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Smile SPL-100 or R-120SW - need buying advice

Hi !
i'm looking into these two that i can get for the same price.

Wich one should i pick ? it's a 10" vs 12" battle with very similar specs...

SPL-100 or R-120SW


Klipsch SPL-100
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 27Hz - 125Hz
MAXIMUM ACOUSTIC OUTPUT 114dB
AMPLIFIER TYPE Class D with Analog Preamp Stage
AMPLIFIER POWER 200 W RMS / 450 W Peak
WOOFER 10” Long-Throw Cerametallic
ENCLOSURE MATERIAL MDF
ENCLOSURE TYPE Bass Reflex via Front-Firing Slot Port
INPUTS Dual RCA/LFE Line In, WA-2 Wireless Port
HEIGHT 16-9/16” (421mm)
WIDTH 14” (356mm)
DEPTH 17-5/16” (451mm)
WEIGHT 37 lbs (16.8kg)
FINISH Ebony Vinyl
BUILT FROM 20

Klipsch R-120SW
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 29Hz - 120Hz +/- 3dB
MAXIMUM ACOUSTIC OUTPUT 116 dB
AMPLIFIER All Digital
AMPLIFIER POWER (CONT/PEAK) 200W/400W
AMPLIFIER FEATURES Volume, Low-pass, 0/180 phase, Auto Power On
DRIVER COMPONENTS 12” high excursion spun-copper IMG woofer
ENCLOSURE MATERIAL MDF
ENCLOSURE TYPE Bass-Reflex via rear-firing port
INPUTS Line level/LFE RCA jacks
HEIGHT 16.5” (419 mm)
WIDTH 14” (356 mm)
DEPTH 19.2” ( 488mm)
WEIGHT 31 lbs (14.1 kg)
FINISHES Black Textured Wood Grain Vinyl
BUILT FROM 2018

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The subs are similarly powered; the 120 has slightly more peak output but, oddly, 2Hz less extension. Pretty much a coin-toss, IMO.
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The subs are similarly powered; the 120 has slightly more peak output but, oddly, 2Hz less extension. Pretty much a coin-toss, IMO.
would this be a plus point for the SPL ?

Front-Firing Slot Port
WA-2 Wireless Port (optional)

as i understand the SPL range is a step up from the 'reference' range.

But it's really a weird 10" vs 12" battle.. where the 10" weights even 2kg (4.5pounds) more !

Some say the SPL wich is more high-end, others the wider route with the 12" option... really confusing

side note: at normal pricing the 10" SPL is more expensive

SPL100


R-120SW

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would this be a plus point for the SPL ?

Front-Firing Slot Port
WA-2 Wireless Port (optional) …
Front or rear slot port doesn't matter as long as you have a couple or so inches of clearance. If you think you'll go wireless, then having a wireless port is a plus.

The larger-drivered (not a real word) R-120 might require less excursion to produce max output, which could mean lower distortion and better/cleaner overall bass. Then again, maybe the SPL's driver is better-engineered and produces similar or better distortion at max output. Dunno.

Pretty much still a coin-toss, IMO, unless there are third-party measurements that show one sub to be (overall) noticeably better than the other.
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Front or rear slot port doesn't matter as long as you have a couple or so inches of clearance. If you think you'll go wireless, then having a wireless port is a plus.

The larger-drivered (not a real word) R-120 might require less excursion to produce max output, which could mean lower distortion and better/cleaner overall bass. Then again, maybe the SPL's driver is better-engineered and produces similar or better distortion at max output. Dunno.

Pretty much still a coin-toss, IMO, unless there are third-party measurements that show one sub to be (overall) noticeably better than the other.
ordered the Klipsch SPL-100, thanks !
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I hope you enjoy it. Please post your thoughts and comments here once you have had a chance to set it up and try it out.
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