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Our take on the Klipsch SW-110 by Crutchfield's Kristen Schaub
The Klipsch SW-110 uses a strong-yet-light 10" woofer.
Strong, accurate bass for large rooms
Whether you're watching movies or listening to music, you'll enjoy deep, intense bass with the SW-110. This powerful, high-output subwoofer uses a 200-watt amplifier to drive a strong-yet-light 10" woofer that's designed for quick, precise movement. The front slot port helps minimize turbulence for clean sound. And since the port is in the front, you won't hear unwanted "boominess" from sound reverberating off your walls and floor. That means you can place this sub just about anywhere and enjoy punchy low-frequency effects.
Was perfect for my room size 20x20 with 12 foot ceiling. As always crutchfield was helpful in choosing this and their support staff is awesome. I won't shop anywhere else
drew m, AZ
What's in the Box:
- Black powered subwoofer
- 1 Grille (installed)
- 8' AC power cord
- Owner's manual
- front slot port for reduced turbulence and flexible installation
- 200-watt RMS BASH® digital hybrid amplifier
- 10" front-firing woven fiberglass driver
- frequency response 28-120 Hz (±3dB)
- variable 50-150 Hz crossover
- phase switch
- auto on/off
- line level/LFE (low frequency effects) input
- speaker-level inputs
- compatible with the Klipsch WA-2 wireless audio adapter kit for an easy connection to a sound system
- 12-3/8"W x 14-3/8"H x 20-7/16"D
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Woofer Size (inches)||10|
|Woofer Composition||Woven fiberglass|
|Low-Pass Crossover Freq||50-150|
|High-Pass Crossover Freq||N/A|
|Amplifier Output (watts)||200|
|Frequency Response||28-120 Hz|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||2 Years|
BASH Digital Hybrid Class AB Amplifier: The Klipsch SW-110 powered subwoofer features a highly efficient BASH digital hybrid class AB amplifier which produces reliable, high-powered sound. The built-in amplifier is rated at 200 watts RMS (450 watts Peak). The RMS power rating indicates power available on a continuous, long-term basis. The Peak power rating indicates power available for large, short-term peaks in your music or movie soundtrack.
10" Fiberglass Woofer: The Klipsch SW-110 powered subwoofer features a front-firing 10" non-resonant woven fiberglass driver with a durable rubber surround for tight musical bass.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Klipsch SW-110 utilizes a bass-reflex enclosure with an advanced front-firing slot port to produce tight musical bass. This highly efficient enclosure design produces more output using less energy.
Power LED Indicator: Located on the powered subwoofer's front baffle, this LED indicates the operating status of the unit's built-in amplifier. The LED will be off when the amplifier is in standby mode and green when the amplifier is on and receiving a signal.
Rubber Feet: The Klipsch powered subwoofer is equipped with four integrated rubber feet to help prevent against vibration.
Placement: Klipsch powered subwoofers are designed to reproduce deep bass and deliver the impact that makes your movies and music come alive. Typically, optimum performance will result if you place the subwoofer in a corner of the room on the same wall as your front channel speakers.
Gain Control: The gain control of the Klipsch SW-110 adjusts the subwoofer's volume relative to the rest of your home audio system. If the Klipsch powered subwoofer is connected to the Subwoofer Output (LFE) on your AV receiver, first set the subwoofer volume level control in the receiver to the "half-way" or the "0-dB" position. Then increase the gain of the subwoofer until the subwoofer's volume level matches the output of your main speakers. After this setup is completed, the volume control of your AV receiver will be the volume control for both the Klipsch powered subwoofer and your connected loudspeakers.
Lowpass Crossover: The Klipsch SW-110 powered subwoofer features a variable lowpass crossover which is adjustable from 50-150Hz. The crossover point chosen determines where low bass frequencies are "handed-off" from your AV system's loudspeakers to the Klipsch powered subwoofer. Set the crossover point based on the size of your systems' main left/right speakers. As a general rule, for larger, floor-standing speakers, set the crossover point between 50-90Hz. If using small bookshelf or satellite speakers for your mains, set the crossover point between 90-150Hz. The smaller the speaker, the higher the setting until the bass frequencies blend well between the loudspeakers and the Klipsch powered sub. If setting the crossover point in the receiver, turn the Lowpass Filter knob on the subwoofer to the farthest point right (150Hz).
Phase: The Klipsch SW-110 powered subwoofer has an adjustable phase control which can be set between 0° and 180°. This control is used to acoustically match the subwoofer's output to your system's main speakers. Select a position between 0° and 180°, in which the subwoofer has more output at your main listening position.
