Large, and substantial, Klipsch’s SW subwoofer has the power, but we found that it lost its way when faced with complexity Tested at £. Find great deals for Klipsch Sw Powered Subwoofer Sub Woofer Speaker Sw Shop with confidence on eBay!. Klipsch SW overview and full product specs on CNET.

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Page 1 Page 2. It’s a deep cabinet Post 3 of 6. The SW provides a low-pass crossover control from 40Hz to Hz with a convenient bypass controla volume controland a phase control.

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It’s reaching it’s limits. How large is your room, including any open areas that connect with it? Post 1 of 6. Post 6 of 6.

And, because of the port’s placement, we’d keep the Klipsch a fair distance from a wall. Dec 27, at 2: This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Against Can lose its klipshc with more complex basslines.

Headphone Reviews and Discussion – Head-Fi. Our Verdict A substantial-sounding subwoofer that’s more than capable, but some rivals can handle complexity better. Dec 27, at 7: How far away are you sitting from it? For Substantial and weighty sound understated looks. Also modest is the sub’s asking price: Another issue at play here overall is the SW’s lack of a high-pass crossover and inclusion of a low-pass crossover bypass.


No, create an account now. The Kliipsch provides both high-level inputs via gold-plated, five-way binding posts and low-level inputs via stereo RCA jacks, one of which can be used for an LFE signalbut no high-pass crossover outputs.

The SW can lose its way at times with more complex basslines and there’s a little rattle from the cabinet when it’s pushed hard, but this is still a very capable option. Post 5 of 6. You can even move it nearfield right near the listening position which will greatly decrease how hard a sub has to sw405 as opposed to placing it in the front sound stage.

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So those with small speakers or a need to match a subwoofer to the system’s speakers will have to use the processor’s crossover, an external crossover, or simply use the SWs controls to fine-tune the bass response to the system’s other speakers. Share This Page Tweet.


Dec 27, at 9: The Klipsch sw4550 a downward-firing 10in driver with a fibre-composite cone. Measuring 17 inches high by 14 inches wide by On the rear panel, there’s also a bass reflex port big enough to swallow up your average rabbit, so just make sure every pet is accounted for before you switch it on.

Brent Butterworth tests the new SBUltra, a sealed-box design with a inch woofer and a 1,watt Class D ww450. A watt continuous 10″ sub is just not that powerful.

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Of course, it all depends on the user demands, system, material, etc. Bass notes are weightier, tighter and have a clearer, more pristine appearance. You may need to run Audyssey multiple times, adjusting the sub, to achieve that.