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Klipsch R-120SW

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If you crave deep bass that makes you feel like part of the action on the screen, then you're not alone my friend...

If you crave deep bass that makes you feel like part of the action on the screen, then you're not alone my friend...

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Hard-hitting Klipsch bass

If you crave deep bass that makes you feel like part of the action on the screen, then you're not alone my friend — I'm right there with you! The 12" Klipsch R-120SW powered subwoofer offers low-frequency punch way down to 29 Hz, which will make dinosaur and spaceship movies take on a whole new level of realism in your room. 

Hard-hitting Klipsch bass

If you crave deep bass that makes you feel like part of the action on the screen, then you're not alone my friend — I'm right there with you! The 12" Klipsch R-120SW powered subwoofer offers low-frequency punch way down to 29 Hz, which will make dinosaur and spaceship movies take on a whole new level of realism in your room. 

A built-in, 200-watt RMS amplifier powers the R-120SW and ensures controlled, accurate bass that sounds great with movie soundtracks and music alike. I use a 12" Klipsch sub in my own home theater system and absolutely love it.

Easy system integration

Line-level and LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) inputs let you easily connect the R-120SW to almost any home theater or stereo receiver. Its back-panel gain, crossover, and phase controls help you fine-tune the bass to your liking, and blend its sound into your system.

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Product highlights:

  • 12" front-firing IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) spun-copper woofer
  • 200-watt RMS amplifier (400 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 29-120 Hz
  • rear-firing port for increased low-frequency performance
  • variable low-pass crossover
  • phase switch to fine-tune the subwoofer to your main speakers and room
  • line level/LFE (low frequency effects) input
  • auto power on/off
  • durable MDF cabinet with scratch-resistant textured wood grain vinyl finish
  • 14"W x 16-1/2"H x 19-1/4"D
  • weight: 31 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years woofer, 2 years amplifier
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1065959
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What's in the box:

  • Powered sub
  • Grille (installed)
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • User Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 5/9/2019

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Great bass response. Very powerful. have to keep it turned down so as not to bother neighbors.

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More boom for the buck

Crutchfield customer from Normandy Park, WA on 5/9/2019

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When I assembled my system, I kind of overkilled it for the room size, so I dialed it back a notch on everything except the subwoofers. I'd read that this was the one to get, and for only $10 more, it was a no-brainer. Plenty of power for a midsize room. Superb quality at the perfect price point. I should have done this many years ago.

Pros: All the bass you need for only $10 more than the next smaller speaker.

Cons: Slightly confusing that it has two inputs.

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Crutchfield customer from Yucaipa, CA on 4/14/2019

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I love this new home subwoofer.I replaced my b&w after years,thought it was the best both 12" and same power but this Klipsch took it to the next Level of enjoyment!

Pros: Black ash wood finish looks great.love the led light and saves huge power all day long in stand bye mode

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Great so far

Crutchfield customer from Boston, MA on 4/12/2019

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I use it in a vacation home and have not spent much time there yet but it works great. Powerful for a large room with tall ceilings

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Cons: Some vibrations but I haven't optimized settings yet

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Extremely powerful sub

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 4/8/2019

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Extremely powerful sub. Has a good punch and not muddy sound like my Polk PSW110. My room is 20 feet x 30 feet upstairs. You feel the floor vibrate at about 1/3rd power. I think I over did it with this piece of equipment. Should I return it for their smaller 10" wireless sub? ...nah.

Pros: Plenty of reserve power, attractive without grill on, good solid punch on bass notes, if you want to rattle the walls of your room this is your sub

Cons: Could be too strong for your needs...on some music I have to turn down gain to below 1/8th so not to drown out the music.

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Awesome sub

Paul from ELIZABETH CITY, NC on 3/22/2019

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Just received today and love it. Connected to existing Polk home theater 650w 5.1 that was missing the .1 system. What a difference. Love the deep, hard hitting base.

Pros: Awesome, hard hitting base. Self powered 400w, adjustable on rear of speaker

Cons: Only power cable included...?

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Didn't know what I was missing....

Roger from California on 3/4/2019

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All I can say is "WOW!" I added this sub woofer to my system ( I already have a 10" Klipsch sub. ) It's a night and day difference. Thanks to the great team at Crutchfield who answered my questions and concerns to adding a different size sub woofer. Movies are crazy good and it now fills the void when playing music, you can really hear the bass! Love, love it, love it! Did I say I loved it?

