Klipsch SW8 II Subwoofers

Klipsch SW8 II Subwoofers 

DESCRIPTION

Powered 8-in subwoofer w/ 10-in passive rad.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 08, 2020]
bigmac


Strength:

Built sold, it would go great as a secondary sub in a ht set up, maybe to compliment small bookshelves as rears to get the lows that they cant. Love the inputs an out puts, I can daisy chain subs if needed.i got it an kv1 center, 2kg.5 all in a package deal for 85 so no complaints here. They all still rock! Got a pair of ksb 2.1 an ksb 1.1 to go along with them so my 7.1 is all klipsch all under 200 sounds great all around at any volume. Being pushed by a pioneer elite txv1074.

Weakness:

It big an solid, so placement is hard, it won't go super low but still a solid performer for a old sub. Yes they make better ones now but I'm on a budget. Dont have 500 to spend on new one

Price Paid:
25
Purchased:
Used  
OVERALL
RATING
4
[Nov 23, 2010]
jamesanderson1@att.net
Casual Listener

I've had mine for about 10 years and it's great. We use it in a theatre room with 110" screen. The room is about 15'x24' with three reclining chairs upfront and a sofa in the rear.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 12, 1997]
an Audio Enthusiast

This is Klipsch's entry level subwoofer. It costs about $250 street price, and features an 8 inch active woofer, 10 inch rear passive woofer, and 60 watt amplifier. I love my other Klipsch products, but I must say I was a bit dissapointed. It's really not big enough to be a true subwoofer, it's more like an external woofer. It's probably a good unit to get if you have small bookshelf speakers, but it didn't blend well with my floor standing main Klipsch speakers. If you're looking for a home theater sub, I'd say save your money for a big sub. You really need a 12 inch or larger driver to get down to the low frequencies, and the KV 8 just didn't add that "boom" I was looking for, which is understandable. It's a respectable product in and of itself, but it's important to know it's limitations. Better to spend the money on full range main speakers than spend money on smaller ones with an inadequate sub. Klipsch makes a real nice sub with 12 inch drivers, but it costs about twice as much or more. But it might be worth it.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 24, 1998]
Chris Phillips
an Audiophile

I have to agree that this sub is not very powerful. It is,
in fact, for smaller systems that would not be considered
high-end. It is still a quality prodct that does very well
for its size. Don't get this one for home-theater, unless
you are using a 13" screen. :) Anyway, its worth checking
out. Make them let you audition your prospective speaker
purchases at home!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 13, 1999]
Jim Cornell
an Audiophile

I have an original sw-8 hooked on to kg4s!! Sounds cool!! I dont know much about the sw-8 2 is it passive radiator or not?

I also have a sw-10 hooked to kg 5.5s with synergy surround home theater sounds great!!


OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 12, 2001]
Bob Armbrust
Audiophile

Strength:

descent bass, looks good

Weakness:

cannot go real low (below 32), cannot play loud

As mentioned in the other reviews, this entry level sub is limited. The 8" active & 10" passive radiators with a 65 watt amp simply can't provide the deep low bass that fills
out the bottom octaves & kicks you in the chest. For jazz and heavy vocal content music, it provides a nice bottom foundation however.

I purchased this way back in 1996 after a divorce to go with
the incredible Magnepan MMG's. I will be adding an Hsu
VTF-2 within the week. I do have a KSW12 which I use just for home theater. The Hsu is for my audio only (MMG) system. In summary, adequate entry level sub for use with bookshelf system, but just can't deliver the deep goods.




Similar Products Used:

Klipsch KSW12

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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