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Klipsch Reference R-112SW

Powered subwoofer, wireless adapter optional

83 Reviews | 4 questions - 9 answers

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Our take on the Klipsch Reference R-112SW

When the drummer in a concert video takes his solo, you want to feel the vibrations as if you were standing next to the stage. And when aliens attack in your favorite sci-fi flick, you want to feel the floor shake beneath you. Klipsch's R-112SW powered subwoofer provides your home theater with a solid foundation of bass. Its high-output 300-watt amplifier delivers the power to bring your movies, music, and video games to life.

The thunder down under

Klipsch R-110SW powered subwoofer

When the drummer in a concert video takes his solo, you want to feel the vibrations as if you were standing next to the stage. And when aliens attack in your favorite sci-fi flick, you want to feel the floor shake beneath you. Klipsch's R-112SW powered subwoofer provides your home theater with a solid foundation of bass. Its high-output 300-watt amplifier delivers the power to bring your movies, music, and video games to life.

The sub's strong-yet-light 12" Cerametallic™ woofer is designed for quick, precise movement for more accurate sound. Its ceramic-coated aluminum cone helps to dampen unwanted vibrations, while the integrated dust cap adds stability and strength to resist twisting that can cause distortion. The slot-ported cabinet features an internal flare that minimizes port turbulence and noise for cleaner bass. And the front-firing design allows for greater placement flexibility. 

Easy system integration

Line-level and LFE (Low-Frequency Effects) inputs let you easily connect the R-112SW to almost any home theater or stereo receiver. Its back-panel volume, crossover, and phase controls help you fine-tune the bass to your liking, and blend its sound into your system. The sub comes housed in a durable MDF cabinet finished with a brushed black polymer veneer. A front-mounted LED power indicator makes it easy to tell when the sub is powered up and ready to rock.

Product Highlights:

  • 300-watt RMS amplifier (600 watts peak power)
  • 12" front-firing Cerametallic™ cone woofer
  • front slot port with internal flare technology for reduced turbulence and flexible installation
  • frequency response: 24-125 Hz
  • 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 on/off
  • compatible with the Klipsch WA-2 wireless audio adapter kit for an easy connection to a sound system
  • durable MDF cabinet finished with brushed black polymer veneer
  • 15-3/8"W x 17-3/8"H x 20-15/16"D
  • weight: 48.75 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years woofer, 2 years amplifier
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Powered subwoofer
  • Grille
  • 8.5' AC power cord
  • User Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

This is an excellent sub-woofer. I have it an inch away from the wall on a tile-on-concrete first floor (no basement) and it vibrates the walls. Looks good, can see the copper cone through the grill fabric.

Dan, Ft Worth, TX

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Excellent, wall-shaking bass from small box

Dan from Ft Worth, TX on 6/14/2018

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This is an excellent sub-woofer. I have it an inch away from the wall on a tile-on-concrete first floor (no basement) and it vibrates the walls. Looks good, can see the copper cone through the grill fabric.

Pros: Auto-on/off feature while in standby.

Cons: None.

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Anonymous from Goodyear, AZ on 6/13/2018

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Well it's been about a week, little hiccups but Crutchfield teas worked, & what a sound, Klipsch Is a great productr I will definitely order others speakers , The sound is superb & well imbedded with the rest of the room.

Pros: All pros

Cons: no cons

No Dissapointments

jeff from Valrico, FL on 3/22/2018

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Another great Klipsch product, the previous 79 reviews say it all, advisor Allen was a pleasure to deal with, great price, if there were a ten star box I would have checked it.

Pros: Auto on/off Klipsch quality

Cons: not a one

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Robert from Manhattan, KS on 3/14/2018

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This sub is beautiful and sounds amazing! I have two tower speakers, each with two built-in 8-inch subwoofers, powered by build-in amp. I think they do a decent job of balancing the low end of the tower, but they cannot match the full and powerful low end of a 12-inch sub that you can feel in your chest. My only concern with this speaker is the power cord doesn't fit as snug into the unit as one would expect. I don't think it will be an issue and I am looking forward to many great movie nights. Thanks Crutchfield!

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Beautifully rich and deep base.

DrOneNYC from Staten Island, NY on 3/12/2018

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This Klipsch R-112SW really brings a deep, rich feeling to our music and movies. I highly recommend it!

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Cons: Delivery company needs to exercise much more care when handling these beautiful speakers. The boxes that contained these beautiful speakers were damaged to the point to where I was concerned that the speakers themselves were damaged. Thankfully, the speakers don't seemed to be damaged. I'm just hoping it didn't shake anything loose on the inside.

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Cindy from Central, IL on 3/12/2018

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Purchased the Scratch & Dent. Not a mark on it and it sounds awesome!

Pros: Sounds awesome. Plenty of power. Great addition to movies and music.

Cons: Would be nice if it had a remote control.

Great bass when using it to watch movies

Jerry from Fowlerville, MI on 2/19/2018

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The system I am using to go with this is a Denon AVR-5803 with Boston Acoustics VR-M80 and VR-MX speakers. My past 2 subwoofers were a Boston Acoustics PV800 and ASW650. I had the amp repaired one time on the PV800 then replaced it with the ASW650 when it went out again, then the ASW650 amp went out. The Boston Acoustics sub amps would only last about 3 years, so I am done with Boston Acoustics. Within 30 seconds of having the R-112SW playing I was experiencing bass the Boston Acoustics Subwoofers with they had. This Sub is perfect for movies and listing to music at normal volumes but if you want to send your neighbor's barking dog hiding in its dog house by blaring Rammstein Feuer Frei! at max volume, this sub wants to do it but just can't, you will need to go bigger or add one more. With all that said this is a great sub for the money you will pay for it, I'm keeping my fingers crossed it out lives the Boston Acoustics Subwoofers it replaced.

Pros: Brings watching action movies and playing video games alive

Cons: If you want earth moving bass cranking Metal this almost pulls it off

Klipsch is the best

mark from Lehigh Acres, FL on 2/18/2018

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The BOMB,AMAZING

Pros: Awsome BASS!

Cons: none

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Gary from Jackson, MI on 1/30/2018

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I have two of them and love the way they sound with my set up . And the price was on point. If I had the room I would get one more or two????

Pros: On point !

