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Very pleased with purchase. Arrived as described on time.
Pros: Subwoofer sounds very good.
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The Klipsch SW-110 uses a strong-yet-light 10" woofer.
Whether you're watching movies or listening to music, you'll enjoy deep, intense bass with the SW-110. This powerful, high-output subwoofer uses a 200-watt amplifier to drive a strong-yet-light 10" woofer that's designed for quick, precise movement. The front slot port helps minimize turbulence for clean sound. And since the port is in the front, you won't hear unwanted "boominess" from sound reverberating off your walls and floor. That means you can place this sub just about anywhere and enjoy punchy low-frequency effects.
Very pleased with purchase. Arrived as described on time.
Kevin B, Laconia, NH
Very pleased with purchase. Arrived as described on time.
Pros: Subwoofer sounds very good.
This subwoofer first came to my attention because of its discounted price. I had always heard many good things about Klipsch audio, but being a recent graduate, I don't usually have the capital available to try brands like that out. I used this 200 watt Klipsch front-firing subwoofer to replace a 125 watt Onkyo down-firing subwoofer. The difference in sound quality was immediately detectable. While it did indeed produce a bit more volume, I could now FEEL the bass much more. That kind of ambient feeling really brings video games and cinema to life. As I have learned, the positioning of your system can be just as important (if not more important) than the system itself. Placing this Klipsch subwoofer into the spot I was using the Onkyo subwoofer produced audible improvement. But positioning it into a corner of my room made a HUGE difference as well. Normally that's a no-no, but the size and shape of the room I have this set up in (large and rectangular) prevents the bass from overpowering highs and mids. My Onkyo had a problem with suddenly cutting out and shutting off if the audio source was changed (from HDMI 1 to 2, for example). So far, I have not experienced any performance shortcomings. The sound quality has been consistently good and it has not cut out at all. It also comes online from standby much faster than my previous model.
Pros: Great bang for your buck (at the discounted price of $299). Klipsch audio is a reputable company with many years of experience. It's difficult to find a more powerful subwoofer (this one uses 200 watts) without paying drastically more. The grille attachment comes in the box, is optional to install, and is very easily installed if you want it on there.
Cons: I have yet to find any shortcomings with this subwoofer. It appears and performs precisely as advertised.
This is a good little sub that can easily work with either music or movies, set up is easy and the auto power function works great.
Pros: Bass response Size Power
great sub for the money. Like the size
I could have ordered this sub at any number of on-line retailers for about the same price, but I wouldn't have gotten the super fast free 2 day shipping or the peace of mind of knowing that if I had a problem or question, Crutchfield had me covered!
Pros: Crutchfield has been around for as long as I can remember.
ROUNDS OUT MY SYSTEM, ALL ACQUIRED WITH THE HELP FROM CRUTCHFIELD, GREAT COMPANY, THANKS.
Pros: KICKS BASS
it replace a lower cost sub an the sw110 out preforms hands down!
Awesome sub for the money it replaced my 10 year old jbl sub , sounds better and hits better and harder if you want
Jackson from customer match what I neede and suggested this unit for my room size. It works great, gives my music some depth, my music sounds great now. Easy install
Pros: Great sound , easy hookup
This product is awesome was very easy to install and operate. The bass it provides is second to none!
Pros: Crutchfield tech support is awesome they were very helpful in helping me with making my decision on this product.
Recently added this Klipsch powered subwofer to our 5.1 surround system. I was nervous about some of the reviews about the powered subs turning on in the middle of the night by themselves, but the Crutchfield rep assured me that is an anomaly and they would replace it if that happens. So far it has been working great. My family and I have really enjoyed our new Klipsch powered sub, it's been a great addition.
Pros: Easy set up, great sound
Cons: Non noted
I was able to pick this up on special the same time I ordered a pair of RP-280F's. Just an amazing punch to this sub....you can feel it in your chest! I only had a small amount of time to listen to these, with the sole source being FM radio. I can't wait to try some movies.
