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Klipsch - Reference 10" 300W Powered Subwoofer - Black

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Add booming bass to your audio setup with this Klipsch Reference R-10SW subwoofer, which features a built-in digital amplifier that offers 300W peak power. A 10" IMG (injection-molded graphite) woofer reduces cone breakup and distortion for clear tones.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Klipsch Reference 10" 300W Powered Subwoofer
    • Grille
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1286 out of 1309)

    Features


    10" powered subwoofer

    With a front-firing, high-excursion, spun-copper IMG (injection-molded graphite) woofer and rubber surround produces thunderous bass with minimal distortion.

    Built-in digital amplifier

    Delivers 300W peak power (150W continuous) for robust audio.

    Low-pass crossover

    With variable phase control from 0° to 180° enables you to match the subwoofer to your existing Klipsch speakers (not included) and control the bass level.

    Front-mounted LED indicator

    Lets you know whether the power is on or off.

    L/R line-level RCA jacks

    Make it easy to connect your speakers and receiver.

    MDF bass-reflex enclosure

    Promotes optimal performance.

    Removable grille

    Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the subwoofer's components.

    MDF cabinet with brushed polymer-veneer finish

    Offers a stylish look to complement your existing décor.

    32-120Hz frequency response (±3dB)

    Promotes faithful audio reproduction.

    112dB efficiency

    For powerful sound.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1309 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My first component home theater system - worth it!

      Posted
      MrBullCity
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      For the past few weeks, I've been looking to upgrade the sound system in my man-cave after getting my wife her Sony x900f TV and Z9F soundbar with rears. They sound amazing. In my room, I had a Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar that is less than a year old. I wanted something else that we could build a small theater room with later. I went to a local Best Buy and came across an open-box Onkyo TX -NR676 for $260. When I saw it, my prayers were answered. I bought the receiver and thought about what speaker will I add to it. I went back and forth with Sony and Klipsch. I knew the sound I got from the Sony speakers at home but I have always been interested in Klipsch. I sat and listened to both and read numerous reviews - customers and experts. I eventually settled for the Klipsch. The sale price helped the decision. At 50% off, they were cheaper than the Sony speakers. I bought the two R-26F towers and this 10" sub. I also did the banana plugs - not a fan of bare wires. Once I got everything together and calibrated the speakers, I was blown away! The sound was amazing! I streamed a couple movies and I enjoyed it so much. I streamed some music (70's soul music) from Pandora and was extremely happy. I played a few games of Madden and I have no complaints. I did have to turned down the sub because my daughters bedroom is on the other side wall from where I sit. She is going to kill me in my sleep if I kept it where it was. I later bought the center channel from Amazon because it was way cheaper. In the near future, I will be buying the bookshelfs and Atmos speakers. I don't have the full effect of what my wife has yet and I think that will put me there. I had been looking a Klipsch for awhile but I could not justify the cost. At 50% off, I could not pass it up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Long Time Klipsch Fan Disappointed

      Posted
      cxm249
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So, I have been a long time Klipsch fan since my first set of Synergy KSF 8.5 floor speakers. Klipsch had been long known for their roots in MUSIC reproduction sound quality and accuracy. As they evolved, they blended the aspects of home theater very well, while retaining their original musical qualities. Fast forward to today, and for the first time, I am disappointed in a product I've purchased from them. Musical quality is non-existent. Maybe I'm just backward from popular opinion of what "good" means, but more or overly tuned is not always better. This was purchased to upgrade the sub in our main family room. It's not huge, but not small either. This should have fit the bill perfectly. The sub it replaced was a Polk PSW10. THAT sub is a fantastic gem that is very well rounded for general use (ie. home theater AND audio equally with minor compromise to both). Right out of the box, the Klipsch sub was boomy and fatiguing to listen to. I tried every type of music, different blu-rays, and just about every level, crossover point, setting between the sub and receiver I could think of. In all cases the sub continued to be boomy or lacked fullness when I could finally get the boom to an acceptable level. And yes, I do understand the concept and need for a break-in period, and understand what should happen to the sound during the process. The starting point for this sub isn't even remotely where I expect a well rounded sub to begin sound quality wise. Does it hit hard? Yes...and it will rattle windows. I can't argue that. However, it severely lacks the warmth, smoothness, and range I expect from Klipsch based on my past history and passion with their products. I expected at least 70% of the qualities I have with my RW-12D in my theater room, and essentially only has the boom and rumble. IF you have high quality floor speakers and need something to provide that pressurized, rumbling effect, a pair of these will work well for you. It may even work well if you need basic fill below 80Hz. This is why I rated it 2 stars and not 1, since it CAN fit a specific purpose. However, I cannot recommend this for an overall, general purpose sub. This is a sad, disappointing day to write my first review not recommending a Klipsch product. Sadly, it goes back tonight and will probably get another Polk PSW108, since I bumped the old one to my son and take backs are not a good dad move...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Black Friday purchase ever