Pros: What a difference adding a second sub woofer makes! Crutchfield customer service - Excellent! Klipsch speakers - Great value, great sound!

Cons: Should have done this a long time ago!

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Too boomy for music, but serviceable for movies.

Crutchfield customer from Charleston, WV on 3/2/2019

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If you're looking for tight, punchy bass for your music then you might want to look elsewhere. Explosions and other low frequency effects are powerful and boomy, though. But since I primarily listen to music, the overly buzzy sound detracts from the listening experience. The bass is not as tight or clean as even the entry level JL Audio 10" sub in my truck. One additional thing that I will add is that I bought it when it was nearly 50% off. I don't think that I would have been happy to pay full retail.

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Matthew from Canton, ME on 2/15/2019

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I've had this sub installed for two months now and know I've got my money's worth. Im setup with a Denon X2400H, Klipsch G_28 speakers mains and Klipsch CDT-2650 surrounds. I bought the R-120sw on special to stay in budget and it will rattle your core. It creates a massive rumble and presence to fill the low end in any movie. Push it loud and it can vibrate anything off a shelf. It's not without flaws. Real punchy bass sequences in music can leave you wanting. This sub has a noticeable dropoff in volume on ultra low frequencies too. For the money though, I can't complain. I think I would have to spend 3-4X more on a sub to fill in what I'm missing in tightness and lowest end.

Pros: Huge value and volume

Cons: Could hit harder and cleaner with music.

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Great Option

Crutchfield customer from Vicksburg, MS on 2/14/2019

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I bought this to compliment by new Klipsch RP-600M bookshelf speakers because I felt that they lacked the proper amount of bass to provide a balance sound in my room of choice. For the price it is a great buy! I gave it 4 stars because the responsiveness and depth isn't the best, but again for the price this will be hard to beat.

Pros: Price Setup

Cons: Lacks punchy responsiveness.

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Crutchfield customer from San Mateo, CA on 2/10/2019

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Great subwoofer for the price (bought during a discount deal)

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Crutchfield customer from Woodstock, VT on 2/10/2019

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I have a pair of ohm Walsh drivers which go pretty low but this sub really adds oomph!

Pros: Nice design

Cons: None

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Great value!

Sean from Orofino, ID on 2/6/2019

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Exceptional value! Was on a great sale! Good performance! Replaced an old 10" sub. This thing will rattle things on the other side of the house if you want!

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Crutchfield customer from Vega Baja, PR on 2/3/2019

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Sobre paso lo que esperaba del subwoofer, Gracias.

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Lee from Flowood, MS on 2/3/2019

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This sub replaces my old Yamaha sub, going from 50 watts to 200 watts, what a difference. This sub was easy to connect and the sound quality is outstanding.

Pros: A very good sub.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Rigby, ID on 2/2/2019

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I have been a long time Klipsch follower and needed an upgrade from my Def-Tech sub (13 years old). I thought I would give this sub a try based on customer reviews and price. I have this in a home theatre setting paired with ELAC Debut 2.0 6.2 front speakers, Klipsch RC-42 surround speakers and RC-25 center speaker. The reviews were right on target. This thing is amazing with deep lows (not to muddy) and lots of punch for those action packed movies. Also, it pairs well with the ELAC's in a 2.1 setting listening to about any music type. I was happy I went to crutchfield for my purchase, it was nice talking to a real person who understands the hi-fi business. They answered all of my questions and made the purchase seamless. Don't hesitate to purchase this sub, you will not be disappointed.

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Crutchfield customer from Pembina, ND on 2/2/2019

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Awesome value! Great sub for the price. I bought 2 of them and the do not dissapoint.

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Crutchfield customer from Tulare, CA on 2/1/2019

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A nice crisp punch of bass that will enhance any movie.

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Stuart from San Jose, CA on 1/30/2019

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I just added the Klipsch R-120SW sub to my home theater set up to replace my old M&K. It has added a very solid bottom to all of the various audio tracks for TV and movies without being overly noticeable.

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Great! Great! Great!

Crutchfield customer from Oyster Bay, NY on 1/29/2019

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Great add on for my 2 Klipsch towers. Monster lows and looks great with the grill off. As a musician who plays the guitar and bass I could say I enjoy my music and this new set up rocks. Thanks Crutchfield.

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Nick from Leonard, MI on 1/29/2019

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Great addition for deep bass.

