Sony SSCS3 vs. Klipsch R-120SW

Sony SSCS3 3-Way Tower Speakers vs. Klipsch R-120SW Subwoofer
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Sony SSCS3 3-Way Tower Speakers

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Dimensions (H × W × D)

36.30” × 9.00” × 10.25”
922 mm × 229 mm × 260 mm

Like their bookshelf-sized cousins, the Sony SS-CS5s, these towers from Sony feature a ”super tweeter,” claiming high-end response to 50,000 Hz and superior off-axis response. Some may find the bass response a bit lacking for a tower, but their imaging and soundstage rivals speakers costing hundreds more.

Klipsch R-120SW Subwoofer

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Dimensions (H × W × D)

16.50” × 14.00” × 19.20”
419 mm × 356 mm × 488 mm

The Klipsch R-120SW sub is exceptional in its low-end frequency response, going down to 29 Hz. This is low enough to provide movie sound effects that can be felt in your chest, but the remainder of the frequency curve is fairly well-controlled, free of excessive boominess, making it a good choice for music listening as well.


  • The front face of the Sony SSCS3 is approximately 41.43% larger than that of the Klipsch R-120SW.
  • The depth of the Klipsch R-120SW is approximately 87.32% deeper than that of the Sony SSCS3.
  • The spatial volume of the Klipsch R-120SW Subwoofer is approximately 32.45% greater than that of the Sony SSCS3 3-Way Tower Speakers.

Note: the above comparisons are based on the dimensions of a bounding rectangle that would fit the front face of a speaker. In the case of volume, measurements are based on a bounding box that would enclose the speaker entirely. These measurements do not take into account variations in the speaker shape, such as curves, diagonal edges, or cutaways. These measurements cannot be relied upon to measure the internal volume of the speaker.

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