KLIPSCH Reference R-10SWi Wireless Powered Subwoofer

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The Four Principles of Klipsch Sound

  • Paul w. Klipsch believed four principles to be the foundation for great sound.
  • They continue to drive the design of every new klipsch speaker, today and tomorrow.

High Efficiency / Low Distortion

  • Klipsch horn technology is highly efficient, providing more accurate sound with less power and less distortion – resulting in louder, cleaner audio. Klipsch’s law: efficiency is inversely proportional to distortion.

Controlled Directivity

  • Klipsch horn technology accurately directs sound to the proper locations, which, in turn, creates a more lifelike soundstage without wasting acoustic energy where sound is not needed or desired.

Wide Dynamic Range

  • The softest sounds are reproduced with remarkable clarity and the loudest sounds are delivered without harshness or distortion – with the greatest possible range between the softest and loudest sounds.

Flat Frequency Response

  • Audio is delivered without frequency bias – no unnatural highs, mids or lows – reproducing recorded sound as accurately as possible without colorization.

Tractrix® Horns

  • Tractrix® horns have for many years been the driving force behind klipsch’s stunningly precise acoustics.
  • Featured in every klipsch speaker category, except for headphones and subwoofers, this proprietary technology provides a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power.

Cerametallic Woofers

  • A signature feature on the reference series speakers, klipsch’s cerametallic woofers exhibit a very high stiffness-to-mass ratio and superb damping, resulting in a powerful, solid bass foundation.

Wide Dispersion Surround Technology

  • As the cornerstone of every klipsch surround speaker, proprietary wide dispersion surround technology (wdst) provides astounding sonic detail for rooms with less-than-ideal placement configurations.

Product Research


Wireless Receiver & Transmitter: 

  • The Klipsch Reference series R-10SWi powered sub features a built-in wireless receiver and comes with an external wireless transmitter that plugs into your AV receiver's LFE output.
  • Thanks to this 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, your receiver can now send its LFE audio signal to the R-10SWi powered sub wirelessly (no subwoofer cable required between receiver and sub).
  • Wireless range is approximately 30' at CD-quality level.
Note: Both, the powered sub & wireless transmitter will require AC power.

10" Woofer: 

  • The Klipsch Reference series R-10SWi powered sub is fitted with a powerful 10" copper-spun IMG (injected molded graphite) front-firing woofer for deep bass.
  • The copper-spun IMG woofer is exceptionally light while being extremely rigid, providing remarkable low frequency response with minimal cone breakup and distortion.
  • The front-firing woofer gives you greater placement flexibility than a down-firing woofer.

150 Watt Amp: 

  • The Klipsch R-10SWi powered sub employs an all-digital 150 watt RMS (300 watt Peak) amplifier for high efficiency and dynamic bass performance.

MDF Cabinet: 

  • The R-10SWi is housed in a durable MDF cabinet and finished with a brushed black polymer veneer.
  • The MDF enclosure is rigid and protects against unwanted vibration and distortion.

Rear Firing Port: 

  • The R-10SWi's enclosure uses a bass reflex design with a rear-firing port for greater efficiency and bigger bass.


  • The level control, low pass crossover, and phase control allow you to blend the powered subwoofer's low-frequency tones with your system's other speakers, as well as establish the ideal level of bass.
Level Control: 
  • The level control adjusts the subwoofer's volume relative to the rest of your home audio system.
  • After the sub's level control has been set, the volume control of your AV receiver will be the volume control for both the Klipsch powered subwoofer and your connected loudspeakers.
Low Pass Crossover: 
  • The variable lowpass crossover is adjustable from 40-120Hz.
  • The crossover point chosen determines where low bass frequencies are "handed-off" from your AV system's loudspeakers to the Klipsch powered subwoofer.
  • Set the crossover point based on the size of your systems' main left/right speakers.
Phase Control: 
  • This control is used to acoustically match the subwoofer's output to your main speakers.
  • Select the position either 0˚ or 180˚ in which your subwoofer has more output at the listening position.

LFE/RCA Inputs: 

  • If you prefer a hardwired connection, the Klipsch R-10SWi powered subwoofer is also equipped with a pair of line-level RCA-type inputs to connect the sub to your receiver or integrated amplifier.
LFE Input: 
  • Most of today's AV receivers have a line-level subwoofer output (LFE). If your receiver has an LFE output, connect one end of a subwoofer cable (sold separately) to this output and connect the other end of the cable into the powered subwoofer's line-level input labeled "LEFT/LFE".
  • Set the powered sub's built-in crossover to "LFE" with this type of connection.
Stereo Input:
  •  In absence of a subwoofer (LFE) output on your receiver, as an alternative hookup, you can connect Left & Right channel pre-amp outputs from the receiver to both the "Left/LFE" and "Right" inputs on the powered subwoofer.

LED Indicator: 

  • The front-mounted LED power indicator lets you know when the sub is powered on or off.
  • The LED will light green when the powered subwoofer is on and receiving a signal.
  • If the LED is dark and not lit, the powered sub is off.

Auto Power On/Off: 

  • The powered subwoofer will automatically turn On when it senses an audio signal.
  • It will automatically go into "Standby mode" after 15-20 minutes with no audio signal.
  • You can also choose to turn the powered sub On or Off manually from the rear-switch on the back.


  • Klipsch powered subwoofers are designed to reproduce deep bass and deliver the impact that makes your movies and music come alive.
  • For optimum performance, place your subwoofer in a corner of the room on the same wall as your front channel speakers.
  • Please note that room placement can have a dramatic effect on the performance of your powered subwoofer.
  • Corner placement, as suggested above, will increase the amount of bass output, while placing the subwoofer along the middle of a wall, or out in the room will decrease the amount of bass output.
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