Klipsch R-10SWi Review (2021) — Enjoy Maximized Bass From a Compact Sub

Sound systems don’t have to be bulky to produce great sounds. You can enjoy an immersive listening experience from a compact sub like the Klipsch R-10SWi. These days, audiophiles are obsessed with compact wireless subs, but unfortunately, the ones available are either too expensive or not up to par. 

Our audio team provides you with this Klipsch R-10SWi review to see if this small sub lives up to our team’s standards. 

Pros

Cons

Design

The Klipsch brand understands that build and durability are essential when making a subwoofer, and the Klipsch R-10SWi is a testament to that fact. The sub is made of a strong MDF cabinet with a polymer veneer finish. It’s a 10″ front-firing, copper-spun woofer that’s compact, light, and incredibly rigid.

The 10-inch drivers are covered by solid grills, assuring consumers of undistorted sounds. The weight is below 25 pounds, meaning that it isn’t heavy and portable to carry. This is one advantage of buying a wireless subwoofer because it allows you to place the sub anywhere around the room – you don’t have to worry about passing long cables across the floor from the speaker to the device. 

The Klipsch subwoofer has an LFE input, dials, ports, and control switches at the back panel. The good thing is these dials and ports are straightforward to access, so you don’t have to struggle to attach a cord.

Klipsch R-10SWi Features

Power and Frequency Response

The Klipsch R-10SWi has an impressive power output and frequency response. This power-backed sub features the minimal power output of 150W and peak power of 300W with an amplifier, which will deliver a loud sound enough to fill the space. 

The frequency response is 32 – 120 Hz, and the frequency crossover is 90 – 150 Hz. The low pass crossover produces a good level of bass for your listening pleasure. Judging by the power and frequency response, our technical team didn’t expect anything short of the best audio quality from this compact subwoofer. 

Sound Quality and Bass

The sound quality and bass are exceptional, and another impressive feature our team loves about this subwoofer. The sub can deliver an impactful and incredible bass sound anywhere, provided there’s a power outlet. The sound output is clean and deep.

The R-10SWi has 112 dB sensitivity and 8-ohm impedance, meaning that you get to hear clear sounds without unnecessary distortions or noise [1]. The most commendable feature added to the R-10SWi is the 2.4GHz pre-paired transmitter, which improves bass quality and sound and transmits low-frequency effects. The wireless transmitter plugs into the receiver’s subwoofer output on the back.

What’s more? The sub comes with an inbuilt digital amplifier to improve sound accuracy and deliver high power.

Versatility

One of the benefits of a wireless subwoofer is placing the speaker in different spots within a confinement or a room. This is what defines the Klipsch R-10SWi subwoofer. You can plug it into your receiver anywhere around a space, provided there’s a power outlet there.

This placement flexibility can tremendously improve bass and sound output because it allows you to try different spots to attain the best audio performance.

Setup

Being that it’s wireless, the setup process is straightforward, and the wireless connection is also simple. Thankfully, you don’t have to deal with long cables littering all over the floor and causing you and probably your kids to trip over continually. 

Connectivity

Connecting your subwoofer to your sound system is not complicated. The wireless connectivity makes it easy to connect to your system, so you don’t have to worry about using the wrong cable or not. Just as our audio team had previously stated in this Klipsch R-10SWi review, Klipsch added a wireless transmitter to boost wireless signals for improved audio output.

(Want a subwoofer-receiver setup? Then, you can check our page about connecting a sub to a receiver without using a subwoofer output here)

Price and Warranty

The price of the subwoofer is low, considering the wonderful features and functions it has. The price is also affordable compared to other compact wireless subwoofers.

The warranty on the subwoofer and the amplifier is impressive, as they both come with five years and two years warranty, respectively. 

Klipsch R-10SWi Review Conclusion

This Klipsch R-10SWi review has proven this subwoofer to be an excellent model for audiophiles looking for a compact sub that’s yet powerful and wireless. It features various functions that will maximize your listening experience.

What’s more? It’s portable and easy to set up. Our technical team was impressed with the sub results, and above all, the price and warranty.

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Willie Greer
Willie Greer
Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.