Cons: None

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Chase from Des Moines, IA on 1/28/2018

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Rocks my socks off.

Pros: Great sounding, deep bass. Amazing sound to add to any system.

Cons: None.

Clean tight bass!

Steve C. from Dalls,TX on 1/2/2018

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Fantastic CLEAN bass! My adviser Cody told me about this sub and he was spot on with his recommendation. I just upgraded my system and I already had a sub that went boom-boom so I thought 'eh? when he told me what it could improve I broke out the communion money and went for it. I also got it on the "scratch and dent" pile at a nice price. I was leery after my first experience with Crutchfield's scratch and dent, but this was priced right and it had some wear, but looked almost new! The sound is not boom=boom, but a perfect addition to entire experience. It is a large sub so make sure you measure twice. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: a nice long power cord, I know sounds trite, but I needed it. Great clean low end sound.

Cons: none, unless you want to irritate the neighbors.

Could cause an eviction but it's worth it!!!!!!!!!!

Earl from Milwaukee, WI on 11/14/2017

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AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, oh and did I mention AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous from Vestal, NY on 11/14/2017

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Beautiful addition to my klipsch system. 280 towers 450c center. All work beautiful together. Movie theater effect in your house. Cheers klipsch

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Kerry from Fruit Heights, UT on 11/4/2017

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It rocks! And it came super fast!

Pros: Very clear and honest bass!

Cons: None

Great Sub

Brian from Billings, MT on 11/2/2017

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Amazing sub for home theater.

Pros: Great bass

Cons: none

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Mike from Chicago, IL on 11/1/2017

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Very hard to beat for the price.

Pros: Price

Cons: There are better sounding subs out there, size

Unbelievable Bass - Puts You In The Action/Concerts

Ricky from Beaufort, SC on 10/26/2017

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I am using this with an Onkyo TX-NR777 and could not be more pleased. This sub has some of the best lows I have ever heard. They can be so mellow and with higher volumes make it sound like you're in a concert. Power is great and the sub level is usually only around 1/2 and very clean. Crank it up more and the walls rattle!

Pros: Best bass/sub I have every heard - does everything it suppose to with plenty of power left over

Cons: None

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David from Denver, NC on 10/24/2017

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This subwoofer is legit! It has a level of clarity as well as phenomenal lows and I could feel my basement floor (which is concrete) vibrate from over 20' away. I had a smaller Klipsch prior to this and questioned spending this much on a sub, but this exceeded my expectations

Pros: Clarity, lows, bass

Cons: None

Theater Quality Bass!

Steve from Bixby, Oklahoma on 10/22/2017

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Just finished the first performance with this Klipsch Reference Sub Woofer. It linked with the satellite adapter the first time. I played it while playing my first Ultra 4K DVD on my new Sony Blue Ray Ultra 4k as well. That combined with the new ultra 4k Sony Bravia tv and the Klipsch 450 C Reference Premiere. The sound was far beyond my expectations. Some may be attributed to the Denon 3300 AVR with Atmos. The 3D sound with the wOOfer was simply superior! I am so satisfied. I am a critical listener as I have made my career in the performing musical arts. I did not want to turn off the system and go to bed. Ear candy!!

Pros: Pure quality and enchanting sound! Hooks up first time with the satellite on the first try. No more wires!

Cons: None!

Big big bass

Steve from Boulder, CO on 10/15/2017

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From another room, my wife though we were having an earthquake the first time she heard this sub! We live in a big house and it will shake the whole place if you let it. Sounds very clean to my ears. Paired with Klipsch RP-260 towers and RP-440 center speaker. While the towers are great on their own, their was something missing at the bottom end. This sub definitely fills out the sound spectrum. For a smaller space, the 10" version might be perfectly adequate.

Pros: sounds great. shakes the ground.

Cons: almost too much for my needs

Finally feel like I have a real subwoofer

David from Waynesboro, PA on 10/4/2017

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Got one of these in February of 2017, and was very impressed. Was using it with a Klipsch Reference series 5.1 surround system I put together, and the bass this thing brings to life really made me feel like I was finally experience "home theater" after years of using a home-theater-in-a-box system. I took it a step further over the summer by turning my 5.1 into a 7.2 system, and got a second R-112SW for the .2 part of it. Try watching a movie, like Man of Steel, with a pair of these subs. You will not be disappointed. I promise you!

Pros: Boom! Bass

Cons: Not so much a con, but the sub is heavy. So, be careful when handling it

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joe from Palm City, FL on 8/30/2017

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This woofer is great awesome. We bought two of them for hard pounding sound! Used with our other recently purchased Klipsch speakers. This is the best overall value.

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Anonymous from Florence, AL on 8/27/2017

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Nice upgrade to my home theater system. I could not justify a more expensive sub for my mid range system. This was exactly what I needed to fit the niche.

Pros: Size, ease of set up

Cons: Struggled a little with chuffing before I replaced my receiver with a higher end Onkyo. Now it is flawless!

Can't Beat a Klipsch

Bob from Gilbertsville, PA on 6/30/2017

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After 30 years, my Velodyne ULD-15 subwoofer finally gave up the ghost. When looking for a replacement, I naturally turned to Crutchfield. Their selection and customer service are unsurpassed. I zeroed in on Klipsch subwoofers. Having owned a 15 inch speaker in the Velodyne unit, I originally opted for the 15 inch Klipsch model, but I decided on theR-112SW, 12 inch model with a 300 watt amplifier. After receiving it and getting it hooked up, I have not been disappointed at all. I use my unit for music rather than movies and my benchmark for whether I'm pleased with my purchase is whether playing Saint Sean's Symphony No. 3 "Organ" and Oscar Peterson's "We Get Requests" albums give me goosebumps. I'm happy to say, this unit did that and then some. The 12 inch speaker performed better than my previous 15 inch Velodyne unit when new. I'm pleased with my purchase, so far!!!

Pros: Heart pounding bass.

Cons: None.

Just buy it!!!

Patrick from Mount Prospect, IL on 6/21/2017

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I love this sub. It will do anything you want. It will be overpowering if you want it to and even sound amazing at low levels. Full sound whether the kids are sleeping or at school! The reversible phase is great. I had an older sub and the phase part didn't make as huge a difference as this does. Works very well depending on the placement of things in your room.

