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68 of 73 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2011
When I bough this subwoofer I was a bit skeptical. I have been researching for quite a while and narrowed my choices between this Klipsch Sub-12 and a Polk Audio PSW-505. I have been reading all the reviews that praised the sound of the Klipsch for under "$500" and the sort, but said that there are better sounding subwoofers out there in much higher price ranges. While the Polk PSW-505 seems like a very comparable subwoofer based on specs and price alone, I decided to go with the Klipsch because of the down-firing design. After opening, installing and properly setting up this sub, I was completely blown away that such sound can come from a home theater subwoofer. The power is more than anyone would ever need to listen to movies or even music, and the sound itself can hit so low that your whole house will be shaking. I dare say that for almost any budget, this subwoofer will sound amazing if paired up with the right receiver and speakers. Movies and music sound incredible, but even watching tv is a completely different experience with this subwoofer. The size is a bit on the large side, so if you want a small, unintrusive speaker that delivers just enough power, there are much smaller subwoofers out there. But If you have the space, and crave serious power, you surely will not be disappointed.