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 Harman Kardon AVR 2700 , 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: I got this soundbar to replace two Polk bookshelf speakers that sound amazing but have always bothered my wife due to their size and difficulty of placement in small Bay Area living spaces. I thought a passive soundbar would keep me happy by allowing me to still power with my amp, and be a huge improvement aesthetically for her. Huge mistake - it is a lot bigger than many soundbars but still had very small sound.
Pros: Allows use of existing amplification setups Looks great wall mounted
Cons: Size Tinny sound Looks terrible standing on a table
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: I am far from an audiophile, but I do love good sound. Up until I purchased this, I used a cheap Yamaha sound bar we purchased from Costco. It seemed adequate while I used it. I recently decided to upgrade our main TV and so I figured I might as well upgrade the sound as well. We rent with neighbors on the other side of the walls, so we cannot really have a super large sound system. So I bought this G-42 and a Yamaha receiver.
Summary: The product performed pretty much as expected. The sound is good, considering that it is a soundbar and not stand alone speakers. The footprint is as expected, and looks good with a 50 inch flatscreen.