Samsung to Debut Atmos-Capable Soundbar with Wireless Surrounds

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Samsung-HW-K950.jpgSamsung has announced a new Atmos-capable soundbar, the HW-K950. This soundbar will incorporate forward-facing and up-firing drivers to re-create the overhead effects of Atmos, and the package will also include surround speakers that have up-firing drivers. The HW-K950 also comes with an external subwoofer to complete the 5.1.4 Atmos setup. Both the subwoofer and surrounds are wireless, so you have more placement freedom and easier setup.

Samsung also announced that it will add new color options and improved app control for its omni-directional Radiant360 tabletop speakers.

From Samsung
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced its new portfolio of audio products, including a groundbreaking new Soundbar featuring Dolby Atmos technology and enhancements to its Radiant360 audio series.

The new Samsung audio product roster is designed to deliver spectacular sound for a truly next-generation experience. 

"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 & Dolby Atmos: 3D Moving Audio with Breathtaking Realism
Samsung's new HW-K950 Soundbar is the company's first to feature Dolby Atmos, and the industry's first soundbar package to include two Dolby Atmos-enabled wireless rear speakers. The complete HW-K950 package delivers incredible 5.1.4-channel sound. At just 2.1" high, the HW-K950's slim and sleek design uses three forward-facing and two upwards-facing speakers to produce a rich, full sound that is big enough to fill the room, yet detailed enough to deliver realistic, cinematic sounds, from an arrow shooting across the room to a hummingbird flying overhead. 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."

Colorful Additions to Samsung's Award-Winning Radiant360 Series
Building on its Radiant360 series, Samsung showcased a variety of new colors and patterns for the speakers, designed to complement the décor of any room and bring audio content throughout the home. With proprietary Ring Radiator technology, the audio can be placed anywhere and still fill the room with vibrant, yet balanced sound.

Samsung also makes it easier than ever for customers to control their music simply and easily with the speakers' touch-enabled, intuitive tap and swipe interface. Consumers have even greater control with new apps for the Gear S2 and Gear S smartwatches, and an improved Samsung Multiroom App for smartphones and tablets. The Radiant360 Series also offers new smart home functionality, including audible notifications and home cinema settings.

The R5 model of the Radiant360 series has also been recognized as an honoree in the CES 2016 Innovation Awards. Samsung will continue to build on its market leadership position and develop more state-of-the-art home audio products at the company's Audio Innovation Lab in Valencia, California.

Additional Resources
Samsung's 2016 Smart TV Line Will Be IoT Ready at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Samsung BD-J5900 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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