      Posted
      Mountaineer
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Had been looking at replacing my entertainment center sub recently. Got a "5.1 system in a box" several years ago and have slowly replaced each component one at a time. New receiver. New front L/R channels. New center channel. Moved old front L/R to the rear surround positions. Now the old sub had always worked fine. Hit the lows, slightly rumbled the couch, did the job but nothing special. Doing some Christmas shopping on black Friday with other things in mind and BOOM...here this thing is half priced from regular. So of course did some research, read maybe 30-40 reviews, visited multiple sites to check price. Couldn't have gotten the thing cheaper anywhere and never saw anything under a 4 out of 5 review(rare) so I pulled the trigger. Kept the old sub for comparison and in case I received a faulty unit. Turned on the old YouTube, searched for "bass test" and let her rip. Old sub performed as expected; turned way up it rumbled and slightly vibrated the couch. Awesome. Then I plugged the new Klipsch in. Thought to myself "considering all the other great reviews, maybe we'll start at half speed." Turn dial to 4 (of 11) and restarted the test video. OMFG, does this thing BUMP!!!!!!! Deep, beautiful, rattling bass that blew the old sub out of the water...at LESS THAN HALF POWER!!! Whole couch rumbled, coasters floated, walls trembled, glass shattered, pets ran, ears started bleeding....no, only joking, but you get the point. This thing is awesome. Had I known what I was missing I would have replaced the old sub a while ago and would have bought this at full price if I'd heard a demo in a store!!! What I'm trying to say is the thing is amazing, don't be afraid of spending some of your hard earned $$ bc you will NOT regret this purchase. Movies take on a whole new life. Video games make you FEEL the action. Music rocks and...it's still only on 4. Maybe when I get some courage and money to fix the drywall I'll turn the dial up some more.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great speakers at at reasonable price

      Posted
      ozziegn
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I decided to upgrade my current Polk Audio system because it seemed like my 12” sub was losing its punch after having the system for roughy five years. I decided to go with these copper woven Klipsch speakers after reading all the great reviews on the net and I’m glad I did. These speakers sound awesome and they look great to boot. I spent roughly $1300 on a 5.1 system which isn’t chump change but I knew I wanted good stuff so I had to pay for it. The floor standing speakers sound so nice that they even provide a very good amount of bass on their own. Couple them to the 10” sub and things start really shaking in my house. The center channel has me hearing voices in certain movies that I never heard with my previous Polk Audio system. All in all this is one sweet system that I know I will enjoy for several years.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible value!

      Posted
      audiophile
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought mine off of Best Buy from eBay and saved quite a bit. However, even at full retail, this is an incredible value. I am using this sub in combination with my 65 inch Sony A1E OLED TV. While, the acoustic surface is a very good speaker, the 4 inch woofers were severely lacking. I considered a sound bar, but then would have missed the acoustic surface sound where the words seem to come from the speakers mouth! The Klipsch Reference 10 inch pairs perfectly with the TV. I set the audio out to subwoofer, set the subwoofer to LFE for frequency and gain at 0. The sound quality beats any sound bar I have heard! The bass on this sub is tight and not boomy. My current set up is an Apple TV4K with Dolby Vision —> Sony A1E —> Subwoofer connected to these Klipsch. The overall design and build quality is pretty good as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect man cave/theater subwoofer...!

      Posted
      SatisfiedCustomer
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have a Klipsch surround sound system.....RF7-2 floor standers for my right/left front and a RC-64 center channel speaker, two Klipsch dipole rear surround speakers, and two Klipsch bookcase rear speakers, and now 2 Reference 10 subwoofers, hooked up to my 65" Sony 4K flat screen tv, Sony 1080 4K receiver, Sony UHD800 4K blu ray player (which is also used for great CD playing) These two subwoofers make movies so interesting....like one is right in the thick of the action sequences......! Best Buy employees and I conversed on my options and as usual, they gave me great advice....I am SO pleased with my purchases.....all of this is hooked up to my Dish Network satellite system......for tv viewing/music listening etc. I have been a repeat customer with KLIPSCH and Best Buy for years now. Count me as a very satisfied customer. I watch dvd's and blurays and 4K disks......all perform perfectly.....!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Just what I was looking for

      Posted
      lightplay
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      In my den I have a audio/video system that has a combination of powered speakers (front, left/right Mackie 825 Studio Monitors, back left/right Acoustic Research bi-amped two way systems; and speakers powered by three 900 watt receivers, 1 Yamaha, 2 Oynkio, Center Channel 2 JBL speakers, Presence 2 Yamaha 2 way speaker cabinets, and Subwoofer a Yamaha 12 inch passive sub. The receiver powering the sub began to have difficulties, so I started to search for a powered sub to replace the Sub system. After extensive listening I decided on this Klipsch 10" active sub. I remember Klipsch from the Hersey and the K-Horn days and at first was skeptical the the product offering was currently of anywhere near the same quality. Well this Subwoofer system blew my mind from the first moment. It is a perfect compliment to the rest of my system, Once everything was balanced I found the sound reproduction very near live for symphonic classical and jazz club jazz. This sub performs well with classic rock, pop, world and alternative as well. Just awesome.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Impressive, no need to look further!

      Posted
      OC718
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is my first review. Not that I have not enjoyed other products very much so but because this was put to the test and won! I bought a new home with large vaulted ceilings and was having a house warming/birthday party. We had 30 people attend. I knew I needed something to pound so everyone can have a blast and dance. Not knowing, just going off reviews I made the purchase, it was shipped on time the day before the party. And it was phenomenal! You can tell by lifting it, it was quality, it is heavy and well constructed and looks professional. It was loud, precise and not only filled the house with clean bass you could feel and it could handle more! Now having it a month its incredible. It does better with movies than music only slightly but I am sure with some receiver calibrations that could improve as well. I have a Pioneer VSX-1123 , also from Best Buy which I really like as well. Check this sub out, the adjustments on the back you can really dial in quickly to the type of music or movie that is on and preference. Impressive!

      I would recommend this to a friend





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