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Klipsch HD Theater 500

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Overall 6

Klipsch HD Theater 500

11 January 2010
  • Summary: The Klipsch HD Theater 500 is a stylish and compact 5.1 speaker system, but better-sounding systems are available at this price.
  • Pros: The Klipsch HD Theater 500 is a compact surround-sound speaker system with four small two-way satellites, a center channel, and a 100-watt, 8-inch powered subwoofer. It can often be found online for less than $500 and sounds much better than a sound bar or HTIB.
  • Cons: While the HD Theater 500 sounds much better than a sound bar, its sound quality is a step behind other budget speaker packages. Also, its speakers' wire spring-clip connectors feel cheap and aren't as secure as we'd like.
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Overall 8

Klipsch HD Theater 500 (HDT500) Review

23 July 2009
  • Conclusion: To achieve such outstanding sound reproduction from such a small package is an impressive feat. Here, Klipsch stays true to its legacy of exceeding listener expectations by offering us a package that delivers engaging home theater and a satisfying music experience. Audiophiles on a budget or with serious space constraints need to add this package onto their short lists. They won’t be disappointed.
  • Pros: Attractive satellites, surprising balance of sound, mounting hardware included.
  • Cons: Poor wire connections, sub may not perform well in larger or open rooms.
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Klipsch HD Theater 500 Speaker System

Sound & Vision Magazine
4 May 2009
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Klipsch HD Theater 500

TechRadar UK
8 February 2011
  • Excerpt: The popularity of this type of compact speaker package has mostly been driven by the switch from CRTs to flatscreen TVs.
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Overall 8
Design 8
Features 6

Klipsch HD Theater 500 review

8 January 2010
  • Summary: Horn-based 5.1 compact system represents money well spent for cash-strapped flatscreen owners
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