Klipsch R-120SW Subwoofer Demo

hey everybody is wrong jr. in this week
video I’m gonna be reviewing clips
newest reference line subwoofer it’s the
are 120 SW this two 12-inch version guys
of the reference line subs this is 400
watts 200 RMS so it does have some power
yeah I decided to go ahead and just do
this video because when I was in the
market of searching for Clips subs I
didn’t really see a review on this I saw
in this video I’m gonna go ahead and you
know do a proper review and I’m also
gonna do a demo on it for me this sub is
replacing a Polk Audio PSW 108 that I
had in my living room here
I do have this up behind me so I will be
bringing it out shortly just guys for
you just kind of see the science
comparison and if you guys are
interested in actual comparison review
between the two yeah definitely let me
know let me jump up into it so this is
up it comes in black ash in the box I
think she just comes with the general
user manual warranty information and it
comes with a power cable to let me take
the grill off for you guys can see how
it looks without the grill right now all
clips reference line they have there’s a
copper look going on with it definitely
I felt when I first seen it looks better
over camera than it is in person because
it’s really not copper obviously you
know now with the speaker grill on this
one it does have like little posts and
there’s a little bit of an addition and
didn’t engine and you just kind of put
it on like that
I actually prefer these a lot better
than the usual speaker cover
let me guys show you I’m gonna take in
the one off mic poke
right now usually you see you know
speaker covers like this I kind of don’t
like them this is off the Pope because
these usually been so definitely clips
doing this design I kind of like it a
lot better it’s a lot sturdier see that
they have like the wood right here I
don’t know if it MDF and forcing it so
it’s cool so this is what the front look
like definitely the woofer is uh it has
a nice around zarok beefy now it’s a lot
more it moves a lot more easier because
definitely right out of the box it is a
little bit stiff as you will expect from
a brand new shop and right here on the
front they did a different they have the
power indicator here it only lights up
when it’s on it’ll turn green it’s not
that bright so you’ll have to worry
about it with the grill on or with the
grill off it won’t blind you at night if
you have any your entertainment center
so I mean go ahead and go turn this over
to stop if you guys can see it it’s
definitely definitely pretty girthy is
pretty long it’s a pretty long sub I’m
not gonna lie if you have clip speakers
it’s and you have out that 18 inch to an
inch either the the icon line or the new
reference line it’s pretty much longer
than the floor speakers okay for
reference well how long it is because
you can’t tell let me go ahead and put
my my polk audio sub right next to it
you guys can’t see give me a moment here
so just for you guys can kind of see go
ahead and move the camera and comparison
to the pope PSW 108 just for you guys
and kind of get a size comparison
because majority of us let’s be honest
you have seen as either in person or
you’ve been looking at it as far as
purchase so this is how much bigger this
sub is so just for you guys can kind of
get idea on the size of it so back to
this clips here I’m gonna turn it over
to the back let you guys see the back
side of it and this is the back panel of
it as I said its rear firing there’s the
support right there
happy to say there’s no port chuckling
noise or anything like that when you do
play this up hard so that’s great
um but here’s the back the amplifier and
all the inputs and everything so it’s
pretty typical you have a gain right
here you have the low-pass filter right
here you have the auto turn on or turn
off right here and then you also have
the phase and the input if you want to
go ahead and I don’t know why people
like to run wise connectors just if you
have a receiver to have a sub woofer out
just go ahead and you just run a single
and it’s all a label right here is
really nicely done everything is clean
