12" Powered Subwoofer: The Klipsch RW-12 II active subwoofer employs a
front-firing 12" fiber composite cone woofer powered by an integrated amplifier for
from movie and music soundtracks. The Klipsch RW-12 II utilizes a bass-reflex enclosure with
an advanced front-firing port to produce tight, accurate bass. This highly
efficient enclosure design produces more output using less energy.
Subwoofer Controls: The Klipsch RW-12 II powered subwoofer offers
Volume, Crossover, and Phase control.
- Volume: The gain control of the Klipsch RW-12 II adjusts the subwoofer's
volume relative to the rest of your home audio system.
- Crossover: The Klipsch RW-12 II powered subwoofer features a variable
lowpass crossover which is adjustable from 50-150Hz. The crossover point
chosen determines where low bass frequencies are "passed-off" from your AV
system's loudspeakers to the Klipsch powered subwoofer. Set the crossover
point based on the size of your systems' main left/right speakers.
- Phase: The Klipsch RW-12 II powered subwoofer has an adjustable phase
control which can be set between 0° and 180°. This control is used to
acoustically match the subwoofer's output to your system's main speakers.
Select a position between 0° and 180°, in which the subwoofer has more
output at your main listening position.
Low-Level & High-Level Inputs: The Klipsch RW-12 II provides both
low-level (RCA) and high-level (speaker) inputs.
- RCA/LFE Inputs: The Klipsch RW-12 II powered subwoofer is equipped with a
pair of line-level RCA-type inputs. Most of today's AV receivers have a
line-level subwoofer output (LFE) labeled Subwoofer Pre Out, Sub Out, or SW
Out. If your receiver has this output, connect one end of a subwoofer cable
to it and connect the other end of the cable into the powered subwoofer's
line-level input labeled "LEFT/LFE". This connection allows the subwoofer to
operate with both music and surround sound movies. In absence of a subwoofer
(LFE) output on your receiver, as an alternative hookup, you can connect
Left & Right channel pre-amp outputs from a receiver to the "Left/LFE" and
"Right" input on the powered subwoofer.
- Speaker Level Inputs: If your AV receiver does not have an LFE out or
subwoofer preamp output, you can connect the Klipsch subwoofer to the
receiver via speaker-level connection, using the powered subwoofer's 5-way
binding posts. Using 16-gauge or larger speaker wire, connect the Red
'positive' (+) terminal of the AV receiver's Left channel to the Red (+)
terminal of the subwoofer's Left speaker-input channel. Connect the Black
'negative' (-) terminal of the AV receiver's Left channel to the Black (-)
terminal of the subwoofer's Left speaker-input channel. Repeat this
procedure for connecting your AV receiver's Right channel input. The
terminals on the AV receiver used to connect the powered subwoofer will be
the same terminals used to connect the AV receiver to your main speakers.
WA Port (optional): The Klipsch powered subwoofer is fitted
with a proprietary 4-pin "WA-Port" connector for wireless operation, using
Klipsch's optional WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit (714WA2,
sold separately). The Klipsch WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit consists of two
components; a wireless Transmitter & wireless Receiver. The WA-2 wireless
subwoofer kit makes adding the Klipsch powered subwoofer to your home theater
system much easier, because it replaces the need for a separate subwoofer cable
that traditionally must be connected between the receiver and the powered sub.
Now, you can easily place your powered subwoofer where it both sounds and looks
best in the room since you're not restricted by an audio cable.
Auto Turn-On/Off: The Klipsch powered subwoofer features a 3-way power
switch. This is the main AC power switch for the subwoofer. This switch must be
in the "On" position for the subwoofer to operate or the "Auto" position for the
Auto-On feature to function. Set this switch to the "Off" position if the
subwoofer will not be used for an extended period of time. When this switch is
in the "Auto" position, the subwoofer will automatically turn on when it senses
a signal. It will automatically turn off after 20 minutes with no signal.
Rubber Feet: The Klipsch powered subwoofer is includes four
self-adhesive rubber feet to help prevent against vibration.
Placement: Klipsch powered subwoofers are designed to
reproduce deep bass and deliver the impact that makes your movies and music come
alive. Typically, optimum performance will result if you place the subwoofer in
a corner of the room on the same wall as your front channel speakers.
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