Audio experts Klipsch have announced a major upgrade to their popular Cinema 400 and 600 soundbars. The release does not come without reason. The company wants to use the 2021 European Football Championship as a suitable occasion for the release. After all, not only a good picture, but also great sound is part of the full soccer experience. We take a closer look at what the US company is planning.
Klipsch Cinema 600
According to the number, the Cinema 600 is the more powerful of the two upcoming speakers. Klipsch itself advertises the as the optimal soundbar for all movie lovers. However, the rich sound is also supposed to be used at the upcoming European Football Championship. Whether fan chants, referee whistles or player cheers. Everything together should also provide a great atmosphere within your own four walls. According to the manufacturer, the Cinema 600 scores with its room-filling sound, which should also have a lot of power thanks to the wireless subwoofer. The subwoofer is supposed to have a full 600 watts of power. The 8-inch driver is supposed to provide a corresponding low-frequency sound.
A wide soundstage is to be achieved by three separate channels. Especially for the dialogues, a dedicated center channel is used. Thus, voices should also come across very well. Klipsch also seems to meet modern standards when it comes to connections. Besides wireless connection via Bluetooth, a classic 3.5 mm jack and a port for an optical audio cable are also on board. Thanks to HDMI-ARC, current TVs should also get along very well with the Cinema 600. Those who want rich surround sound can still expand the soundbar with the Surround 3 from Klipsch.
Klipsch Cinema 400
Those who don’t have a very full wallet, but still don’t want to do without Klipsch sound, should take a look at the Cinema 400. With this, the Americans want to offer a somewhat cheaper alternative to the flagship Cinema 600. You probably won’t get a high-end audio experience here. However, the compact soundbar will always be able to offer better sound than your TV boxes. Again, Klipsch is targeting potential buyers who want to equip themselves for the European Championship. The connection of the soundbar should be very quick and uncomplicated thanks to the included HDMI cable.
Klipsch doesn’t rely on plastic for its small soundbar, instead making the Cinema 400 largely out of wood. Klipsch keeps the dimensions so small that there is no unattractive mismatch between the TV and the soundbar, even with televisions that are not too big. The Cinema 400 measures 7.3 cm in height and can be placed either under the TV or on the wall. The smaller alternative to the Cinema 600 also comes with a separate subwoofer. This can be placed as in the larger alternative also freely in the room.
Prices and availability
Both soundbars are available for purchase now. The Klipsch Cinema 400 is thereby with a RRP of 399 euros the cheaper of the two. Those who have a bit more space and money can also secure the far better Klipsch Cinema 600 at an RRP of 599 euros. You can provide the right surround sound with the additional Klipsch Surround rearspeakers. These are supposed to cost 299 Euros (RRP).