Klipsch R-115SW vs Yamaha DXS12

Klipsch R-115SW vs Yamaha DXS12

Klipsch R-115SW review

Klipsch R-115SW vs Yamaha DXS12 has 15-inch driver size, while DXS12 has 12-inch. Klipsch R-115SW is a powerful active subwoofer; its working power is 400 watts. Klipsch provides the unmatched precision of sound reproduction in the home theater and stereo systems. The robust subwoofer box minimizes noise and delivers clear sound at low frequencies. This is a simple appearance, but it differs from previous Reference Series subwoofers, which had an LED display and settings. The device is black and made of high-quality material. This sub is ideal for the interior of your home.

Klipsch R-115SW

Yamaha DXS12 review

DXS12 is a massive 12 ” woofer. Yamaha DXS12 has 600 W vs Klipsch R-115SW - 400 W nominal output power. In this combination, the speaker/amplifier system produces a peak sound pressure of 131 dB and operates in the frequency range 47-160 Hz. Among the technological solutions, it is worth highlighting the DSP processor, which processes the audio signal and controls the intelligent protection system. The subwoofer housing DXS12 has a bass-reflex type and is made of wood, which gives the entire system excellent acoustic characteristics while maintaining resistance to mechanical damage and scratches.

Yamaha DXS12

Klipsch R-115SW pros & cons

Pros

  • The clean sound corresponds to the way the source is to sound
  • MDF construction prevents unwanted sounds

Cons

  • Limited built-in controls
  • Size can limit placement

Yamaha DXS12 pros & cons

Pros

  • Advanced signal monitoring and processing functions FIR-X tuning, D-XSUB, D-CONTOUR
  • Rubber feet for stability
  • Built-in digital limiter to protect the speaker from overload

Cons

  • Very heavy

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Klipsch R-115SW
7.3
Yamaha DXS12
6.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Klipsch R-115SW
Yamaha DXS12

Model

R-115SW
DXS12

Brand

Klipsch
Yamaha

Reviews

150
7

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

400
600

Maximal output power (RMS), W

800
950

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

118
134

Impedance, Ohm

8
10

Frequency response, Hz

18-125
42-150

Crossover frequency, Hz

40-160
80-120

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

15
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

front panel
front panel

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1
0

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
0

RCA outputs

0
0

XLR inputs (pair)

0
1

XLR outputs (pair)

0
1

Speaker level output (pair)

0
0

Speaker level input (pair)

0
0

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF
wood

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D), cm/in

48.3 x 54.6 x 55.9/19.5 x 21.5 x 22.3
40 x 56.7 x 57/19.6 x 27.4 x 28.1

Weight, kg/pounds

34/75.4
37.2/82.2
Klipsch R-115SW
Yamaha DXS12
Klipsch R-115SW
Yamaha DXS12

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.3Klipsch R-115SW
  • 6.6Yamaha DXS12

The Klipsch R-115SW is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Klipsch R-115SW price