Klipsch R-120SW vs Dayton Audio SUB-1200

Klipsch R-120SW vs Dayton Audio SUB-1200

Klipsch R-120SW review

Active 12-inch subwoofer Hi-Fi class. Klipsch R-120SW vs Dayton Audio SUB-1200 has more power output, it’s 200 vs 150 W. The frequency range is equal to – 29-120 Hz. The R-120SW provides RCA input, which is a huge advantage when connecting the laptop to the speakers on the shelf and subwoofer. The Klipsch R-120SW body is made of selected MDF of increased thickness and complemented by internal ties. In general, this design has good acoustic inertness; it does not color the sound even at high volume. On the back panel of the R-120SW are controls for signal level, filter tune frequency, and an absolute phase switch.

Klipsch R-120SW

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 review

The Dayton Audio SUB-1000 sub with a 10-inch driver size is the perfect complement to any home system. This subwoofer is equipped with bottom-firing, flared port, low-frequency reflection design to reduce port noise and bass enhancement. Dayton Audio SUB-1200 weighs 20 kg vs Klipsch R-120SW – 14 kg. The construction is of high quality but heavy. The device without built-in legs for vertical installation is 6 / 25 inches. If you put extra legs for vertical mounting, yes, it will become larger. The attached feet for horizontal installation on the floor give a size of 6 / 25 inches.

Dayton Audio SUB-1200

Klipsch R-120SW pros & cons

Pros

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

Cons

  • The surface finish is not acceptable

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 pros & cons

Pros

  • It is totally silent
  • It has excellent speed performance and excellent dynamics

Cons

  • The speaker has nowhere near the room-filling

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Klipsch R-120SW
6.6
Dayton Audio SUB-1200
7.3
8
8
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Product

Klipsch R-120SW
Dayton Audio SUB-1200

Model

R-120SW
SUB-1200

Brand

Klipsch
Dayton Audio

Reviews

693
144

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

200
120

Maximal output power (RMS), W

400
120

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

116
85

Impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response, Hz

29-120
25-140

Crossover frequency, Hz

90-150
40-140

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

back side
down firing

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
41.1 x 45.3 x 42.6/ 16.2 x 17.8 x 16.8

Weight, kg/pounds

14/31
20/44.6
Klipsch R-120SW
Dayton Audio SUB-1200
Klipsch R-120SW
Dayton Audio SUB-1200

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  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.6Klipsch R-120SW
  • 7.3Dayton Audio SUB-1200

The Dayton Audio SUB-1200 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check Dayton Audio SUB-1200 price