great thing I do want to mention about
this sub is this amp stays code pool for
example I call my pope you play it for
long hours and say music or anything
like that does get a bit warm this thing
pull to the touch so they did a great
job I’m designing this I don’t know wait
passively cools I don’t know maybe have
a big heat sinks on it but it’s great it
doesn’t heat up guys built quality is
nice up so I’m gonna go ahead and demo
it for you guys can kind of get an idea
how it is this sub is very loud and how
is the ability to shake and rattle
things in your house if you want so let
me go ahead and do that demo and I’ll
come back and kind of give my final
thoughts on the South yes all right guys
the sub is positioned in the location
I’ll have it in but this is my general
listening position I’m sitting down
right now if you have curious I’m the
floor speakers are two clips K 28 a cons
and I have ochio 686 receiver but
crossover set at 84 the sub okay let me
go ahead and play a song just let you
know I’m not sure if my Mikey’s gonna
pick everything up I’m gonna go ahead
and kind of give you idea of how loud
the sub actually is
[Music]
yes the window is rattling everything be
rattling stuff over here at them right
now volume is negative 20 on the
receiver alright guys so yeah so
definitely that’s the demo I’m so over
all this sup it gets loud as you can see
as ability to definitely router some
things shake your house awesome for
movies because you feel like you’re
right there in the theater on this sub
do get down to 29 Hertz sound quality
wise for being as big and powerful it is
definitely definitely sounds good if you
have any clips line speakers it
definitely complements it it really
fills in what it’s missing
definitely guys you don’t have to have
this cell turned up to the point where
shaking your house you know that’s just
kind of something I like for movies need
to definitely dial it back a little bit
and just you know have it play I will
say one of the things I didn’t like
about it is the gain I don’t know if I
mentioned it a moment ago when I was
showing the back panel but the gain is
very sensitive once you get it’s about
behind me turns either 10 or 12 lines
once you get not even halfway I’ll say
about 1/4 up the gain just kind of just
it doesn’t show it on there but it seems
like you just increase its by a whole
lot so it’s just the increments is not
that smooth you can fine-tune it it
takes a little bit of time I have mines
tuned just from the back I didn’t want
to use the feature in the receiver so
that’s my only negative thing about it
although it is one more thing that the
subwoofer and didn’t have that issue
with the Pope I even switched out the
receiver this ochio is a new receiver I
used to have a Yamaha before but there
is a hum for that
kind of like if it’s like a ground loop
or anything like that that happens when
you turn off the receiver Basie seems
like I don’t know if the self report
it’s a floating ground or something like
that but it’s like a low hum oh my
Yamaha I had it did prevent the auto
turn-on feature from working but when I
switched to the ochio even though the
humming so there the auto turn-on
features still work it will actually
shut off before it prevented it from
shutting it off I’ve tried different
different I tried a different receiver
make sure it’s not next to like the
subwoofer wire was not next to any
outlets it still hums didn’t have that
problem other one so that’s something to
note those honestly the only two things
I can say negative about it I definitely
do recommend the sub if you want
something powerful you didn’t want to
buy you don’t have money for SVS up you
want something powerful sounds clean it
sounds good with music it sounds good on
movies definitely all around this is a
sub to get you know definitely it’s a
powerful sound you guys will definitely
enjoy but yeah that’s the end of the
review I think I kind of covered
everything if you guys have any
questions go ahead and leave them down
below comment like subscribe if you
enjoyed the video and uh I’ll see you
guys on next ones rummaging or out guys

