Klipsch on Friday released its firstsoundbars, the Klipsch Cinema 1200 and the Klipsch Cinema 800, with prices starting at $879.
The new Klipsch Cinema Sound Bars follow on from theand 600 models, and feature video passthrough, wooden construction with horn-loaded tweeters and Wi-Fi connectivity. Both soundbars also feature control via , and , plus three HDMI inputs, including one that can pass and Atmos from a compatible TV.
It's worth noting that only the 1200 can play back true Dolby Atmos, whereas the 800 can only decode it, as it lacks height speakers.
The $879 Klipsch Cinema 800 Sound Bar's features include:
- 3.1-channel speaker system
- Dolby Atmos decoding
- 10-inch wireless subwoofer
- 48-inch soundbar
The Klipsch Cinema 800 Sound Bar can be paired with the $279 Klipsch Surround 3 wireless speakers to make a 5.1 channel system.
The $1,699 Klipsch Cinema 1200 Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos' features include:
- 5.1.4-channel speaker system
- Dolby Atmos-certified wireless surround speakers
- 12-inch wireless subwoofer
- 54-inch soundbar
Klipsch announced its first Dolby Atmos soundbar back at CES 2019, but the promised Klipsch Bar 54A never arrived. Instead it seems that its features and design have been rolled into the 1200. It's a shame that the 800 in particular isn't true Dolby Atmos, especially given that for half of the price of the Klipsch.
Both the 1200 and 800 soundbars are available now.