Speaker and headphone manufacturer Klipsch launched a new entry-level soundbar that will carry the company’s reference name. The Reference R-4B soundbar and wireless subwoofer has the same “advanced acoustic engineering and industrial design” as the brand’s Reference home theater line, Klipsch said.
“The R-4B soundbar delivers Klipsch’s legendary power and performance at a lower price point, which appeals to a wide audience,” Steve Jain, VP and GM of Digital, Streaming and Portable Audio Solutions at Klipsch, said in a statement. “It offers users the conveniences of plug n’ play audio and instant streaming using Bluetooth wireless technology and new listening modes significantly enhance the listening experience that is lacking in flat panel TV’s today.”
The two-way soundbar features premium drivers, two lightweight 3/4-inch horn-loaded textile dome tweeters, and two 2.5-inch midrange fiber composite woofers, Klipsch explained.
The Reference R-4B is compatible with most Bluetooth wireless enabled devices and the included programmable remote has three listening modes: virtual surround, night EQ, and voice enhancement EQ. And the Dolby Digital Decoder allows the soundbar to automatically reproduce “detailed, high-quality sound” no matter what format of sound is coming from the TV’s output, Klipsch said.
The Klipsch Reference R-4B soundbar will retail for $399.99 and is available now at authorized retailers as well as on the Klipsch website.