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Klipsch Bar 48

Powered sound bar with wireless subwoofer and Bluetooth®

Item # 714BAR48

Its stylish design will fit easily into your décor, but the audio upgrade will make a big impact on movie night.

Its stylish design will fit easily into your décor, but the audio upgrade will make a big impact on movie night.

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About the Klipsch Bar 48

Genuine Klipsch sound in a neat package

With wraparound grille cloth and wooden endcaps, the Bar 48 has a stylish, low-profile design that will fit easily into your home's décor. But this sound bar has more going for it than just good looks — it's a Klipsch, after all. And proudly so — they've exposed their signature Tractrix® horn-loaded tweeters at each end to hint at what's under the hood.

Genuine Klipsch sound in a neat package

With wraparound grille cloth and wooden endcaps, the Bar 48 has a stylish, low-profile design that will fit easily into your home's décor. But this sound bar has more going for it than just good looks — it's a Klipsch, after all. And proudly so — they've exposed their signature Tractrix® horn-loaded tweeters at each end to hint at what's under the hood.

Built-in amplification powers seven drivers for an audio upgrade that will definitely make a noticeable impact on movie night. The Bar 48 also comes with a wireless subwoofer in an attractive wooden enclosure. It's larger than the subs that are usually included with sound bars, and it has an 8" downfiring driver for deeper, harder-hitting bass.

Klipsch Bar 48

The Bar 48's low profile and wide design complement today's large flat-screen TVs.

Don't miss a word

Sometimes I have to rewind a movie because I didn't catch what the actor just said, and I'm sure I'm not alone. It can be hard to hear dialogue over the background sounds. The Bar 48's dedicated center channel can help with that. It also has a mode to enhance dialogue, so human speech is easier to hear and understand.

Even more enveloping audio coming soon

This bar and sub combo will be a huge improvement to your TV sound on its own, but there are some great upgrades in the works that will make it even better.

A future firmware update will enable DTS Virtual:X digital signal processing. This audio technology delivers a broader soundstage and an even more immersive cinematic experience.

The Bar 48 is also compatible with Klipsch's optional Surround 3 wireless rear speaker kit (coming soon) for a complete surround sound upgrade.

Bluetooth streaming

Whether you want to stream your favorite Spotify® playlist, shuffle all your Pandora® stations, or listen to your downloaded podcasts and audiobooks, this sound bar has you covered with Bluetooth built in.

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Product highlights:

  • 3.1-channel sound bar and subwoofer system with premium wooden enclosures
  • total system power: 440 watts
  • compatible with Klipsch Surround 3 wireless speaker kit (coming soon) for full surround sound
Sound bar:
  • three-channel sound bar with 7 built-in speakers
    • three 1" textile dome tweeters mated to Tractrix Horns for wide dispersion
    • four 3" oval fiber-composite midrange drivers
  • wood acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure
  • ideal for wall-mounting beneath a flat-panel TV or placing on a TV stand
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
  • DTS® and Dolby® Digital decoding
    • DTS Virtual:X available with future firmware update
  • virtual surround sound mode for a more immersive listening experience
  • dialogue mode for enhanced vocal clarity
  • 47-11/16"W x 2-7/8"H x 3-3/8"D
Subwoofer:
  • 8" fiber-composite cone woofer in wood enclosure
  • syncs wirelessly with sound bar
  • 11-7/8"W x 16-1/8"H x 16-1/8"D
Connections and general info:
  • HDMI ARC input
  • optical digital audio input
  • 1 minijack analog audio input
  • 1 subwoofer output for adding second sub or replacing included wireless sub with a wired sub
  • keyhole brackets for wall-mounting (wall template included)
  • backlit remote control with subwoofer volume adjustment
  • warranty: 3 years for drivers and cabinets, 1 year for electronics
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1066557
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Falls Short of Expectations and Klipsch Reputation

Crutchfield customer from Roswell, GA on 6/11/2019

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For starters, I'm a pretty big fan of Klipsch and their quality of products. Maybe I got a bad egg, but after sub-woofer connectivity issues, not being able to understand half of the settings or instructions to change said settings, low volume output, and what I feel is relatively poor sound quality (for a system at this price) I can't say I recommend this unit. I had purchased the RSB-11 for my mother for mother's day just a couple of weeks before I bought the Bar 48 for myself and the RSB-11 blows it out of the water, for $100 more. I feel like if anyone is looking for a system in the $450+ category you're serious about what you want, and to me, the Bar 48 just falls short. I can turn the volume all the way up and still hold a conversation if I wanted to. The virtual surround doesn't change a ton, and if you accidentally hit the "Night" button, your sub-woofer stays off until you hit the button again, regardless if you turn the bar off or not (bad design in my opinion). I think this system is trying to be a little too much for its capabilities. The RSB-11 is just plug it in and enjoy with just as much bass and twice the volume. As I said before, maybe I got a bad unit, but I plan on returning this and spending the extra $100 for the better sound bar.

Pros: Looks, Bluetooth

Cons: Volume, Sound Quality, Wireless Connectivity

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure ---
Design Bar
Pieces in System 2
Color ---
Tweeter 1" Horn-Loaded (3)
Midrange 3" Cone (4)
Woofer ---
Separate Subwoofer Yes
Subwoofer Driver 8
Features
Surround Sound Decoding No
Dolby Atmos No
DTS:X No
Dialogue Enhancement Yes
Auto Volume ---
4K Video Compatible No
HDR Video Compatible ---
Audio Return Channel Yes
Remote IR Passthrough No
Works with TV Remote (IR) ---
Voice Control No
Apple AirPlay ---
Control by App ---
Bluetooth Connectivity Yes
Wi-Fi No
Wall-mountable Yes
Mounting Bracket Included Yes
Surface Mount Stand Included ---
Speaker Parts Warranty 3 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 3 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
System Frequency Response ---
Powered System ---
Sound Bar RMS Power ---
Subwoofer RMS Power ---
Inputs and Outputs
Mini Stereo Audio Inputs 1
RCA Stereo Audio Inputs None
Optical Digital Audio Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs None
HDMI Inputs 1
HDMI Outputs 1
USB Port No
Subwoofer Output Y
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches) 2-7/8H x 47-11/16W x 3-7/16D
Sound Bar Weight Not Given
Subwoofer (inches) 16-3/16H x 11-15/16W x 16-3/16D
Subwoofer Weight Not Given

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