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Old 04-02-2013, 02:05 AM   #1
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USA Polk Audio PSW505, Klipsch RW12D, BIC America F12 or BIC America V-1220?

Which is the best subwoofer out of these four, and why? What exactly should one look for in a subwoofer?

Polk Audio PSW505
Klipsch RW12D
BIC America F12
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:12 AM   #2
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I would say the Klipsch RW-12d, they are fantastic if you can get them for $300.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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I have the BIC F12 and it's an incredible value for 200 bucks. The driver is supposedly designed by Hsu Research and also has a BASH technology amp. This thing pumps the LFE without sounding flabby. I've had mine a couple of months and I'm still amazed at how good it sounds.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:09 PM   #4
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Hi.I have 2-Polk PSW-505.amazon has them at $189.00,plus free shipping,
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #5
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What are the main differences between all of these, and which would be best for watching movies? I'm leaning towards Klipsch RW12D.

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Old 04-02-2013, 07:04 PM   #6
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You really should try to audition them, since speakers are relatively a subjective choice. I think they'll all work nicely with a home theater setting, but I don't know a bunch about the Polk. I've heard the Klipsch and I own the BIC and didn't hear a tremendous difference, but some claim that the Klipsch sound better than the BIC for music source material. Again, without comparing them side by side, it's hard to tell and everyone's room has a little different accoustics. You might want to look at the AVS Forum website for more technical data. I think in the Subwoofer section, a couple of people have graphed the speaker responses comparing several brands. Good luck with your quest.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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I have the BIC F12 and it's an incredible value for 200 bucks.
The driver is supposedly designed by Hsu Research and also has a BASH technology amp.
This thing pumps the LFE without sounding flabby.
I've had mine a couple of months and I'm still amazed at how good it sounds.
+1

I have dual BIC F12's that I've pared with dual SVS PB12-NSD subs.
Fantastic immersive solid tight reference bass.
Nothing beats four or more subwoofers in your HT!

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #8
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You really should try to audition them, since speakers are relatively a subjective choice. I think they'll all work nicely with a home theater setting, but I don't know a bunch about the Polk. I've heard the Klipsch and I own the BIC and didn't hear a tremendous difference, but some claim that the Klipsch sound better than the BIC for music source material. Again, without comparing them side by side, it's hard to tell and everyone's room has a little different accoustics. You might want to look at the AVS Forum website for more technical data. I think in the Subwoofer section, a couple of people have graphed the speaker responses comparing several brands. Good luck with your quest.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to try them out in person so it will have to be a blind buy. I'm leaning more towards the Klipsch RW12D.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:56 PM   #9
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+1

I have dual BIC F12's that I've pared with dual SVS PB12-NSD subs.
Fantastic immersive solid tight reference bass.
Nothing beats four or more subwoofers in your HT!

Thanks Audyssey!
Holy Cow! I'll bet that set-up shakes the house with movies like Inception!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:14 PM   #10
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if I were you,I would make sure that the store knows your doing a blind buy n see if your not happy with the klipsch,can you just swap out the sub for the bic or Polk,,,does any of your stores have any or all of these on display???
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:55 PM   #11
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if I were you,I would make sure that the store knows your doing a blind buy n see if your not happy with the klipsch,can you just swap out the sub for the bic or Polk,,,does any of your stores have any or all of these on display???
I'm planning on purchasing from Newegg...
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:17 AM   #12
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I personally have the Klipsch RW-12D (2 of them) and totally love them. They have incredible sound that shakes my couch without losing any sound quality or being in any way distorted. All I have is nice clean, deep bass that shakes everything in my room.

EDIT: I bought both of mine from Newegg as well ... each comes packed in two seperate boxes and on one of them had the outside box punctured but the inside box was still intacked and there was no damage to the subwoofer obviously.

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:58 AM   #13
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I personally have the Klipsch RW-12D (2 of them) and totally love them. They have incredible sound that shakes my couch without losing any sound quality or being in any way distorted. All I have is nice clean, deep bass that shakes everything in my room.

EDIT: I bought both of mine from Newegg as well ... each comes packed in two seperate boxes and on one of them had the outside box punctured but the inside box was still intacked and there was no damage to the subwoofer obviously.
Sounds good. I was heavily leaning towards the Klipsch RW-12D because it seems like a subwoofer where no corners were cut from the design to the performance. Newegg is having a $70 off sale on these so that's the place I'll be making my purchase.
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I don't know what the cost of them are,but amazon has the polk's on sale got $189.00,free shipping,,and depending where you live,no tax.
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I don't know what the cost of them are,but amazon has the polk's on sale got $189.00,free shipping,,and depending where you live,no tax.
At first I was leaning towards the Klipsch RW12D subwoofer but now I'm leaning towards the Polk PSW505 subwoofer because now I'm thinking about getting the Polk TL250 speaker system and I'd rather pair it with a Polk subwoofer.
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Holy Cow! I'll bet that set-up shakes the house with movies like Inception!
There's no way, that I would ever go back to running just one or two subwoofers.

The genie is out of its bottle.
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I have a psw505 and for the most part it does the trick. It's definitely not as tight as I would like for music, but it will provide some serious oomph for the money for films.

I'm probably going to upgrade mine to a more expensive sub when the money is right.
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I'm leaning towards the Polk PSW505 subwoofer because now I'm thinking about getting the Polk TL250 speaker system and I'd rather pair it with a Polk subwoofer.
I would cross the Polk sub off your shopping list.
Polk makes lousy subwoofers.
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:03 PM   #19
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Which is the best subwoofer out of these four, and why? What exactly should one look for in a subwoofer?

Polk Audio PSW505
Klipsch RW12D
BIC America F12
BIC America V-1220
I can only comment on the Polk PW505. It has very powerful bass, fills even my very large room well. It is good for HT where impact is important and the tonal quality of bass doesn't matter so much. In other words it's not very musical. I use it for TV and movies where the impact is more important than the definition. I also have tried out the Dayton 1200 and the JBL 250. The Dayton is way too underpowered for my room but is a bit more musical, I use it to round out the Polk a bit because I have no other use for it at the moment. The JBL is just too boomy. Sounds like most people on here prefer the BIC over the Polk, that might be the best bet. I don't know the power output of the BIC, the Polk is 300W and one is enough for me. You might need 2 BICs if the power output is lower. If you want a really good sub though I would look at SVS, but of course they are a lot more expensive.
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