Klipsch R-10SW vs Dayton Audio SUB-1200

Klipsch R-10SW vs Dayton Audio SUB-1200: Deep Bases or High Tones

Klipsch R-10SW vs Dayton Audio SUB-1200

The Klipsch R-10SW vs Dayton Audio SUB-1200 power comparison shows that the first model has much better features. The R-10SW proposes a high nominal output power (150W versus Klipsch’s 120W) and the awe-inspiring maximal output power rate (300W vs 120W).

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Features & Performance

The Dayton Audio SUB-1200 vs Klipsch R-10SW audio review is the best way to hear the different loudness and sound clarity of these devices. The second unit has much better sound quality thanks to the higher sensitivity (just compare the 112 dB with 85 dB), but the first one produces better loudness that can shake the house. The R-10SW also can boast with deep tight bass, while the SUB-1200 surprises with very soft high sound. The Klipsch also is a great choice for movies watching because it can present the whole sound effects variety and the Dayton is regarded as a more musical/versatile subwoofer for listening to the songs.

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 vs Klipsch R-10SW

Design

Despite the classic design, the Klipsch’s corners appeared to be very poorly painted and the overall finish is not really nice. Unpainted edges are notable, but the assembly quality is rather good because, notwithstanding the great load on the corps, it demonstrates excellent endurance. The Dayton Audio has an amazing visual appearance without painting problems, but the build quality is quite low due to the unpleasant smell of plastic that appears after a short testing usage.

Klipsch R-10SW Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • The device is great for small rooms. It’s compact and fills the apartment with surround sound easily.
  • The low pass crossover and phase control allow blending the subwoofer’s low-frequency tones with different Klipsch speakers.

Cons:

  • A green light behind the black mesh looks very irritating and hinders the late-night TV watching.
  • It isn’t able to put out much sound below about 32Hz and it even rattles while chuffing at the low frequencies.

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • All the ports work perfectly and they are accompanied by useful inscriptions that explain the connectors’ tasks.
  • It supports the stereo and produces a great sound.

Cons:

  • It’s hard to find the right place for the device on the shelves due to the heavy weight (44.6 pounds).
  • The subwoofer requires a pre-amp subchannel to run it on.

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Klipsch R-10SW review

Aug 29, 2018

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Common

Product

Klipsch R-10SW
Dayton Audio SUB-1200

Model

R-10SW
SUB-1200

Brand

Klipsch
Dayton Audio

Rating

4.7 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

286
123

General

Speaker system type

subwoofer
subwoofer

Audio amplifier

integrated
integrated

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150
120

Maximal output power (RMS), W

300
120

Audio amplifier output power, W

150
120

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

112
85

Impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response, Hz

32-120
25-140

Crossover frequency, Hz

40-160
40-140

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

10
12

Port placement

front panel
front panel

Connections

RCA

2
2

Wireless

Bi-amp

Speaker connectors

2
2

Click-fit speaker connectors

2
2

Controls

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

Material

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Detachable rollers

Colors

black
black

Enclosure type

Power supply

Form factor

internal
internal

Power supply, W

Dimensions and colors

Dimensions (H x W x D), cm/in

35.5 x 31.7 x 39.8/14 x 12.5 x 15.7
45.3 x 41.1 x 42.6/ 17.8 x 16.2 x 16.8 inches

Width, kg/pounds

11.6/25.5
20/44.6

Subwoofers comparison rating

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  • 9
  • 4
  • 9Klipsch R-10SW
  • 4Dayton Audio SUB-1200

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