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Click Here to Read our Review of the Klipsch R-10B

 

Klipsch, like most manufacturers, has been dabbling in the speaker bar business for a while now and for good reason. Modern TV’s have anemic speakers that have a thin weak sound. Hollywood, years ago, realized that if you want to elicit an emotional response from the audience you need both visual eye candy and effective sonic stimulation. Manufacturers have responded by providing sound bars that offer a great deal of improvement over the tiny speakers you find in TVs today.  Klipsch’s new R-10B Soundbar is their newest attempt that borrows some of the technology they currently use in their reference line of home theater speakers.

 

KLipsch Reference R-10B Soundbar

The Klipsch R-10B Soundbar is the first to be included in their reference home theater line. The slender speaker has a peak power output of 250 watts and has two 3/4 inch textile dome tweeters paired with 90° x 90° Tractrix® horns. This particular array is supposed to limit sonic distortion and offer greater dynamic range. Two 3 inch polypropylene woofers round out the array and help the R-10B produce a smooth and dynamic mid-range. To really hit the low notes, the R-10B comes partnered with a wireless 8 inch side firing subwoofer housed in a solid MDF cabinet.

 

The R-10B has a built-in Dolby Digital decoder and a 3-D surround mode which simulates surround sound. For wireless audio streaming the 10B also is bluetooth equipped so you can stream your favorite tunes from your iPhone or other bluetooth compatible device. The Klipsch Reference R-10B comes with a digital optical input and 1 analog audio input. Having only 2 inputs seems a little limiting especially if you have a couple devices you want to connect to the soundbar. The soundbar can be placed on a stand in front of your TV or it can be hung on a wall thanks to the handy keyhole slot on the back of the speaker bar.

 

The Klipsch Reference R-10B is available now with a suggested MSRP of $599.

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