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Klipsch R-12SW 12" Reference Powered Subwoofer

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Adorama has Klipsch R-12SW 12" Reference Powered Subwoofer on sale for $149. Shipping is free.

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Features:
  • Powerful 12" copper-spun front-firing woofer
  • All-digital amplifier delivers 400 watts of dynamic power
  • Low pass crossover and phase control
  • Line/LFE inputs for compatibility with most receivers
  • Brushed black polymer veneer cabinet

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OmarO3115 asked this question on 08-02-2021 at 10:42 AM
08-02-2021 at 10:42 AM
This is the older version, replaced by the 120sw.

I picked these up to go alongside my 120 after many posted that it's simply a cosmetic change (the 120 having more gold-painted parts to match the woofer), but it's definitely not on the same level as the 120 when it comes to quality (not that the 120 was a high standard to compare to)

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Not true at all. That's the review I read too, but I bought it for the kitchen so i didn't really care, after measuring it in REW, the bass response (lower extension is Completely flat) no boom whatsoever. It doesn't have alot of sub 30hz, but there is absolutely no sharp spot where one could say it's boomy.

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showing 179 here all the way to final purchase. maybe its targeted.
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Quote from poopantsmcgee :
showing 179 here all the way to final purchase. maybe its targeted.
I saw the $149 price for a split second and then it jumped to $179. Didnt try going through checkout tho.
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Drops to $149 in my cart
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Clicked through link, it's $149
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a very cheap sub. It is very boomy and not very accurate.

this also goes under the SD advertisement for its' daily Adorama posts that the SD editors constantly push.
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a very cheap sub. It is very boomy and not very accurate.

this also goes under the SD advertisement for its' daily Adorama posts that the SD editors constantly push.
Not true at all. That's the review I read too, but I bought it for the kitchen so i didn't really care, after measuring it in REW, the bass response (lower extension is Completely flat) no boom whatsoever. It doesn't have alot of sub 30hz, but there is absolutely no sharp spot where one could say it's boomy.
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This or the BIC America F12?
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I own this and while a great sub for the price .. its boomy past the 1/4 mark on the gain dial. But would be good for a small room.
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This would be cheaper than rebuilding my old 12" sub.. nice!
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I have 2x of these and compared to the newer R-120SW (and apparently also the 10" version of the one in OP -- the R-10SW), it is pretty boomy.

You might not notice or care, especially for the price, but if you're mixing with other subs or have experience, you'll probably notice it. For the price, still worth it. If you can find the R-10SW for similar price of the R-120SW when on sale ($199), both would be recommended over this.
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Is this a newer version of 120sw?
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Is this a newer version of 120sw?
This is the older version, replaced by the 120sw.

I picked these up to go alongside my 120 after many posted that it's simply a cosmetic change (the 120 having more gold-painted parts to match the woofer), but it's definitely not on the same level as the 120 when it comes to quality (not that the 120 was a high standard to compare to)
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Add some insulation to the cabinet. You can also use peel & seal (in the roofing section at Lowe's/HD) which deadens the box.
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