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Klipsch KSW100
8 Reviews
rating  4.38 of 5
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Description: 8" downward firing subwoofer


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Yosia Bone a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2014

Bottom Line:   
I have owned this KSW-100 for 14 year...
Never have a problems with it,still works great as usual for 14 years...
Sadly its a rare item here,in Indonesia...
And bought it for around IDR 4 millions...

It produce an amazing sound for its size...
I love it very much...
Its clean,deep,and rattled...


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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pdawg a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2010

Bottom Line:   
If you own this subwoofer and it still works... My advice is to keep it.

I have owned this subwoofer since 1999 and it's worthy of an award.

The bass is tight and produces excellent lows and I would highly recommend it for any high end system.

If you buy these used just like any other product it probably will have problems. I've never purchased used electronics. Too risky!!! And the people complaining about these products are usually the ones that have purchased it used.

I find that the old generation fiber-composite cones produce deeper bass than the new generation klipsch subwoofers. And for this reason I call the KSW subwoofer series a gem.

The KSW-100 which uses an 8" cone is simply amazing for its size. You won't find antoher 8" producing this type of sound. (I've heard many in my years including bose, polk, yahama and others) The KSW-100 is part of history and also part of my personal collection for true vintage home theatre sound.

I just watched Terminator 2 on my system... The bass really rattled my heart!!!

System Specs:

Synergy series front towers.
Synergy series centre channel.
Synergy series ceiling mounts.
Harman Kardon AVR 7.1 Channel Receiver.
KSW-100 Subwoofer.

I've had friends over who were looking out for a 12" sub and couldn't believe that an 8" was producing that much quality bass.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by badfiveo a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This great-sounding, over-priced piece of garbage lasted one week. I've owned it for 4 years. I bought it with leftover expiring warranty money. The kind of warranty that,if you don't use it, you get the money you paid to put toward something else. It has to be used within 6 months after the expiration date.

The sub was in a box in a climate controlled environment until my home theatre was complete. I used it for 5 days and it was great. Great bass for an 8" and very tight. But, one night I left it on overnight and noticed it the next morning and shut it off. That night I switched it to the "on" position and waited for the light to turn green...it never did. So I switched it to "AUTO" and when it recieved a signal from the receiver it turned green and it played fine. When I turned off the receiver the green light turned to red (normal). That was the last time it worked. The following night I turned on the receiver and nothing. I never played it more than half-way and it never "kliped". The warranty for all Klipsch products is 5 years, unless it has a powered amp, then its just 2 yrs. I took it to Sound Advice and they wanted a $65 deposit just to look at it. Avg. repair price $155. These things are recyclable just like VCR's. So I'm stuck. I will never buy another Klipsch product...never again. You've been warned.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   SOUND ADVICE



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brad Willis a

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have a fairly small listening area. I do not have the room for a large sub. I've used a KLH which was mediocre and later blew up, and also a Polk. This sub blows both away, and it's hard to imagine that there are any better subs out there at this compact size and low price point.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $250.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dino Theo a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This was the last great year for subs by Klipsch. This sub is the best 8" sub period. I use this sub in my dolby digital system in my bedroom. It is incredible. It hits low, clean and loud. I had to have my Velodyne 18" from my home theater to serviced. I used the KSW-100 as a temporary fill in and my friends didn't even notice that I didn't have my Velo. (I have my Velo somewhat hidden otherwise it wouldn't be too hard to notice an 18" sub that is missing) The sub line that replaced the KSW-100 can't even come close. The new 10" and 12" are inferior. This sub originally sold for $499 but I purchased it for $220 at closeout. I wish I had purchased a few more. I have some other 8" subs in my family room system. A Mission and Atlantic Technology. They can't even come close to this sub.

Dino

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Bryn Mawr




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