Considering Bic PL-200 vs Klipsch R-112SW, it is worth to be looking on both of them, however, depending on which features do you need you will end up choosing one over the other.
Let’s start with size when comparing Klipsch R-112SW vs Bic PL-200. If the size of the subwoofer plays a big role for you (eg if you have a small room with the home cinema like I do), you will be happy to hear that Klipsch R-112SW is only 18.3 x 15.5 x 17.4 inches. This is much smaller than Bic PL-200 where each parameter is more than 20 inches.
Sound qualities. Klipsch’s claim of 24 Hz as a -3db point is a definite true and it hits lower than infinity, the basses are amazing. 22Hz - 200Hz that Bic PL-200 claim is true also, however, to be honest with you I haven’t noticed that difference of 2 Hz between them.
Power issues. Klipsch R-112SW compare to Bic PL-200 is a bit a loser here. The average of Klipsch R-112SW is about 300W and 600W on the peak. If it is enough for you and you don’t have an aim to show all neighbors’ that you are watching a film right now than choose this one just to be sure you don’t spend more money on electricity bills. However, if you are looking for a real super-sound, I would advise choosing Bic PL-200 with a peak power of 1000W.
Sound pressure. Comparing Klipsch R-112SW vs BIC America pl-200 it may be wise also to consider a sound pressure. Klipsch R-112SW has a bigger sound pressure with the top parameter of 118 db versus 110 db only that Bic PL-200 has. However, remember that you will never put the volume up to the max or you can get deaf at 120 db! So, do you really need it that much?
The Klipsch model has a wonderful design having a copper colored driver with no obvious flaws so if you are afraid on how it will match your room, don’t worry anymore. Also, I noticed that it actually hits lower than infinity (-3 at 34Hz). Apart from that, there is more advantages I haven’t talked about yet that you may enjoy.
This model gives an amazing upgrade to the movie sound making basses and low frequency effect really felt from everywhere in the room. I also love that my sub sound is not directional but the bass can easily come through the walls!
|Specification||Klipsch R-112SW||Bic Acoustech PL-200 II|
|Maximal Output Power (rms), W||600||1000|
|Nominal Output Power (rms), W||300||250|
|Audio Amplifier Output Power, W||300||250|
|Driver Placement||front panel||front panel|
|Driver Size, In||12||12|
|Port Placement||front panel||front panel|
|Speaker Outputs (pair)||2|
|Xlr Outputs (pair)|
|Xlr Inputs (pair)|
|Rca Stereo Line Level Inputs (pair)||1|
|Rca Lfe Inputs||1||1|
|Speaker Inputs (pair)||2|
|Woofer Composition||polymer||pressed long-fibre paper|
|Crossover Frequency, Hz||40-160||30-150|
|Frequency Response, Hz||24-125||21-200|
|Main Power Switch|
|Dimensions (h X W X D), Cm/in||41.4 x 39.4 x 46.3/17.4 x 15.5 x 18.2||43.6 x 37 x 49.5/17.2 x 14.8 x 19.5|