Power Auto/On/Off: The Klipsch powered subwoofer features a 3-way power switch. This is the main AC power switch for the subwoofer. This switch must be in the "On" position for the subwoofer to operate or the "Auto" position for the Auto-On feature to function. Set this switch to the "Off" position if the subwoofer will not be used for an extended period of time. When this switch is in the "Auto" position, the subwoofer will automatically turn on when it senses a signal. It will automatically turn off after 20 minutes with no signal.
Line-Level Input: The Klipsch SW-110 powered subwoofer is equipped with a pair of line-level RCA-type inputs. Most of today's AV receivers have a line-level subwoofer output (LFE) labeled Subwoofer Pre Out, Sub Out, or SW Out. If your receiver has this output, connect on end of a subwoofer cable to it and connect the other end of the cable into the powered subwoofer's line-level input labeled "LEFT/LFE". This connection allows the subwoofer to operate with both music and surround sound movies. In absence of a subwoofer (LFE) output on your receiver, as an alternative hookup, you can connect Left & Right channel pre-amp outputs from a receiver to the "Left/LFE" and "Right" input on the powered subwoofer.
Speaker-Level Inputs: If your AV receiver does not have an LFE out or subwoofer preamp output, you can connect the Klipsch subwoofer to the receiver via speaker-level connection, using the powered subwoofer's 5-way binding posts. Using 16-gauge or larger speaker wire, connect the Red 'positive' (+) terminal of the AV receiver's Left channel to the Red (+) terminal of the subwoofer's Left speaker-input channel. Connect the Black 'negative' (-) terminal of the AV receiver's Left channel to the Black (-) terminal of the subwoofer's Left speaker-input channel. Repeat this procedure for connecting your AV receiver's Right channel input. The terminals on the AV receiver used to connect the powered subwoofer will be the same terminals used to connect the AV receiver to your main speakers.
Note: Take care that no bare wires from any of the connection touch any other terminals, or each other, as this could damage your equipment.
WA Port (optional): The Klipsch powered subwoofer is fitted with a proprietary 4-pin "WA-Port" connector for wireless operation, using Klipsch's optional WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit (714WA2, sold separately). The Klipsch WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit consists of two components; a wireless Transmitter & wireless Receiver. The WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit makes adding the Klipsch powered subwoofer to your home theater system much easier, because it replaces the need for a separate subwoofer cable that traditionally must be connected between the receiver and the powered sub. Now, you can easily place your powered subwoofer where it both sounds and looks best in the room since you're not restricted by an audio cable.
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3 questions already asked
The Klipsch subwoofer input includes RCA phono connectors. If that connection matches the subwoofer output on your soundbar, then you need only connect the two by a single male-male phono cable. The Klipsch has adjustable volume for its own internal amp and adjustable lowpass frequency. I do not know from experience how your soundbar would perform with a subwoofer. YMMV. [ Steven Feb 15, 2016 ]
4 answers I need a sub to match my Klipsch RB-51ii's in a stereo system for music listening(not HT). Originally was thinking the R-10SW as it is a Reference speaker with the copper spun cone. Will this SW-110 be as good a match? I generally listen to jazz but also blues, rock, classical. I wanted the sub for a fuller sound that is still musical as opposed to chest thumping bass. [ Bob Doherty Oct 12, 2015 ]
The SW-110 blends seamlessly with the rest of the audio spectrum. Works great with voice as well as music. [ M Apr 11, 2016 ]
The SW110 will be a perfect match for your system. I have been very pleased with the performance of the SW110 on my system. You will not get a thumping boom boom sound. You definitely will get a much fuller sound. [ Ronnie Oct 13, 2015 ]
I use mine for action movies, classical, new age, rock, ... after I adjusted the level a couple of times I found the perfect setting for all applications. I am not disappointed in the least with this sub to do all of the different sounds I require it to do. This is a very nice sub woofer [ David Oct 13, 2015 ]
It should do the job. Music listening has a different sound setup than a home theater setup. You'll need to have to place this sub in the correct place and make sure you tune it correctly to achieve your goal. Hope your not getting a home theater receiver. [ DEREK Oct 12, 2015 ]
110v in Illinois [ M Apr 11, 2016 ]
110 v [ Shana Aug 05, 2015 ]
110v [ Craig Aug 04, 2015 ]
The power input is 110v [ Ronnie Aug 04, 2015 ]
110 volt [ Dane Aug 03, 2015 ]
110v [ BARBARA Aug 03, 2015 ]
Power input? Never heard that term used in AV world. If your asking if the subwoofer uses 110v or 220v to power the sub than your answer is 110v. 220v I don't recall any home theater system using. Hope this helps [ DEREK Aug 03, 2015 ]