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Klipsch - Reference Series 10" 150W Powered Subwoofer - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 270 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More than ample bass for my set up

    Posted
    Marine778
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    I have this 150W subwoofer combined with the two book shelf speakers, two floor speakers and a center speaker. All are Klipsch in the same Reference Series. When testing this speaker, I did it in combination with the speakers I listed, as well as independently to see how it sounds alone. As a group, the speakers worked well together. The well balanced highs, mids and bass really sound great. At first glance, the sub is very attractive. It has a nice black faux wood look, and matches the rest of the speakers. The grill looks great and does not hamper the performance. This is the 150W model, not the 400W you see in the Magnolia section of Best Buy. It is more than sufficient for my set up and really provides the smooth bass I wanted to compliment the grouping of speakers. I don’t feel I needed more, and after installing everything I still feel the same way. When I tried it by itself, obviously I don’t get the same balanced sound out of the one bass producing sub. But the sound is great and it does its job well. Definitely happy with this one. Running this off a Onkyo receiver that has 4K compatible sound, I really like the results of the set up. Alone of grouped with the other speakers, this is a great sub for the above average audiophile. For my man cave, I love the set up and now I can watch what I want or listen to what I want with extreme quality sound. I definitely recommend it someone that wants either a solid performing subwoofer. This thing simply performs and you will love it. I really don’t think I need the 400W model and it would have required more power to get the optimal performance out of it. This was perfect for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Boommm

    Posted
    sollyp
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    My family and I love good audio systems. We love having a great home theater system and adding these to them was a good decision. I have used these for music (from Beethoven to Drake), gaming (Overwatch), and movies. These sound awesome and add good clean, tight bass. I was honestly concerned that 10" would be too small for my home theater, but these can still fill the room! Now it definitely doesn't have the OOMPH of a 12" or 15" but man I was blown away by how open they sound. I think they work well with any system. I do think that the 10" puts out a cleaner bass compared to the 12" so you have to weigh the pros and cons of having more of that sweet OOMPH or having tighter bass. If you live in an apartment or other living situation then definitely these are as high as I would go. I would definitely go in and try to listen and compare the choices if you have the chance because they're obviously not for everyone. They look beautiful. I don't even put the grills on them because man they look great. They have that modern feel and definitely makes my setup look elegant. So these are not quite as powerful as the older brother R120SW with the 12 inch. If you really want more explosive sound, you really can't go wrong with the the R120SW. However, these are still very good and produce excellent sound. All in all, I think these are a great addition to any home theater/audio system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm a bass lover

    Posted
    BruceC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I play bass in a band and own an Ampeg with 10" speakers. They're the best for accuracy because they're agile, Larger speakers, especially 15" are more boomy (you may think that's a good thing, but what you really want is "punch") and muddy. If you want to move more air, just get more 10" speakers. Check out Sting's amp,, he's got 8 tens. Two tens have more surface area than a 15" and they're tighter. Most really good running backs are the smallest guys on the team. This Klipsch fills our 23'x15' living room w/8' ceilings, carpeted, drapes, etc. Volume 2 1/2 !! But the thing I like most is its low end frequency response. It goes right down to where only an alien could hear it. After seven months of ownership I still find myself letting out an audible "wow". I have it paired with Bose 301's and a Bose center spkr. My friends can't believe their ears when I crank up Paul Simon's Kodachrome or Call me Al. I had a 8" Velodyne until the foam ring deteriorated. I was going to have it re-coned because there's nothing like a Velodyne, until now. When I saw this on sale, I researched it and for 1/3 the price of the Velo., I decided to take a chance. Boy am I glad I did!!! Does anyone want to buy a used Velodyne?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for Music

