Klipsch R-10SWi Review

Klipsch R-10SWi Review

Klipsch has been in the audio industry since 1946, and they have started taking a share of the subwoofer market with a competitive price-point R-10SW set.

The Klipsch R-10SWi is a small but powerful subwoofer. It looks modern and has many features and functions that serve to deliver the best possible audio experience.

The model R-10SWi is perfect for small or middle-sized rooms, blending well with other speakers or furniture. Being a wireless subwoofer, you will have no more cables to trip over or hide under the rug.

PROS:

  • The wireless feature is reliable and user-friendly, with an impressive range.
  • Powerful with clear output sound
  • The subwoofer has an adjustment of the input signal level and the input filter tuning frequency

CONS:

  • Might have amplifier issues

Design

The subwoofer’s dimensions are 14.5 x 12.5 x 15.7 inches, and the weight is 25.5 pounds. The feet add 0.5 inches of height, while the grille adds 0.7 inches of depth.

The cabinet consists of a durable MDF with a brushed polymer veneer finish. The reinforced MDF construction makes the subwoofer last for a long time but reducing the cabinet’s vibration at the same time. A robust and flexible grille covers the front panel, but you can still remove it if you prefer that way. The grille gives a rich, refined look to the subwoofer, but at the same time, it is acoustically transparent.

The subwoofer stands on four feet that provide stability, even at high volume levels.

Klipsch R-10SWi is a 10-inch front-firing model with a spun copper IMG woofer. The IMG stands for injection-molded graphite, which makes the woofer so lightweight but also very rigid at the same time, which results in fantastic low-frequency response, minimal cone breakup, and distortion. There is a front-mounted LED power indicator to let you know when the system is on or off.

All the ports are on the back panel, such as Line/LFE inputs (ensuring compatibility with old and new receivers), various switches, and dials for the Klipsch R-10SWi’s settings. The venting port is on the rear panel as well.

The nominal output power is 150 W, and the maximal output power is 300 W. The frequency response is from 32 Hz to 120 Hz, and the crossover frequency range is from 90 Hz to 150 Hz. The low pass crossover allows for blending the subwoofer’s low-frequency tones with other Klipsch speakers by establishing a perfect bass level. The audio amp has 150 W output power, which is enough to provide excellent bass for a middle-sized room. Due to work in the economy class D, the amp doesn’t heat up even when used for a more extended period. The sensitivity is 112 dB, and the impedance is 8 ohms.

This model of a Klipsch subwoofer has an all-digital amplifier that delivers high-power sound with outstanding accuracy.

Klipsch R-10SWi has a 2.4 GHz wireless high-fidelity transmitter that connects to a subwoofer or the LFE output on the receiver.

The setup of the Klipsch R-10SWi subwoofer is easy, and it connects wireless straight away. The receiver is built in the subwoofer, and the transmitter included in the kit needs to connect to the Line/LFE outputs of the AV receiver or stereo amplifier. Once connected, you need to tweak gain and crossover frequency, which takes the longest time of the setup. The wireless solution tremendously helps in terms of placing the subwoofer. You can position it anywhere you like because the wireless connection has an extensive range and is flexible so that it can pair with other Klipsch speakers, Alexa, or a TV optical cable.

Sound quality

The output sound is clean, tight, and powerful, sounding the same as a wired model. The connection is stable, extensive, and with no drops or lags whatsoever. The subwoofer is perfect both for music or movies, and it reproduces powerful and well-developed bass.

Be aware that the subwoofer produces a loud pop sound when turning off the receiver, which might be annoying.

Verdict

The Klipsch R-10SWi is a modern subwoofer with different features and excellent wireless connection as the most prominent. The advanced sound technology used to build the subwoofer ensures quality output sound. The wireless connection is trustworthy, with no lags or drops. The injection-molded graphite (IMG) woofer, being light and rigid, provides an enhanced low-frequency response with minimizing the chance for cone breakup and distortion. The 2.4 GHz connectivity allows for a CD-quality sound. The Line/LFE inputs are compatible with old and new receivers.

If you are looking for a powerful speaker and want to avoid cables dragging around, the R-10SWi is a perfect solution.

Klipsch R-10SWi Review
Klipsch R-10SWi Review

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