Sonos Sub Gen 3 vs Klipsch R-12SWi

Sub Gen 3 vs R-12SWi comparison chart

Overall
Sonos Sub Gen 3
6.6
Klipsch R-12SWi
6.6
7
8

Sonos Sub Gen 3 vs Klipsch R-12SWi review

Sonos Sub Gen 3
vs
Klipsch R-12SWi

What would be better Sonos Sub Gen 3 or Klipsch R-12SWi in sound for music and in clean bass? Based on our rating, both subwoofers have the same overall rating of 6.6.

Advantages Sonos Sub Gen 3 over Klipsch R-12SWi

  • App control

Advantages Klipsch R-12SWi over Sonos Sub Gen 3

  • Larger driver size: 12" vs 6"
  • Volume control
  • Subwoofer phase control allows the user to add electrical delay to the incoming signal
  • Low-pass filter eliminates the notes you don't want your subwoofer to play

Common strengths

  • Wireless
  • Detachable grilles
  • Vented boxes
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Klipsch R-12SWi

May 14, 2020

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 l...

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Common

Product

Sonos Sub Gen 3
Klipsch R-12SWi

Model

Sub Gen 3
R-12SWi

Brand

Sonos
Klipsch

Reviews

333
498

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
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

2
1

Driver size, in

6
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

without
back side

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

0
0

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

0
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
0

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF

Woofer composition

polymer

Colors

black
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

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

40 x 38.9 x 15.8/15.8 x 15.3 x 6.2
35.5 x 41.9 x 53.5/14 x 16.5 x 21.1

Weight, kg/pounds

16/36.3
33/14.9

Other

Release year

2020
2016
Sonos Sub Gen 3
Klipsch R-12SWi
Sonos Sub Gen 3
Klipsch R-12SWi

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6Sonos Sub Gen 3
  • 6.6Klipsch R-12SWi