Klipsch SPL-150 subwoofer – Better lows

Klipsch SPL-150 subwoofer
Klipsch SPL-150 subwoofer

Klipsch’s latest subwoofer, that was just beginning to trickle into the AV stores in Malaysia before the COVID-19 crisis started, is the large SPL-150 which replaces the R-115-SW.

Looking essentially identical to the previous model with the grille on, the SPL-150 measures 21.5″ H x 19.5″ W x 24.3″ L. Its weight is a backbreaking 35kg or almost 76 lbs.

According to Klipsch, much of the improvements of the SPL-150 over its predecessor is internal and includes a redesigned power amplifier.

Although essentially the same Class D design, the amp unit in the SPL-150 is said to have been designed to be able to produce even more slam without any additional overload distortion.

As with the older R-115-SW, the SPL-150 can withstand a power input in excess of 400 watts RMS or 800 watts peak driving a 15″ Cerametallic cone woofer. Loading of the bass unit is via a reflex slot located at the bottom of the front baffle.

Although looking similar, telltale features that will enable one to identify the SPL-150 from the R-115-SW are the rubber feet that raise the SPL-150 ever so slightly from the floor.

Also the bass driver, which was recess mounted in the R-115-SW, is flush mounted in the SPL-150.

According to Kenny Sea of WKH Distribution the new front baffle bass slot has made the SPL-150 easier to achieve optimum placement.

Apart from that, most features found on the R-115-SW are present in the new SPL-150 and includes RCA style line/LFG inputs and wireless operation.

For further information, contact:
WKH Distribution (M) Sdn Bhd
Tel: 03 6270035 or Kenny Sea 019-3395186

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Dick Tan is one of the longest serving member of the audio-video industry having spent close to 45 years in it. Tan started in the mid 70s working in audio showrooms and writing for fledgling audio magazines in the country.

“I have been through turntables to open reel and cassette tape decks to amplifiers and speakers in that golden era of hi-fi to the sophistication of today's digital audio and AV components such as Bluray and UHD Bluray discs players to streamers and beyond. In the end they all have one common goal … to achieve audio and video in the best, most efficient way possible.”

The other 'hat' that Tan wears, at least once each year, is that of the organiser of the AV Show which started in 1994. The KL International AV Show has been consistently held every year since for the last 26 record breaking years.