Klipsch R-120SW vs Polk Audio PSW505

Klipsch R-120SW vs Polk Audio PSW505

Klipsch R-120SW review

The active 12-inch subwoofer is designed for use in big rooms. The Klipsch R-120SW subwoofer has a Class D amplifier that develops a rated power of 200 W, which was custom made to Klipsch specifications.

The outer cover of the Klipsch R-120SW is made of high-quality vinyl film. Such a coating has good mechanical strength. Klipsch R-120SW vs Polk Audio PSW505 weighs less, it’s 14 kg vs 19,5 kg. On the rear panel of the Klipsch R-120SW, there are controls for signal level, filter tune frequency, and an absolute phase switch.

Klipsch R-120SW

Polk Audio PSW505 review

Polk Audio PSW505 vs Klipsch R-120SW has 50 watts more. PSW505 also has a 12-inch driver size. This device can provide power up to 480 watts at peak. The bass is excellent, as it should be, it shakes the walls.

PSW505 is a vintage subwoofer that carries a classic aesthetic charm aboard its spectacular list of options. High-amplitude inputs and outputs are shorted in pairs. There are two line inputs plus an LFE input for the special signal from the AV receiver. The magnetic screen allows you to place the unit close to the TV.

Polk Audio PSW505

Klipsch R-120SW pros & cons

Pros

  • Suitable for stereo systems and home theater
  • Rigid housing with 12-inch front panel IMG speaker
  • High sound pressure

Cons

  • Build quality

Polk Audio PSW505 pros & cons

Pros

  • A good dynamic theater apparatus with an excellent power reserve
  • The mode of automatic inclusion on signal and turning off the subwoofer when it is 15 minutes away

Cons

  • In broadband mode, at a very low volume, the sound loses base of power

Votes 2 2
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Klipsch R-120SW
6.6
Polk Audio PSW505
7.6
8
8
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Common

Product

Klipsch R-120SW
Polk Audio PSW505

Model

R-120SW
PSW505

Brand

Klipsch
Polk Audio

Reviews

693
2570

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
sealed

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

200
250

Maximal output power (RMS), W

400
480

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

116
85

Impedance, Ohm

8
4

Frequency response, Hz

29-120
25-160

Crossover frequency, Hz

90-150
60-125

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

back side
without

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)

0
2

Speaker level input (pair)

0
2

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

35.6 x 41.1 x 48.8/14 x 16.5 x 19.2
38.4 x 40.9 x 46.2/15.2 x 18.2 x 16.2

Weight, kg/pounds

14/31
19.5/43
Klipsch R-120SW
Polk Audio PSW505
Klipsch R-120SW
Polk Audio PSW505

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
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  • 6.6
  • 7.6
  • 6.6Klipsch R-120SW
  • 7.6Polk Audio PSW505

The Polk Audio PSW505 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Polk Audio PSW505 price