    Posted
    DGuy
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    OVERALL This subwoofer delivers with impressive build and sound quality. WHY I LIKE IT This 10" sub has enough power (150w RMS) to effortlessly provide that 'oomph' to kick-drums and body to bass guitar; while maintaining the composure needed to assist the sound of organs, cellos, upright bass, and timpani swells. With the gain below 25%, the room (15' x 20') is filled with bass. The build-quality is also excellent. I like that the dials, nobs, grommets are made from quality metal. Aesthetically, the copper driver is pleasant to look at :) The footprint is also small enough to fit under my coffee table with a little extra room. CONSIDERATIONS Make sure that you got a quality subwoofer cable when purchasing. This subwoofer does not come with one. MY SETUP I got this subwoofer connected to my old but good Oknyo receiver, and paired with Sony Core floor standing speakers (SS-CS3). With the crossover set at 60hz, the system sings nicely. Cheers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great subwoofer for the money

    Posted
    Level42
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    I'm a big fan of Klipsch and was looking for a small to medium subwoofer. Since I already had some Reference Bookshelf Speakers, it made sense to purchase a subwoofer from the same series. The only decision was the size - 10" vs. 12". Base on the size of my room, I determined the 10" would work just fine. When I found out Best Buy was running a one-day sale on the exact model I wanted, I was thrilled at my fortune. After getting the subwoofer placed in the right spot, hooking it up and getting it configured, I was blown away by the sound. When my wife asked about the boom in the other room, I knew I was golden. I've always felt Klipsch's Cost vs. Quality levels were in balance, something not always found in other brand named speakers. I couldn't be happier with my Klipsch speakers and will be purchasing a center speaker from them in the near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds awesome!

    Posted
    Nick
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    Okay first impression, this thing can move some air. Placement also makes a huge difference, and of course, it's a klipsch so it's reliable and can take abuse! Has some really good mid and low range bass. Plenty of power for any small/medium room and it really fills it with bass. Upgraded from a Polk psw110 and this thing blows it out if the water, much more power handling capabilities and response. My only gripe is very small but the auto on/off takes a little longer too respond, but when it's on, you know it's on! Movies, music and video games so so full and brings them to life!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bigger than expected.

    Posted
    SrMasterLaborer
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    I was surprised at its size when the box landed on my front porch. I use this in my great room which is not the best acoustically. It has a two story ceiling and open walls. The room is wired up for 5.1. Quite a huge improvement when adding this .1 subwoofer. Sounds a lot better than my previous one. I bought it while it was about 50% off. Can’t tell much difference between it and the one in my theater room that has a subwoofer which cost me almost 4Xs as much. Highly recommend this speaker. Not only was it in a big box, it also has big and solid sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BIG sound from a small enclosure

    Posted
    Omar
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had wavered between at 10in and 12in but the 10 because it went on sale. This subwoofer puts out so much more sound than I expected. The enclosure is the same size as my Klipsch SWV 8in sub that it replaced, but there is no comparison. After a few days of fine tuning (placement, crossover, levels etc.) I am now VERY satisfied with the sound I'm getting. As for power... I could feel the rumble while showering in the back bath when my son was watching his Spider Man show in the living room. The house is 2100sq ft, and the sub is set at 40% level!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Woof, WOOF, Subwoofer!

    Posted
    Janine
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    Simply amazing! This Klipsch R-100SW Reference Series 10" 150W Powered Subwoofer really made me come to more fully appreciate what this type of component is meant to do. The spun-copper woofer produces deep, rich bass which shakes you and the air in the room surrounding you, just like you’d experience during a blockbuster action movie in a theater. And yet, the sound feels like it’s coming from all around the room, and not from this Klipsch subwoofer. As it should.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very powerful for my smaller room

    Posted
    Zeppelin33
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    With 300 watts power, this 10 inch subwoofer is not only gorgeous with it's copper color, it will shake the floors. I do live in an apartment so I have to be a bit careful but thankfully, there are very accurate gain control and low pass dials to tune it to perfection. Phase switch on the back just in case your front speaker's output isn't matching. I think it's best to try in either position to get the best bass. If it sounds good, it is good :) Highly recommend this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very unsatisfied after a few months

