Summary: I upgraded from a Sony 10" sub to the klipsch 10" sub. The sound quality is night and day. The bass is very clean and deep without causing anything in my living room to rattle. The Sony was loud but not clear. The Klipsch is both,great sub.
Summary: Purchased this to replace a dying Polk Audio 12" front firing subwoofer. On the way to this I tried the JBL Sub10 (not enough output). This compares favorably with the Polk (in its better days) with the setup I have.
Summary: I have 2 of these 10" Klipsch subs in my home theater system and as a pair they are awesome. Two 10" subs sound better than one 12" sub = period. I was going to buy a single 12" sub to match my Klipsch speakers but the 10" subs were on sale.
Summary: I've been using this sub with other Klipsch speakers in a 5.1 system for the past 5 years or so. While low frequency response tends to be omnidirectional, I've found that corner placement of this unit smoothes out the reponse quite a bit and eliminates a lot of the "boominess" that some complain of.
Summary: I thought like many the more watts the bigger the boom, but I got a lesson in acoustics, Klipsch, B&W, Polk, Velodyne and Sunfire, these here are good, better and best, but you still need the receiver or amp to get the sound you want.
Summary: Why the 4-star rating? It's all about the price. For some the subwoofer is essential, but for me it's a luxury. I was really wondering if I'd lost my mind when I ordered this subwoofer because of the cost.
Summary: I don't claim to be a 'speaker guy' but this sub paired with my Yamaha 3 channel in ceiling speakers and my Polk Audio center channel speaker are all plugged into a new Yamaha audio/video HDMI receiver - This system hits hard. The Sub sounds great. No complaints here.
Summary: I'm using this sub as the .1 element of a 2.1 stereo system with Infinity bookshelf speakers, an Onkyo receiver, and a Denon disk player. The room is a fairly narrow L shaped room of moderate total size.
Summary: I would still own the Klipsch sub...but the amp blew on it...it wasnt even used that much. I'm very disappointed with Klipsch. The sub truly sounded great when it worked...but once it blew and i was researching it online..realized that Klipsch doesn't provide reliable powered subwoofers.