Klipsch Surround Sound System

Last updated: December 6, 2019

Klipsch Surround Sound System

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Product Details

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Klipsch Surround Sound System placed 5th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Klipsch black reference theater pack we’ve taken the premium materials and acoustic technology of our revered reference Series and designed a beautiful 5.1 surround sound system to pair with your favorite AV receiver. Complete with a wireless subwoofer, The reference theater pack brings the Klipsch cinematic sound into your home with an incredibly minimal footprint. Cinematic performance The reference theater pack delivers superior Acoustic performance by leveraging injection molded graphite (IMG) woofers. These exceptionally lightweight cones are extremely rigid – providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion. A linear travel Suspension (LTS) tweeter minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance. Lts tweeters have been a hallmark of our reference Series product lines, making it a core component of one of the best speakers in the world. Horn-loaded power Our exclusive tractrix Horn technology and aluminum tweeters deliver the most impressive high-end response and greater extension, enhanced Imaging and powerful dynamics. This creates the cleanest, most natural sound possible. Wireless, robust bass The down-firing wireless subwoofer is designed to deliver room-filling low frequencies without requiring too much floor space. The 2.4GHz connectivity allows for premium, CD-quality sound anywhere in the room. Simply connect the compact, pre-paired TRANSMITTER to the subwoofer or LFE out on your receiver and place the subwoofer where it sounds and fits best in your room. The built-in all-digital subwoofer amplifier delivers ample power with high efficiency and true-to-source accuracy. Flexible system placement to complement the easy placement of the wireless subwoofer, each satellite speaker has a keyhole mount and a ¼” x 20 threaded insert (the center channel has dual keyhole/ inserts) for maximum mounting flexibility.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Klipsch Reference Theater Pack offers excellent sound from a very compact set of 5.1 surround speakers. The included wireless sub has plenty of low-end muscle. Klipsch built in similar components to its full-sized speakers.
Cloth-covered grilles are magnetically attached. On the back are a port, a threaded insert on each sat (two on the center), and spring-loaded cylindrical binding posts.
With very minimal cone breakup and disturbing distortion, these amazingly light, and extremely rigid cones deliver remarkable low frequency response.
The subwoofer in this system is wireless, so you'll have plenty of flexibility when deciding where to place it. The other speakers in the set have keyhole mount and threaded inserts to allow you to mount them where you'd like.
Great sound, subwoofer is fantastic. Great price. cant imagine buying a package more then this
You do not require any experts to assist you in connecting the speakers. The keyhole mount ensures that you can place the speakers anywhere in your room.
It does come with a simple remote, and though this speaker is light on features, the good news is you don’t have to do any major tweaking to get it sounding good out of the box.
- Heavy
The speakers are ultra lightweight which means they’re easy to mount on just about any wall or surface.
The pieces are compact, with a minimal footprint that fits nicely in a small- or medium-sized room.
The sound performance is great due to the Injection Molded Graphite woofers, which provide a fantastic low-frequency response with minimal distortion.
The advantage of having down-firing woofers is that it makes it easier to set up in a smaller room and still get the right acoustic. The satellite speakers have mounts in them which will make it easier for you to wall mount them if required.
On aesthetics, Klipsch Reference home theater is a perfect marriage between the finest material and acoustic technology producing a charming 5.1 surround sound system; the ideal home theater system to come home to.
The good thing about this home theater system is its sub-woofer that establishes low frequencies. Also, it comes with mounting holes for easier placement.

What reviewers didn't like

At a grand, though, the Klipsch is a little expensive for what it does.
On the downside, there was a hollow-plasticky coloration coming from the cabinets. Knowing that these had been switched from the harder, stone-like material to the lighter plastic, I asked myself if this was confirmation bias—the tendency to allow a pre-existing theory to overwhelm facts.
Clips are bit Flimsy
This product is one of the more expensive options we reviewed.
No playback functions; in short, it requires a receiver
The one downside about this setup is that it does not come with an audio receiver, which it really should at this price.
- Heavy
The subwoofer element may be a bit bulky
Requires a stable internet connection
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