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10" Woofer: The Klipsch SW-450 powered sub uses a powerful 10" woofer
that offers increased bass response with low distortion.
200W Class D Amplifier: The Klipsch SW-450 employs a built-in Class D
amplifier that delivers 200 watts of RMS power and 450 watts of Peak power for
deep, impactful bass.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Klipsch SW-450 utilizes a
bass-reflex enclosure with a rear-firing port to produce big, powerful
bass. This highly efficient enclosure design produces more output using less
Controls: The Klipsch SW-450 powered sub features individual controls
to tailor volume, crossover frequency, and phase adjustment.
- Gain Control: The gain control of the Klipsch SW-450
adjusts the subwoofer's volume relative to the rest of your home audio
- Low-Pass Crossover: The Klipsch SW-450 powered
subwoofer features a variable low-pass crossover which is adjustable from
40-150Hz. The crossover point chosen determines where low bass frequencies
are "handed-off" from your entertainment system's loudspeakers to the
Klipsch powered subwoofer.
- Phase: The Klipsch SW-450 powered subwoofer has an
adjustable phase switch which can be set to 0° or 180°. The Phase switch
is used to acoustically match the subwoofer's output to your system's main
Connections: The Klipsch SW-450 powered subwoofer offers line-level
(including LFE) and speaker-level inputs.
- Line-Level Input: The Klipsch SW-450 powered subwoofer
is equipped with a pair of line-level RCA-type inputs. Most of today's AV
receivers have a line-level subwoofer LFE output. 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
- 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. 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. Take care that no bare wires from any of the
connection touch any other terminals, or each other, as this could damage
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. Placing
the powered subwoofer along the middle of the wall, or out in the room will
decrease its output.
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