Samsung goes immersive with HW-K950 Dolby Atmos Soundbar
Immersive audio without the hassle but can it work?
Samsung announced a fresh portfolio of audio products, including a new Soundbar featuring Dolby Atmos technology, as CES earlier today (05/01/16)
“Our 2016 lineup of audio products offers the most immersive sound ever experienced in the home,” said John JY Kim, Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung’s new Soundbar with Dolby Atmos technology, delivers the ultimate in cinematic home entertainment, especially when paired with Samsung’s new SUHD TVs.”
Samsung’s new HW-K950 Soundbar is the company’s first to feature Dolby Atmos technology, and the industry’s first soundbar package to include two Dolby Atmos-enabled wireless rear speakers. The complete HW-K950 package delivers a 5.1.4-channel sound.
At just 2.1-inch high, the HW-K950’s slim and sleek design uses three forward-facing and two upwards-facing speakers to produce a full sound that is big enough to fill the room. The Soundbar also connects wirelessly to the subwoofer and rear speaker units, for a practical and seamless solution in any living room. This also means that ceiling-fitted speakers are not required for moving, 3D audio.
“Dolby Atmos has received overwhelming support from major studios and continues to expand into other form factors, including the new Samsung HW-K950 Soundbar, which allows more consumers to bring an unrivaled sound experience into their homes,“ said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Dolby Laboratories. “Consumers can experience sound that comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill their home theaters with astonishing clarity, power, detail and depth.”
Can a soundbar really cut the mustard with the new object based sound technologies? Well, we will find out soon enough!
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