The R-10B, Klipsch’s new ‘Reference’ sound bar, promises premium components and sound performance for its manageable $600 price tag. The system is designed to grab those looking for a little more from their sound bar without the usual hit to the wallet from your average high-end offerings.
The new R-10B includes an Optical digital input, an RCA analog input, and Bluetooth connection with AptX for CD quality sound from compatible smartphones, tablets and other devices. Missing from the list is an HDMI connection, which is something we’ve come to expect from even entry level sound bars these days, and will limit sound quality without the ability to pass high-end codecs from Blu-rays like DTS-HD Master Audio, and Dolby Digital TrueHD.
Still, sound performance was fairly impressive in our initial testing, including a flurry of firm bass from the sub, and some respectable detail in the upper register. For more, check out our full review of the Klipsch R-10B Reference sound bar, coming soon.