Pros: Auto on off works well. Doesn't make any noise switching on or off by itself like other subs. Great sound at very low levels. I've tried, but I have yet to push this sub to its limits.

Cons: Small, faint green LED under the faberic cover might annoy you in dark rooms. Just take the cover off and put a piece of tape over it. No cons. Love this sub!

A sure thing

charles j from Lenoir City, TN on 5/9/2017

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Great unit. Easy setup and really impressive bass. Well made.

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Anonymous from Birmingham, AL on 4/30/2017

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Awesome sub easy to connect has great depth. Totally blows away my previous one. Watched 310 to Yuma last night incredible !

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House shaking base!

Anonymous from Kalamazoo, MI on 4/6/2017

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I have this sub paired with 2 Klipsh R28F and an Onkyo 656 receiver. The combination give a near surround sound experience with only 2.1 speakers. I do plan to upgrade to 7.1 in the future but for now I am smiling ear to ear while enjoying room shaking movies!!

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Ron from Fresno, Ca on 3/26/2017

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This is a very good p.s.w.. sounds great! Bass is a little punchy, an it doesn't go quite a deep, or as flat in response as the svs 12" ported p.s.w., I had before, but it plays louder, is smaller an weighs less than the svs, an cost less. The only down side, if you want to call it that , is that it wasn't on sale. Still this sub will pound out some loud deep bass, an so far the suspensionis still breaking in, but was still worth the cost. This sub sounds great with the(on sale) klipsch rb-61 ll bookshelf speakers paired wirh it . I've had no issues at all with this sub so far.

Pros: Still small enough to not be to imposing in the listening room. I like the suddle green power light visible through the grill. It will play loud! It's a little punchy sounding if yo like that.

Cons: The bass is a little bit punchy. Some people don't like that. The price, I wish it was on sale, but it was still worth the cost.

Great sounding bass

cirilo from Bakersfield, CA on 3/19/2017

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Behemoth of speaker you just know once you plug it in it's not messing around, super heavy and it doesn't sound yet like anything I throw at it it won't just brush aside, this was a upgrade and I just wish I had done it sooner!

Pros: Super heavy, really big, looks great, sounds great,

Cons: Maybe to some the size and weight? And to some the price

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Larry from Circleville, OH on 3/17/2017

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Bass that will rip your face off!

Pros: auto on and off

Cons: None

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Jay from Marietta, GA on 3/12/2017

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This sub is great!!! It is ported in the front which allows from more flexible placement. It plays low and loud. Everything you need in a sub!! This sub was free with the purchase of Klipsch Reference Premiere Floor speakers FTW!!!!

Pros: Front ported for flexible placement plays low and loud Copper Woofer looks amazing

Cons: Only 300 Watts Runs out of headroom in large rooms Quite Large

Room-shaking bass

Bill from Juneau, AK on 1/9/2017

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Great tight bass; and I have it connected wirelessly to the amp! This is one fine piece of equipment.

Pros: realistic, tight, works great wirelessly or wired

Cons: The bumper feet on the bottom of the unit are not securely attached; you may have to re-glue them if you scoot across a rug and they pop off.

Happy customer!

Anonymous from Boise, ID on 1/9/2017

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Outstanding sub! I was looking at the next size up but decided to go with this one instead....so happy I did. Looks great, sounds great and couldn't be happier with my purchase!

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Sweet

Anonymous from Uxbridge, MA on 1/8/2017

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Wow nice sub sound is very good I have this hooked up to Yamaha Rx-a1060 amp and using klipsch rp280fa towers and 450ca center speaker they sound so good when watching movies and playing music vey pleased

Pros: Like the auto on and off feature

Cons: None

Pro level bass!

Grady from Sugar Creek, MO on 1/5/2017

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Not sure what to say, I'm pretty impressed. Thunderous long base, chest punching short hits. Very crisp and clear, no noticeable distortion even on high volume or fast reflex drums. On board adjustable gain AND crossover. Does everything I ask of it and more! Considering adding another. It's certainly not cheap, but worth every penny and then some!

Pros: It's a Klipsch, need I say more?

Cons: None that I can find.

Great sound, thunderous bass

Wesley from Fairfax, VA on 12/27/2016

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I've been having the DefTech SC4000 sub (which I paid at full price) for two years and I was not satisfied at all with this sub as it produces a bad popping sound when playing more than 50% of volume. The Klipsch R-112SW is an incredible sub to my system which includes a powerful Pioneer Elite receiver and DefTech 8060s towers. I am very satisfied with the overall performance of the R-112SW. This sub completely destroyed my DefTech SC4000 in terms of quality sound and power. I would trade my SC4000 for half of the R-112SW. I highly recommend this sub to anyone who is looking for a great sub at a reasonable price.

Pros: Rich, powerful bass. Great looking design.

Cons: None

"klipsch keepers of the sound"

Maximo from Pembroke Pines, FL on 12/12/2016

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Wow!! Absolutely breathtaking Bass!! It's a must have for any one serious about their Home Theater system sound. Great sound with my RP-280F / RP-450C "klipsch keepers of the sound" Thanks Crutchfield for the excellent, and no hassle service. Big Max

Pros: Everything !!

Cons: None !!

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Anonymous from San Juan, PR on 12/12/2016

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The sound is deep,loud and powerful.Great product

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Spot on Bass

Kevin from Warsaw, IN on 12/8/2016

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Time for an upgrade to the home theater system. I had Polk speakers and a powered sub, but I knew there was better out there. I decided with the Klipsch speaker system. Better specs especially in the sensitivity db. I have an Onkyo TX-SR875 that's THX Ultra 2 certified delivering 140 watts to 7 channels. After recalibrating with the Audyssey MultEQ XT room correction, the system really hits the low end now. 12 inch woofer coupled with a 300 watt built in amp really hits the low end in anything I watch. I have the RC-62 ll center channel already placed and the RF-82 ll's coming from Crutchfield real soon. Then rear surrounds next. Rock on!

Pros: Powerful hard hitting bass. Great Crutchfield price! Klipsch quality.

Cons: None

Awesome Klipsch Sub

James from Portland, OR on 12/5/2016

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as with all Klipsch products the R-112SW performs perfectly. The bass is smooth and not overpowering but has plenty of reserve power. It is hooked up to a Denon 11.2 channel receiver and supports a set of Klipsch Forte II's. ...Awesome Sound!

