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Klipsch SW review | What Hi-Fi?

Measuring 17 inches high by 14 inches wide by The SW also employs some nice kkipsch feet which help with moving the unit around. The kkipsch vinyl finish looks good, and the quality of construction and parts is right up there with the competition. Sound With movies and games, the SW sounded very good. It never seemed to run out of power and offered great punch, weight, and extension.

On some movies the bass output was so strong and meaty that it seemed that a much bigger woofer was in the system. The SW’s extension and sense of weight was especially impressive. On music, the SW had some limitations, mainly in the areas of speed, definition, and accuracy.

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It provided more than enough output and weight, but not enough speed and control to cover klipscb of the nuances of music material.

The SW sounded better with rock and electronic tracks than with acoustic, classical and jazz ones.

Another issue at play here overall is the SW’s lack of a high-pass crossover and inclusion of a low-pass crossover bypass. The former could be a factor in systems lacking bass adjustment control, while the latter could help bass performance in some systems by eliminating olipsch needless crossover.

It should also be noted that the SW provides a phase control.

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Of course, it all depends on the user demands, system, material, etc. Read more on Page 2. Disagree with our product rating?

Email us and tell us why you think this product should receive a higher rating. Page 1 Page 2. In addition to its prodigious loudspeaker lineup featuring a tremendous variety of models over many different categories, Klipsch also offers seventeen subwoofer products covering architectural, commercial, and consumer categories.


The SW 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 provides a low-pass crossover control from 40Hz to Hz with a convenient bypass controla volume controland a phase control. 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.

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