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Klipsch - Reference Series 2.0-Channel Soundbar with 56-Watt Digital Amplifier - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 220 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Sound Quality

    Posted
    BruMan
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    I didn’t expect theater sound. I didn’t get that. What I did get was a really nice improvement over the basic sound bar I had. I can understand spoken word clearly and I can hear some of the bass in music and action movies. Another improvement is that the Klipsch has a wider sound pattern that the “basics” sound bar. I can hear better from the side then I could before. The challenge for me was mounting it to hang from the tv rather than on the wall. My 60 inch TV is on a swivel mount, so I didn’t want the sound bar mounted flat on the wall. Some standard “banana” mounts and some #8 button head machine screws with nylon nuts set just right did the job, but it did require a trip to the hardware store. Overall, I am happy with the end result.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A high quality sound bar with clear, crisp sound.

    Posted
    Danewfolksondablock
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    I bought the Klipsch sound bar because I liked the sound I have been getting from my Klipsch speakers for my computer. I couldn’t believe the great sound It puts out without the huge woofer that typically accompanies so many of the competitors products (it has a small woofer that is actually built in). Also, being a little older, I need that high EQ so I can easily hear the light tough of cymbals (in addition to playing a guitar, percussion is my real delight). The high quality is a must for me, having been a musician for the past 60 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good sound for the price.

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    PickySoundGuy
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    I compared several of the sound bars in the store and this was better than the two JBL at similar and higher price. The RSB-11 in store didn't work. Out of the box, it is in 'consumer mode' and will power save with no input and default to lowest volume. I looked up directions on-line for 'installer mode' to always stay on for computer use where it may not get a signal for awhile. But ignore instructions to power on. Just press 'source' and 'volume up' at the same time for more than 5 sec then when an LED flashes, press volume up until the Dolby LED comes on. Let it flash for 10 seconds and it will now always stay on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good basic soundbar.

    Posted
    Techguru
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    This is my first soundbar and I learned from it. It's Important to understand that this model only works with 2 channel stereo or Dolby Digital audio. It doesn't work with the more advanced Dolby, or with DTS audio signals. You need to know how to work around these limitations. That said, I'm impressed with the bass output considering it doesn't have a separate subwoofer. The bass is significantly better with Dolby Digital audio than with 2 channel stereo. I'm using it with my exercise TV so I can hear better over the treadmill noise. Because of the signal limitations, I wouldn't use it with my main TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Huge disappointment

    Posted
    Billy
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    I have a Klipsch Groove that sounds better than this. Mind you, the Groove is a small Bluetooth speaker. I was hoping as a sound bar this would have 3x the sound. Unfortunately it doesn’t and lacks any kind of bass and peaks at higher volumes with highs and mediums. This is a huge disappointment from Klipsch. The sound quality is what you would expect from a generic brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound Bar for the price!

    Posted
    Alex
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    I purchased this to go with an LG B7A 55" that sits on a floating TV stand. I was looking for something that would improve sound quality by firing forward instead of the TV internal speakers that fire back and/or downward. This was perfect, it turns on with the TV, the Virtual Surround and Dialog Clarity options are exactly what I was looking for. My only complaint is that I can't get it to work with my LG magic remote but, this is due to the magic remote relying on RF most of the time. I technically programmed it but, it only sends the IR when the TV is powered off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful soundbar

    Posted
    Techguy
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    I bought this soundbar the other day and absolutely love it. Its wall mountable with out any special brackets I recommend using 3 inch screws just so you know its secured to the wall. The unit hooks up with in minutes of removing it from the packaging and the sound is pretty awesome considering it's a all in one unit. Perfect for a bedroom if you were getting one for a living room I would recommend getting something that's not all in one and has the option for wireless satellite speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound - Bad Internal Static

    Posted
    Sokkerase13
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I'd be willing to sing the praises of this item if it did not have a constant hiss from static, regardless of plug use or input. The only way to tune it out is to play the volume quite loud on anything, but that leaves questions as to how it may be distorting the sound of the item. I have done factory reset, tried different power sources, items, used a dac/amp, and digital decoder. Nothing makes the hiss go away. I will be calling Best Buy to see what I can get for a return, or if I just made a $150 donation to Klipsch and Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Soundbar.