Pros: Smooth Bass with power to spare

Cons: I should have bought it sooner.

House of Boom

kristopher from Louisville, KY on 12/2/2016

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Simply put, the Klipsch Reference R-112SW is an incredible addition to my system. The rich depth of bass it produces is extraordinary. Given the size of my space, it may be a bit more than I needed, but if I had to do it all over again I would still order the R-112SW.

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Awesome lows!

Roy from Gretna, LA on 11/25/2016

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Excellent sub with plenty of power for my medium sized home theater. The room really comes alive now when the lows quick in!

Pros: Great sounding lows at a very reasonable price.

Cons: None

Powerful not mushy.

Bob from Kalamazoo, MI on 11/22/2016

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Nice subtle but powerful lower end. Have Klipsch columns with 2 8" each so this just adds real low. Not mushy but clean sound.

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Pounding Bass!

Chris from Decatur, GA on 11/21/2016

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Rich crisp bass sound. Great looking cabinet.

Pros: Great value.

Cons: None!

Worth every penny.

Chris from Germantown, TN on 11/20/2016

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Incredible. period. This base will rock your whole house... and your neighbor's too.

Pros: Everything about this sub is a pro.

Cons: Zero. nada.

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Anonymous from NJ on 10/18/2016

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This is a good sub. However, it did not give me the smooth role off that I was hoping to get. But it is a good sub.

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True theater sound

Alan from Spring, TX on 9/25/2016

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Wow! Full blown theater sound....more than enough for any room. Stylish with brute power!

Pros: Stylish, more than enough power, brings movies to life!

Cons: None

Buy this subwoofer now!

Mark from Indianapolis, IN on 9/14/2016

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This sub sounds great. I am piecing together the home theater audio system in my basement and love the traditional Klipsch sound and sensitivity. This r112SW and the Yamaha RX-V581 receiver are the first items purchased so far. These 2 new items are paired with my existing old setup (combo of some Polk in-ceilings and a Klipsch synergy series center channel). I am tight on space in my built in entertainment center so I'll eventually be pairing these with the Klipsch RP-160M units as my fronts. With that said, I hooked this sub up and played a little bit of The Dark Knight bluray. I could feel the explosions in my chest. I followed that up with some King of Bass: Bass Mekanik to really test the unit (you should try this sometime). My wife could feel and hear the crisp thumping from our 2nd story bedroom. Complete house rattling! The sound is aggressive yet clean even when you are pushing this sub. The enclosure and finishings are all high quality and the unit just looks nice. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone. Thanks, Crutchfield, for your quick shipment and smooth transaction.

Pros: House-rattling bass without sacrificing a tight, clean sound. Looks and feels like quality.

Cons: Heavy.

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Anonymous from CA on 9/13/2016

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Amazing sub. Deep clean bass, always wanted a Klipsch set up and finally bit the bullet. Worth the money.

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patrickehret from Indianapolils on 6/29/2016

I paired this with my Klipsch La Scalas and it sounds great. Klipsch La Scalas roll of at about 50HZ so putting your Frequency at 50-125HZ is good. After you set that you need to add the GAIN until you hear the sub harmonize with your La Scalas. Once that happens just add a twich or two to your liking and you are set. No need to get to Boomy or you will destroy the wanted effect of most songs. This review is for music listening only. I do not use it for movies but would in a heart beat.

Pros: Nice Looking, Easy set up, Wireless, Tight bass

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Awesome addition for 2.1

Brent from Fort Wayne, IN on 6/25/2016

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Dont be afaid of a powered ported sub for 2.1 listen. Once your position and cross-iver points and figured out, you will not ne dissapointed.

Pros: Tunable and smooth but can and will hit hard with kick drum or bass

Cons: I didnt purchase this unit sooner and I dont have two of these bad boys... But I will ;-)

Pure Awesomeness

Raymond from Fresno, CA on 5/10/2016

Amazing clean tight bass from this beautiful subwoofer. I love the color of the driver and the overall look. Sound it just unbelievable from this puppy. It shakes every wall in my house and rattles everything hanging on the walls. So I was forced to put rubber pieces under each piece to stop the rattling sound lol. Funny but very necessary to enjoy the sound of the subwoofer and and not the sound of dancing clocks and pictures on the walls. Very accurate tight bass and extremely powerful.

Pros: Sound, power, size, weight, shape, color, sound, driver size, sound and sound lol

Cons: Cons? No way! Not for this puppy

Subwoofer heaven!!

Daryl from Monsey, NY on 4/13/2016

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Spectacular subwoofer. I plugged it in and the bass went right through my cranium down to my toes. I shook like a child at the brain tearing bass plunging through my soul that had my kidneys almost rupturing in a dialysis induced metamorphosis. Klipsch makes fantastic speakers. Brilliant bass that shook my world and the foundations of my ranch home to the point of what would amount to a 4.1 quake on the Richter scale. This amazing creation of metal rubber and alloy makes it a brilliant disguise of mind copulation that will surely send the average bear into an almost drug induced coma of throbbing depth that i swear has since loosened my lower jaw. I did have to visit my UPS man in the hospital after his back gave out while he carried this sucker up to my front steps but a small price to pay for the absolute brilliance of this square root of sub heaven that now rests in my living room. I cannot resist to say that this incredible piece of electronics has given my film and tv viewing a massive boost in sheer spectrum and I am delighted as purely as any electronic device can provide (well almost). Excellent packing by Crutchfield as always and I am a true customer until the end of my days on this pathetic earth.

Pros: THE WEIGHT. THE SOUND. THE best subwoofer I have ever heard.

Cons: NONE. Welcome to the machine boys and girls.

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Jeff-E from San Diego, CA on 4/3/2016

I checked out the R-115SW. Just too friggin' big for my little house. The R-112SW rocks so hard. Amp has 500% more power than I need. Just watched The Force Awakens with it. Incredible! This morning my wife literally said: "Why are all the picture frames on the wall sitting at an angle?" I think I know why! :)

Pros: Design, easy setup.