Pros: Wall shaking bass.

Cons: None

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Amado from Mishawaka, IN on 1/29/2019

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Caught this on sale and for the price I can't see it being beat. It shipped quickly. It's a beautiful design. Brings music to life

Pros: Price. Got it on sale and it can't be beat at the sale price Visually pleasing Sound is great

Cons: I haven't had one complaint so far

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Deep, room filling, and powerful!

Crutchfield customer from Winter Garden, FL on 1/29/2019

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This subwoofer is phenomenal! It produces deep room filling bass. It also has the punch needed to create that 4th dimension in a home theater. If you want bass you can feel from a quality manufacturer at a great price, this is the one!

Pros: Quality construction, looks and sound

Cons: None

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Jonathan from Mckinney, TX on 1/28/2019

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Quality product

Pros: Amazing price for what you get

Cons: 21hz low

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Crutchfield customer from Delton, MI on 1/28/2019

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I love this speaker,

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Big sound!

Matthew from Bend, OR on 1/27/2019

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A little bigger than I imagined it would be, and WOW the sound is impressive. Holy cow. Great subwoofer, and purchased for a good price at Crutchfield.

Pros: Has the potential to shake the neighbor's house

Cons: The actual size of the subwoofer is little big for my living room. Worth it, though.

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Great clean bass

Crutchfield customer from Faribault, MN on 1/27/2019

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I bought this subwoofer for my main system as a second 12 inch subwoofer I have had another make that was doing a good job. However, this Klipsch is much cleaner, and really can deliver the bass! I can crank it up a bit and it vibrates my recliner, and the floor! This is my second Klipsch subwoofer, I have a 10 inch along with a pair of 160m bookshelf speakers in the bedroom. Of course Crutchfield gave me 2 day shipping and I have bought several items from them, with very good service. Highly recommended!

Pros: powerful and clean sound

Cons: none so far

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Worth everything I paid for

Crutchfield customer from Kapaa, HI on 1/23/2019

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Great sub in the 200+ range. Little tight for a 12" playing reggae and hip. Other than that if you can put in a sweet spot it's a great sub. Looks beautiful too.

Pros: Most everything

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Mike from Belgrade, MT on 1/20/2019

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Love it!

Pros: Solid,well built and sounds tight! The great service from crutchfield to top it off always! Thanks.

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Far exceede my expectations!

Russell from Cleveland, OH on 1/19/2019

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You know, I've been waiting to get a Klipsch subwoofer to complete my Klipsch system. My biggest fear was getting a 12 inch that wouldn't overpower everything. So often, these larger woofers have rumble, but not that well defined bass I've been looking for. When I hooked up this woofer, was I in for a pleasant surprise! It is everything I've been looking for and more! Well defined bass, without distortion, with enough [power to bring down the house if you want. You can tailor the volume to suit your musical tastes be it rock, jazz or symphony. Your music will take on a whole new sound when you add this sub. I love the adjustability of the cutoff frequencies. Found 80hrz to be my sweet spot! But where it really shines are the movies. I didn't know what I was missing with my older off brand sub. The bass goes right through you at any listening level! It's what I've been looking for. No slop whatsoever! Just clean, punctuating Bass. Thanks to my advisor Peyton for all his help. GET THIS BASS! You won't be sorry.

Pros: Well defined, solid bass sound! Durable, and well constructed.

Cons: A bit Heavy

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Powerful but clear

denes from Germantown, NY on 1/16/2019

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Awesome series Klipsch made. I was leary of buying speakers from these guys. I thought this was their cheap money makers to fill the bank up while they focus more fancier speakers. I was wrong. I got this sub, with a pair of R820F, and R51M desktops. I play classic rock/ 80's metal and this makes the low bass guitar and drums come up with the vocals. I used to not like heavy subwoofer before I got this one! She doesn't like to idle though at moderate levels. I have to go and adjust the levels from time to time. Wish my amplifier had tunable subwoofer outs, so I ould do it from a remote. Love the adjustable cutoff feature. I keep it about 1/3 from all the way counter clockwise.

Pros: Great sound without the sloppy thud.....

Cons: Big motors want to run hard.....

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Dan from Grand Rapids, MI on 1/15/2019

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Great sub! I could not be more pleased with this addition to my great room.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, TN on 1/15/2019

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Awesome sub! Can not complain.

