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Klipsch Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer

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lichme


quality posts: 3107 Private Messages lichme

Item: Klipsch Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer
Price: $449.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Condition: New

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lrgraham14


quality posts: 8 Private Messages lrgraham14

Klipsch Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer
Price: $449.99
Condition: New


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lichme


quality posts: 3107 Private Messages lichme

Take a look at the Product Page or this review from Digital Trends

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3795 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Some good reviews (4.3 out of 5.0) over at bestbuy.com

and

great reviews 4.5+ out of 5.0) and a video over at crutchfield.com

Wubintheya


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Wubintheya

I must say Woot! has been having some great deals lately. I don't need this but am so tempted from the GREAT reviews and GREAT PRICE for a new unit. Almost half price of retail and the reviewers from Amazon all paid the $800 and most still rave about this unit! I have been buying my TOOSHIE off here lately!

[MOD EDIT: Tooshie is similar to what you said]

birry


quality posts: 2 Private Messages birry

Has Klipsch upped their QC? I got a 5.1 THX computer sound system of theirs years ago, and while it sounded great, it started making this awful static noise almost right after the warranty expired, and there was no fix for it. Apparently it was a fairly common problem.

Now I'm skeptical whenever I see their products.

sohcSTI


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sohcSTI

If this system is anything like their ear buds, it would be a pretty good system.

iwbyte


quality posts: 2 Private Messages iwbyte

I've been wanting to improve the sound on my Vizio LCD TV, and looking at soundbars at costco and such.

Do the good soundbars like this one not have a separate remote so its all controlled thru the TV? I like that, if that's the case.

Wubintheya


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Wubintheya
iwbyte wrote:I've been wanting to improve the sound on my Vizio LCD TV, and looking at soundbars at costco and such.

Do the good soundbars like this one not have a separate remote so its all controlled thru the TV? I like that, if that's the case.



It does include it's own remote control however you can program almost any other universal remote or your own TV remote to work with the unit.

Ashpoo


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Ashpoo

I don't have this particular model, but we do have a Klipsch and we love it! It blew the competition out of the water in the store.

lvu


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lvu

Soundbars just aren't as good...

lvu


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lvu
lvu wrote:Soundbars just aren't as good...


Also horn speakers a bit harsh

webwidejosh


quality posts: 0 Private Messages webwidejosh

Would this be good as a center channel? I just mounted a slim TV to the wall and my old center channel looks HUGE now.

I'm cool with the floor speakers I have, but really need something low profile to put right *at* the TV. Considering a in-wall center, but perhaps this would be a good alternative?

narquespamley


quality posts: 24 Private Messages narquespamley

Decent specs, but even a basic set of individual bookshelf speakers would blow it away on midrange and surround imaging and be considerably cheaper. A good alternative to in walls is to mount your left, center, and right high on the wall or ceiling and angle them down towards the listening area. This keeps your other decorating options the most open.

acraigl


quality posts: 51 Private Messages acraigl

Ha. Just bought the Philips one for $400 less. Don't I feel smrt. I mean smart.

kazper


quality posts: 6 Private Messages kazper
acraigl wrote:Ha. Just bought the Philips one for $400 less. Don't I feel smrt. I mean smart.



Totally agree (nice Simpsons reference by the way). I keep looking at sound bars (on Woot and in stores) but I can't bring myself to pay $200 for one. On sale this one is 450! Must be for the high audio buffs out there.

Oh well, I guess my search continues.

TheRaven


quality posts: 10 Private Messages TheRaven
lvu wrote:Also horn speakers a bit harsh

"People listen to direct-radiating loudspeakers their entire lives; from childhood they've been listening to clock-radios, boom-boxes, television sets, car radios and such. So to many people the sound of DRs is what they think sound reproduction should be. In hi-fi they want that same kind of sound, a better quality of it but the same kind.

To such people the clarity and dynamics of horns can be disconcerting, they've heard sound reproduced through a veil of grunge and distortion all their lives and now this realistic sounding horn is intruding on them and they don't like it. Gone is the romantic mellowness and sweet distance they like, replaced by a stark realism devoid of sweetening. This clarity and directness is interpreted by some as harshness or shrillness, they don't like the truth.