Cons: Top of the unit cosmetically scratched... who cares

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Hunter from Gillette, Wyoming on 3/25/2016

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Great bass

Pros: Price

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Ok from Dawson, MN on 3/24/2016

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Is a good sub

Pros: Sounds great and works great

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Great sub

Glen from Philadelphia, PA on 3/16/2016

This sub will rattle your chest and bones:)

Pros: All

Cons: None

Outstanding Sub at a good price

Todd V from Boulder, CO on 3/1/2016

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Great tight bass that works great in a musical situation. Probably works well with Surround systems as well but im not using it that way. Love the front firing design. Glad it has a phase switch as for some reason I need it to be set to 180 for proper sound.

Pros: Great sound.

Cons: It is large and heavy.

Amazing For Any Party!

Collin from Spring hill, FL on 2/27/2016

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Wow.... Talk About Bass That Not Only Punches....But Has The Deep Bass On Point As Well...Dual Threat!... Very High Quality Bass! More Then Happy!

Pros: Tight Bass Check! Deep Bass Check!

Cons: NONE!

This thing does it JOB and then some.

Trey from columbus, GA on 2/26/2016

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First off let me say this is the kind of quality that real money buys you. This sub has stunning lows that really builds and fills the room. I'm extremely impressed and satisfied with this purchase. I must say this, my neighbors know when I'm watching a movie. I love this sub so much I have decided I will be adding the daddy sub (r-115sw) and two floor standing 280's to really give the punch I want. I'm dying to add these if the 112sw is this good I cannot wait to really feel the 115. Btw I have a very open floor plan if this sub was in a smaller game room or just a regular living room it would be perfect!

Pros: Looks great! Love the orange cones and it really delivers bass very well.

Cons: Absolutely none

Klipsch Reference R-112SW

Ricky from ME on 2/13/2016

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Theres a reason this is a top seller right now..... This thing bumps. I have this paired with a yamaha sound bar. Which is very much overkill... Anyways, watching movies and tv with this sub makes you feel like you're right there. For music this things puts out nice clean bass with no distortion. I highly recommended this powered sub.

Pros: Loud, clear, and distortion free wall shaking bass

Cons: None found

Nice soft bass

Waldemar from san diego, CA on 2/7/2016

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Great subwoofer. I'm using it with B&W CDM-7SE speakers and Denon AVR-X5300W receiver. It complements my system very well. Produces very nice soft bass sound when I listen to music or watch 5.1 soundtrack movies or TV shows. Perhaps there are better sounding subs for more money, but this unit will not disappoint.

Pros: Price and sound.

Cons: Heavy.

Capable and powerful

Adam from California on 1/9/2016

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I purchased 2 of these subs as part of a Dolby Atmos upgrade to my award winning home theater. As part of the upgrade I replaced my Monitor Audio speakers (very high build quality) and sub with Klipsch Reference Premier Dolby Atmos speakers all the way around. These subs more than do the job. I have 2 because my theater room is large, 34' x 17' , and needs the extra punch to really make a statement during a heavy action movie. I am rating this sub a soft 5 based on sheer performance for the price point. My 2 knocks are that it lacks a trigger input and the exterior finish is a plastic polymer veneer rather than wood. I wish I could rate it a 4.5.

Pros: excellent sound, excellent value, lots of power.

Cons: I find the lack of a trigger input to reliably turn it on and off automatically to be a bit annoying. Every once in awhile it fails to power on by sensing the input and I have to manually turn it on by the rear switch. Plastic veneer exterior makes it look and feel a little lower end.

Nice Unit

Dean from Lake Isabella, CA on 1/8/2016

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This unit nicely compliments my pair of Klipsch RP-280s. I had considered buying the 15-inch model, but the nice Crutchfield customer service rep recommended this model. I'm very glad I listened to him. I keep it turned down low; otherwise, the house would shake apart.

Pros: Heavy, clear, and deep bass reproduction. The unit itself is aesthetically attractive.

Cons:

House Shaker

Don M. from South Carolina on 12/19/2015

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Feels like an earthquake in the House. F F F Fantastic

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Just The Bass I was Looking For!

jm32 from Florida on 11/10/2015

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I have had a Synergy series 12" subwoofer for about 8 years now along with the complete Klipsch Synergy line up for my home theater and have been very pleased with the sound, I have had many compliments and "WOW's" when watching movies at my home. I decided I wanted to upgrade the subwoofer so I researched the reference series sub 12. After placing my order I also found myself on some forum sites and Youtube video reviews that mention having multiple subwoofers in your environment is very beneficial and complimenting if you have the space permitted to do so. So I decided to keep the Synergy sub along with this new front firing Reference series sub, I got it all hooked up and matched the settings to my other sub and OH MY GOD!! It sounds better than being at the theater! At first I tested the new sub so I could see what it could do and I was very impressed at how this sub I could actually feel the bass. I used Jurassic World on Blu ray for my test and it felt like a T-rex was walking through my living room. This subwoofer is very heavy and is built from dense materials. The finishes on this sub are very high end, not compared to what my Synergy sub has. I initially went back and forth on weather or not I needed the 15" version. I am happy to say that I was able to save room and money by just getting the 12" model and it performs as Klipsch is expected to. I highly recommend this subwoofer to anyone currently on the fence about purchasing it, you wont be disappointed!!

Pros: Deep rich bass that you not only hear but feel, make sure its placed properly and your settings are adjusted just right to achieve this awesome bass response. Great build quality and materials. High end finishes. High powered digital amplifier.

Cons: What cons?...if there are any I sure didn't see or hear any.

Perfect

JohnR from Kentucky on 10/28/2015

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Exceptional, so I bought another second?? Two in the same room with the PeachTreeNova and RF-280F!! Wow, awesome sound!!

Pros: Excellent Product

Cons: None

Klipsch R-112SW Sub

Deadpoet from Oklahoma on 10/26/2015

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Very clean sounding woofer, sharp and crisp. Made a world of difference to my system, somehow it seems to of made all of my speakers sound better - I know that sounds crazy but the other speakers do sound better now. This is one of the cleanest sounding subs I have ever heard. Great for music or home theater.