Pros: Powerful lows, way bigger sound than packaging, good adjustability
Cons: None noted as yet
I bought this subwoofer for my Bose system and denon reciever, after discovering I could have two subwoofers, it is so good now I'm going to bed late after watching a couple of movies every night. It's so powerful clear and live. Fantastic product and Crutchfield is the best online store and this is just after second perches, they are prompt and helpful initially the subwoofer was not working so I called them they right away sent me a second sub even though later I found out it was my Brand new denon had a problem ( bought Else where) finally Denon was replaced subwoofer sent back and I'm a happy customer and a viewer
Pros: Best product best value love it
I bought this sub-woofer for my 12' x 12' work out room, perfect. The gain and crossover controls compliment the Klipsch RF 82 II speakers purchased previously. For both purchases, I relied on the advice of Crutchfield's technical advisers. Very pleased.
Pros: Price and performance
Very Pleased with the product.
Pros: Easy hook up and adjustments to the room. Great deep tones.
Cons: really none. Maybe size, but it couldn't be smaller and get those tones.
Awesome product. Really fills out the low end of my Floor standing Klipsch speakers.
Pros: Fuller sound
My living room is 14' x 22' with hardwood floors. I have a Pioneer VSX-90 receiver, Klipsch KV-2 Center, Klipsch KG 0.5 Rears, Klipsch RP-260F Fronts, Klipsch RP-140SA Atmos speakers. The system rocks and the sub adds that extra power to the lows --- watch Jurassic Park, amazing. Easy 1 cable connection, automatic turn on and off with the system, small and compact as compared to my SWII -10 sub.
Pros: Great low frequency reproduction for my set-up and perfect sub-woofer for the price --- I needed nothing more.
I have only had this for a shirt while but it is already enhancing the way my family and I watch movies. Nothing negative to report. I hope it stays as good as a product as it has been so far.
Pros: Enhances movie and all around TV viewing experience.
This subwoofer is an excellent value for its price. The set-up is very easy and the enclosed manual, while simple in natures, sets out the hook-up options. The lower end of the sounds are very solid, and the lack of any booming further accentuates the sound. Also having a Bash hybrid amplifier provides the benefits of solid bass with excellent clarity. The unit is somewhat heavy and the unit enclosure is somewhat deep, so plan for that.
Pros: Solid bass, with tight and excellent clarity
Cons: Deep enclosure
Nice subwoofer. Good quality construction. Highly recommend for a good sounding sound system.
I was looking to upgrade my home audio system. It was recommended to me that I added a subwoofer. I was initially skeptical that with good speakers I would need this boost in bass however I decided for 300 dollars I would give it a go. The benefits of this to your system immense and for the cost it is great
Pros: Low cost Great bass
Excellent overall sub for the price! Absolutely destroys my former Advent 12" in every way.
I was a little skeptical about purchasing the SW-110 thinking it would be too small. I had a chat session with a Crutchfield tech and the Klipsch SW-110 was his recommendation. He was spot on. Great sound plenty of bass. The Klipsch SW-110 fills the void where the main speakers cut out. The Klipsch SW-110 rattles the neighbors windows when turned up so I had to dial it in for that perfect sound. If you like the thundering bass or smooth room filling sound you can have it all with the Klipsch SW-110. I am more than satisfied with my choice. I had shopped for many other brand of speakers and the Klipsch SW-110 is the way to go.
Pros: Great sounding speaker, easy to adjust the sound, perfect size. Quality built good price
First, I am not an expert in building home theatre sound systems. However, my ears know when they hear something good. My setup came together nicely w/o having to be broke and eat Ramen Noodles for the next 6 months. I am coming off of having some really out dated, (Kenwood Floors and Bose Center) speakers. Called and spoke to Kirk (ext 4049) and he was on point in his recommendations, based on my goals. I have now started going back through my Blu-Rays and re-watching movies that sounded dull and boring. Just watched a few episodes of The Walking Dead as well. Zombies getting splattered never sounded this good. This subwoofer, along with the rest of my set up has brought new life and enjoyment throughout my living room! I had to actually go about 24 hours without a sub tied into my Klipsch setup, it makes a HUGE difference and rounds out the sound. You need a sub to get the full enjoyment of a surround sound system. It is worth mentioning I already had a receiver (which has also been discontinued purchased in 2007) but I did not need to upgrade the receiver to get the great sound. Below is what I am running, simple, yet very effective. Thanks Crutchfield! Sony Receiver Klipsch RF-52's Klipsch RP-440C (center) Klipsch SW-110 Subwoofer ***** I am running my sub with the wireless kit as well (Klipsch WA-2). No issues, no interference from any other electronic devices etc.
