At CES 2016 in Las Vegas this week, Samsung will debut a new portfolio of audio products. The new products include a “groundbreaking” Soundbar that features Dolby Atmos technology, as well as enhancements to Samsung’s Radiant360 audio series. Samsung said its new audio product roster is designed to deliver “spectacular sound for a truly next-generation experience.” All of the products will be at the company’s CES 2016 booth (#11906) located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Our 2016 lineup of audio products offers the most immersive sound ever experienced in the home,” John JY Kim, Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said in a statement. “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 explained that the new soundbar—the HW-K950 Soundbar—is its first to feature Dolby Atmos technology. Samsung also claimed that its the industry’s first soundbar package to include two Dolby Atmos-enabled wireless rear speakers. Together, the complete HW-K950 package delivers 5.1.4-channel sound. Further, Samsung said that the soundbar can connect wirelessly to the subwoofer and rear speaker units to provide a “practical and seamless solution in any living room.” This also means that ceiling-fitted speakers are not required for moving, 3D audio, the company explained.
“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,“ Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Dolby Laboratories, said in the statement. “Consumers can experience sound that comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill their home theaters with astonishing clarity, power, detail and depth.”
As for the additions to the Radiant360 Series, Samsung will display a variety of new colors and patterns for the speakers, designed to complement the décor in any given room. Also, Samsung said it is making it easier than ever for customers to control their music with the Radiant360 Series, adding a touch-enabled, intuitive tap and swipe interface. Consumers will have greater control with new apps for the Gear S2 and Gear S smartwatches, and an improved Samsung Multiform App for their smartphones and tablets. The Radiant360 Series also offers new smart home functionality, including audible notifications and home cinema settings.
The entire lineup of new audio products will be on display—along with a heck of a lot more—at Samsung’s CES 2016 booth.