Klipsch R-80SWI Subwoofer [Ideal For Small Rooms?]

The Klipsch range of subwoofers includes many amazing options for you to add to your home audio systems. The Klipsch R-80SWI Subwoofer is one of those very good choices. In fact, in our look at the best Klipsch subwoofers, the R-80SWI got our pick as the best for small rooms. If you’ve got a smaller room or perhaps you’re not after anything too big and mighty, the R-80SWI will still offer an almighty punch when you’re watching your favorite movie, but it won’t take up too much room.

If you’re still unsure whether this is the best Klipsch subwoofer for you, carry on reading and we’ll go into more detail about each one and help you decide which is the ideal pick for your home audio setup.

Let’s get into it and find out more about the R-80SWI Subwoofer.

Klipsch R-80SWI Subwoofer Review

Klipsch R-80SWI Subwoofer Review

Klipsch R-80SWI Subwoofer

Klipsch R80SWI Subwoofer
Image source: Klipsch

If you’re looking for a subwoofer that offers wireless input, the Klipsch R-80SWI should be your choice. It’s a beautiful subwoofer with a wooden cabinet and dark finish that delivers deep bass without any cable hassle. It’s part of the original Reference series, made for home theater systems. 

It connects to other components in the system through a pre-configured transmitter. Then you can place the sub near the transmitter to enjoy dynamic bass. It has a similarly powerful driver as other Reference series subs but is more compact. 


WOOFER 8″ high excursion IMG down-firing woofer
INPUTS Line-level/LFE RCA jacks, 2.4 GHz wireless
HEIGHT 13.25″ / 33.66 cm 
WIDTH 11.75″ / 29.85 cm
DEPTH11.75″ / 29.85 cm
WEIGHT 31 lbs (14.1 kg)
FINISH Brushed Black Polymer Veneer

Key Features

  • 8-inch down-firing driver
  • Spun copper IMG woofer
  • All-digital amplifier
  • Wireless connectivity with transmitter (2.4 GHz)
  • Low-pass crossover and phase control
  • Compact built

The Klipsch R-80SWI subwoofer’s most convenient feature is its wireless connectivity. Unlike regularly powered subwoofers, you don’t have to work with so many cables. Although the RCA input option is available, you can wirelessly connect it with the help of the pre-paired transmitter. 

The woofer is a spun copper IMG one, like the rest of the subwoofers in the Reference series. However, this one is supposed to be a compact sub, designed for smaller home theater spaces.

Nevertheless, the sound is pretty loud, with low-frequency responses as low as 88 Hz. 

It has a cube cabinet shape, constructed with MDF and polished to perfection with a Vinyl covering. The wood texture adds aesthetical value. So it doesn’t just provide ground-shaking bass but also ties into the decor. 

This subwoofer can easily blend in with crossover and phase controls if you’re using Klipsch speakers. But compatibility won’t be an issue even if you’re using speakers from another brand. 

As the smallest Klipsch subwoofer, this one doesn’t take up much space. So this is ideal for smaller rooms. 


  • Small and lightweight
  • Wide frequency response range
  • Wireless connection convenience
  • Clear sound with heavy bass
  • Easy to pair with other speakers


  • Not ideal for large spaces