Klipsch - Reference Soundbar with 10" Wireless Subwoofer - Black

Enhance your audio setup with this Klipsch Reference R-20B soundbar, which features two 3/4" textile-dome tweeters and four 3" polypropylene midrange drivers for rich sound. Bluetooth technology enables easy wireless connectivity.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Klipsch Reference Soundbar with 10" Wireless Subwoofer
  • Ergonomic remote
  • 4.9' optical cable
  • Power supply, 1 pair of rubber feet, wall-mounting template
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (210 out of 234)

Features


250W peak power

Delivers robust sonic performance.

Two 3/4" textile-dome tweeters

Mated to dual 90° x 90° Tractrix horns produce crisp, detailed high-frequency sound. Four 3" polypropylene midrange drivers provide clear, lush audio.

10" wireless subwoofer

Produces deep, powerful bass. The 2.4Ghz technology automatically connects the subwoofer and soundbar.

Bluetooth technology

With aptX audio coding technology allows wireless, lossless music streaming from compatible devices.

3D surround mode

Offers an immersive listening experience.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 234 reviews

90%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Did my homework

    Posted
    DrSpaceknob
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Received Samsung HW-H550 as a present. Decent for the price. Focuses more on features than sound quality. Debated many options. I read every review for every option on this site, narrowed down to a handful, then cross referenced them on other sites. Traded it in and I am currently using the Klipsch R-20B and absolutely love it. 10" Subwoofer has warm bass with decent punch when needed (adjustable woofer). Put the woofer in the corner with speaker side facing wall as indicated in manual. Sound bar has a total of six speakers (2 more than R-10B, which only has 8" woofer). The highs are so clean and crisp! And of course I connected my iPhone via Bluetooth (which delivers better bandwidth and louder than optical connection) and cranked the dub-step UP, no distortion! I don't care for the 3-D sound though. It creates an interesting wider feel, but the EQ squashes the midrange in an awkward way. If you want surround, don't shop for a sound bar and buy a.true surround system. My room/ furniture set up is not conducive for surround. If you want to spend over a grand, get Yamaha, their processing is impeccable. If you want to spend no more than 600, get the R-10B, the power is the same. For me, the $800 R-20B proved to be my sweet spot. And it's easy to program any remote to operate it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and flexibility

    Posted
    Friulano
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was looking for an option to simplify audio components, remove wires and enhance TV sound in living room. I finally decided on Klipsch R-20B sound bar, wireless subwoofer system. As a result, removed receiver, floor standing speakers and wires. Now I have near invisible great sounding system if my living room. Great sound using optical audio cable from TV, use analogue cable to iPOD for music library, option to stream music via bluetooth from any BT capable device. TWO very important additional benefits, 1) I can control volume through standard cable box remote AND 2) by using the optical audio source direct from the TV, voice is ALWAYS in sync with lips on the screen. NO MORE annoying delays. Did I mention great, room filling sound? Two weak point (not important to me). 1) Bluetooth sound is a little "harsh" when using iPAD 2 or smartphone bluetooth. Not sure if this is a problem with the system or the devices. Seems a little better when streaming from MacBook Pro where I can balance sound via equalizer in iTunes. The 2nd weakness is the 3D sound enhancer. Disappointing. Don't expect simulated surround sound from this system. HOWEVER, watching movies from either cable box or Apple TV sounds great with full tone, volume and great dynamic range even without the 3D enhancement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular Sound..

    Posted
    Curt

    I have learnt for years, that u shouldnt follow the opinions of others. The best thing to do, is go to Best Buy, hook up your music from your phone via bluetooth..and it will blow you away!! This is my 5th Klipsch soundbar..3 R10 B's and 2 R20 B's...I bought an R10 B as a gift for someone..and I have the other 3, awaiting this R20 B to ship. I have had not ONE problem with these soundbars. The sound is crystal clear, the bass is amazing..all without distortion. You simply cannot go wrong with one of these, especially this R20 B. I just learned about Klipsch over a year ago, and Im hooked for life!! The difference between the R10 and The R20 is that the R10 have 4 speakers in the soundbar and a 8inch Subwoofer, whereas the R20 B have 6speakers in the soundbar and a 10 inch sub. All my friends are extremely fascinated when they come to my house and hear the sound coming from them..to the point where they have purchased these soundbar on my advice. Go check them out for yourself..and dont buy anyone's opinion. Youll be glad you did. I guess Klipsch, like Ferrari have no need to advertise like other sound bar makers...and youll eventually know why that is...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds Expectations