The day after installing this speaker, it failed to turn off when the system was turned off (switch in "Auto" position. The next morning it sounded like a truck was idling in my living room. I turned it off and ran the amp on with music I then turned on the speaker with switch in AUTO again. It worked fine for about a week and then did the same thing again overnight. This has now happened 3 times. The base is good but a bit boomy. I would never again buy a KLIPSCH product.
Pros: Good solid base with amazing bottom end.
Cons: Unpredictable performance when set in "Auto" mode.
This Sub is part of my Home Theater System, but it has really added to the music listening. I was able to trim low hertz out of my Cerwin-Vega D-4s. Now their energy really delivers the guitar rifs, while the musical spectrum feels like front row concert seats.
Pros: Size, Price
Cons: House shaking lows. Some family members, guests, and neighbors object.
I bought this with the PSB Alpha PS1 as a set. They are very compatible and easy to interface to my desktop computer. The sound is accurate and enjoyable. I can't find any faults in this purchase if you are looking for a hi-end listening experience at a reasonable price.
Pros: easy, accurate, quality, excellent value
This is a great subwoofer. Set up was super easy and provides great bass sound.
Pros: Easy set up and good price!
Nice for the price
This sub was a definite improvement over my previous Energy Classic 8" sub. I have it paired with Klipsch RF62 towers, RC52 center & RS42 surrounds running on a Yamaha Aventage RXA710 amp. The sub balanced out the with other speakers very nicely. The system sounds great listening to bass players like Wayman Tisdale, Michael Mason, Marcus Miller & Stanley Clark.
Great Sub for the Price. Replaced a 6.5 Klipsch Sub that was blown by power surge. Huge difference.
Pros: Had to adjust level down to balance with the rest of my surround system. Lots or room to go on the level of sound, even at the lower level, plenty of bass. Recommendations from Crutchfield Techs were spot on! Thanks.
This is well made, good looking sub with a small footprint compared to my last one. It has a nice magnetic grill that exposes the 10' woofer. I am a little disappointed with the low frequency power. For the price, I was expecting deeper base so I docked it 1 star.
Pros: Great looking, well built subwoofer. Has nice feature set. Small foot print as far as subs usually go.
Cons: Not a very powerful sub. Doesn't hit low enough for my taste.
Love it!! Very powerful.
Pros: Great price.Thanks Crutchfield.
Purchased a Polk PSW110 back in June of 2012 & it quit working in April of this year. Contacted Crutchfield Tech. support & was sent a new amplifier, but that didn't fix the problem. Offered to take back the Polk for a full refund & I then selected the Klipsch which had a special purchase price. Great choice, & I can't say enough about the hassle free service I received from the Crutchfield staff. Great to know if you have a problem, they stand behind what they sell.
Pros: Great special purchase price, more power than the Polk, my system sounds better than ever. Thanks Crutchfield.
Cons: None so far.
This is a great sub-woofer in the less-expensive category. I tried another brand first, but had to return it because it caused severe FM radio interference -- a common problem with class D amplifiers if the input stage isn't designed correctly. This one (Klipsch SW-110) with its hybrid digital amplifier caused no interference at all. The auto-shutoff works well and is a very useful feature. The sound quality is good, after adjusting low-pass filter and balancing volume level against my Axiom bookshelf speakers. It gets muddy if turned up too far, but at reasonable volumes it's exactly what I was looking for.
Pros: Auto-shutoff, lack of FM interference, multiple connection options, light weight, looks great.
Cons: Muddy at high volumes.
Sounds beautiful. This sub has clean and accurate bass. It when setup correctly this sub has clean bass hits and no sloppy bass that just vibrate's out all other audio. currently being used with a Denon 7.2 home theater receiver.
Pros: Clean accurate bass, great value, perfect box size and volume for a ported sub.
I bought this klipsch powered sub-woofer to compliment my klipsch 3800 in wall surround sound system. It sounds great and really fulfills the deep bass sounds that was missing in my surround sound needed to augment movies. The powered sub woofer has some adjustments (with instruction guide from Klipsch)to allow you to adjust the sound to match your seating area and surround sound speakers.
