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Klipsch Reference R-110SW

Powered subwoofer, wireless adapter optional

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Overview

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There's no substitute for the excitement that room-shaking explosions and rumbling stampedes add to your movie night. And to get that kind of deep, driving bass, you need a no-nonsense sub like Klipsch's R-110SW. It sports a high-output 200-watt amplifier to produce tightly controlled, room-filling bass that brings your movies, music, and video games roaring to life.

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Klipsch R-110SW powered subwoofer

There's no substitute for the excitement that room-shaking explosions and rumbling stampedes add to your movie night. And to get that kind of deep, driving bass, you need a no-nonsense sub like Klipsch's R-110SW. It sports a high-output 200-watt amplifier to produce tightly controlled, room-filling bass that brings your movies, music, and video games roaring to life.

The sub's strong-yet-light 10" 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-110SW 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:

  • 200-watt RMS amplifier (400-watts peak power)
  • 10" front-firing Cerametallic™ cone woofer
  • front slot port with internal flare technology for reduced turbulence and flexible installation
  • frequency response 27-125 Hz
  • variable low-pass crossover and 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
  • 14-5/8"W x 16-3/8"H x 18-5/16"D
  • 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
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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Woofer Size (inches) 10
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) 200
Frequency Response 27-125 Hz
Height (inches) 16-3/8
Width (inches) 14-9/16
Depth (inches) 18-5/16
Weight 39.25 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

10"  Cerametallic Woofer: The Klipsch R-110SW features a front-firing 10" spun-copper Cerametallic woofer that is exceptionally light yet extremely rigid, while providing remarkably low frequency response with minimal cone breakup and distortion. 

200 Watt Amplifier: The Klipsch R-110SW powered sub employs an all-digital 200 watt RMS (400 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-110SW 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-110SW 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?

Replacing a 10 year old Polk Audio PSW125 that had a failed amp. Was looking for a SW that had quick response and punch for music (I am a Tower of Power fan) in addition to supporting a full and well-rounded movie experience. [ James  Aug 25, 2018 ]
I needed a powered sub-woofer to complete my surround sound system. I was extremely happy with my Klipsch front tower and center speeakers, I knew this would be the right choice. [ Gerardo  May 29, 2018 ]
I have experience with Klipsch already. Also came with a strong recommendation from several of your associates. On sale! [ C  Mar 09, 2018 ]
recommendation from your tech Mr. Colt. He was very helpful in assisting me in choosing a home audio system that can rock the house for my son for Christmas. Thanks Colt! [ Ramon  Dec 03, 2017 ]
because the Brand & Make Is Awesome good Sound [ Allan  Oct 26, 2017 ]
Spoke with Hunter was very knowledgeable about this product. [ lerian  Oct 24, 2017 ]
Recommendation from Crutchfield Advisor to replace an failed subW [ William  Jun 24, 2017 ]
i ordered two sets of klipsch rp-160m speakers and really like them so I decided to replace my jbl woofer which I am having problems with. I read the reviews and decided to go with this one. [ Mark  Jun 23, 2017 ]
The R-115SW got great review, to big for space. The R-110SW also has great reviews and fits the space better. [ RALPH  May 24, 2017 ]
Free [ Bryant  Mar 02, 2017 ]
I researched speakers for a dedicated home theater room. While looking Klipsch offered a free sub with the purchase of two RP-260's. This sealed the deal for me. [ Thomas  Feb 21, 2017 ]
Sound, quality, and reviews online. Power also. [ Kenneth  Feb 14, 2017 ]
Good sound [ James  Jan 23, 2017 ]
I heard it is a good speaker [ Edward  Oct 18, 2016 ]
solid choice. apropriate specs. nice look [ Pasquale  Sep 24, 2016 ]
This item was the last missing piece to complete my set. Excellent SQ product, plus it's replacing my 15 yrs plus failing Veledyne Sub i currently own. [ SOUND EQ GUY  Sep 23, 2016 ]
recommended by Chance during our conversation about what would work best with what I have and getting [ Dennis  Sep 22, 2016 ]
Chosen by my stereo designer. [ Nick  Sep 15, 2016 ]
Came highly recommended by a couple Crutchfield reps so I've never owned Klipsch brand. [ teresa  Sep 01, 2016 ]
Love the Klipsch brand as they're devoted to excellent cabinets and second to none sound. [ Brian  Jul 31, 2016 ]
To compliment my other awesome Klipsch Reference speakers. [ Dennis  Jul 10, 2016 ]
I am purchasing this sub to add to the other Klipsch sub I have. Advisor Abe was very helpful with information on which model to buy. Abe's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=156 [ James  May 16, 2016 ]
just needed to upgrade my subwoofer and where else is there to shop for quality stereo equipment.....good deal and good service [ james s.  Apr 26, 2016 ]
recommended by a friend [ Michael  Apr 07, 2016 ]
Recommended by one of your advisers. [ John  Feb 29, 2016 ]
A must loved addition to my r ll 82 klipsh floor speakers. [ Tim  Feb 22, 2016 ]
To replace my Bose lifestyle sub [ Edward  Feb 02, 2016 ]
Quality [ Mike  Jan 23, 2016 ]
Researched and selected the best available option. [ Juan Rivas  Dec 22, 2015 ]
I already had one of these and was extremely satisfied with sound production capabilities, so it was a simple "choice." Need I say more? [ David  Dec 06, 2015 ]

2 questions already asked

Of course it does, provided the receiver HAS a sub woofer jack in the back [ David  Jul 08, 2016 ]
yes, so long as the receiver has a sub out. [ Veronica  Jul 08, 2016 ]
I have a Denon AVR-1912 Receiver it works fine. [ Drew  Jul 08, 2016 ]
I have 2 subwoofers but use a separate amplifier. I use the line out and a doubler cable for the subwoofer amp. I would try using the Left LFE and see if it will work. Run the auto setup and it will let you know. That looks like a very nice subwoofer. Mine are almost 35 years old but still work. [ Charles  Nov 17, 2015 ]
Mine is connected to the Left/LFE, with nothing on the right. [ Gigi  Nov 17, 2015 ]
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