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Klipsch Reference Series RW-12d

Klipsch Reference Series RW-12d
alaScore 86

231 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RW-12d. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Klipsch Reference Series RW-12d is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RW-12d from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

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This summary is based on the products: Klipsch RW12D 12-inch Reference SubwooferKlipsch RW12D 12-inch Reference Subwoofer

Apr, 2018

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Klipsch RW-12d


In conclusion, the Klipsch RW-12d provides the same quality bass that audiophiles have come to expect from the Klipsch line of speakers. Those looking for deep, thumping base, that may be strong enough to bother your neighbors, will fall in love with...

350 watts of continuous power at Frequency response of 24 to 120 HzCorner port technologyDigitally Controlled Subwoofer (DCS)Strong, room shaking bass

This subwoofer provides the same bass performance that can be found in...

Mar, 2009

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Klipsch RW-12d Powered Subwoofer Reviewed


The RW-12d is one of Klipsch's larger models and our reviewer remarked how this model "rocked the listening area and never stopped." It added "a tremendous amount of weight and kick...[but] also seemed in control...It provides a "superb digitally...

The Klipsch RW-12d offers excellent performance with movies and games, providing a tremendous amount of weight, punch, and extension to the experience

The RW-12d needed more speed, accuracy, and transparency on music material, occasionally falling behind the material and sounding a bit plodding and boomy ; The RW-12d lacks a high-pass crossover output, which could limit bass control options for some...

The RW-12d does a lot of things very well, and some superbly. In the Klipsch tradition, it rocks the house with movies and games, and adds oodles of enjoyment to the experience. With music, it sounds more than respectable, and very good on occasion,...

May, 2010

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Best SUB in its class


Possibly the best subwoofer under $500. Tight and precise bass, excellent for movies. Not too bad for music either, but movies is where it really shines. Love it. Will probably get another if it is back on sale

None - unless you don't have the sapce for it, in which case its size might be an issue. Also if you live in an apt, then do not get this else your neighbours will hate you

Sep, 2013

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12" Klipsch Subwoofer


Best subwoofer I ever owned.

This subwoofer really rocks the 24 x 32 foot shop


Aug, 2013

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Klipsch Reference RW-12d 12" Subwoofer


It arrived

Vent port cone was loose flopping around in box. Sent back and Newegg is sending another one ; The sub is $999 right now? I paid $280, I would be furious if I had paid one grand! I will add to this review when next sub comes in mail

Jul, 2013

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Great Sub


I would recommend this product to anyone! For $280 its an amazing deal!

Great sound. Hits hard. Deep bass. The auto on / off works well. Cheaper Klipsch model sub does not. I recommend this sub to all my friends and personally want to buy another

The only con I can think of is the neighbors now hate me when listening to music / movie ; The glass over the display cracked from the amount of stress the box has due to massive pressure waves from the sub

Jul, 2013

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Super sale price


The sub showed up with everthing in tact and no damage what so ever. The port was perfect. Alot of complaints of damage in shipping. I must say, I have never seen such good shipping. The Klipsch box was inside another even better padded box. The...

Has a pretty good sound all in all for a ported box. I ussually only buy M&K subs. I thought I'd give this one a shot as my M&K needed replacement ; All in all this is rock solid for the price ; I still prefer the sound of the Miller Kreisel... But for...

Slightly muddy... Not bad, but not as tight as previous subs. Again, for the money I couldn't find better

May, 2013

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Big Box, Big sound


I upgraded to a larger sub woofer after my old sub woofer went out. Boy did I upgrade. This unit produces thunderous bass and has an easy to setup display. On sale it was less than $300 and perfect for my large theater room

The unit is a BIG box. That is the only real con here. If you have a small room, I'd go for a smaller woofer. You can't go wrong here if you want a large boom out of a large box

May, 2013

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Outstanding value for the price


Most people do not understand what is meant by the broad stroke brush we use in America called "bass". For the record, "bass" is actually a musical instrument...a guitar or an upright, stringed bass. In audio terms, you SHOULD be talking about things...

Delivers the sort of sound you would expect from an entry level low frequency transducer (an LFT) at a fraction of the price...when on sale. I waited and watched Newegg until I found it at $249 with free shipping. That's simply unbeatable given its...

I don't really have a con. I've read where some others have received theirs damaged but mine came through fine and whole. I've had several dealings with Klipsch down through the years and have always been treated with respect and fast service by their...

May, 2013

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Caught my blunder


So, lying, telling my receiver that the sub was CLOSER to me, didn't advance its response... can't imagine why. Telling it that the sub is further away, on the other hand, that should help a little. Oh, and I finally read the ad copy closely enough to...

Same as earlier review

Same as earlier review

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

The RW-12d shakes things up by employing a 12-inch front-firing Cerametallic woofer and a 340-watt RMS amplifier. Exclusive Corner Port Technology allows the subwoofer's port tube to be as long as possible without bending, minimizing turbulence that can cause port noise and distortion. It also allows the enclosure to be tuned to a lower frequency than would otherwise be possible to create deeper bass from a smaller cabinet. Another important element is a corner-shaped flange at the port's internal opening, which amplifies the benefits of a longer port. For quick and easy adjustment of all functions, the RW-12d features the DCS digital user-interface that includes three equalization modes (flat, depth and punch) and three user-adjustable presets (music, movie and night) to create specific listening preferences. This extraordinary subwoofer also comes with an IR sensor for operation from any learning remote or control system.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Klipsch Reference Series


Color:Black ash

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Max (RMS) Output Power:825Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:340Watt
Response Bandwidth:24 - 120Hz
Speaker System Type:Subwoofer