Pros: Quick delivery from Crutchfield, very easy setup (I only needed a single RCA cable to connect it up to my surround stereo).
Cons: It was little larger than I envisioned, but it sits in the corner out of the way.
In the past I have had base speakers on my AV system, but nothing like this heart-stopping unit. From music to movies so far it is everything I could ever hope for in a base speaker and more. With it calibrated for my other spekers in the room it fills the room with crisp hard hitting base and lows that at times are enough to wake my deaf little Doxie from a sound sleep. Poor little girl. LOL
Pros: Great thunder and room-filling base for a great price that won't break the bank.
Cons: Haven't found one yet.
This subwoofer has been great . I love that it can be adjusted from very subtle to very strong. The sound fits in well with my other speakers. For the cost, it is an exceptional value
I use a Zvox 555 speaker for my family room television and decided to add a subwoofer since the base of the Zvox is somewhat limited. The Zvox - Klipsch subwoofer combination sounds like a complete surround sound system. With the clarity of the Zvox speaker and now the added oomph of the Klipsch subwoofer, watching movies or any music shows on television is an absolute delight. I am truly astonished how much of a difference this subwoofer has made to the sound quality.
Pros: Sounds fantastic with a Zvox external TV speaker. Easy set-up with one cable connection.
Cons: It's a sizable speaker with a fairly large foot-print so make sure you have the room.
This is one of the most musical sub for the price, I love it...
Pros: tight and true
Cons: a little big on size for 10 inch sub but it's ok..
We bought this to replace an aging Sony sub-woofer in our home theater system. We are more than satisfied. The speaker complimented our existing system and was installed with no problems. The sound is superb. We did not understand what we were missing... our home theater experience is markedly improve. As always, shopping at Crutchfield was hassle free and a pleasure.
Love it!! This is my 2nd one for my .2 setup!!
Good but not great. Sounds okay but does not have the same deep bass of previous subwooers, the subs of 5 or 6 years ago seem to have a lot more thunder.
Pros: Great price
Cons: Okay not great
This is my 1st subwoofer, which has been a great upgrade to my stereo system. I was never aware how much more sound came from a subwoofer alone. Blu-ray movies are amazing, I'm now re-viewing a lot films with huge gains in sound. I have a pair of Reference RF-82 II speakers which provide some bass as well, so I found the SW-110 to provide more than ample low tones for my space. This speaker can produce frequencies that will shake your furniture like a low level earthquake. Highly recommended!
Pros: crazy low tones small size auto on/off adjustment dials
Very powerful. Much deeper bass than I expected with a 10" sub. Would definitely recommend.
Fantastic Sub! Really put's the punch in sound response. Highly recommend to everyone!
Wasn't expecting much out of a 10", but after hooking it up all I can say is Wow
Pros: space saving size, excellent power and sound quality
A company not known for subwoofers, but this model does a great job for the money. I was shopping for a sub that could handle LFE for movies as well as deliver that tight fast punchiness needed for music. After having gone through some disappointing home demos of almost all that Polk Audio had to offer I stumbled upon the SW-110 at a local Fry's Electronics. Now I was also considering other brands such as Velodyne, HSU Research, and SVS, but I am happy with the SW-110 especially that I got it for less than $400 out the door. If you can afford the other brands I just mentioned then go for it, but if you can find an SW-110 or SW-112 take home and try it out. I think the design and the quality of materials used in this sub's construction were just what I was looking for with breaking the bank.
Pros: Front slot port, fiberglass driver, front power LED indicator, BASH amp, price, and good looks.
Cons: None considering the price.
Setup was a snap and sound has been an upgrade from our previous Infinity sub. I also purchased the WA-2 wireless module to make placement in our family room more flexible. A slight disappointment is that despite Klipsch's American-made heritage, this unit is made in China. This probably doesn't matter to most people nowadays but I do try to keep my money close to home when possible.
