Soundbars are excellent for reducing clutter and sometimes, there are solid options that can maximize your audio quality with a soundbar and minimal space.
This Klipsch Gallery series is a top of the line solution with this in mind.
The Gallery series is a top of the line option here from Klipsch and I'll be going over all the components starting with the G-42 Soundbar. All these gallery speakers can be used together as a complete surround system or you can just start here with the G-42 soundbar.Other components of the series I will look at include the G-12, G-16 and G-28 can be used in horizontal or vertical orientation, making them suitable for left, right, centre and surround applications. The model numbers refer to each speaker's length in inches. The G-12 contains a 1" titanium tweeter mated with Klipsch's signature Tractrix square horn, plus a 3.5" IMG mid/bass driver. The G-16 uses the same horn-loaded tweeter, plus two 3.5" IMG woofers. The G-28 combines a single titanium tweeter and Tractrix horn, combined with dual 3.5" IMG woofers and four 3.5" passive radiators.
This G-42 soundbar comes with a sub and the quality of audio created is no less impressive than any other Klipsch speakers.
Three speakers in one cabinet
The G-42 uses three of Klipsch's patented Tractrix® horn-loaded tweeters, one each for the left, right, and center channels. This special tweeter design helps to increase the speaker's high-frequency output, producing more lifelike sound. You'll also hear a larger soundstage with excellent imaging that allows you to pinpoint the direction of gunfire or the sound cheering crowds from off-screen. Each tweeter is paired with a light, stiff woofer (two woofers for the center channel) to ensure you hear seamlessly blended mids and balanced bass with each channel.
The driver grouping for each channel is housed in a separate acoustic chamber, each with its own port to ensure the best overall sound, with minimal interference between the channels. You'll get the benefit of hearing three separate speakers while having to make room for just one on your entertainment stand or wall. Just be sure to feed this passive (non-amplified) speaker some power from your receiver or amplifier, and it'll reward you with sound that's bigger, more powerful, and way more detailed than those tiny, tinny speakers in your TV.
Contemporary design to match any flat-panel TV
The polymer cabinet has a stylishly curved front baffle that gives it both a contemporary look and low-resonance structural stability. The cabinet undergoes an extensive twelve-step finishing process to achieve a stunning high-gloss piano black luster. And the incredibly thin grille — it measures just half the thickness of a credit card! — easily pops off and on with magnetic attachments. Use the included glass base to place this speaker on an entertainment stand below your TV, or mount it to your wall using the dual keyholes slots and mounting bracket.
- includes separate left, right, and center channels in a single sound bar speaker design
- frequency response 65-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
- handles 50 watts (RMS) / 200 watts (peak)
- sensitivity 92 dB
- 8-ohm impedance
- three Tractrix® horns with 1" titanium dome tweeters
- four 3-1/2" long-throw IMG woofers
- bass-reflex (ported) enclosure
- three sets of binding posts (one each for the left, right, and center channels)
- dual keyhole slots and mounting bracket for easy wall-mounting
- includes glass base for tabletop placement
- high-gloss black finish
- 41-15/16"W x 6-1/16"H x 2-11/16"D (without base)
- weight: 12 lbs.
Klipsch Gallery is a line of affordable top of the line speakers that will last forever.
To see the rest of the series which you can mix and match?
You can check out the main Klipsch G-12 flat panel speaker here.
You can check out the main Klipsch G-16 LCRS
You can check out the main Klipsch G-42 soundbar here.