    Posted
    Chris
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    All the professional reviews I read were spot on. The sound quality is great, especially for the price and the look is sophisticated. The surround sound mode doesn’t feel like true surround sound but it adds depth. The bass is sufficient for music and movies. I replaced my Klipsch Quintet system with this sound bar because I didn’t want to spend the time and money to wire our new home and I’m glad that I saved the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Clear and Crisp

    Posted
    Victoria
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had a Nakamichi NK 11, 280 watts. Subwoofer always cut in and out. Though far more powerful than the RSB3, at higher volumes sound was distorted. Maybe it’s because I’m older and my priorities have changed but the lack of a subwoofer does not detract from the quality of sound this sound bar produces. Whether I am watching an action packed movie, a drama or music this sounds great. Crisp and clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great overall sound

    Posted
    GPeter
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    The high-end and mid-range sounds are excellent for its size. At very low volume, the Voice setting is very good for dialog. My only complaint is that sometimes when listening at low volume, the bass is a bit too boomy, sounding louder than the higher range of sounds. Depends entirely on the program you’re watching. At normal volume the bass is very clean and tight, not at all overdone. For the sale price that I paid, I really like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bar speaker

    Posted
    Bubba
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    For the price you get a 3 foot long speaker bar with digital amp. The little lights can be difficult to see and understanding what each input to use can be tricky. Read the manual and if you can find a remote to the upgraded models it works with this sound bar and gives you much more control over bass mids and surround sound. Idk how the surround sound operates but it works great for movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound bar for the money

    Posted
    MorningMan
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    This was my first soundbar purchase and I was looking for something that would fit in a small area and potentially work without a separate sub-woofer and additional remote speakers. It fits nicely under the TV on a small bookcase and provides very high quality sound. I watch a lot of tennis and you can hear the sound of the ball hitting the racket much better. Excellent product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No Bass!!

    Posted
    dej1978
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    Sounded great in the store (which they usually always do) and I was sold. Took home, hooked up, and there was no bass whatsoever no matter what I did. Tinny, muffled sound that had an intermittent signal. May have gotten a bad one. Returned to the store and purchased a Sony one on sale for $30 less. Sounds 100 times better than this one. Wouldn't initially recommend this. But, then again, I may have received a bad one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hear more than before!

    Posted
    DeeD
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    The bar fits in front of TV and looks good. No large sub-woofer to take up floor room or create a trip hazard. Easy installation. Hear crisp and clear tones and speech you can understand along with background sounds and music. Remote works well. No need to turn bar off/on, it's synced with TV. If I could change one thing, I'd add a volume indicator to make finding the desired sound level easier. Overall we're very pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Speaker delivers as promised

    Posted
    RustyMike
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    Bought the Klipsch speaker because the price was great and it sounded great. I also own 16 year old Klipsch speakers in my media room that still sound fantastic. Plus the sound bar checked all the boxes. It has delivered as promised. Love the surround effect from the side mounted speakers and we use the Bluetooth functionality all the time. Great sound bar!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound quality!

    Posted
    Savyshopper
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    I love the sleek look of this particular sound bar! For the sale price I couldn’t pass up so def worth it I snagged it for $150! Pairs well with my Samsung tv, it gives a nice clear sound effect perfect for my living room apt! Very easy set up! Bonus for Bluetooth connection to iPhone which doubles as a speaker! The only con Is that it automatically turns on by its self!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound for the price.

    Posted
    Mark
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    I was walking around the displays in the store and saw the sound bars. I pushed the button on a few and when I pushed the button on this one I was very surprised. Much louder than I expected. Pairs very well with any Bluetooth device. Even has a mode that enhances dialogue because we can never hear it during a movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love Klipsch!

    Posted
    AppleDespisor
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    The soundbar is awesome!.. If your going to use it for higher frequency listening (regular TV, news, etc) to brighten up the dull TV speakers. It has amazing reproduction of sound, super crisp notes and good travel for just a soundbar by itself. But it's not going to rattle your windows. The sound quality is that of typical Klipsch. Awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Oh, wait! People on TV shows actually TALK?!

    Posted
    Inspector57
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    My husband and I frequently had difficulty hearing the dialogue over the music and background noises on our previous (not-smart, smaller) TV. Now -- granted that some productions' sound-mixing is still really sub-par -- we can hear much more of the characters' speech with this soundbar, which has a "Dialogue Enhance" setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend