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Klipsch - Reference 10" 575-Watt Subwoofer

Model: RW-10DBLASKU: 7972857

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thundering Bass and LFE - a 'must own' product

    Posted
    CaliforniaTech

    I teamed this fantastic subwoofer with my older existing Bose surround-sound speaker system which has a non-powered subwoofer and Pioneer-770W 7.1-Ch. XM Satellite Radio-Ready A/V Home Theater Receiver-VSX-1016TX. ***** My Pioneer surround amp features an RCA-plug line-out for a powered subwoofer. I bought a 12' RCA Phono Plug cord and plugged the LEFT input on the Klipsch subwoofer into the "Powered Subwoofer" output on my Pioneer amp. Now the Klipsch had become an integral part of my pre-existing Bose Home Theatre speaker array. ***** Then I ran the surround-sound self-setup MCAA on my Pioneer system. The system discovered the powered Klipsch subwoofer and away I went. The Pioneer also has a "PLUS" setting for the subwoofer to give added emphasis to the base track or you can select "Normal" for the subwoofer. I chose "PLUS". ***** This unit has a built-in control panel and LED readout on top, which makes custom-adjustments easy! Plus it can receive InfraRed signals from programmable remotes such as the HARMONY series by Logitech. ***** You can download the InfraRed control commands from the Klipsch website (sorry it doesn't come with its own remote!) so you can program your remote to control the subwoofer Volume as well as other settings like PHASE and Equalization (FLAT, PUNCH or DEEP). ***** Flat is no added equalization, while PUNCH is for music and DEEP is for super-deep LFE bass movie sounds like in Jurassic Park. ***** This unit also features AUTO ON/OFF which detects signal from the receiver and turns the unit on. After 20 minutes with no subwoofer signal, the unit shuts off. ***** What's great about Klipsch is they invest a lot of time in acoustic development. The amplifier which is built-in to this subwoofer gives superb sound reproduction, and when teamed with the rest of my Bose system, I get crystal clear highs and mids (from the Bose double-cubes) along with the highly desired round-tone bass I was searching for (from the Klipsch subwoofer). ***** Because it has built-in adjustable settings via the control-panel on top of the subwoofer, I believe this unit is superior to other Klipsch models which lack on-speaker controls. ***** Like all subwoofers, maximum bass is obtained when you place the unit in a corner of a room. If you determine the bass is too heavy, you can move the unit away from the corner. You can also reduce the amount of subwoofer volume with the on-speaker control panel volume adjustment. In plain language, you can balance your deep bass with your own sound system to suit your personal taste. Heavy, Light or in-between. ***** While this unit is somewhat pricey, you can tell it's high-quality from the moment you power it on. If you care about your surround-sound bottom-end, this is a "must own" piece. ***** Klipsch is very firm about warning buyers about unauthorized purchases from 'grey market' like Internet or eBay (tm). I chose BestBuy for convenience and the 30-day 'no quibble' return policy. That's important when you're investing in sound equipment, because until you connect it to YOUR system, you don't know for sure if it's going to be a GOOD FIT or not. ***** If you're trying to engineer your own surround system you can't go wrong with this fine subwoofer. Parting shot: Sounds great even at very LOW VOLUME, which is a key if you live around other people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch Reference 10" 575-Watt Subwoofer

    Posted
    intoaudio

    I have owned several subwoofers over the years: no major brands, but I have spent enough money to pay for several of this model Klipsch. Several Sony subs I have ownded were respectable at rumbling a room, but kept failing out of the blue. I decided it was time to step up the game a little. I am very impressed with the quality of sound from the Klipsch. Set up properly with movies or music you get crisp clean tones and smooth bass. I say set up properly because the sub adjustments make a significant difference depending on what your listening to or watching. Other units I have owned just push the bass when it's needed or not. The Klipsch circuitry moderates nicely with the music or movie to give the appropriate amount of bass when needed. The only thing I have been disappointed with so far is ability of the sub to keep up with fast bass. (I have not made adjustments as of yet to see if I can create a more favorable response.) The lobby and helicopter scene in The Matrix seemed a bit dull compared to my previous sub. However, my previous sub had two speakers. I will need a Saturday afternoon to play with the adjustments to see what I can do. All in all, The sound quality is very nice and smooth. A fair value considering the money I have spent thus far for far less quality sound. The only reason I did not give five stars was because of the ability to keep up with fast base. Keep in mind this could simply be due to operator error. The sub sounds great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice for a 10 inch Sub!

