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Klipsch - Reference Series 4" 100-Watt Passive 2-Way Height Channel Speakers (Pair) - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great to compliment a surround system

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    Marine778
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    I have these 100W shelf speakers combined with the two floor speakers, two bookshelf speakers, a subwoofer and a center speaker. All are Klipsch in the same Reference Series. These are not the premiere reference series. When testing this speaker, I did it in combination with the speakers I listed, as well as independently to see how it sounds alone. As a group, the speakers worked well together. The well balanced highs, mids and bass really sound great. The speakers each contain one 4” sub and a really strong 3/4” tweeter. There is no mid range speaker, but when you listen to the sound you can tell there really is not need for one. The tweeter more than compensates for the sub. At first glance, the speakers are very attractive. It has a nice black faux wood look, and matches the rest of the speakers. The grill looks great and does not hamper the performance. This is the 100W model, not to be confused with the the Premiere series equivalent. It is more than sufficient for my set up and really provides the surround sound I wanted to compliment the grouping of speakers. I plan on mounting these speakers to the wall facing inward from the from the corners of the room or that surround sound feel. I don’t feel I needed more, and after listening to everything I still feel I made a good choice. When I tried it by itself, I thought the sound was really well balanced. This was the last speakers I tried from the above group I mentioned and so I had minimal expectations based in the watts this one ran on. I figured they would be weaker, but I was incorrect and they sound really great. I thought the subs would really overpower the tweeter, but the tweeter is really strong and really puts out some power just like the others I tested out. I thinking these would be an overkill, but they hold their own with the other speakers and when I get them set up correctly I think they will give that feeling of sound coming in from the sides. Running this off a Onkyo receiver that has 4K compatible sound, I really like the results of the set up. Alone of grouped with the other speakers, this is a great set of speakers for the above average audiophile. For my man cave, I love the set up and now I can watch what I want or listen to what I want with extreme quality sound. I can turn up the volume as loud as I am comfortable doing, and they stay clear with no issues to note. I definitely recommend it someone that wants either a solid performing pair of speakers to compliment their total system. I don’t think I would use these by themselves, although one could. I feel they are meant to be used that way though. These things simply perform and you will love them, especially where they are priced. I really don’t think I need the Premiere model and based on the difference in price I am more than happy with the quality and value of these speakers for much less of a price. I think this will work well for my set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dolby Atmos!!

    Posted
    Zeppelin33
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    Dolby Atmos is brand new to me, I wasn't quite sure if all the hype was going to be a letdown. It's not. These speakers complete the deal to give me the best home theater sound I've ever experienced. I was hoping to get these mounted higher before writing this review but just sitting on top of my front tower speakers is enough for now. They are perfectly angled and they really do bounce the sound off the ceiling. It took a little tweaking and calibrating my receiver to get the most out of them but it was well worth the setup time to get this as the end result. The big thing was making sure I had my DVD player set to bitstream rather than PCM. Bitstream lets the receiver decode the signal and when fed the Atmos signal, the whole system improved 100% and my receiver displayed "Dolby Atmos" My whole system is now complete and these are such a wonderful upgrade. Movie nights going forward will be incredible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Your Home Theater Starts Here

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    HarvickFan
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    The center channel speaker is the main component of any good home theater setup, and the one most people overlook. The R34C from Klipsch delivers amazing sound and tone quality that will draw you in to the action and dialogue on screen. The build quality is wonderful, it’s built like a tank, which Klipsch products are known for. It does have some heft and size, so make sure you have the proper room and clearances for this speaker if you are setting on a tv stand, etc. It can also be mounted to the wall with included wall hanging hardware, for those clean, flush on the wall installs. 400W/100W RMS of power means that you can drive this speaker hard and it will deliver. Sound is always crisp and clear. With four 3.5" graphite woofers and a 1” tweeter, along with dual rear firing bass ports, this speaker can reproduce sounds and tones that used to take multiple speakers. And with it’s 2 way speaker system, the sound moving across the front of you is much more fluid than other center channel speaker in my opinion and has a very wide soundscape, perfect for movies. You can leave the grill on the front for a more traditional look, or remove the grill and show off the copper injected molded cones that Klipsch is known for, for a more aggressive look. If you are starting your home theater and looking for a center channel, look no further than this one, you won’t be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Dolby Atmos speaker available