Pros: crisp, clean and clear

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R-112SW Powered Subwoofer

Bary D. B. from Iowa on 10/9/2015

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WOW I LOVE this Klipsch R-112 SW! I replaced a Polk Audio PSW-111 with this Klipsch and though I am a big fan of Polk Audio Speakers the Klipsch R-112 and the Polk Audio PSW-111 are not even in the same ball park! My system is made up of (Polk TSi 400 towers for the front, Polk CSi A6 center, Polk OWM5's for the rears and now my new Klipsch R-112 Sub) The room is only 13x17 and this system rocks it! The Klipsch has totally brought my music and movie experience to a whole new level!

Pros: Good price, GREAT sound, easy to hook up.

Cons: The wife cant get me out of the house or even my favorite listening chair, lol.

another win

David from Oklahoma on 10/6/2015

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I don't know about you but the reviews from Crutchfield are very important for any decision I make in regard to sound systems. It's good to know each of the reviews are from people that have purchased this particular item. Each of the reviews have been perfect up to this point. There isn't much I can say that hasn't already been stated except I agree with each of them. Thank you klipsch for another great product and thanks to all who took the time to send in a review to help with my purchase

Pros: Great sound. Looks great. Great value. Did I mention great sound.

Cons: None

Jaw Dropping performance

BillB from West Virginia on 10/5/2015

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This is a world class subwoofer. It will shake the dust off the ceiling and put you in the middle of the action

Pros: Jaw dropping performance Quality build Easy connection It's all good!!!

Cons: It weighs a ton, better have a strong back if you intend to move it around the home

Klipsch Reference R-112SW

Erick M from Puerto Rico on 10/4/2015

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Just awesome.

Pros: Great sub. Very deep, and musical. Looks very nice too.

Cons: None.

amazing sub

Jason M from California on 10/4/2015

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I use this for home theater and music, the sound and feel is simply amazing. Throughout the range of gain it produces crisp bass with as much boom as you could want. I have my crossover at 80Hz and it was exactly what my system needed.

Pros: great low frequency response well constructed with an excellent finish

Cons: - The auto-power feature is preset to wait 20 minutes before turning off the unit, which is a bit long in my opinion. - You will embark on a quest to secure, dampen or otherwise remove anything in your house that can rattle or vibrate.

Klipsch R112sw

Bret from Florida on 8/26/2015

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The R112SW is a big improvement in my HTR / Music environment with power and musical response to spare fitting into my RF3/RC3 7.1 HTR / Music system replacing a 10yr old Synergy KSW12. The KSW12 volume level was 7 in my 32'x16' open room where the R112SW plays at level 4 and sounds better.

Pros: Power, Front firing woofer and passive port is an improvement over the KSW12 down firing woofer, passive rear port design resolving the cluttered corner room placement issue with a KSW12. The R112SW matches my RF/RC woofers perfectly.

Cons: None

15" not needed

Adam from Massachusetts on 7/7/2015

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I've been appreciating my 12" JBL - PB12 for the last 11 years until the processor fried. Given my media center is 12 x 17 I didn't want to toy with regressing in sound quality and discussed my interests of moving up to the Klipsch R-115SW with the Crutchfield technical advisors. After lengthy discussion and attention to the cost saving as well, I purchased the R-112SW. I have no regrets...the R-112SW delivers all the punch and deep tones I am hoping for.

Pros: Very responsive low tones and packs a punch.

Cons: Makes everyone envious.

Klipsch Reference R-112SW

Anonymous from Texas on 7/7/2015

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This sub is amazing! Tight thunderous bass that is incredibly crisp and overwhelming if you want it to be. The 12 is a little much for the room my setup is in but can be easily adjusted for any room. I absolutely love this sub and after hooking it up you can not go wrong with any of the 3 reference series woofers (10,12,15). Added a much needed boost to my setup (2 rf 82 and 2rb 61)

Pros: Great sound, easy setup, and amazing craftsmanship

Cons: That you don't have one yet.

Klipsch Reference R-112 SW

Rick from 32563 on 5/20/2015

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Powerful, solid, accurate, first class sub woofer. It has an impressive, 12 inch, high quality speaker, with a front ported enclose. It sounds theater perfect for my living room. It matched my existing speakers with the amp on about 1/3. I'm very pleased to have plenty of headroom for bass. Great product from Crutchfield. Highly recommended for serious low frequencies.

Pros: Excellent! Extended, low bass is easy with this powerful sub. Powerful and clean amp. It has a nice musical sound when needed. Or an explosion fx can rattle the house. . Great for movies, TV, and music.

Cons: None

Klipsch Reference R-112SW

Sickdawg from north creek ny on 4/16/2015

Pure sound. Great reproduction. Smooth and powerful. This thing makes the rest of my system shine. Best addition to my theater by far.

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Tight Bass

Joeyk from Medina,Ohio on 2/22/2015

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Wow! Makes the Home Theater come to life. Sound is Amazing, tight thunderous Bass. I am very happy that I went with this one (12")over the (10") It pairs well with my Klipsch Chorus front Speakers.

Pros: Amazing Sound. Powerful Bass Adds so much to home theater Experience. I think the price is great for what you get with this Sub.

Cons: None to Speak of.

Awsome sub

Jason from Kingwood, tx on 1/13/2015

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This sub has amazing sound.

Pros: Easy install Great sound

Cons: None

Unbelievable Sound!

Nick K from Moorhead, MN on 12/8/2014

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I have had a few subs before but this one blows them all out of the water! It has low, tight, crisp sound that will absolutely bring your system to another level. Very recommended.

Pros: Amazing Sound

Cons: None

reference r-112sw

Tim from NY on 10/4/2014

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thunderous base, tight and clear. perfect for home audio

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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Woofer Size (inches) 12
Woofer Composition Cerametallic
Firing Direction Front
Wireless Optional
Preamp-Level Inputs Yes
Speaker-Level Inputs No
Speaker-Level Outputs No
Low-Pass Crossover Freq 40-160Hz
High-Pass Crossover Freq N/A
Phase Switch Yes
Amplifier Output (watts) 300
Frequency Response 24-125 Hz
Height (inches) 17-3/8
Width (inches) 15-3/8
Depth (inches) 20-15/16
Weight 48.75 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"  Cerametallic Woofer: The Klipsch R-112SW features a front-firing 12" spun-copper Cerametallic woofer that is exceptionally light yet extremely rigid, while providing remarkably low frequency response with minimal cone breakup and distortion. 