    Posted
    Dave
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Listened to multiple soundbars prior to purchasing the R-20, and I have zero regrets. Have a home theater setup downstairs with Klipsch Speakers all around, but wanted something for the upstairs too. I didn't have the room for multiple speakers, and since she refers to it as the "pretty room" my choices were limited to a sound bar. This unit truly transformed the viewing experience. Of course it doesn't replicate the home theater dynamics, but none of them do. Having said that, this unit does an outstanding job! Again, no regrets. Speaker ties in with your existing remote, so it's pretty seamless. Bass is more than adequate. The only downside is limited connectivity options, but that's really a non issue. If you're looking for gimmicks and lots of gadgetry you might want to pass on the R-20, however if you're searching for a truly satisfying audio experience then your search is over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, except for cheap remote control!!

    Posted
    Vdog84
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This soundbar sounds pretty good. There are a few items I wish it came with, especially seeing the retail price is $799. There is no smart technology other than Bluetooth. There is only an Optical input. The systems seems, very rarely though, to decide when it wants to change the input and it starts blinking very quickly. I enjoy the sound and I like the 3D mode, it loses some volume until you turn it up, but overall it is good. The remote that comes with it feels very cheap and is very small. If you don't know exactly what the setup is/buttons are you can change inputs/volume,etc without even knowing it. Then it can take a while to figure out how to get it back to normal. The soundbar is a little taller than I want and I had to move it off to the side because it totally blocks my IR sensor of my TV, but again it is manageable. Overall I would say this is a pretty decent soundbar and the subwoofer sounds great and you can adjust the bass with a knob in the back. I can't turn it up 100% because I live in a town home and don't want to get in trouble because of it being too loud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Sound, Great Value!

    Posted
    PS4Player
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I own the R-10B and couldn't pass up the closeout on the R-20B. If you can live without the fact this unit cannot accept HDMI as an audio input and you have to use Optical or Analog sound input, you will not be disappointed. The sound is very balanced and you can adjust the subwoofer output directly on the sub. There are not really any sound adjustments on this soundbar- I did not really get much out of the 3D sound setting- my soundbar sits in a very open area- if I had walls to bounce the sound off, maybe the sound would have achieved more of the intended effect. The bluetooth sounds great, the Apt X works very well. The next generation of this soundbar includes all the features people were requesting- HDMI input, sub control from the remote, dialog-surround-night modes. There was a bit of a break-in period and after about 10 hours it sounded even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Sound!

    Posted
    ARea
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have waited a couple months for this review. I wanted to ensure that I leave a solid review for this product. Although this could be considered an older model/version I would not let that dissuade you from possibly purchasing this. These speakers offer an amazing rich and full tone. I am not a fan of the 3D or the bluetooth capabilities. I think many people have commented as such. For those 2 reasons, I removed 1 star. I have been simply enjoying the sound without those settings, and it is fantastic! It replaced my 5.1 Onkyo system. This is NOT a true surround sound system but the quality of this sound is hard to rival by many of the sound systems I have experienced, even higher priced sound bar and surround sound systems. I am absolutely satisfied with my purchase. ** I did have a defect in my remote but I contacted Klipsh and they are sending me a new remote at no cost. I am not concerned though because the system paired up in only a few minutes using my Logitech Harmony Ultimate remote. **

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can't believe I am writing this review...

    Posted
    tilt
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Wow, I was pretty excited when I saw this sound bar at half off - seriously half off. I already owned a Sony CT770 and decided to sell it as I thought this would be an upgrade. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I guess they say you get what you pay for. I actually took off work early as I knew this was sitting at my front door. I unboxed it, let it warm up, and after a few hours thought I'd test it out. First problem, I couldn't even tell if the subwoofer was working - ON MAX. Then I realized it didn't sync with my Sony TV. The sound levels wouldn't match, I let this go. After a day of use, I still couldn't get the subwoofer to be noticeable unless you had the bar so loud it didn't matter if you had bass. The final straw was when I connected my iphone to it using bluetooth. I had my phone 22 feet away (I measured) and stood between the phone and sound bar, and I kid you not - NOTHING. It wouldn't work! Unbelievable. I returned it after two days. Find something else. Don't let the name fool you for what it once stood for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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