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Full Sound everywhere

George Avery from Edmond, OK on 1/7/2019

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I have a 60x60 building to house my motor coach and hobby shop. I am finishing the interior myself so having a sound system now is nice. Eight JBC Control 65 speakers hang from the ceiling. I added two Klipsch R-120W subwoofers; one on the north wall and one on the east wall. No matter where you walk in the building you can't tell where the sound and bass is coming from. I don't need a lot of volume to get a full sound. Outstanding!

Pros: Look and sound great. Takes a little time to make the final adjustments but for my situation the bass is perfect.

Cons: None

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perfect addition to my system

Steve from Rosharon, TX on 1/7/2019

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I replaced my old sub-woofer with this one and now the whole room rumbles...I love it! It is nice and heavy with solid construction.

Pros: Sounds good, heavy, solid bass

Cons: Heavy (carried upstairs)

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Guy from Muskego, WI on 1/4/2019

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After 20 years of listening to Infinity Kappa 8's I have spent the last year replacing everything. New Bryston A2 speakers, Emotive XPA Gen 3 amp, NAD 165bee pre-amp, NAD 546bee CD player, and my trusty Thorens TD160 turntable. The sound is fantastic but none of that body slamming base. This 12" beast came today, 15 minute hook up with dialing it in. Room acoustics is a major issue but I was lucky. Already had my spot for the sub picked out and no problem. This is my basement, carpeted concrete and plenty of stuff on the walls to make it work. Used the sub woofer out on the pre amp. Easy to set up perfectly. Room is 24 x 24, speakers 10' apart, couch 10' back.

Pros: Everything

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Tom from Rowlett, TX on 1/1/2019

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This is a awesome Sub. Highly recommended

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Crutchfield customer from Cheyenne, WY on 12/27/2018

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Thundering pounding solid bass.

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Jason from Norristown, PA on 12/26/2018

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I upgraded an old Kenwood 8" sub to this unit, to pair with my Onkyo RZ-620 receiver. I originally considered the Klipsch R-10SW, but this 12" sub was on sale for a song so I figured, what the heck - I'll spend the extra $70 and get another 2 inches. This unit is incredibly powerful for my 15 x 18 foot family room (which opens up to the kitchen, so effectively double that square footage). In fact, it is so powerful that I've had to set it down to slightly less than half volume. The bass is full and much deeper than the 8" Kenwood was capable of achieving. Highly recommended! I've set the older Kenwood sub in another corner of the room and I'm approaching that true cinema experience.

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Pleasing room filling base

Jeff from Dubois, WY on 12/26/2018

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I can not believe what a difference this Klipsch R-210SW did for my sound system. A night and day differnce from my Polk PSW-111 which actually came free with my polk system. This added room filling clean base and depth to both music and movies. My partner hates the base on the old Polk that thumped like a boom box. This speaker is added value to an already great system. This was the missing link to my system! I may be a Klipsch fan after this one.

Pros: Rich in sound quality Easy set up

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Warsaw, NY on 12/25/2018

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Quick responding ,deep base, even at low volume . Very nice! I use two of them mostly for classical music.

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Frank Rivera from Carolina, PR on 12/24/2018

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Solid bass bought two, sonic stereo as well in the pannig like them.the gold copper cone it's a plus

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Awesome, Awesome, Awesome

Steve from Dallas, TX on 12/21/2018

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This was the missing piece to my stereo system. I hear music now like never before. It's like having a live band right or orchestra in your living room So much more enjoyable. I would recommend this subwoofer without any hesitation. I should have bought this years ago. Thanks Crutchfield for this fine product.

Pros: All Pros...5 star +

Cons: None

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Pounding Bass

David from Creedmoor, NC on 12/14/2018

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Enough power to shake the entire house

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powerful bass

Guest from Ft Myers, FL on 12/14/2018

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wonderful sub, excellent bass gives real presence/ depth to what you are watching

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Crutchfield customer from Downers Grove, IL on 12/12/2018

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Purchased this unit to compliment my stereo in my 1800 square foot shop, it fills in the bass great. Pull it out of the box, plug and play. The amount of bass this produces without distortion is amazing. The sale price on it was just plain silly too, always happy with Crutchfield, Thanks!

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Crutchfield customer from Manati, PR on 12/12/2018

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Excelent in manufacture and performance.

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Adam P. from Frederick, MD on 12/11/2018

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What a upgrade from a Polk PSW110 that ended up dying an early life. Very nice, powerful and deep!

