Cinema 1200 - Getting Started Guide
Step 1 - Unbox the System
The Cinema 1200 carton holds three separate boxes containing all the components of the 5.1.4 system. For ease of unboxing, Klipsch recommends you lay the large carton down to access the internals.
The long rectangular box will contain the Cinema 1200 bar itself. A second box in the carton will house the Surround 3A Atmos surround speakers and all necessary cables for the entire system. The last box will contain the 12" wireless subwoofer.
Step 2 - Place and Connect the Subwoofer
Place the Subwoofer
The next step in the setup process would be placing and connecting the subwoofer to the Cinema 1200 bar. Since the included subwoofer is wireless, you can place it anywhere in the room within about 30ft of the bar (preferably within line of sight). For guidance on where to place the subwoofer to get maximum efficiency, check out our support article here - Where is the Best Location for My Subwoofer?
Connect the Subwoofer
After placing the sub in the desired position, connect the power cables to the subwoofer and soundbar and plug them both directly into a wall outlet. After powering on the bar and subwoofer, wait about 60 seconds for the system to fully power on.
Once the soundbar and subwoofer are powered on, the subwoofer should automatically pair to the sound bar. However, if it does not automatically pair, follow these steps to manually pair the subwoofer - Cinema 1200 - Subwoofer Reconnect
Step 3 - Place and Connect the Surrounds
Place the Surrounds
After the subwoofer has been connected, we will move on to placing and connecting the Surround 3A speakers to the system. See the image below for recommendation on surround placement.
Connecting the Surrounds
After placing the surrounds in the desired position, make sure the switch on one surround is set to "L", and the other is set to "R". Connect the included power cables and plug the surrounds directly into the wall. Once you see the LED response on the back of both surround speakers, the Cinema 1200 Soundbar should automatically pair with the included surrounds. However, if they are not automatically pairing, follow the steps below to manually pair the included surround speakers to the bar. - Cinema 1200 - Manual Surround Pairing
Step 4 - Connect to your TV via HDMI
Once the subwoofer and surrounds are connected to your system, it is time to connect to your audio source device (TV/Projector/Computer). For best performance all around, Klipsch recommends you use the included HDMI cable connected to the HDMI-eARC port on your source device. If your device does not have an eARC port, you can connect to the regular HDMI-ARC port instead.
Follow this link for more detailed instructions on how to connect and format the bar using HDMI - Cinema 1200 - Connecting via HDMI-ARC
The Cinema 1200 5.1.4 System also allows for HDMI video passthrough, meaning you can connect an external device directly to the bar, and the bar will still send the video to your screen through the included HDMI cable. To achieve this, follow the instructions - Cinema 1200 - Connecting External HDMI Sources Through Sound Bar
If you are having issues getting audio from your device, check out this article for assistance - Cinema 1200 - No Audio via HDMI Troubleshooting
Step 5 - Install Klipsch Connect Mobile App
The Cinema 1200 5.1.4 system has the capability of connecting to your home network to give you some really awesome features. Some of these features include EQ, Virtual Remote, and channel level controls. Use the links below to download Klipsch Connect onto your mobile device.
Connect to the Klipsch Connect App
Once downloaded, follow these instructions to pair your Cinema 1200 system to the Klipsch Connect app - Cinema 1200 - Connecting to Klipsch Connect App
If you are having trouble connecting to your home network using the Connect app, follow these instructions to manually pair the bar and your router - Cinema 1200 - Connecting to Network via WIFI (WPS)
You can also hard-wire your Cinema 1200 system to your home network using an ethernet cable - Cinema 1200 - Connecting to Network via Ethernet
Optional: Set up Google Home
Once successfully connected to the internet, you should be able to connect your soundbar to the Google Home app, allowing you to CAST audio to the bar. Follow the instructions in this article to connect - Cinema 1200 - Connecting to Google Home
Optional: Set up Amazon Alexa
You can also set up Amazon Alexa to work with the Cinema 1200 system as an end device. To do this, follow these instructions - Cinema 1200 - Connecting to Amazon Alexa
At this point, your Cinema 1200 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos system should be fully setup. For questions or concerns with the setup process, please reach out to Klipsch Product support for direct assistance - How To Contact Us for Support