PW-2200 for a test drive. No more clipping out, much better with music a definite improvement all the way around. This baby shakes the house considerably more. Price $800can with a Y con. and a 6 meter cable thrown in. $750 if I keep the floor model I got at home (6" scratch on the top).

    Still playing with placement. Then I have to decide if I want to run both subs. Any Ideas on setup since I have to run the KSW-12 lower in volume?
     
  6. Dustin B

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    I'd just ditch the KSW. By ditch I mean sell or move to a second system.
     
  7. mark rush

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    sell the ksw, and save some cash, buy a second 2200 and stack it on top of the first one!
     
  8. Jon Sciabica

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    look at SVS
     

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