No Longer Available
Item # 700
The RW-12 approaches the quality and flexibility of Klipsch's top-of-the-line RSW models at lower prices. The driving force behind this price and performance breakthrough is Klipsch's exclusive Corner Port™ Technology. This new technology allows the port tube to be as long as possible without bending, minimizing turbulence that can cause port noise and distortion. It also allows the enclosure to be tuned to a lower frequency than would otherwise be possible to create deeper bass from a smaller cabinet. Another important element is a corner-shaped flange at the port's internal opening, which amplifies the benefits of the longer port. This performance enhancing technology is only available from Klipsch.
The 12-inch woofer features a refined version of Klipsch's elegant, copper-colored Cerametallic™ material that is stronger than ever. This cone is made of an anodized aluminum that makes it tough but does not detract from its beauty. The anodizing process converts its inner and outer surface to ceramic. The result is a rigid cone with superb damping characteristics that will not flex or resonate. An oversized magnet and a high-temperature, long-excursion voice coil ensures efficient, reliable operation and, in combination with the mechanical characteristics of the cone, exceptionally low distortion.
The RW-12 gets its intensity from a newly designed amplifier that delivers 340-watts continuously (FTC rated), but more importantly, 825-watts of dynamic power - the punch that makes the subwoofer come to life. A continuously variable phase control facilitates ideal acoustical integration of the subwoofer with the other speakers in the system. This variable phase control is not found on many subwoofers; especially models in this price range, but it will increase bass response when properly adjusted. The easy-to-reach, side-mounted volume control is another unique feature that makes both set-up and on-the-fly adjustments easier than conventional back-panel mounted volume controls.
All of this performance is incorporated into a front-firing, front-ported design that makes installation into custom cabinetry a breeze. The RW-12 is available in 120 and 230 volt versions and comes in an elegant black vinyl veneer with a sculpted front panel and grille that nicely blends in with fine home furnishings.
While no longer in production, the RW-12 is still owned and listened to by Klipsch fans around the world. To connect with other people who are passionate about audio and interested in Klipsch products, visit our open forum bulletin board.