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    masc360
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    I love the Dolby Atmos format, but it is hard to generally recommend any Atmos speakers because the best speakers for Atmos are different for most people. Yet these Klipsch Dolby Atmos speakers are the first one that I can just recommend to anyone. My biggest gripe with most Dolby atmos speakers is that they are not full fledged speakers they cannot handle being "normal speakers" in a setup which I think is a big mistake. These Klipsch speakers can essentially function as regular speakers which helps them sound better than most and because you can wall mount them or place on top of speaker you can best sound possible in your room. The new design of the reference line is great and these look excellent. I highly recommend them

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch = Immersive Sound

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    Janine
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    In creating my new home theater system, the Klipsch R-41SA Reference Series 4" 100-Watt Passive 2-Way Height Channel Speakers played an integral role. I really appreciated having the option on how I wanted to set these speakers up, depending on the configuration that best suited my purposes. These Klipsch speakers feature Dolby Atmos “surround sound technology” which immerses you in an incredible 3-dimensional listening environment. You can literally hear the sound effects bouncing off the walls and ceiling just as if they were really happening all around you. My experience with other components in this Reference Series, has been nothing but positive. The Klipsch brand is one I have become very impressed with and can most assuredly recommend. Whatever size room you set these Klipsch channel speakers in, big or small, the powerful, lifelike sounds they render, will blow you away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch Atmos Speakers

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    Parker
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    These Klipsch R41SA 4.5" reference II Surround/Atmos Elevation are a great upgrade to any home theater setup. These speakers are upfiring which means they are angled up towards the ceiling and the sound then bounces back to the listening area. If you have have a receiver that supports atmos and the content that you are watching has atmos then you will get the most benefits from these speakers. If not then you can just use them as surround speakers. You can also wall mount these speakers. The build quality on these are great, I love the finish and look. The sound are also great. I can hear the subtle noises and effects when watching movies and it really does give you a sense of atmosphere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    niche speaker type but good quality

    Posted
    bd43274
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    the good: -excellent clarity and overall sound quality -sound fires diagonally upward when placed on top of your front mains, and is designed to easily add atmos heights to a system without actually placing speakers in the ceiling. while not exactly the same effect as in-ceiling speakers, still a relatively good approximation in my opinion. -compact and stylistically simple design -can also be used as wall mounted surrounds -solid build quality the bad: -nothing really. price might be a tad on the high side at $300 msrp. overall: there may not be a huge market for these types of speakers in my opinion, but never the less they are definitely high quality and will fit the bill nicely if you need something like these in your setup. typical of this reference II series, very nice mids and fantastic highs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers

    Posted
    sollyp
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    These Dolby Atmos speakers are great! They're extremely well constructed. They look sleek and would fit in with any home theater system. The immersion that they produce is phenomenal! At first, I thought they were too quiet but after some adjustments in the settings of my receiver (Onkyo 757), they are amazing. Watching movies with these are amazing. It feels like you are in a theater. If you are able to watch films that support Dolby Atmos, then these will come alive! The sound is clear. Listening to music really fills the entire room and immerses you with the addition of another dimension of sound! The only caveat is the speakers are not always on based on how the film was recorded. This is not the speaker's fault but the people who made the audio. I really can't speak enough about this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent height speakers

    Posted
    Dad42
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    I bought these speakers to complete a dolby atmos set up. I originally planned on placing it on top of my floor speakers. I was not satisfied with the result that I decided to use place it on the ceiling. I have immediately noticed the difference. I believe it even enhanced the sounds coming from my other speakers. I did an auto calibration on my Pioneer elite receiver. I played Hacksaw Ridge and Ready Player One thru my apple TV on both set up. My ceiling may be too high that caused the initial set up not yield what I'm looking for. With the speakers on the ceiling, sound has to travel shorter compared to bouncing off the ceiling. Speakers are also angled toward my sitting spot. Another plus for these speakers was getting it on sale. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You know...they are klipsch speakers you know...

