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Wired Doorbell

This Heath Zenith Wired Doorbell makes a striking visual impression. Also, has the pleasing tones that only a mechanical chime can offer. Its cover is solid oak with a cherry finish and is flanked by brass tubes.
Overall rating:
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Open Ratings Snapshot
33%of customersrecommend this product2 of 6reviews
Rating Breakdown 6 reviews
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33%of customersrecommend this product2 of 6reviews
Customer questions and answers:
3 Questions | 3 Answers
Customer reviews for Wired Doorbell
Review 1 for Wired Doorbell
from Northeastern US
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Classy, but watch the quality control

PostedFebruary 3, 2013
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3 out of 5
I considered plastic or electronic doorbells that cost much less. But this one outclasses them with the look of real wood, and while electronic doorbells aren't bad, you can't beat the sound of real chimes. You'll have to decide for yourself if the extra cost is worth it to you.
I recommend buying in the store instead of online. Since this is made of real hardwood, there are variations and imperfections, so you'll want to pick and choose. There were quite a few imperfections (splits, nicks, small globs of finish) among the ones I had to choose from.
The internals are very simple. The tried and true circuit is identical to the one I replaced from 40 years ago. There's not much to go wrong, and it's easy to diagnose if something does. (In contrast to wireless or electronic doorbells. Especially wireless, which sometimes can drive you nuts.) The chimes don't seem loud, but they are actually quite effective with a pleasing strike, rich tone, and long decay that an electronic bell just can't match. Maybe it's not for a home where the TV is on full blast all the time, but I wouldn't say it's too soft.
Pros: Great Sound Quality, Stylish, Easy Replacement, Easy Installation
Cons: inconsistent quality control
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Wired Doorbell

Decent

PostedJuly 3, 2014
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4 out of 5
This doorbell does the job. It makes a nice ding dong noise when the button is pressed. The front is wood and looks nice and feels sturdy. The back is plastic and feels a little flimsy but does the job.
Pros: Easy to Use, Clear Instructions
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0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Wired Doorbell

Chimes don't work right

PostedNovember 10, 2013
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1 out of 5
No, I do not recommend this product.
Put this in about a year ago. Not loud enough. Am throwing away and putting different unit it.
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Wired Doorbell

Sounds horrible!

PostedJune 20, 2013
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No, I do not recommend this product.
Had professional electrians install this - first time they rang it I thought - are you kidding me? It sounds incredibly cheap and tinny - not at all like a real door bell should. Will be taking it down and taking it back. Don't waste your time on this one.
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Wired Doorbell

Taking it back.

PostedMay 29, 2011
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1 out of 5
No, I do not recommend this product.
Installed this door bell last week and its going back. Sound is very poor. No way to adjust it so I guess I'll have to fork over more money for a better one.
+1point
4out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Wired Doorbell
from Florida

Missing Transformer

PostedDecember 11, 2010
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1.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5
No, I do not recommend this product.
I bought thiswired doorbell because the Home Dept item description specifically states the required transformer is built into the unit. Guess what, no transformer included and must be purchased at an extra charge plus I have nowhere to mount the transformer.
-3points
3out of 9found this review helpful.