Pros: Auto power feature Specific connector for wireless capability Reasonable size for a 10" sub
Cons: The China factor
|Woofer Size (inches)||10|
|Woofer Composition||Woven fiberglass|
|Low-Pass Crossover Freq||50-150|
|High-Pass Crossover Freq||N/A|
|Amplifier Output (watts)||200|
|Frequency Response||28-120 Hz|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||2 Years|
BASH Digital Hybrid Class AB Amplifier: The Klipsch SW-110 powered subwoofer features a highly efficient BASH digital hybrid class AB amplifier which produces reliable, high-powered sound. The built-in amplifier is rated at 200 watts RMS (450 watts Peak). The RMS power rating indicates power available on a continuous, long-term basis. The Peak power rating indicates power available for large, short-term peaks in your music or movie soundtrack.
10" Fiberglass Woofer: The Klipsch SW-110 powered subwoofer features a front-firing 10" non-resonant woven fiberglass driver with a durable rubber surround for tight musical bass.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Klipsch SW-110 utilizes a bass-reflex enclosure with an advanced front-firing slot port to produce tight musical bass. This highly efficient enclosure design produces more output using less energy.
Power LED Indicator: Located on the powered subwoofer's front baffle, this LED indicates the operating status of the unit's built-in amplifier. The LED will be off when the amplifier is in standby mode and green when the amplifier is on and receiving a signal.
Rubber Feet: The Klipsch powered subwoofer is equipped with four integrated 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.
Gain Control: The gain control of the Klipsch SW-110 adjusts the subwoofer's volume relative to the rest of your home audio system. If the Klipsch powered subwoofer is connected to the Subwoofer Output (LFE) on your AV receiver, first set the subwoofer volume level control in the receiver to the "half-way" or the "0-dB" position. Then increase the gain of the subwoofer until the subwoofer's volume level matches the output of your main speakers. After this setup is completed, the volume control of your AV receiver will be the volume control for both the Klipsch powered subwoofer and your connected loudspeakers.
Lowpass Crossover: The Klipsch SW-110 powered subwoofer features a variable lowpass crossover which is adjustable from 50-150Hz. The crossover point chosen determines where low bass frequencies are "handed-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. As a general rule, for larger, floor-standing speakers, set the crossover point between 50-90Hz. If using small bookshelf or satellite speakers for your mains, set the crossover point between 90-150Hz. The smaller the speaker, the higher the setting until the bass frequencies blend well between the loudspeakers and the Klipsch powered sub. If setting the crossover point in the receiver, turn the Lowpass Filter knob on the subwoofer to the farthest point right (150Hz).
Phase: The Klipsch SW-110 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.
Power Auto/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.
Line-Level Input: The Klipsch SW-110 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 on 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.
Note: Take care that no bare wires from any of the connection touch any other terminals, or each other, as this could damage your equipment.
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.
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The Klipsch subwoofer input includes RCA phono connectors. If that connection matches the subwoofer output on your soundbar, then you need only connect the two by a single male-male phono cable. The Klipsch has adjustable volume for its own internal amp and adjustable lowpass frequency. I do not know from experience how your soundbar would perform with a subwoofer. YMMV. [ Steven Feb 15, 2016 ]
The SW-110 blends seamlessly with the rest of the audio spectrum. Works great with voice as well as music. [ M Apr 11, 2016 ]
The SW110 will be a perfect match for your system. I have been very pleased with the performance of the SW110 on my system. You will not get a thumping boom boom sound. You definitely will get a much fuller sound. [ RONNIE Oct 13, 2015 ]
I use mine for action movies, classical, new age, rock, ... after I adjusted the level a couple of times I found the perfect setting for all applications. I am not disappointed in the least with this sub to do all of the different sounds I require it to do. This is a very nice sub woofer [ David Oct 13, 2015 ]
It should do the job. Music listening has a different sound setup than a home theater setup. You'll need to have to place this sub in the correct place and make sure you tune it correctly to achieve your goal. Hope your not getting a home theater receiver. [ DEREK Oct 12, 2015 ]
110v in Illinois [ M Apr 11, 2016 ]
110 v [ Shana Aug 05, 2015 ]
110v [ Craig Aug 04, 2015 ]
The power input is 110v [ RONNIE Aug 04, 2015 ]
110 volt [ Dane Aug 03, 2015 ]
110v [ BARBARA Aug 03, 2015 ]
Power input? Never heard that term used in AV world. If your asking if the subwoofer uses 110v or 220v to power the sub than your answer is 110v. 220v I don't recall any home theater system using. Hope this helps [ DEREK Aug 03, 2015 ]