Pros: Price, increased power and size (over a 10" 100W sub).

Cons: None that I see.

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Crutchfield customer from Delphos, OH on 12/11/2018

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Excellent sounds, very happy with the purchase.

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Great bass performance

Hemant from Chesterfield, MO on 12/10/2018

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Easy setup of two of these units with my Marantz 7012 in a 7.2.4 configuration. Solid bass even performance without distortion...Dinosaur scenes in the new Jurassic Park was awesome. for the price...a steal.

Pros: easy setup great price on sale

Cons: none yet

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Crutchfield customer from Fulshear, TX on 12/10/2018

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Great price, deep bass. Perfect for watching tv, movies, and listening to music.

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Great sub wife hates it lol

Joseph from Glendora, CA on 12/10/2018

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Sub is amazing and price was what ever is better than amazing. Been a Crutchfield fan way before I even had a car to put in speakers. Thank you ZAK for your technical answers. I been buying Crutchfield for 19 years and have never been let down. ??????

Pros: Amazing price

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James from Ocala, FL on 12/10/2018

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This is a great sub well made with plenty of power. Works well with music or movies and the bass will rattle the windows. My living room is about 15' x 25' and I'm sure it would work in a much larger room then that. I got it at a great price and even at full price it is worth every penny!

Pros: Lots of bass

Cons: I sure can't think of any.

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Crutchfield customer from Buffalo, NY on 12/10/2018

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Amazing!

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BOOM!

Steve from Louisville, KY on 12/9/2018

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Easy to set up and tune. Adds plenty of depth to music and movies! Can shake the entire house if you want!

Pros: Got it for a great price. Easy set-up!

Cons: None so far

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matthew from Staten Island, NY on 12/8/2018

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Very deep quality bass without having the volume turned up loud

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Super clean bass

Stephen from Rocky Gap, VA on 12/7/2018

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Really powerful and clean sounding sub. Oh what a difference. We love it!

Pros: Powerful

Cons: Nothing

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House Shaker

Elbert from Dallas,Tx on 12/7/2018

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I've only had mine for a couple of weeks. Still in the break in period. But this thing rattles my whole house. Had to dial it back a little. I have it paired up with a Bit America F-12 & Pioneer, Boston acoustics & Klipsch speakers. What a difference this thing makes. The only drawback is that port hole noise.

Pros: Fits in my living room perfectly, lots of bass, easy set up.

Cons: Porthole noise.

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Crutchfield customer from Bismarck, ND on 12/6/2018

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Great sound, but that is what I expect with Klipsch. Fits great in the room, and is a great compliment to our whole sound system. Noticeable upgrade over the bargain subwoofer I had before, but with the price it wasn't a huge financial step. And of course the great customer service!

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Crutchfield customer from Vineland, NJ on 12/4/2018

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looked at a lot of reviews decided on the Klipsch as the price was cut 50%. I bought two so in reality I got two for the price of one. The difference is amazing, my wife noticed the difference right away. This is the first step in updating my system.

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15" sound from a 12" unit

Clifford from Wichita, KS on 12/2/2018

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This subwoofer replaced a JBL PSW-D115 15" unit I have had since the mid 1990's that is 20H x 20W x 23D and weighs about 45 pounds. Needless to say smaller lighter with modern technology wins every time. The Klipsch R-120SW fits in admirably with excellent room filling sound. Add to that Crutchfield's free shipping and pricing that matches or beats anyone's and their technical support and you just can't go wrong. Existing customers already know all this but you new customers should take note. The blue and yellow tag guys don't even come close.

Pros: Great sound reasonable size and weight

Cons: Can't think of any since I got it on sale at half price.

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Steve from Aurora, CO on 12/2/2018

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Got a pair of these to upgrade 20-year-old subs and extend my collection of Klipsch speakers. An excellent speaker; the pair really rattles the house with LFE sounds.

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Crutchfield customer from St Charles, MO on 12/2/2018

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I did not realized how much my current setup was under powered with my old subwoofer. It was an entry level Klipsch sub from 20 years ago. This front firing woofer was something I really needed after plugging it in and reconfiguration my 5.1.2 Atmos setup with it. So happy with the purchase and how quickly it arrived, maybe not my next door neighbor though.

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Rubén from Anderson, SC on 12/2/2018

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Gets very loud with little volume, very articulated powerful bass, and it looks very good with the grill off ... I have them crossed at 120Hz and they are positioned right between my front towers... They sound sweet...