    Posted
    JimmySuperFly

    I wanted a 12", but I live in a townhome. I originally purchased the Klipsch Synergy Sub-12. My co-worker used to work for BB and informed me the Reference series is way better than Synergy. I took his advice and traded the Sub-12 for this RW-10d (Reference 10), without auditioning the Sub-12 in my home first. I only had to pay $5 more to go to the Reference 10. I was impressed very much by this 10, but I am still haunted by the bass and lower frequency that you get from the bigger 12. I am very happy with this 10, make no mistake, it is very punchy and accurate with both movies and music, but I am kinda kicking myself for not atleast giving the 12 a shot before I returned it. I listened to one today at the store and it surely sounded deeper, but would probably have my neighbors complaining for sure I am happy with the purchase and highly recommend this sub, just wish I would have gave the 12 a shot. I would have gave it 5 stars if I stacked it against the 12...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Finishing Touch

    Posted
    Beezlebub

    I Purchased this unit this past Sunday and after hooking it up alongside a wall unit that my Klipsch B-3's sit on and playing around with the digital controls(which are conveniently on the top of the unit) to get the right volume,crossover, and phase, I put on the Eagles:Live from Melbourne and I went to 5.1 musical heaven. The power and punch from this subwoofer was so clean it gave me goosebumps and it is exactly what I've been searching for. Movies are just as awe inspiring during those parts that need the power. But make no mistake, you have to experiment with location and settings to achieve the perfect balance between this unit and the rest of your system especially when your listening to music through two channels, or as we elder folk call "Stereo". There are so many good speaker manufacturers out there, but as a long time Klipsch owner I have always been very satisfied with their products, and this is no different.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spleen rupturing power!

    Posted
    Ace1973

    I originally purchased the Synergy SUB-12 from Klipsch and I gotta tell ya, when I got it home it was just way too big. The styling of it was very blase, the controls are pathetic and the sound was just this side of mediocre. I live in a very big house and my theater is quite large too; the SUB-12 just doesn't have the punch that this speaker does. Sure, it rides out long low base patterns for rap music (not my forte), but the sound for movies was not up to par. This is by far the best sounding subwoofer I have ever heard/owned in a home theater environment. I believe that the only way to improve upon this spectacular unit is to run it with another one in the other corner! You will not be disappointed with this one folks, it's a little pricey, but WELL WORTH IT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    hossbunker

    Great buy at $450.00 with 10% off. The sound is great and not sloppy. Could be a bit mor powerful in my odd shaped room. The only problem I encountered was the copper dust cap found on all Ref series loudspeakers. The actual colour of the copper is a couple of shades darker than my other Ref series speakers (RF82's and RB51's). How does something like this pass quality control??? To me it's not that big of a deal since i leave the grill on 90% of the time. Other than that it is a great product at a great price. If you are comparing the Synergy series and the Reference series, spend the extra money and you will thank yourself later. Hopfully BB will carry a wider range od Reference series products in the future!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch does it again.

    Posted
    DigitalLivingAndrew

    There is very little that needs said about this subwoofer. It shakes the house when its turned up, and it still gives clean bass. It's 10" speaker is very versatile, giving both punchy tight bass while playing music, and as mentioned, house shaking bass when watching sci-fi flicks. One thing I did notice while using this product is the grill rattles VERY slightly when this bad boy is serving up louder bass. Considering HOW loud though I wouldn't hold it against it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased

    Posted
    willland

    Very pleased with purchase. The Klipsch name speaks for itself---build quality,pricepoint and sound. This subwoofer completed a Klipsch system consisting of 3 RVX-42 LCR and 2 RSX-4 surrounds with an Onkyo TX-SR705 receiver. With my Mitsubishi WD-57731 DLP and Toshiba SD-5000 upconverting dvd player(both also bought at Bestbuy) I couldn't ask for a better HT experience. The bass sound is deep and linear all through it's range. With music or movies Klipsch is the ticket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spend it On this!

    Posted
    GhostmanOC

    A must have sub for those who want options to configure further than their existing A/V receiver. Some subs in the Klipsch family only have the BELLS, spend the extra cash on the WHISTLE part as well. Technical aspects aside, this is a great product overall. From the EQ presets to the overall sound this is a sub to get. Movies and Games have never sounded more realistic. Great buy...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sub!!!!

    Posted
    Fabs

    This sub is a little pricy but you wont regrets to have this! I have two previous subwoofer that shake my room too but this one is the best! the bass is so clear and so deep! watching movies or listening music this sub are really doing his job! try this and you wont look for something else!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    won't be dissapointed

    Posted
    goodvibrationz

    Perfect for music and movies. I paired it with two Klipsh RF-62BLA floor speakers and an onkyo TX-SR503. Even without being in a corner, in moves the pictures on the walls. I went to buy the 12" but in needs to be in a room without loose stuff sitting around to vibrate.

    I would recommend this to a friend