Wireless Multiroom Audio
Soundbar w/ Tractrix Horn Technology: The Klipsch RSB-8's soundbar speaker is
equipped with two 0.75" horn-loaded textile dome tweeters with 90° x 90° Tractrix horns
deliver crisp highs, plus dual 2.5" fiber composite woofers for dynamic
midrange and enhanced vocals. By incorporating highly efficient horn-loaded
technology into the soundbar, all sounds are more detailed, dialog clarity is
significantly improved, and overall output is maximized to cover even the
largest listening areas. The tweeters and woofers are bi-amplified and utilize a DSP-controlled crossover network.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The Klipsch RSB-8 includes a
wireless powered subwoofer with a 6.5" down-firing fiber composite woofer in a
bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing slot-port. The powered sub delivers deep,
punchy bass to your movie and music soundtracks. The sophisticated 2.4 GHz
technology automatically connects the soundbar and subwoofer together
wirelessly; up to 50'. The wireless powered sub's cabinet features a black
wood-grain vinyl finish and rubber feet. The wireless powered subwoofer has
independent volume control from the included IR remote control.
Dolby Audio Decoder: The Klipsch RSB-8
incorporates Dolby Audio for rich, clear, powerful sound. Its built-in Dolby
Audio decoder allows the Klipsch soundbar system to automatically
reproduce detailed, high-output sound in almost any size room no matter what
format of sound (including Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2ch PCM) is coming from your TV's or Blu-ray player's output.
Sound Modes: The Klipsch RSB-8 soundbar & subwoofer system
offers 3 sound modes to choose from - Virtual Surround, Voice Enhance, and
Night. The Virtual Surround mode is designed to simulate the effect of a
surround sound system. The Voice Enhance mode increases dialogue volume for
enhanced vocal clarity without increasing ambient sounds. Night mode adjusts the
system's dynamic range for quieter listening environments.
HDMI 2.0: The Klipsch RSB-8's soundbar is outfitted with a
HDMI 2.0 input and HDMI 2.0 ARC output. The system's HDMI connectivity supports
4K pass-through and is HDCP 2.2 compliant.
- 4K Video Pass-Through: The RSB-8 lets you maintain 4K quality
from source to screen by allowing 4K video to "pass-through" and be
displayed on a 4K TV or projector, without compromising image quality.
Giving you the pure 4K experience makes this system the perfect partner for
4K-capable TVs and Ultra-HD Blu-ray players. 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and
1080p video signal are also supported (there is no upscaling).
- HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported by the system's HDMI input and
output. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection"
and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with Ultra
HD Blu-ray players, 4K Satellite/Cable providers, and 4k online video
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the
system's HDMI output allows audio to be sent from your ARC compatible TV to
the soundbar system through the same HDMI cable already being used to send
audio and video to your TV. This eliminates the need for extra cables
connected to your television.
Note: The soundbar's HDMI input does not support HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Digital & Analog Inputs: In addition to HDMI
connectivity, the Klipsch RSB-8 offers an optical (toslink) digital input and a
stereo minijack (3.5mm) analog input. Using the digital optical connection, the
soundbar accepts sound from both the TV and any device (such as a DVD/Blu-ray
player or Cable/Satellite receiver) hooked up to the TV. The system supports
Dolby Digital & 2ch PCM audio through its optical digital input.
Note: The digital optical output terminals of many newer
flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby
Digital surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection,
HDMI inputs, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from
sources connected to the TV via stereo RCA or minijack.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Klipsch RSB-8 features
built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming of stored music and music apps
on your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet,
Windows PC/Phone, Mac computer/laptop, and more to the Klipsch soundbar &
subwoofer system. From the system's remote control you can operate basic
playback functions like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track. You'll continue to use
your Bluetooth-enabled device to control advanced music playback functions and
to view song/artist information. A simple single button press will pair your
device with the RSB-8 system. Once paired, the RSB-8 speaker system will
automatically re-connect to your device when within range (up to 33').
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Klipsch RSB-8.
Remote Control: The RSB-8 comes with a credit-card size IR remote control
for wireless operation of the soundbar & subwoofer system. The remote also
operates basic playback functions like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track for
Bluetooth-connected devices. You can also program the Klipsch RSB-8's Volume
Up/Down and Mute functions into your existing TV remote for further
HDMI-CEC: HDMI-CEC allows you to easily manage and operate
the RSB-8 system along with an HDMI-CEC compatible TV, Blu-ray player, satellite
receiver, and/or cable box with a single remote; when all components are
connected via HDMI.
Mounting Options: The soundbar speaker can simply be
positioned on a shelf or stand, below or above your TV. It can also be
wall-mounted using its dual keyhole slots and included template (mounting screws
not included). Because the powered sub is wireless it can be positioned almost
anywhere up to 50' from the soundbar speaker. It is recommended that the sub be
positioned on the same wall as the soundbar.
