The soundbar device genre is clearly in the fast lane: More and more loudspeaker and electronics manufacturers have one or more such sound bars in their product range. For some time this has even been the case for the established vintage specialist Klipsch, who is currently introducing a new device with the Klipsch Cinema 600.
Klipsch Cinema 600 Soundbar: Technology
Strictly speaking, you get two devices for the money: The Soundbar Cinema 600 is delivered as standard with an active subwoofer that can be integrated wirelessly. If you like, you can also add suitable rear speakers (Klipsch Surround 3) to the setup for an additional charge.
The Cinema 600 soundbar comes with four oval three-inch mid-range speakers and three single-inch tweeters – with the typical Klipsch Tractrix horn, of course. If you have counted, you may be surprised at the number of drivers: In fact, the Klipsch Cinema 600 not only delivers a left and right, but also a center channel. The subwoofer, on the other hand, is equipped with a powerful, downward-radiating 10-inch driver. Klipsch specifies the total amplifier output of the system as 600 watts, with 400 watts attributable to the active subwoofer and the remaining 200 watts to the “bar”.
Music and film sound can be played via HDM (ARC), Bluetooth 5.0, Toslink or analog via a 3.5 mm stereo jack socket. A remote control provided ensures easy handling and retrieval of the three DSP programs, and EQ settings will soon also be possible via an app. For example, speech intelligibility for messages can be increased at the touch of a button.
- Klipsch Soundbar Cinema 600 including subwoofer: 599 euros
- Klipsch Surround 3 rear speakers: 299 euros