Pros: Articulated and powerful bass papá...

Cons: None

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Boom and Thump!

Tony from San Francisco, CA on 11/29/2018

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Wow this thing booms and shakes my laminate floors! I have this bad boy hooked up with an Onkyo RZ820 and Polk RTI A9's and am loving the thump. I am still in the process of moving it around and adjusting the LFP on LFE to optimize for my L shaped room. The woofer is bigger, but that's on me and not Klipsch. Love Crutchfield's staff and culture!

Pros: ... Rumble ...

Cons: Make sure it fits in your space

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Pounding

Mike from Stuart, FL on 11/29/2018

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Amazing product !! So excited - great price and addition to Audio experience.

Pros: Amazing deal on line purchase

Cons: none

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Major improvement over previous subwoofer

Jeff from Bowling Green, KY on 11/29/2018

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I had been thinking about replacing my 2.1 channel garage / man cave stereo system Polk Audio powered subwoofer. Having always been a big fan of Klipsch speakers I chose this one and my expectations have been exceeded. Wow! This speaker is so very powerful. We're still experimenting with settings however this has been a major improvement for the often utilized stereo system. Also, pretty amazing to receive a heavy carton (sub was well protected) like this in two days. For bass lovers, you can get all the bass you want out of this model. Highly recommend.

Pros: Beautiful cabinet, superb construction and very powerful and clear bass output.

Cons: none whatsoever

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Great sub, hard hitting

Nathan from Eureka, SD on 11/29/2018

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This sub hits hard. I already had a Jamo J-12 and was questioning doubling my bass. It was the right decision! With the power switch on the back, I can easily turn it off when I only need 1 rumbling. I am very satisfied with this sub.

Pros: looks great, hits hard, very affordable, easily adjustable

Cons: my pictures rattle now, and walls, and floors, lol

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Great all around sub

Sebastian from Park Ridge, IL on 11/28/2018

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Great deep sound. Fills the entire room with the right amount of bass. I still have a lot more that I can tap into which is nice.

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Bass sounds fantastic. Love watching movies with it on.

John from Merced, Ca on 11/16/2018

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At first I thought it didn't work but found out it was a setting on my receiver. For the price this sub is hard to beat and it sounds fantastic. When I really turn it up I have some recessed lighting that will rattle from the bass. I love it! Crutchfield customer service and support is the best. I was skeptical at first but now know why they receive great reviews. After my purchase it went on sale and they honored the new sale price for me. Thank you Crutchfield.

Pros: Sounds great.

Cons: Not sure if its really a con but this sub is not little.

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More details on the Klipsch R-120SW

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Features & specs

Enclosure Bass reflex
Video Shielded No
Woofer Size (inches) 12
Woofer Composition Copper-spun IMG
Firing Direction Front
Wireless No
Preamp-Level Inputs Yes
Speaker-Level Inputs No
Speaker-Level Outputs No
Low-Pass Crossover Freq 40-120Hz
High-Pass Crossover Freq N/A
Phase Switch Yes
Amplifier Output (watts) 200
Frequency Response 29-120 Hz
Height (inches) 16-5/8
Width (inches) 14-1/16
Depth (inches) 20-15/16
Weight 31 lbs
Speaker Parts Warranty 5 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 5 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 2 Years
Amplifier Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

12" Woofer: The Klipsch Reference series R-120SW powered sub is fitted with a powerful 12" copper-spun IMG (injected molded graphite) front-firing woofer for deep bass. The copper-spun IMG woofer is exceptionally light while being extremely rigid, providing remarkable low frequency response with minimal cone breakup and distortion. The front-firing woofer gives you greater placement flexibility than a down-firing woofer.

200 Watt Class D Amp: The Klipsch R-120SW powered sub employs an all-digital 200 watt RMS (400 watt Peak) amplifier for high efficiency and dynamic bass performance. The built-in, all-digital amplifier of the R-120SW subwoofer delivers ample power with high efficiency and true-to-source accuracy reproduction - thus providing maximum output, detail, and power that fills your home.

Rear Firing Port: The R-120SW's enclosure uses a bass reflex design with a rear-firing port for greater efficiency and bigger bass.

