Klipsch R-12SWi Review and Specs

Klipsch R-12SWi Designed for larger spaces, the R-12SWi wireless subwoofers delivers incredible, room-filling bass without the need for a subwoofer cable. The R-12SWi gives you complete freedom to find the optimal location for both maximum output and aesthetics. Follow the Klipsch R-12SWi review for more insights.

Klipsch R-12SWi Review

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Features

The Klipsch R-12SWi subwoofer is designed to work both in stereo systems and in a home theater, and is able to efficiently sound large rooms. Concerning Klipsch R-12SWi specs, it produces 200W RMS, the frequency range (± 3 dB) is 29 - 120 Hz. The signal is transmitted at a frequency of 2.4 GHz without compression, which provides a wide dynamic range of sound and accurate frequency transmission.

Design and build

It is made in a single concept with the Klipsch speakers of the Reference series, which successfully combines black and copper-gold colors. Klipsch R-12SWi is equipped with a 12-inch bass speaker, which is located on the front panel and is closed by a removable protective net. The bass has a diffuser made of die-cast graphite (IMG) with an external copper coating that dampens unwanted vibrations and resonances. The speaker is connected to a powerful amplifier, working in class D. The subwoofer casing is made of thick MDF, equipped with internal ties and damping to eliminate coloring the sound at high volume, and its exterior is made of rough vinyl film. The front panel of the subwoofer has a power on LED. On the back of the Klipsch R-12SWi is a traditional set of controls. There are volume and frequency controls for the input filter, as well as a switch for the absolute phase of the signal.

Klipsch R-12SWi

Connectivity

Klipsch R-12SWi is equipped with linear and LFE inputs, however, a feature of this model is that it provides the possibility of wireless connection to the signal source. For this purpose, the Klipsch R-12SWi has a built-in receiver, and a transmitter paired with it is included with the device. The latter can be connected to the LFE or line output of an AV receiver or stereo amplifier.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The wireless connection was instantaneous. Without any hassles at all
  • The sound quality is good, and I have it programmed in with an Audyssey setup, and without a single tweak to the "Sub" it blended indirectly

Cons

  • It doesn't have a low enough extension as for me personally
  • The roll-off slope also appears to be rather high

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Common features

Product

Klipsch R-12SWi

Model

R-12SWi

Brand

Klipsch

Reviews

351

General

Amplification type

active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

200

Maximal output power (RMS), W

400

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

116

Impedance, Ohm

Frequency response, Hz

29-120

Crossover frequency, Hz

40-120

Driver

Driver quantity

1

Driver size, in

12

Driver placement

front panel

Port placement

back side

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

0

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1

RCA outputs

0

XLR inputs (pair)

0

XLR outputs (pair)

0

Speaker level output (pair)

0

Speaker level input (pair)

0

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF

Woofer composition

polymer

Colors

black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

35.5 x 41.9 x 53.5/14 x 16.5 x 21.1

Weight, kg/pounds

33/14.9
Klipsch R-12SWi
Klipsch R-12SWi

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