Power Requirements: Both, the active soundbar & wireless
powered sub will require AC power.
Wireless Multiroom Audio
DTS Play-Fi Wireless Technology: Klipsch's RSB-8 soundbar speaker system employ DTS Play-Fi wireless technology for
wireless sound that is reliable and high-quality. DTS Play-Fi combines DTS audio
and WiFi wireless technology to wirelessly stream high-definition "lossless"
audio with no impact on sound quality. DTS Play-Fi will stream pure,
bit-for-bit, lossless audio, for uncompromised quality sound; up to
16-bit/48kHz. DTS Play-Fi has a range of up to 100' from your wireless router.
Note: All DTS Play-Fi enabled products work seamlessly
together, so there's no hassle adding more speakers, or choosing more than
one audio brand like
Wren, etc..) in your home.
Wireless Network Connection: The Klipsch RSB-8 soundbar
speaker system uses your home's network for whole-house audio entertainment. The
RSB-8 connects to your home's wireless network via WiFi (802.11 b/g/n;
2.4/5GHz); a dual-band "N" or better router is recommended for the most reliable
wireless network connection.
Simple Setup: There are two methods for connecting the DTS
Play-Fi soundbar speaker system to your home network. You can perform WiFi setup
via the free DTS Play-Fi on your Apple iOS/Android mobile device or Windows PC
(this setup allows you to connect multiple Play-Fi device at once to your
network). You can also use the WPS button on the soundbar speaker if your
wireless router supports WPS (this setup only allows you to connect one Play-Fi
device at a time to your network).
Klipsch Stream App: Download the free Klipsch Stream App
Apple iOS (8.0+) device or
smartphone/tablet for easy and convenient management of your music from your mobile device. From the app you can initially set up the RSB-8 soundbar
speaker system, as well as add, link, and control all your DTS Play-Fi speakers.
You'll be able stream music directly from the system's built-in music online
services, or music on your mobile device or computer to multiple DTS Play-Fi enabled
speakers through out your home. The app lets you browse your music by artist,
album, genre, or title; and provides album art. You can choose to play the same
music in each zone or a different song in each room.
Variety Of Sources: The RSB-8 soundbar speaker
with DTS Play-Fi supports a variety of music sources.
- Mobile Device (Apple iOS + Android): You are able to
wirelessly stream stored music and music apps on your Apple iOS (8.0+) or
Android (4.0+) device to the soundbar speaker system through the free
Klipsch Stream App.
- Online Music Services: From the Klipsch Stream App on your
mobile device or computer, you can share and listen to
and Internet Radio. While the Klipsch Stream App is free, not all the online
music services are (subscription & purchasing fees may apply).
- Computer Audio: The RSB-8 soundbar is DLNA
compliant for playback of various music files stored on your Windows PC
(7/8) or DLNA-certified NAS drives connected to your home network. MAC OSX
computers and laptops require third party software to be visible on the
network (Twonky, Plex, Servio etc.) as they do not support DLNA. Use the DTS
Play-Fi app on your mobile device or computer to access these music files.
Supported Music Files: The RSB-8 soundbar speaker
& DTS Play-Fi support music formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV. The system
will recognize music files up to 24-bit/192kHz and wirelessly stream these files
at up to 16-bit/48kHz (CD quality sound). Some down-sampling may occur to ensure
virtually lossless distribution throughout a home network.
Critical Listening Mode: For those who wish to hear high
resolution audio as originally intended, Critical Listening mode will enable
native rendering of high resolution files up to 24-bit/96kHz, with no
down-sampling or network synchronization adjustment. In this way, audio files
retain their original audio integrity. Critical Listening Mode is only available
on one DTS Play-Fi speaker and not supported for multiroom audio distribution.
Multiroom Audio: You can play the
same source in each zone or a different song in each room. Eight separate
wireless source devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.), each with its own source,
are supported simultaneously and any wireless source device can stream to eight
DTS Play-Fi playback devices. Due to the bandwidth limitations of most wireless
networks, no more than 16 wireless DTS Play-Fi products on a single WiFi network
at one given time is recommended. Supported multiroom audio sources include -
- Apple iOS & Android devices with the Klipsch Stream App installed.
- Select DTS Play-Fi online music services and internet radio.
- Music library from your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Note: Bluetooth, HDMI, Optical digital, and Analog input sources are not
supported for multiroom audio.
Alexa Compatible (future firmware update): The
Klipsch Stream series of products will soon be able to support Amazon Alexa
voice-commands allowing your to control your Klipsch Stream speakers, soundbars,
and multiroom audio systems from any Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon
Dot (sold separately). The Klipsch Stream series of products will
require a free firmware update (available in 2018 - no exact ETA) through the
Klipsch Stream app to enable functionality of Alexa voice control.