Direct-radiators, especially those using cone-dome type drivers (I've a high regard for electrostatic speakers) remind me of vaseline spread on a camera lens to make an aging actress look young and "pretty", a haze of distortion and poor dynamics acting as the vaseline. This gives "pretty" sound. But when you cover the wrinkles you cover the truth, the excitement and the emotion.

Horn speakers vary greatly in sound; tonality and imaging and such, but all the good ones share the common virtues of low distortion (with attendant high clarity) and hair-trigger dynamics."

nickspeck


quality posts: 6 Private Messages nickspeck
webwidejosh wrote:Would this be good as a center channel? I just mounted a slim TV to the wall and my old center channel looks HUGE now.

I'm cool with the floor speakers I have, but really need something low profile to put right *at* the TV. Considering a in-wall center, but perhaps this would be a good alternative?



I think if I understand your question correctly, you are considering attempting to use this soundbar as part of a three piece front end set up, right? If that is the case, unfortunately you are not able to do that with a soundbar. There may be some audio tech out there that can rig it to work, but I haven't heard of anyone doing it yet. There are no binding posts on the back of this unit. Optical inputs and RCA inputs are the standard, I believe. Someone can certainly correct me if I'm wrong on this, but I believe the information I provided is accurate.

I can't speak for the quality of the sound, but I know Vizio sells an actual 5.1 soundbar system where the satellite speakers connect to the subwoofer. I want to say you can get it for about $200.00 less than what is offered here. Now, I'm not promoting it, and obviously it's Vizio instead of Klipsch, but just in case it was something you wanted to look at, it might serve the purpose you're looking for.

radiofreetomeg


quality posts: 1 Private Messages radiofreetomeg

Does this soundbar have Dolby & DTS audio decoders?

TheRaven


quality posts: 10 Private Messages TheRaven
lvu wrote:Soundbars just aren't as good...

Soundbars are just a convenience. They're more suited to small spaces like the bedroom. You get a soundbar because you don't have the room for a full-on home theater surround setup or your wife doesn't like the idea of 5.1 or more speakers all over the place. :-)

Soundbars don't stand a chance against any real system but they will definitely be a huge improvement over the built-in TV speakers.

If you're going to get a soundbar setup, this one looks like a winner at almost half price. It does have quite good specs. You'll never get the separation you'd get with bookshelf speakers but that's the compromise for saving space.

ThunderThighs


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radiofreetomeg wrote:Does this soundbar have Dolby & DTS audio decoders?


From the features:

Easy Connection & Setup with Dolby® Digital Decoding
The Klipsch HD Theater SB-3 is designed to quickly connect to most TV’s using either a digital optical connection (preferred) or an analog hookup. Using the digital optical connection, the built-in Dolby Digital decoder accepts sound from both the TV and any device (such as a DVD or Blu-ray player) hooked up to the TV.


Didn't see anything about DTS but here's the manual. for some bathroom reading.



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skiheckman


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does anyone know if it can attach to your tv? I have seen some sound bars that do

Imgumbo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Imgumbo

No bluetooth?

TheRaven


quality posts: 10 Private Messages TheRaven
Imgumbo wrote:No bluetooth?


No bluetooth but it does have a 3.5mm jack like a headphone jack for smartphones so you could simply use it wired. Or, if you want to spend more money you could buy a bluetooth receiver from Amazon like the following http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F8Z492TTP-Bluetooth-Music-Receiver/dp/B0047T79VS

ThunderThighs


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skiheckman wrote:does anyone know if it can attach to your tv? I have seen some sound bars that do


Doesn't look like it. From the manual:

Placing/wall-mounting the soundbar: The soundbar is designed to be placed on a flat surface directly in front of your TV on its two supplied cradles, on a shelf directly above or below your TV in a piece of furniture or wall-mounted (via keyholes on the rear of the soundbar) under a TV that is also wall-mounted.



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Creeper1313


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lvu wrote:Soundbars just aren't as good...



