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Enough power to shake the entire house
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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 — 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.
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.
Enough power to shake the entire house
David, Creedmoor, NC
Average Customer Review(s):
Enough power to shake the entire house
wonderful sub, excellent bass gives real presence/ depth to what you are watching
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!
Excelent in manufacture and performance.
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.
Excellent sounds, very happy with the purchase.
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
Great price, deep bass. Perfect for watching tv, movies, and listening to music.
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
Cons: None yet
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.
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
Very deep quality bass without having the volume turned up loud
Really powerful and clean sounding sub. Oh what a difference. We love it!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
Amazing product !! So excited - great price and addition to Audio experience.
Pros: Amazing deal on line purchase
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
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
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.
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.
|Woofer Size (inches)||12|
|Woofer Composition||Copper-spun IMG|
|Low-Pass Crossover Freq||40-120Hz|
|High-Pass Crossover Freq||N/A|
|Amplifier Output (watts)||200|
|Frequency Response||29-120 Hz|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||2 Years|
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.
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.
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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Professional online reviews, customer reviews on Crutchfield (and other sites), and advice from Maverick via email Q&A, [ Jason Dec 15, 2018 ]
Strong specs and good reviews [ Michael Dec 15, 2018 ]
Personal research and comparison of other products [ John D. Dec 15, 2018 ]
good quality for the price [ Thomas P. Dec 12, 2018 ]
Great price for a great product. [ LOVEN Dec 03, 2018 ]
Unbeatable value on sale. [ Ian Nov 26, 2018 ]
Past experience with the product. [ Steven Nov 26, 2018 ]
Great company fine products [ Marc Nov 26, 2018 ]
Cant beat that price! Not to mention the AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!! Kevin is the BEST!!!! Call & ASK 4 HIM!!! [ SCOTT Nov 26, 2018 ]
Good price and wanted to match to my other Klipsch. [ Chris Nov 26, 2018 ]
price [ Ramon Noa Nov 25, 2018 ]
Mine are old and the sarounds are bad [ Bruce Robert Nov 25, 2018 ]
I replaced a 20 year old 12" Infinity Sub with this! [ Steven Nov 25, 2018 ]
Decided to do a matched pair and sell my older 10" Klipsch subwoofer [ Ronald Nov 25, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Great product for the price. bought this to replace a 3 year old Polk Sub that quit working. [ John Nov 25, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
home theater [ Srinivas Nov 23, 2018 ]
The sale was amazing and It is much cheaper than the Golden Ear I was looking at. [ Matt G Nov 23, 2018 ]
My son wanted more bass [ Scot Nov 22, 2018 ]
The price [ John Nov 22, 2018 ]
previous experience with Onkyo, Klipsch and the excellent service I receive from Crutchfield's [ LARRY Nov 21, 2018 ]
I needed a new subwoofer and this happened to be on sale. [ Guest Nov 21, 2018 ]
Great price ?? [ Jose Nov 19, 2018 ]
Matches my 15pms [ Wayne Nov 17, 2018 ]
Best subwoofer for the money and highly recommended by my son [ Debra Nov 17, 2018 ]
price [ Gus Del Nov 17, 2018 ]
12" sub, solid brand, great price [ Tahsin Nov 17, 2018 ]
I selected this subwoofer because all of my other speakers are Klipsch and they simply cannot be beat! [ Jeff Nov 16, 2018 ]
Value and excellent Brand [ Mike C Nov 16, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
I am sure it would work with any receiver equipped with an output for a subwoofer. [ Steve Dec 12, 2018 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Yes it would, def worth it, you will love it [ Maurizio Dec 12, 2018 ]
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