MDF Cabinet: The R-120SW is housed in a durable MDF cabinet and finished with a scratch resistant, textured wood-grain vinyl. Its reinforced MDF construction reduces cabinet vibration for less audible coloration and improved sonic accuracy - giving you the ultimate listening experience that's built to last. There are heavy-duty rubber feet on the bottom of the cabinet to help isolate the subwoofer from your floor. The included low-profile front grille adds a refined look and is acoustically transparent.

Controls: The level control, low pass crossover, and phase control allow you to blend the powered subwoofer's low-frequency tones with your system's other speakers, as well as establish the ideal level of bass.

  • Level Control: The level control adjusts the subwoofer's volume relative to the rest of your home audio system. After the sub's level control has been set, the volume control of your AV receiver will be the volume control for both the Klipsch powered subwoofer and your connected loudspeakers.
  • Low Pass Crossover: The variable low pass crossover is adjustable from 40-120Hz. 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.
  • Phase Control: This control is used to acoustically match the subwoofer's output to your main speakers. Select the position either 0˚ or 180˚ in which your subwoofer has more output at the listening position.

LFE/RCA Inputs: The Klipsch R-120SW powered subwoofer is equipped with a pair of line-level RCA-type inputs to connect the sub to your AV receiver or integrated amplifier.

  • LFE Input: Most of today's AV receivers have a line-level subwoofer output (LFE). If your receiver has an LFE output, connect one end of a subwoofer cable (sold separately) to this output and connect the other end of the cable into the powered subwoofer's line-level input labeled "LEFT/LFE". Set the powered sub's built-in crossover to "LFE" with this type of connection.
  • Stereo Input: In absence of a subwoofer (LFE) output on your receiver, as an alternative hookup, you can connect Left & Right channel pre-amp outputs from the receiver to both the "Left/LFE" and "Right" inputs on the powered subwoofer.

LED Indicator: The front-mounted LED power indicator lets you know when the sub is powered on or off. The LED will light green when the powered subwoofer is on and receiving a signal. If the LED is dark and not lit, the powered sub is off.

Auto Power On/Off: The powered subwoofer will automatically turn On when it senses an audio signal. It will automatically go into "Standby mode" after 15-20 minutes with no audio signal. You can also choose to turn the powered sub On or Off manually from the rear-switch on the back.

