Klipsch R-120SW vs Pioneer SW-8MK2

Klipsch R-120SW
vs
Pioneer SW-8MK2

We've put together a comparison of these two impressive subwoofers Klipsch R-120SW vs Pioneer SW-8MK2. R-120SW has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 vs 6 out of 10 for SW-8MK2.

Advantages Klipsch R-120SW over Pioneer SW-8MK2

  • Loudspeaker grill is removable
  • Has more nominal output power: 200W vs 50W (RMS)
  • Maximum peak power: 400W vs 100W (RMS)
  • Higher sensitivity: 116dB vs 80dB
  • Better low limit of frequency response: 29Hz vs 38Hz
  • Larger driver size: 12" vs 8"

Advantages Pioneer SW-8MK2 over Klipsch R-120SW

  • Better high limit of frequency response: 150Hz vs 120Hz

Common strengths

  • Vented boxes
  • Phase control
  • Low-pass filter
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Klipsch R-120SW
6.6
Pioneer SW-8MK2
6
8
8
Klipsch R-120SW

Klipsch R-120SW review

May 13, 2020

The subwoofer we are going to talk about in this Klipsch R-120SW review well-worth your attention. It has a solid case and decent build. Let’s proceed into the body for more interesting facts! ...

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Pioneer SW-8MK2

Pioneer SW-8MK2 review

May 11, 2020

In this Pioneer SW-8MK2 review you’ll find out that the company employed renowned audio engineer Andrew Jones to design several decent but inexpensive loudspeakers, including their now flagship...

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Common

Product

Klipsch R-120SW
Pioneer SW-8MK2

Model

R-120SW
SW-8MK2

Brand

Klipsch
Pioneer

Reviews

1405
694

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

200
50

Maximal output power (RMS), W

400
100

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

116
80

Impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response, Hz

29-120
38-150

Crossover frequency, Hz

90-150
31-125

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
8

Driver placement

front panel
down firing

Port placement

back side
front panel

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1
0

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
0

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
27 x 27 x 30/12.2 x 12.2 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

14/31
9.3/20.2
Klipsch R-120SW
Pioneer SW-8MK2
Klipsch R-120SW
Pioneer SW-8MK2

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 6.6Klipsch R-120SW
  • 6Pioneer SW-8MK2

The Klipsch R-120SW is better subwoofer in this comparison - check Klipsch R-120SW price.