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Klipsch SW12II
4 Reviews
rating  4.5 of 5
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Description: Sub


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Howard Halligan a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Bought this sub very cheaply and have never regretted it. It was a beat up floor model with a blown amp that Klipsch replaced at no charge. I bought it as well as other beat up elements of the now discontinued Klipsch THX Home Theater System when our local Nobody Beats the Wiz went out of business. Filled the dings and scratches and repainted black. Like new! Don’t understand why it was discontinued. It provides dramatic LFE effects (although not as dramatic as the KSW-15) and is good with music also (although not as good as LH-10). Great compromise, however. Bet the SW15-II is really something!

HT-1 Klipsch Heritage System (music oriented)

Klipschorns w/ ALK crossover upgrades
4 Klipsch LaScalas (surround & rears)
Heresy components in custom cabinet /monitor stand (center)
Panasonic 32” Monitor W/ component video input
3 Sony CX400 CD changers
Sony CX-200 CD Changer
MSB Technology Digital Director w/ jitter reduction
Nirvis DXS digital controller (auto selection of whatever changer is playing)
Nirvis Slink-e computer interface
Nirvis jukebox software (downloads net cd info, album covers& lyrics- programs & controls changers – searchable for songs, artists, albums).
Nirvis CDJ (CD Jukebox Software)
Monster 5000 Power Center
Sony Viao Laptop Computer
Sony S530D DVD Player
Sony 798HF VCR
Sony XA1ES CD player
Sherwood HX-PRO dual cassette deck
Dynaco PAS4 stereo preamp W/ Tesla Tube upgrades (also outputs to HT2)
Technics SL3300 DD Turntable w/ Shure cartridges
Outlaw 1050 6.1 A/V Receiver (Dynaco inputs directly to amp section)
Perpetual Technologies P1A Digital Correction Engine (jitter reduction, 16 to 24 bit conversion, future speaker frequency correction, and room acoustic correction )
Perpetual Technologies P3A DAC ( plus 44.1k to 96k CD upsampling)
Klipsch KSW-15 sub (for DVD LFEs )
Klipsch LF-10 sub
Phillips Pronto TS2000 Programmable Remote
Scientific American Explorer 2000 Home Communications Terminal
X10 computerized lighting controls
Radio Shack Wireless Remote Control Extender
Cables: Onix , MSB, Monster, AR., Iced Purple, RS Gold
Monster Bi-wire speaker cables.(Khorns)

HT#2 Klipsch THX System (movie oriented)

4 Klipsch KT-LCR THX Speakers
4 Klipsch RS-3s (side & rear surround)
2 Klipsch KT-DS THX Surrounds
10 Linaem Tweeters
Outlaw 1050 6.1 A/V Receiver (Dynaco inputs directly to amp section)
Monster 3000 Power Center
Sony X111 ES CD Player
Sony 775HF VCR
Sony STR-G3 (supplemental amplification for extra speakers)
Toshiba 61” High Definition TV
Sony NS700 Progressive Scan DVD
Toshiba 4205 DVD/ CD Changer
Klipsch SW-12II Sub
Klipsch LF-10 sub
Sony AV2100 remote
Scientific American Explorer 2000 Home Communications Terminal
X10 Computerized Lighting
Vibrapods (vibration isolation)
RS Gold , Monster, Iced Purple, AR Cables

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Nobody Beats the Wiz



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jim Powell a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is an ok sub.Have owned for over 5 yars.The output is ok and the low end just ok.If i was going to buy a used one i would be careful about whom i bought from.Would'nt give over about $300 used since parts cost so much.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $895.00

Purchased At:   dealer



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

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I bought the SW-12 several years ago. And it has been the best sub I have ever owned. I have many friend that have subs and none of them come close to the FEEL of BASS when you have this baby's rock'n! It is great for movies or just about anything you are listening to. For the money there is nothing else that compares...I have heared them all...It sound best when places in a corner..It doesn't matter if it is in a small or large room it will fill your bass needs with out a doubt!!..If you are lucky enough to buy the 12 or the SW-15 don't let it slip by you ...YOU WILL REGRET IT! ...I only own Klipsch speakers and they are the only speakers I will ever own!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Good Vibes



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

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have owned this sub for over five years and it has never
given a minutes problem.If placed correctly,near a corner,
it will provide all the tight ,low output you could ask for.
The 12" passive radiator reinforces the front firing 12"
woofer nicely ,I have never had to crank up the volume past
half-way for music or movies.Best if used with line level
input.You not only hear,but FEEL the bass during movies.Just
like a good subwoofer is designed for.Wish I had bought two
of them now.Best piece of electronic equipment I have ever
owned.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Loca Dealer




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