Summary: I was looking for a passive sound bar to replace my SNELL box speakers (center, L and R) circa 2002. I chose the Klipsch Gallery G42 on the recommendation of a Crutchfield technical advisor. I was looking for something with a better look and excellent sound quality.
Pros: Great looks, good to great sound easy set up.
Summary: All in all I am happy with my purchase. I bought it strictly for watching TV and an occasional movie. I did not pair it with a subwoofer, and I don't use it for music. In the configuration I have it, it's perfect for dialogue, and does a good job with it.
Pros: Excellent mid-range.
Cons: It does not come with any sort of cover, so the cones are always exposed.
Summary: Was looking to update my system, the wife hated my old tower speakers, so we found this as an alternative. Paired with two G12's for my rear surrounds and a Klipsch sw-110, looks great. Clean crisp highs, solid window rattling lows. We're hearing parts of movies we didn't know existed before.
Summary: Overall, I am happy with the G-42 soundbar. I had very few reservations about this purchase based on the reviews of others. The soundbar definitely needs to be paired with a powered sub. The soundbar and sub really shine with movies and music.
Elegant, crisp, powerful, and well defined sound, with great attention to detail, from wire placement, to piano gloss finish.
16 November 2013
Summary: The G-42 is one of the most outstanding LCR soundbars available on the market. I cannot say enough good things about it. I have tried most soundbars, and the Klipsch G-42 eclipses them all. From the moment you hook it up to your receiver, you can tell it has power and class.
Summary: Have this hooked up to a , which had stand-alone left and right channels swapped out with this sound bar (which has independent connections for left, right, and center.) Depending on what you're hoping to get out of your system, the results are a little bit mixed.
Summary: I originally bought a Dayton Audio BS36 soundbar, when we remodeled the family room and individual LCR speakers were no longer an option. While the Dayton is a really nice speaker-bar, I think it was just not big enough for the size of the family room.
Summary: Purchased this to try to improve Dialogue from our TV. It is in a large, high-ceiling, open room and the Dialogue always seemed "muddy". We tried various powered sound bars in the $400 range but nothing seemed to help much. Finally, after reading reviews, sprung for this Klipsch bar.
Pros: Excellent Dialogue Ease of setup
Cons: Little large but that is to be expected for higher-quality drivers