Passive indoor/outdoor subwoofer (Black)
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An integrated bracket gives you flexible mounting options.
Deep, punchy bass in the great outdoors
Add deeper, punchier bass to your commercial outdoor speaker system with the Klipsch CA-800-TSW. This all-weather subwoofer features multi-tap transformers for use with 70-volt or 100-volt distributed audio systems, or you can set it to "bypass mode" for use with more traditional home audio equipment.
The sub's 8" IMG (injection-molded graphite) woofer delivers solid bass. A built-in 150 Hz low-pass crossover allows the CA-800-TSW to blend in properly with your full-range outdoor speakers. Pair it with Klipsch's CA650T or CA800T outdoor commercial speakers for a full-range system with bass impact. See what our satisfied customers have to say.
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- enhances bass in your outdoor speaker system
- 8" IMG (injection-molded graphite) woofer with rubber surround
- handles up to 150 watts
- frequency response 51-135Hz (±4dB)
- weather-resistant enclosure
- attached "C-style" bracket for easy wall mounting
- multi-tap transformer allows use with 70V or 100V commercial distributed audio systems
- 70-volt transformer taps at 3.7, 7.5, 15, 30, and 60 watts
- 100-volt transformer taps at 7.5, 15, 30, and 60 watts
- bypass setting for use with traditional home audio receivers and amps
- 6-ohm impedance
- sensitivity 92 dB
- built-in 150Hz low-pass crossover
- cabinet and grille can be painted to match your decor
- 11-1/16"W x 16-5/8"H x 12-3/8"D
- weight: 20 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Black outdoor subwoofer with removable mounting bracket
- 2 Lock-nuts
- Owner's Manual
- Warranty Card
- "Lock-nuts" note
Great outdoor sub.
J.T., Point Pleasant, WV
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Features and Specs
|Drivers per speaker||1|
|Woofer Size (inches)||8|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||N/A|
|System Frequency response||51-135|
|Maximum SPL||111 cont.|
|Peak Power rating||0|
Commercial Outdoor Sub: The Klipsch CA-800-TSW is an all-purpose, all-weather subwoofer that delivers low frequency sound in outdoor applications. This subwoofer has been designed to complement the Klipsch CA Series and other small to medium-sized full-range speaker installations. The CA-800-TSW can deliver strong bass response in a variety of applications.
8" Woofer: The CA-800-TSW's 8" woofer is constructed form UV-resistant, glass-reinforced polypropylene and is durable against the elements. The Klipsch CA-800-TSW delivers a deep, accurate bass through its 8-inch, long excursion driver that has a high-temperature voice coil attached to an IMG cone which is light weight and offers excellent rigidity and water resistance. The 8" woofer can handle up to 150 watts.
Crossover: The CA-800-TSW incorporates a built-in low-pass crossover that ensures a seamless blend between the subwoofer and your high-frequency outdoor speakers. The Klipsch all-weather subwoofer features an integrated 12dB/Octave low-pass fixed at 150Hz.
Vented Weather Resistant Enclosure: The 8" woofer is housed inside a bass-reflex, UV-resistant, all-weather ABS enclosure for added efficiency and bass response. The Klipsch CA-8000TSW's enclosure is paintable and features a rustproof aluminum grille, which is also paintable. The grille stays securely fastened and incorporates a new paint formulation for increased weather resistance and years of maintenance-free protection regardless of the climate or environment.
Multi-Tap Transformer: The CA-800-TSW includes a multi-tap transformer for 70 or 100 volt installations. There is also a bypass position that allows normal 8-ohm operation for installations that do not require a transformer. The switch is on the back of the speaker and can be set using a small flat-head screwdriver.
Connections: The Klipsch CA-800-TSW is equipped with 4 barrier-strip, gold-plated connectors for connecting the subwoofer to your amplifier.
Placement: The Klipsch all-weather subwoofer is perfect for patios, decks, swimming pools, porches, or an other place where exposure to the elements make conventional loudspeaker usage unsuitable. The CA-800-TSW can be installed in a variety of locations due to bass frequencies being less directional than high frequencies. You will achieve better results if it is installed in a corner or near a wall where additional energy can be reflected from the walls.
Mounting: The Klipsch CA-800TSW comes supplied with a removable C-style mounting bracket. The included heavy-gauge powder-coated zinc C-bracket provides added mounting strength. This bracket attaches to the subwoofer with the supplied low profile knobs that thread onto the top and bottom studs protruding from the cabinet. This allows the subwoofer to be angled to the left or right when mounted vertically, or up and down when mounted horizontally. The additional 3/8"-16 threaded insert allows for use with optional mount brackets to offer even better placement flexibility.
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Why did you buy this?
No better outdoor subwoofer for the money! Do not waste your time or money on something else -- this is gorgeous bass when paired with the 650s. [ Tim Sep 13, 2017 ]
Price and recommendation [ GARTH A Jun 02, 2017 ]
Cory recommended [ Joseph May 19, 2017 ]
Needed Deep bass in my backyard, thinking this Klipsch will do the trick [ Ron Aug 22, 2017 ]
1 question already asked
3 answers I am having a problem connecting and getting any kind of sound out of my sub. It is connected to an onkyo receiver and a Russound 75 amplifier. I also have 2 Atrium 5 speakers attached. I called Crutchfield and got 2 separate set of advice and sad to say it still does not work ( I think it's me)? [ GARTH A Jun 10, 2017 ]
Hi Garth. Are you connecting the Klipsch CA-800-TSW using a Voltage Source or connecting it to a Subwoofer Power Amp? I connected my Klipsch CA-800-TSW using a Danton Audio SA230 Subwoofer Power Amp. I stood the Klipsch CA-800-TSW on end with the Klipsch Label on the Face Plate down, connected the Positive (+) Wire to the Top Positive (+) Terminal on the speaker and the Negative (-) Wire to the Bottom Negative (-) Terminal on the speaker. It is Very Important that you MUST Make Sure that the Rotary Switch on the Back of the Speaker is Set to The BYPASS POSITION. If you are using the setup that I am using (Klipsch CA-800-TSW setup as a Passive Speaker and being powered with a Subwoofer Power Amp), make sure that your Subwoofer Power Amp is capable of running a 4 ohm Speaker. Best of luck Ron [ ronald Jun 12, 2017 ]
Yes I do thank you for your response. However Crutchfield was able to help me the switch on the sub needed to be moved to the "bypass" position once that was done great music and sounds [ GARTH A Jun 11, 2017 ]
This may be a dumb question but do you have a cable connecting the reciever to the Russound amp [ Mark Jun 10, 2017 ]