Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Descendents Very bad
The sound was weak and cheap. For the price I expected it to work well. We have a 3 bedroom ranch that is normal size and it is difficult to hear int the kitchen and ranch, and bedrooms. In the back patio or basement, you can't hear it at all. DO NOT BUY!
July 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Door bell that you can not hear
Install was not bad. Got it together and found the bell is very weak. Now I have to find time to uninstall it and take it back. Need quality up front when I buy the product. With what I paid for the product, I expected it to work out of the box.
January 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JoeNormal Classy, but watch the quality control
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.
February 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by frank good purchase
I liked the style and the sound fit almost the same as original one.
April 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mb123 whisper bell
Easy to install, but turned right around and unstalled. Could only hear it in living room and if tv was on...forget it. AND this was the 2nd one we tried from Home Depot.
March 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fatboy Chimes don't work right
Put this in about a year ago. Not loud enough. Am throwing away and putting different unit it.
November 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Remodeler Sounds horrible!
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.
June 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FB57 Taking it back.
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.
May 29, 2011