    Posted
    Erickanavarro
    • My Best Buy® Member

    7.2 system sounded good with noticeable highs which can be good or bad depending on preference. After a few months the subs will turn off with volume increase. Apparently Klipsch is aware of this problem but their communication with receipts is a hassle. Still waiting for replacement sub amps after emailing receipts five times. You would expect better for the price. Wouldn't buy again from Klipsch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small Bass But Big Sound

    Posted
    Cruzin163
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Considered buying the 12" subwoofer, but very happy with the deep sound of the 10" version. Initally, I thought the price was a little high and my suspicion was confirmed when I saw it a couple days later at Best Buy for half price. I went back to Best Buy and they took half off, which definitely made the purchase worth the price. I only wish it was all wood instead of MDF with a resistant finish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great small subwoofer for the price

    Posted
    Tee41
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    My small subwoofer for my home TV/music system started to die. The manufacturer didn't make that model anymore and it was difficult to find a replacement subwoofer to fit in the small space. After researching, this Klipsch 10" was one of the few that would fit. But the small size is deceiving: it packs a big sound with very good sound quality. The adjustable Gain and Low Pass dials and option to switch to "auto" mode were big pluses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AwesomeSub!

    Posted
    Ndcmag
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    I had the Polk10 sub as my starter sub and just recently bought this on sale to go with the rest of my set. I definitely noticed a huge difference when everything on my shelves started to rattle with the explosion of a grenade in one of my games and the volume wasn't even up that loud at all. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade their surround sound. Great price, great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW!

    Posted
    dcstone1
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    This is a subwoofer purchased by my parents. They bought it in order to replace an old, dead one. Their movies have never sounded better! It's almost a theater-type experience. (I also have to assume that it was very easy to install, because they never called me for help. Either that, or they hired someone to do it, but that must also have gone well because they haven't complained to me about him either lol)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Complete!

    Posted
    Dad42
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    I bought this sub recently when it went 50% off. I needed another sub as i felt the deftech 8” sub i have is not enough. I initially place this klipsch sub at the back and I have noticed it sounds deeper and tighter than the deftech i owned. I switch it to the front and had the more expensive, in a wAy better looking deftech sub hiding in the back. Now my home theater is better and complete with this budget friendly sub woofer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bass!

    Posted
    MikeG
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    Coming from 2 12” dj cabinets in my garage setup, I was reluctant to go to a single 10”. I downsized my system, and decided to go with bookshelf speakers and a sub. This little 10” hits! I was blown away with how much output this sub has, for the size. Are there bigger, better subs out there? Absolutely! But if you want to do a quality sub on a budget, this should be on your short list! You won’t be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome sound

    Posted
    Frequentpurchaser
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    We purchased this speaker along with Klipsch center speaker and some smaller shelf speaker (and 2 towers) to go along with an LG OLED TV. The sounds associated with the 4k movies (as well as blu-ray and DVDs) is amazing. I purchased a complete 5 speaker Klipsch speaker and matched it a Sony Bravia about 8 years ago and thought that sound was great; but this new system is much better with the rich sounds coming from all speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As always, Klipsch=Amazing Sound

    Posted
    NorthTxRaider
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    Fantastic subwoofer. I've driven this with a new a new Yamaha Aventage receiver and also with a 20 year old Yamaha HTR-5240 and in both cases, the sound from this subwoofer is crystal clear! Soooo much better than the fuzzy S*ny unit I had that burn out in less than two years. Now, every loudspeaker in my family room is Klipsch and everyone that comes over is amazed at the clarity of even the deepest tones. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great subwoofer

    Posted
    DB25
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    I was not sure if this subwoofer would be able to produce the bass for my home theater. But I read the reviews on this Klipsch subwoofer, most reviews were positive. I got it setup and was surprised that sound was so much better than my old subwoofer. It does take some time to break in and get adjusted. If you are looking for a small subwoofer you wii want to look at this one

    I would recommend this to a friend