300 Watt Amplifier: The Klipsch R-112SW powered sub employs an all-digital 300 watt RMS (600 watt Peak) amplifier for dynamic bass performance. The built-in all-digital amplifier delivers ample power with high efficiency and true-to-source accuracy in reproduction.

MDF Cabinet: The R-112SW is housed in a durable MDF cabinet and finished with a brushed black polymer veneer. The MDF enclosure is rigid and protects against unwanted vibration and distortion.

Front-Firing Slot Port: The front-firing slot port with proprietary internal geometry minimizes port noise for clean undistorted low frequencies. This highly efficient enclosure design produces more output using less energy.

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 lowpass crossover is adjustable from 40-160Hz. 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-112SW powered subwoofer is equipped with a pair of line-level RCA-type inputs to connect the sub to your 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.

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.

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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Why did you buy this?

Past experience [ Anthony  Jun 05, 2018 ]
This will complete my Klipsch Atmos system. Paired with the Onkyo RZ810 can't wait to hear this at full tilt! [ MICHAEL  May 16, 2018 ]
Klipsch quality and Crutchfield experience and support [ Brede  Apr 03, 2018 ]
On sale [ Zachary  Mar 06, 2018 ]
I have one already, an it sounds loud, deep, an clean. Its on sale so I just had to get another one of these great subs. [ Ronald Dale  Mar 03, 2018 ]
I am piecing together a new home theater and am utilizing the knowledge of the Crutchfield experts. Their articles contain a wealth of information that saves me a lot of independent research and costly mistakes. Fortunately, for me, the sub woofer I wanted just happened to be on sale at the right time. [ Terry  Mar 02, 2018 ]
Klipsch is a premium product and Crutchfield just offered this sub for a $130 less than it was 2 weeks ago. I had to get it!!! [ Frederick  Feb 27, 2018 ]
I have had 3 Boston acoustic subs go out on me in the last 20 years, time to try a different brand [ jerry  Feb 06, 2018 ]
Reputation and customer rating. [ D  Feb 02, 2018 ]
Matches my existing subwoofer. Just waited for it to go on sale. [ Al  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Excellent Reviews and advice from Crutchfield Rep. [ Dennis  Nov 27, 2017 ]
I chose the Klipsch Reference R-112SW's because they provide ample low frequency bass for the footprint. [ WILLIS C.  Nov 27, 2017 ]
The best subwoofer on the market for an amazing price [ Matthew  Nov 23, 2017 ]
Good combination of size and performance [ Robert  Nov 01, 2017 ]
Made in America,need I say more, I don't think so,besides Klipsch makes Great products that they stand behind,also I ordered some products earlier today and forgot to add these items. [ Earl  Oct 28, 2017 ]
Fantastic Sub, and well it was Free... [ Constantino  Oct 27, 2017 ]
Who doesn't like a free sub? [ Gregory  Oct 25, 2017 ]
Was free with my order, can't go wrong!!! [ Michael  Oct 24, 2017 ]
Free with speaker purchase. Sounded like a nice match based on reviews. [ donald  Oct 24, 2017 ]
I was originally going to purchase the 10 inch sub with that comes the RP-150 bundle. I noticed the 12 inch sub was on sale for the same price of the 10. My living room is a great room with about 230 square feet just where the carpet is. I'm sure the 10 would be enough to deliver the boom I want and will have the punch since it is smaller. However I prefer lower bass boom/rumble. That is what I will get with the larger sub. [ ADAM  Oct 23, 2017 ]
I have been building our home theatre, I've looked into various speakers did the research on capabilities and listened to my final top picks. Klipsch quality in my opinion, the long history of quality products and standing behind these products as well as crutchfield's superior quality service made this an easy purchase. [ Johanna  Oct 21, 2017 ]
Archer was great and helped me make the right choice. [ ryan  Oct 16, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews. Right size for replacing existing woofer. Sale price. [ Eric Steven  Oct 15, 2017 ]
I have one already and need one more [ Boris  Oct 01, 2017 ]
Wanted sub to go with my recent klipsch speaker purchases [ Ehren  Sep 07, 2017 ]
I received one of these subwoofers free as a promotion through Crutchfield in February 2017 when I purchased two Klipsch R-28F floor standing speakers. I was highly impressed by this subwoofer, and I recently completed a 7.1 home theater system with it. I feel adding another one of these subwoofers to make it a 7.2 system will be extra icing on the cake, and help balance the bass. [ David  Aug 25, 2017 ]
Customer reviews [ D  Aug 22, 2017 ]
I wanted a value product. I decided to pay a little more since I will keep this for a long time. I will buy one quality sub now and consider an= second one in the future [ Jason  Aug 13, 2017 ]
wow [ James  Aug 03, 2017 ]
I have Klipsch now and this sub ranked very highly on multiple sights. [ Bob  Jul 17, 2017 ]
Huge! More bass than I need actually, but that's never a problem :-) [ GEORGE  Jul 05, 2017 ]
known product [ RICHARD  Jun 26, 2017 ]
No brainer.. Included free with a set 280's? Couldn't pass either one up. Thanks Klipsch and Crutchfield! [ Patrick  Mar 03, 2017 ]
Recommended by Audiophiles and the fact that it had a built in Amp. [ Ashvin  Mar 02, 2017 ]
because it's an awesome sub... [ Anthony  Feb 27, 2017 ]
This is a great sub for small to medium sized room. The quality of materials are second to none. [ Jamie  Feb 27, 2017 ]
Klipsch has great sound [ Larry  Feb 26, 2017 ]
i like the specs and reviews from Crutchfield on this sub, never got a Klipsch speaker system, so why not try one. My 12" Velodyne sub burned out after using it for about 17 years, i am hoping that Klipsch can match this service [ Eusebio M.  Feb 25, 2017 ]
Free shipping and no tax [ Son  Feb 22, 2017 ]
fun [ michael brian  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Need better precise performance than the $2-300 units offer. [ Eric  Feb 13, 2017 ]
Great price and reviews on product have been pretty good. I figured I would try to save a few bucks by buying one out of the scratch and dent section as I was buying one either way. So hopefully it is still in pretty good shape. . [ Kevin  Dec 25, 2016 ]
After talking to Wade it was decided that this was the best setup for our size game room (Klipsch 250 5.1). [ Lonny  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Adding a second companion subwoofer to my system [ Stephen  Dec 16, 2016 ]
Part of RP-260 5.1 package [ Jeffrey  Dec 13, 2016 ]
Klipsch fan looking for deep punchy bass in my surround sound setup. [ Derrell  Dec 07, 2016 ]
Price point with sale plus reviews of product. [ Scott  Nov 25, 2016 ]
I look at customer reviews and ratings. It's also a very quality made product from a well known manufacturer. The warranty coverage is excellent also. [ Kevin  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Brand loyalty [ Adrian  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Klipsch has a proven positive track record, I EXPECT NOTHING LESS FROM THEIR R-112SW. Being primarily a Smooth Jazz listener I will not need the total muscle this SW supplies, but I cannot wait to totally enjoy the TIGHT CLEAN CRISP bass playing of a N. East (4 Play), J. Pass, W.Tisdale or G.Veasley using this SW. This will be a welcomed addition to the 4K UHD TV/Blu-ray DVD 7.1 SRS system family. [ Bernadette  Nov 16, 2016 ]
Klipsch quality & design [ Chris  Nov 06, 2016 ]
Goes with rest of Klipsch speakers and is a good size of where it will sit. Would have ordered the 15" if I had more room. [ ROBERT G  Oct 28, 2016 ]
Price, quality [ Steven  Oct 13, 2016 ]
Research conducted on $500 apx. cost subwoofers. Needed to fit in tight space and look nice decor wise. [ Bunyan  Oct 06, 2016 ]
Will go nicely with my Klipsch RP 260 front speakers. [ Brian  Sep 28, 2016 ]
I like Klipsch products. I am buying this based upon my research and customer reviews. [ David  Sep 16, 2016 ]
I wanted one of the best subwoofers, from one of the best home audio companies.That's why I chose the Klipsch Reference R-112SW. [ Jerry  Sep 04, 2016 ]
I've had an older 10" Klipsch (RPW10) sub for years and love it. Decided to order this one while on sale for even more low-end and power (particularly for music listening). I doubt I will be disappointed. Love the copper cone this one has as well. [ Brian  Aug 30, 2016 ]
Fell in love with the style, price, and specifications of the sub-woofer. [ Lyle  Jul 17, 2016 ]
needed extra bass for my gallery speakers [ George  Jun 01, 2016 ]
Excellent [ GUY  May 17, 2016 ]
To add to my existing Klipsch speaker system [ peter  Feb 20, 2016 ]
I own several other Klipsch subs and this one gets rave reviews [ Todd  Feb 16, 2016 ]
I have klipsch speakers [ Steve  Feb 10, 2016 ]
real good reveiws [ william  Feb 03, 2016 ]
Good Reviews [ J  Jan 30, 2016 ]
I chose this based on Crutchfield customer reviews. [ Dale  Jan 15, 2016 ]
Reviews [ Robert  Jan 07, 2016 ]
Good reviews. Very powerful. Currently on sale. [ Joseph  Dec 29, 2015 ]
Frequency response and Klipsch name [ DOMENIC  Dec 18, 2015 ]
To match the other Klipsch speakers I am purchasing as part of my theater's Dolby Atmos upgrade. Reviews were perfect on this unit, based on theater size and my new amp purchase I decided 2 was better than 1. [ Adam  Dec 18, 2015 ]
Love me some Klipsch [ Donald``  Dec 16, 2015 ]
perceived high quality and value for my large room [ Timothy  Dec 14, 2015 ]
I used to be in the industry and was a Klipch dealer. I know how they sound but have had time paying full retail :-) So the scratch and dent deal was a no brainer. [ JOHN P  Dec 06, 2015 ]