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    Born2xceler8
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    I gave these 5-Stars just on the strength that they are klipsch speakers god darnit. Shoutouts to klipsch for making such a darn good product. Shoutouts to best buy for selling their products. I have soo many of their speakers, I couldn't tell you how these speakers have contributed to my entire setup, but my entire setup (to include these ATMOS heights) sound amazing and I haven't even fine tuned it yet. I am running them with a mid-range Marantz SR 6013 reciever and i never push the volume past 60-63 out of 98. These run as my "Dolby atmos front height speakers" and they do OK. Im yet to fine tune my setup, so I may not be getting much sound from these due to that fact alone. But they are klipsch speakers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not good for Atmos

    Posted
    Kyle
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    First of all my 3 star rating has nothing to do with the sound or quality. These speakers feel great. What they lack is the ability to create a true Dolby Atmos feel. I have an 8’ ceiling which means I would have to sit 6’ in front of my 65” TV to get the sound to bounce of the ceiling and be over my head. This wasn’t possible. Even it it was the 4” drivers on these modules would be easily overpowered by my 8” floor standing speakers. The speakers do come with a keyhole mount on the back and I would definitely recommend mounting them high on the wall as a front height speaker before setting them on a floor speaker as a module. I returned them and ordered in ceiling speakers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These speakers will not disappoint!

    Posted
    Mark
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    I have these speakers sitting atop of my Polk Towers and they are powered by my Marantz SR7013. The setup was quick and easy. They were the perfect choice to supply the 3rd dimension that my surround sound was missing. These are not only great sounding but very well made. They have the looks and performance that I’ve become accustomed to from Klipsch. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    So, so...

    Posted
    KevinR
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    I expected better results from theses speakers. So far they do not live up to the hype. If your able to do ceiling speakers it would definitely be better to go that route. That said they work and sound ok. They seem like a minor addition compared to the other speakers in my home theater. My experience. I would recommend these... but extra surround speakers would be better. Extra surround speakers would be better bang for your dollar and would yield better results.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Dolby Atmos Surround Speakers

    Posted
    The34Car
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    I have a pair of the Klipsch R41SA Reference II speakers as the rear surround sound speakers in my 7.2 channel surround system. The black wood with copper Klipsch nameplate looks sharp and the sound is amazing! I don't ever want to go back to a single soundbar for movie watching again. These speakers sound that good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome addition to home theater.

    Posted
    Toonman
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    Did multiple reviews and ran both scenarios on placement. My room was to big for the tower placement, so I mounted them to the wall as front height speakers. What a huge difference. Movies with Atmos tracks now really come to life. They also look great mounted to the wall. I am running these with an Onkyo TX NR676 in a 5.2.2 setting. Movie night just got better!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounding height speakers for Dolby Atmos

    Posted
    Chop
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    These Speakers were a great fit for my finished Klipsch speaker set up. I was a bit skeptical about these bouncing sound speakers, but I was quickly amazed by the sound that they produce for Atmos sound. For these to work properly you should follow the guidelines on ceiling height, and what material the ceiling is made with. All in all, I am really enjoying these speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent surround speakers.

    Posted
    quicksteel
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    Wow, what a difference. I can't even start to explain how good these are. I use them in a system that is not atmos but omg! I find myself trying to figure out what sound I'm hearing in the house, like refrigerator door open dings when it is these speakers during a program or movie. If my Kefs ever go out I will get Klipsh for replacements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speakers

    Posted
    oldsterodude
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    It's Klipsch, so expectations were high going in, not disappointed! These are very crisp and clean sounding speakers. I have just started gearing up for Atmos soundtracks, and WOW! These speakers added an amazing amount of sound to the stage. Love them, could not be happier with them, especially at this price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love Dolby atmos

    Posted
    Tag24
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    Of course the only reason to purchase the speakers is for Dolby Atmos, but they work well and the sound that comes from them is very good. Obviously Dolby Atmos as a filler sound, so you don’t always hear it but it projects off the ceiling very well for titles in Dolby Atmos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers

    Posted
    Peds
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    This is my second set of the same speakers. I have a set on top of my tower speakers for atmos sound and I have this set I just bought for now surrounds. Cant recommend this speakers enough. They have great sound and clarity.

    I would recommend this to a friend