Klipsch R-120SW Subwoofer Specs

Subwoofer TypeActive
Enclosure TypeBass-Reflex
Amplifier Power Rating200 W RMS
400 W Peak
Drivers12″ / 30.5 cm Copper-Spun Graphite (Front-Firing)
Frequency Response29 to 120 Hz
Connectivity1 x RCA Input (LFE)
Maximum SPL116 dB
Phase Adjustment0 / 180°
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Cabinet MaterialMDF
Dimensions14 x 16.5 x 19.2″ / 356 x 419 x 488 mm
Weight31.0 lb / 14.1 kg

Klipsch R-120SW Subwoofers

The Klipsch R-120SW subwoofer is the latest in surround sound audio. With a built in amplifier, the Klipsch R-120SW delivers superior audio performance for all kinds of entertainment needs. The subwoofer delivers powerful bass and crisp sound with its optimized cone and surround to assure proper performance in any audio environment. There are many designs and features available on the Klipsch R-120 SW, such as optimized channels and subwoofer channels that offer extra power to improve bass impact and extension. There are also individual speaker settings that allow for a precise, clean sound.

In this Klipsch R-120SW subwoofer review, we examine some of the features found in this great subwoofer. This model is compatible with almost all car audio equipment due to its uniform power amp. That eliminates the need to replace amps or head units. Other features include a factory optimized crossover that lets you customize the response of the subwoofer for optimum performance. A high performance digital equalizer is included along with an array of audio enhancements including tone control and bass management control.

In addition to the optimized subwoofer channels, there is also a voice coil optimized for precise bass definition. A unique electronic device that provides the optimized bass output is the LFE sensor. The LFE (low frequency effect) converts the stereo sound signal to an electronic signal. The electronic signal is then amplified multiple times, resulting in an accurate signal that can be controlled and changed for different applications. An optional facility called Klipsch Remote Switch is included that allows the owner to control the Klipsch R-120SW by inserting a remote control into the vehicle’s computer diagnostic port. The unit is then paired up with the unit and the operation can be done from anywhere in the vehicle.

The Klipsch R-120SW uses a unique brand of tweeters called tweeters. This unique feature delivers a perfectly balanced and powerful subwoofer sound with a smooth, refined tone. Each tweeter is approximately one third the size of the woofer, resulting in amazingly accurate bass reproduction. The result is an incredible subwoofer that puts out an incredible low frequency range sounds. A particularly pleasing feature of the Klipsch R-120SW is its uniform tonal rendering, which makes it perfect for use in any application. Its ease of installation makes it an ideal solution for anyone who is looking for a high quality subwoofer with the capability to handle low frequency sounds.

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3 verified buyer reviews
  1. This subwoofer is not a showpiece in your audio set. Its architecture is boxy and simple, but that’s fine. Keep the elegance for your furniture and decor. This thing is strictly for business. You might be surprised to learn what industry it is in. This may be a home theater subwoofer, but it’s all rock. It transports you back in time by bringing the drums from your favorite concert into your home and providing hours of smiles. These sound incredible for music. Is that, however, sufficient? Is it true that we just listen to music at home? Not at all! This is a subwoofer for your home theater. And it is here that the accolades reverberate through the atmosphere. This thing stubs its toe and limps along down low. Whereas my previous subwoofer would pound the same low tone, this thing didn’t seem to pick up on that sound. It is tuned higher than I would like for movies, which is probably why it sounds so good when playing rock music. As a result, I’m still undecided on this one. The musical quality is excellent, but the explosions and action scenes do not impress me. I’ll run the autoeq again and fiddle with it some more to see if I can find a happy medium.

    I don’t think you can beat the kick that this party in a box can carry to your home for the price.

  2. All I have to say is WOW! For the last two years, I’ve had a pair of dead Definitive Technology subwoofers in my living room because my boyfriend was too lazy/cheap to replace them. I eventually took control of the situation. I’ll never live in a world without bass again. I actually want to watch movies again! This Klipsch 12 inch subwoofer makes a huge difference in my home theater setup. My neighbor suggested Klipsch to me. Since I am not a fan of high-end audio, I checked out one of the less expensive models. He was right. It wasn’t too pricey, but it sounds like a herd of elephants is running through the room (which is a good thing). If I ever need to replace another speaker, I’ll think about this brand.

  3. It was necessary to replace an older Polk Audio subwoofer that had eventually collapsed. The new Klipsch R-120 just looked cool, so I had to give it a shot. Oh my goodness! The deep bass is insane! The rubber feet look great on hard floors or carpet, and I love how it looks without the grille. The copper grille pins and accents in the subwoofer look fantastic! I couldn’t be more pleased. If there are any problems, I will update the analysis. I can’t believe how far the woofer goes…

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