Placement: Klipsch powered subwoofers are designed to reproduce deep bass and deliver the impact that makes your movies and music come alive. For optimum performance, place your subwoofer in a corner of the room on the same wall as your front channel speakers. Please note that room placement can have a dramatic effect on the performance of your powered subwoofer. Corner placement, as suggested above, will increase the amount of bass output, while placing the subwoofer along the middle of a wall, or out in the room will decrease the amount of bass output.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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power and 12" speaker [ Charles Edward  May 14, 2019 ]
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I have klipsh towers [ Anthony  Mar 05, 2019 ]
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Good reviews [ TORRY D  Mar 03, 2019 ]
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Based on reviews and recommendations from Norm and my brother. Looks like a solid unit. [ Jim  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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Had an RCA input. [ Susan  Jan 16, 2019 ]
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Long time Klipsch owner. It was time to upgrade to a high quality sub. [ Jim  Jan 16, 2019 ]
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I already own one of these. You know what's better than one Klipsch R-120SW..... TWO Klipsch R-120SWs! [ Jennifer  Jan 15, 2019 ]
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Thanks to the advice of my Advisor Peyton, I think this is the final piece to fit into my Klipsch surround sound system [ Russell  Jan 15, 2019 ]
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Achieving a fatter bass sound for both music and movies! [ PATRICK  Jan 15, 2019 ]
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Good reviews [ Daniel  Jan 15, 2019 ]
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Great price and great reviews. Thought I would give them a try. I own a pair of SVS PB1000 (Love them) on my own system but bought these to try for someone else as they were half the price. I have other Klipsch speakers and I expect these will be just as good. [ Eric  Jan 15, 2019 ]
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Sale price, scratch and dent, reviews [ TheDog  Jan 14, 2019 ]
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Sale price [ Mark  Jan 14, 2019 ]
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I have a 10 inch Klipsch which I like, I bought this for my other system [ Larry  Jan 13, 2019 ]
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I had the 10 inch .Wanted more!!! Ya baby!! [ T  Jan 06, 2019 ]
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upgrading my old sub woofer... [ Wayne  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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I love Klipsch. I have several of their speakers.Also I have ordered from you before, and have had no problems. [ Thomas H  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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Great brand and performance. Great sale price. [ Jason  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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Professional online reviews, customer reviews on Crutchfield (and other sites), and advice from Maverick via email Q&A, [ Jason  Dec 15, 2018 ]
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Strong specs and good reviews [ Michael  Dec 15, 2018 ]
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Personal research and comparison of other products [ John D.  Dec 15, 2018 ]
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good quality for the price [ Thomas P.  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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Great price for a great product. [ LOVEN  Dec 03, 2018 ]
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Unbeatable value on sale. [ Ian  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Past experience with the product. [ Steven  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Great company fine products [ Marc  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Cant beat that price! Not to mention the AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! Kevin is the BEST!!!! Call & ASK 4 HIM!!! [ SCOTT  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Good price and wanted to match to my other Klipsch. [ Chris  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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price [ Ramon Noa  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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Mine are old and the sarounds are bad [ Bruce Robert  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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I replaced a 20 year old 12" Infinity Sub with this! [ Steven  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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Decided to do a matched pair and sell my older 10" Klipsch subwoofer [ Ronald  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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Should fill the low end needed for my G-28 speakers and the sale price of 50%couldn't be passed on [ Matthew  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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Klipsch is a dependable name in speakers, the aesthetics are beautiful and something to be proud of, and all this at half price is too good to pass up. [ Jonathan  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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Great product for the price. bought this to replace a 3 year old Polk Sub that quit working. [ John  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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Fantastic buy, and always like dealing with Crutchfield. I needed to replace a 10-12 year Klipsch 10" powered subwoofer that was going to cost almost this amount to fix. I'm Over joyed with this purchase. [ Ronald  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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Reasonable quality at a good price. (Hoping it lasts longer than my Wharfedale SW250, which quit working after a couple years and I can't find anyone to fix) . Also, trying to avoid Amazon when I can get the same thing somewhere else for similar price. [ Keith  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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home theater [ Srinivas  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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The sale was amazing and It is much cheaper than the Golden Ear I was looking at. [ Matt G  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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My son wanted more bass [ Scot  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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The price [ John  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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previous experience with Onkyo, Klipsch and the excellent service I receive from Crutchfield's [ LARRY  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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I needed a new subwoofer and this happened to be on sale. [ Guest  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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Great price ?? [ Jose  Nov 19, 2018 ]
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Matches my 15pms [ Wayne  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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Best subwoofer for the money and highly recommended by my son [ Debra  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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price [ Gus Del  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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12" sub, solid brand, great price [ Tahsin  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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I selected this subwoofer because all of my other speakers are Klipsch and they simply cannot be beat! [ Jeff  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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Value and excellent Brand [ Mike C  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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Because i have the older model R-12SW and wanted a matching or at least as close to matching pair. :o) [ Elvin  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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Fantastic sub-woofers. Great price. Had the R10sw. Returned it for this. The space is large and is more than I felt the 10' could do, once I set it up. Can't wait to plug this one in! [ Justin  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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What is the input electrical consumption of this sub in watts?
[ Abhishek  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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According to the printed information under the power cord plug-in on the back of the unit it consumes 2 amps at 200 watts. Since there is no direct correlation between ac wattage and amperage consumption I used a power factor of 1 to get the following result: 2A x 120V x PF=1 = 240Watts.
[ Clifford  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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The only thing I see is 400 watts peak power. Hope this helps. I know it sounds great with our system.
[ Steve  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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The sub runs at 200w rms or continuous as it plays normally but will use up to 400 with explosions in movies or heavy bass notes in music depending on volume levels
[ Jonathan  Dec 23, 2018 ]
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Will this sub work with a Denon avr-s740h?
[ Mitchell  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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Yes, sub will work with this Denon receiver. The question should be would the AVR S740H work. I've had issues with mine.
[ John  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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I am sure it would work with any receiver equipped with an output for a subwoofer.
[ Steve  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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It appears that AVR has 2 line level outputs for subwoofers. This sub will accommodate that so I see no reason why it shouldn't work with that receiver.
[ Brian  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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It should. I have a Sony STR-DH550 & it works fine. I'm also running dual subs. So you should be okay.
[ Elbert  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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You would have to look at the manual or the back of the unit to see if there are subwoofer outputs...
[ Jeff  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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I don't know. This sub has a basic RCA input. If that receiver has an RCA sub output... yes, it should work. I would do some research, or reach out to customer support. Hope that helps
[ Nathan  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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Yes it would, def worth it, you will love it
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