Klipsch R-110SW, R-112SW, and R-115SW Powered Subwoofers

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Original Post Date: 10/07/2014

Introduction To The Klispch Reference Subwoofer Line

Well-known speaker maker Klipsch has announced the addition of three powered subwoofers to its Reference line, the R-110SW, R-112SW, and R-115SW. These subs are targeted for higher end and/or large room home theater systems.

What All Three Subwoofers Have In Common

Cabinet Design/Construction: All three subwoofers incorporate MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) cabinet construction and Klipsch's trademark spun copper "Cerametallic" cone drivers.

The drivers are front firing and are additionally supported by a front slotted port (bass reflex design)

Physical Connectivity/Setup: All three subs are equipped with LFE and Stereo Line inputs for compatibility with any home theater receiver that has a subwoofer or two-channel preamp outputs. However, it must be noted that none of the subs in the new line provide speaker level (hi-level) inputs, and there are no outputs to connect additional subs in a "daisy chain" arrangement.

Wireless Connection/Setup (Optional): In addition to the built-in features and setup options provided with the R-110SW, R-112SW, and R-115SW reference Subwoofers, Klipsch also offers the optional WA-2 Wireless Subwoofer Kit.

This kit comes with a compact transmitter that connects connects directly to the subwoofer or line (preamp) output of a home theater receiver, or AV preamp/processor using a short RCA connection cable, and a receiver that connects to a proprietary"WA Port" on the R-110SW, R-112SW, or R-115SW.

This enables you to position the subwoofer anywhere in the room where you can get the best performance, without an unslightly connection cable.

It is also important to note you can use WA-2 Wireless Subwoofer Kit with several other select subwoofers from Energy, Mirage, and Jamo that incorporate the same "WA Port".

For more details, check out the Official WA-2 Wireless Subwoofer Kit Page.

Control:  The R-110SW, R-112SW, and R-115SW provide Auto Standby Power, Phase (0 or 180 degrees), a 50 to 160Hz Low-Pass Filter/ Crossover, and Gain (volume) control (Attention Spinal Tap fans - the Gain Control goes up to 11!).

Now that you know what all three subs have in common, here is a rundown of their differences:

Klipsch R-110SW

- Driver Size:10-inches (25.4 cm)

- Frequency Response: 27Hz-125Hz +/-3dB

- Maximum Acoustic Output: 114dB (this is more than sound output to shake your room)

-Power Output Capability: 200W (continuous) - 450W (peak)

- Dimensions (HWD): 16.3 x 14.75 x 15.8 inches.

- Weight: 39.25 lbs / 17.8 kg

- Suggested Price: $549.00

Klipsch R-112SW

- Driver Size:12-inches (30.5 cm)

- Frequency Response: 24Hz-125Hz +/-3dB

- Maximum Acoustic Output: 118dB

- Power Output Capability: 300W (continuous) - 600W (peak)

- Dimensions (HWD): 17.38 x 15.5 x 18.25 inches.

- Weight: 48.75 lbs / 22.1 kg

- Suggested Price: $649.00

Klipsch R-115SW

- Driver Size: 15-inches (38.1 cm)

- Frequency Response: 18Hz-125Hz +/-3dB

- Maximum Acoustic Output: 122dB

- Power Output Capability: 400W (continuous) - 800W (peak)

- Dimensions (HWD): 21.5 x 19.5 x 22.3 inches.

- Weight: 75.4 lbs / 34.2 kg

- Suggested Price: $899.00

For more details on setup and operation, you can also download the free R-110SW, R-112SW, R-115SW Shared User Manual.