SPL-120 is a Ported type Powered Subwoofer by Klipsch with a frequency range of 24-125 Hz. It features 1 x 12" Cerametallic Woofer, and powered by a 300 watts amplifier.
SPL-120 is a member of Klipsch's SPL series of Powered subwoofers. Below you can see the main specs of these subwoofers as well as review and comparison links.
Klipsch SPL Series Subwoofers
**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Klipsch SPL-120 has a Frequency response range of 24-125 Hz at ±3dB. With the help of its 1 x 12-inch driver and 300 watts RMS ( 600 watts MAX ) amplifier, the SPL-120 can go as low as 24 Hz which doesn't quite offer full range sound (20Hz-2kHZ) but it gets really close.
Here we have a comparison of how SPL-120's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among all subwoofers in our database with a max MSRP price of 500$, these are the 1 Powered Subwoofer models that can reach deeper bass levels than the Klipsch SPL-120's 24Hz:
Klipsch SPL-120 has a variable Low-pass filter (LFP) which lets you choose a frequency level between 40-120 Hz in order to block any frequencies above that point from reaching the amplifier.
Inputs and Outputs
- PreampLevel Inputs: Stereo RCA/LFE
- SpeakerLevel Inputs: No
- SpeakerLevel Outputs: No
- Wireless: No
Klipsch SPL-120 lets you make a wireless connection to your system with an optional
adapter. Wireless connection helps to minimize the cables running on your floor.
Klipsch SPL-120 External Dimensions and Weight
Klipsch SPL-120 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 17-11/16 x 14-3/4 x 21-1/4inch (450.0 x 375.0 x 540.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Klipsch SPL-120 is approximately 2025.0cm2 / 313.9inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Klipsch SPL-120, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Klipsch SPL-120 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The Klipsch SPL-120 weighs 20.45kg / 45lbs. Weight of a subwoofer is an important factor when you need to move and reposition the unit often to find the optimal positioning, also known as 'Subwoofer Crawling'. Here is a comparison of how SPL-120's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
All Subwoofer Speakers
Subwoofer Speakers under $500
How does the Klipsch SPL-120 compare to the Klipsch SPL-150?
One of the natural alternative to the Klipsch SPL-120 is the SPL-150 which is located one step higher in Klipsch's Powered Subwoofer selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of Klipsch SPL-120 vs SPL-150 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch SPL-120 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet. Ported subwoofers are generally accepted to be more suitable for home theatre systems whereas the sealed designs are preferred for music oriented systems.
Klipsch SPL-120 is a front-firing port speaker , which gives you more flexibility compared to rear firing speakers when you need to place it close against a wall or other surfaces.
Does the Klipsch SPL-120 come with a Grille?
SPL-120 comes with grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of Klipsch SPL-120?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of SPL-120:
Powered subGrille6.5-feet AC power cordUser ManualImportant Safety InstructionsWarranty Information
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Klipsch SPL-120.
2 Years of parts warranty and 2 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.