Samsung Electronics today announced its newest lineup of user-driven home audio visual products, including the H7 Wireless Speaker, a new soundbar and a new UHD Blu-ray player.
Highlighted across Samsung's new lineup is UHQ (Ultra High Quality) audio - Samsung's proprietary technology that enables 32bits of sound from any source that provides 8 to 24bit sound.
UHQ audio has the ability to upscale audio sources to a 32bit output, for both wired and wireless connections. 32bit sound creates audio which is much closer in quality to the original recording than existing HD audio.
Samsung has also developed its own audio algorithms to perfect ultra-high quality sound by leveraging the intelligence of existing proprietary technology, and tapping the expertise of its U.S.-based audio lab.
Samsung audio has applied 'Distortion Cancelling' technology which reduces sound alterations by predicting the movement of internal speaker units in advance, and controlling the units to deliver the perfect sound. This effect works well on a woofer, which tends to output a powerful low-pitched sound with a movement bigger and more unpredictable than other speaker units. The 'Distortion Cancelling' algorithm can intelligently predict a woofer's movement, control it, and play more solid and stable sounds at a low pitch.
Samsung's new sound profile also includes a 'Wide-band Tweeter', which expands and broadens the "sweet spot" in any room, widening the area where optimal sound can be heard. The new profile also includes a 'Crystal Amplifier' that removes noise.
H7 Wireless Speaker
Samsung's new H7 Wireless Speaker - which offers 32bit ultra-high quality sound performance - received a 2017 CES Innovation Award.
This UHQ 32bit audio technology, combined with a bass response going down to 35Hz, delivers a wide sound range across the human auditory field - from high to low frequencies.
Samsung's H7 Wireless Speaker also features sleek metal finishes, a compact size and a retro exterior.
The design of the speaker also features a wheel control. By turning the wheel, users can not only adjust the volume but also select their favorite playlist from their choice of streaming music services.
New MS750 Soundbar
The new MS750 Soundbar is Samsung's first soundbar to embed subwoofer performance directly into the primary unit. This ensures that the bass is equalized and clear, while simultaneously de-cluttering the home. With UHQ 32bit audio, the MS750 delivers powerful home cinema sound on TVs, without the need for a separate subwoofer.
The MS750 Soundbar uses vertical tweeters with upmixing technology. When paired with the Samsung Smart Remote Control, the room's home audio is powered by the same device as the TV unit.
The Soundbar boasts a small but mighty "one body" design that can be mounted onto your TV with one connection, no complicated setup, and no extra space needed. This means that the soundbar and TV can be turned on at the same time, by connecting the two units with a designated power cable connection, eliminating the need for two separate power cables, and removing clutter around the TV. The wall-mount solution on Samsung's newest home audio systems has also been improved, with an optional I-shaped bracket connecting the TV directly to the soundbar.
M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player
Samsung's new M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player features Bluetooth Wireless Streaming Support and Samsung Smart Remote integration. And, with the M9500's new Private Cinema Mode, TV audio can be transferred to personal Bluetooth headphones.
In addition, Samsung's new UHD Blu-ray player automatically sets the TV screen and audio to the optimal level by analyzing the content source being played at the time, such as HDR, Atmos or DTS-X.
Further additions to the UHD Blu-ray player in 2017 include improved mobile integration, giving users the flexibility to enjoy Blu-ray titles on their mobile device. With a 360-degree feature on their mobile device, users can view the 360-degree photos and videos they've captured on any TV, right through their UHD Blu-ray player.
POWERbot VR7000 Robot Vacuum
Although not an audio-related product, we found the new
Samsung VR7000 POWERbot vacuum cleaners interesting.
Set to be unveiled at the upcoming CES 2017, the new unit features powerful suction and slim design - at less than 4 inches tall (97mm), it is 28% slimmer than previous Samsung robot vacuums.
Depending on the model chosen, the POWERbot VR7000 ensures thorough cleaning by generating up to 20 watts of suction power while covering areas that hand-operated vacuum cleaners miss, like under beds or other furniture.
The POWERbotTM VR7000's Edge Clean Master feature enables the unit to come within a ½ inch (15mm) of the wall. This is achieved by placing the unit's wide 11 inch (288mm) brush close to the front, so when the unit reaches the wall it can easily gather dust and hair. Additionally, the Auto Shutter feature further meets that demand by automatically dropping down a barrier to help the unit sweep up more dust collected closer to the edges.
The POWERbotTM VR7000's Self-Cleaning Brush System reduces the amount of dust and hair that gets trapped in the bristles. It collects debris in the center of the brush, facilitating easier transfer into the dustbin to cut down on regular maintenance.
The POWERbotTM VR7000 is equipped with several intelligent features that power the unit's automated performance. With Visionary Mapping Plus and FullView Sensor 2.0, the POWERbot VR7000 maps and remembers contours of the room to provide thorough cleaning. Later, it can guide itself to dirty areas on any surface. It can also detect and work around obstacles or small items (less than 10mm or 0.4/inch).
The Intelligent Power Control feature automatically adjusts the level of suction power, optimizing cleaning functions according to surface type. And like so many of Samsung's home appliances, the POWERbot VR7000 is IoT-ready, and fully controllable remotely by app.