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. The G-42 is extremely clear on highs and mids which is great for speaking parts. The sub definitely fills in the lower gaps where the bass is needed. Very high quality build from Klipsch.
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. The music is very well defined, hitting the highs and lows very nicely. Crisp sound, regardless of volume. I bought mine from Sound Distributors here on Amazon, and their service is exceptional.
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. First, my receiver has 100w/channel output, and the previous speakers were rated at 100w RMS; this soundbar is 50w RMS.
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. I'd have to increase the volume to make out the dialogue and then it would be just too loud for the rest of the sounds. So I did a lot of information gathering bought the G-42 without hearing it.
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: 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. I connected the Klipsch without a hitch. It looks fantastic and very high quality. The sound is great as well.
Pros: Great looks, good to great sound easy set up.
Summary: Easy to set up - looks great but more importantly, sounds great. The base unit leaves something to be desired - while the setup is easy, the actual "tuning" of the device is not so straightforward. Overall, great value for the money.
Summary: Great speaker if you are looking for a non powered soundbar for under 1k. I ended up purchasing this speaker since I couldn't do an in wall setup. I was very impressed with the sound. I get very clear and rich sound from this speaker which is connected to a yamaha rx-a3000. The built in subs in the soundbar are not very powerful without a dedicated sub but perfect for night time viewing when you don't want to wake up your sleeping baby.
Pros: Great sound. Easy to set up. Wall mountable. Light weight.