4 questions already asked

This sub will rock that room, I can hear my sub shaking my living room right now! [ STANLEY  Sep 03, 2017 ]
I have my R-112SW located in the basement and the sound fills the riom. Considering that you only sit 9-10 feet away from the TV or stereo system when you listen I would think that one subwoofer would do the trick. However, if you are overly concerned about the sound filling the room, you could always step up to the R-115SW, you'd be spending the $$ anyway if you get 2 R-112SWs [ MICHAEL  Sep 03, 2017 ]
Hi Ryan I have mine placed in a room about 12x16 and I have the gain turned down to around 40 to 50%. This sub is so smooth and so strong I would think it would sound great in a larger area with the gain turned up a bit. Worst case, but one and see if it's enough. [ Michael  Sep 03, 2017 ]
This sub when turned on at even 50% capacity creat such a wonderful balance in sound. I watched movies listened to songs and Hans Zimmer this puppy is one of the greatest buy. I highly recommend a decent receiver to optimize performance [ NASIR  Sep 02, 2017 ]
On the backplate of my unit by the power input it shows110/120 - 220/240 50/60Hz. Hope this helps it is a great speaker. [ Daniel  Oct 17, 2016 ]
Yes it does. It has a switch in the back for 220V. [ DE LA LLATA  Oct 13, 2016 ]
I have no empirical way of measuring how close this subwoofer comes to reproducing advertised frequency, however I can say that movies are more immersive, with the subwoofer providing that extra "punch" when appropriate. Formula 1 and Nascar races are fun to watch, as the subwoofer makes you feel like you're there. Music is more real sounding as the bass produces more depth to overall experience. Overall I'm really impressed with this subwoofer! I hope this helps! [ MICHAEL  Mar 24, 2016 ]
I'm not sure this will be of much help, the frequency response on the R112SW is 24-125 The following info was pulled directly from the Klipsch website. Klipsch subwoofers are equipped with spun copper, front-firing CerametallicT woofers that are exceptionally light yet rigid to provide a remarkable low-frequency response with minimal cone breakup and distortion. Each subwoofer's all-digital amplifier delivers ample power with high efficiency and true-to-source accuracy in reproduction. Their front-firing slot ports utilize exclusive internal flare technology to minimize port noise for clean, detailed sounds. Each model also houses a satin painted MDF plinth to produce incredible acoustic decoupling so the subwoofer is heard-not the room. [ JOSEPH  Mar 24, 2016 ]
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Klipsch R-115SW Reference

Powerful bass that you can feel

The Klipsch Reference R-115SW offers these features:

a 400-watt RMS amplifier for more power

a 15" woofer for deeper lows

18-125 Hz frequency response