Indianapolis – Klipsch expanded its Reference subwoofer line to five SKUs with the addition of three models that add new driver technology and wireless capability.
The new subs are the $549 R-110SW, $649 R-112SW, and $899 R-115SW. They join the $449 R-12SW and $349 R-10SW.
Unlike the prior two models, the three new models feature spun-copper, front-firing Cerametallic woofers said to be “exceptionally light yet rigid” to deliver low-frequency response “with minimal cone breakup and distortion.”
The three new models are compatible with the brand’s $129 Klipsch WA-2 wireless transmitter/receiver kit to connect one or multiple subwoofers per room. The other two models are not.
All of the new subs features Class D amplifier, front-firing slot ports with internal flare technology to minimize port noise, and satin-painted MDF plinth to decouple the subs from the floor. All three feature line-level and LFE RCA inputs for compatibility with old and new receivers as well as a port for the WA-2’s wireless receiver. A low-pass filter crossover and 0-180-degree phase control helps blend the subs with their companion speakers.
The subs are available in brushed-black polymer veneer with removable cloth woven grilles.
The R-110SW features a 10-inch driver, 200-watt Class D amp, 27-125Hz response +/-3dB, 114dB maximum SPL, and a cabinet that measures 16.3 x 14.8 x 15.8 inches.
The R-112SW features a 12-inch driver, 24-125Hz response, 118dB maximum SPL, 300-watt amp, and a cabinet that measures 17.4 x 15.5 x 18.3 inches.
The R-115SW features a 15-inch driver, 400-wat amp, 18-125Hz frequency response, 122dB maximum SPL, and a cabinet that measures 21.5 x 19.5 x 22.3 inches.
Klipsch has offered Reference subwoofers up to $1,799 in the past, but those models have been discontinued or are available only through certain dealers, a spokesperson said.