I can't speak for this Klipsch, but my Yamaha YSP-4300 soundbar certainly impressed me with it's simulated 7.1 and I didn't have to cut any holes in my walls or ceiling or have cables running across my living room.

webwidejosh


quality posts: 0 Private Messages webwidejosh
nickspeck wrote:I think if I understand your question correctly, you are considering attempting to use this soundbar as part of a three piece front end set up, right? If that is the case, unfortunately you are not able to do that with a soundbar. There may be some audio tech out there that can rig it to work, but I haven't heard of anyone doing it yet. There are no binding posts on the back of this unit. Optical inputs and RCA inputs are the standard, I believe. Someone can certainly correct me if I'm wrong on this, but I believe the information I provided is accurate.

I can't speak for the quality of the sound, but I know Vizio sells an actual 5.1 soundbar system where the satellite speakers connect to the subwoofer. I want to say you can get it for about $200.00 less than what is offered here. Now, I'm not promoting it, and obviously it's Vizio instead of Klipsch, but just in case it was something you wanted to look at, it might serve the purpose you're looking for.



No, just a center channel. I want something this size. I don't mind the left/right speakers but I'm trying to keep the wall "clean" by the TV. Having a 1.2" TV doesn't help if you have to have a 6" speaker mounted below it. This looks smaller, at least lower profile, than any center channel I've seen.

mdcecilio


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mdcecilio

I have heard good things about the Pioneer SP-SB23W which is similarly priced. That's on my wish list.

tomnuessen


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radiofreetomeg wrote:Does this soundbar have Dolby & DTS audio decoders?



"Dolby Digital Decoder for simple plug n' play TV connection"

I believe so, from Amazon.com.

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-HD-Theater-SB-Soundbar/dp/B0092QGSHM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1384982911&sr=1-1&keywords=klipsch+sb3+soundbar

narquespamley


quality posts: 24 Private Messages narquespamley
ThunderThighs wrote:Doesn't look like it. From the manual:

Placing/wall-mounting the soundbar: The soundbar is designed to be placed on a flat surface directly in front of your TV on its two supplied cradles, on a shelf directly above or below your TV in a piece of furniture or wall-mounted (via keyholes on the rear of the soundbar) under a TV that is also wall-mounted.



You can get an accessory which allows mounting a soundbar to your TV wall mount, if that's what the original poster is after. Something like this from the mothership.

http://www.amazon.com/Soundbar-Brackets-Universal-Soundbar-Speaker-Mounting/dp/B0036UTT4E

wildhog98


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wildhog98
mdcecilio wrote:I have heard good things about the Pioneer SP-SB23W which is similarly priced. That's on my wish list.



FYI... SPEAKER BAR NOTICE
We recently discovered an issue with the audio processing on Bluetooth music streaming with the SP-SB23W Speaker Bar. If you experience an issue with your unit, please contact Pioneer Customer Service

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 604 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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narquespamley wrote:You can get an accessory which allows mounting a soundbar to your TV wall mount, if that's what the original poster is after. Something like this from the mothership.

http://www.amazon.com/Soundbar-Brackets-Universal-Soundbar-Speaker-Mounting/dp/B0036UTT4E


Cool! I didn't know that. Quality post for you!



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jdillalives


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i have this sound bar paid $600 back in may 2013. love this thing the sound is so loud and clear, not that strong on the sub side. have the sub turned all the way up and the bass falls short in the large 20x20 front room. my front room/fireplace isn't the best for a true surround sound set up so i choose a sound bar since my vizio lcd speakers sucked! even have my comcast remote programed to control sound bar volume and turns on with tv and off. 3.5 jack is nice to add the iPad or iPhones yes would be nice if bluetooth but that kills batteries on apple products anyways.

well worth the cost don't miss this deal. if you want clear sound this klipsch set provides all you need. hope that helps

drumdiggity


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bad timing for me. just got mine yesterday. paid almost 5o bucks more for a refurbished one on amazon. haven't even opened the box yet. oh yeah, the box is HUGE. almost 4 feet wide and two feet tall.