BIC America F12 vs Klipsch R-120SW

Klipsch R-120SW vs BIC America F12

Klipsch R-120SW review

R-120SW is an active subwoofer with a 12” size driver. Klipsch R-120SW vs BIC America F12 has 200 W power, while F12 has 150 W. The amplifier is custom made to Klipsch specifications. This amplifier has low distortion and is precisely matched to the subwoofer speaker, thereby achieving high efficiency.

The outer cover of the Klipsch R-120SW is made of high-quality vinyl tape, which imitates natural wood very accurately. Also, this cover has good mechanical strength. On the back panel of the Klipsch R-120SW there are controls for signal level, filter tune frequency, and an absolute phase switch.

Klipsch R-120SW

BIC America F12 review

This subwoofer with a 12-inch driver size has a reasonably high peak power value (475 W). It has a phase switch. Thereby you can synchronize the movement of the speaker diffuser and subwoofer for better sound quality. BIC America F12 has an LED power detector vs Klipsch R-120SW hasn’t. This function is very convenient, it is always clear whether the subwoofer is connected to an outlet.

BIC F12 is large and heavy, it is made in a minimalist style. Subwoofer control is located on the back panel. At the bottom of the case are four low cylindrical legs.

BIC America F12

Klipsch R-120SW pros & cons

Pros

  • A built-in digital amplifier provides ample power combined with high performance
  • Provides deep bass and ample placement
  • Provides compatibility with any receiver

Cons

  • The power cord has been damaged

BIC America F12 pros & cons

Pros

  • Can work in multi-channel mode
  • In the middle is a cast cone with a metal cover. This helps the subwoofer work properly at high frequencies

Cons

  • Very noticeable noise at certain frequencies

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
BIC America F12
7.3
Klipsch R-120SW
6.6
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8
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Common

Product

BIC America F12
Klipsch R-120SW

Model

F12
R-120SW

Brand

BIC America
Klipsch

Reviews

1720
769

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150
200

Maximal output power (RMS), W

475
400

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

90
116

Impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response, Hz

25-200
29-120

Crossover frequency, Hz

40-90
90-150

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

back side
back side

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
1

RCA outputs

0
0

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

XLR outputs (pair)

0
0

Speaker level output (pair)

2
0

Speaker level input (pair)

2
0

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

27.9 x 30.8 x 33/19 x 21 x 22
35.6 x 41.1 x 48.8/14 x 16.5 x 19.2

Weight, kg/pounds

9.2/20
14/31
BIC America F12
Klipsch R-120SW
BIC America F12
Klipsch R-120SW

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.3BIC America F12
  • 6.6Klipsch R-120SW

The BIC America F12 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check BIC America F12 price