At an exclusive experiential session, Samsung gave us a taste of their latest home entertainment products to hit our shores – the Samsung Soundbar Sound+ (HW-MS751) and the Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (UBD-M8500). Designed to complement their QLED TV offerings, the new MS751 sound bar and M8500 Blu-ray player promise to give audiophiles and movie buffs an enhanced music and cinematic experience, right at home. Let’s check them out!
The Samsung Soundbar Sound+ & 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Revealed!
Let’s start with this presentation on the new Samsung Soundbar Sound+ and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player by Jason Foo, Head of Audio Visual, Samsung Malaysia.
The Samsung Soundbar Sound+ (HW-MS751)
The Samsung Soundbar Sound+ is a 5-channel soundbar with a total of 11 speaker units – each with dedicated amplifiers. They include 3 wide-range tweeters, 6 woofers, and 2 vertical wide-range tweeters.
The vertical tweeters are situated on top of the unit and spray audio vertically to expand the sound image. The vertical tweeters also feature ‘Height Channel Up-mix’ technology, which allows you to enjoy a 3D surround sound as if you are actually experiencing sound of a flight or a bird over the sky.
The Soundbar Sound+ features an Ultra High Quality (UHQ) 32-bit audio, which provides a crisper sound and allows listeners to experience audio that is nearest to its original recording quality. The new Soundbar Sound+ will not only upscale any music content to 32-bit sound, it can also reproduce deep and detailed bass to as low as 35 Hz.
To reproduce deep and detailed bass from its compact 3-inch body, Samsung used their proprietary distortion cancelling technology eliminates low frequency distortion by predicting the distortion at the end of the speaker movement and pre-adjusting upfront. The resulting lows are smooth and distortion-free, meaning listeners can enjoy bass-heavy content as it was meant to be heard.
The Soundbar Sound+ also has 3 wide range tweeters that create wider sound dispersion from the source (cross-over range 600Hz ~ 20kHz).
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (UBD-M8500)
The new Samsung M8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player is promises to offer incredibly lifelike pictures when paired with a TV with HDR support. You will be able to enjoy the latest movies in True 4K, UHD level, as the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player shows every detail as the director intended, from the darkest to the brightest scenes, while expressing a full color range that human eyes can recognise.
Price & Availability
The new Samsung Soundbar Sound+ and the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player are now available at all Samsung Brand Stores and authorised dealers nationwide at a recommended retail price of RM 3,499 (~US$ 833) and RM 1,799 (~US$ 428) respectively.
28 December 2016 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its newest lineup of user-driven home audio visual products, including the Samsung H7 Wireless Speaker, a new Samsung MS750 Soundbar and a new Samsung M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player.
With over ten consecutive years of market leadership in home audio and video technology, and with active investments in R&D, Samsung’s new home audio and video product lineup for 2017 features innovative devices that reflect a total paradigm shift for both the company and the industry. In particular, the new lineup centers around sleek, simplistic designs and enhanced integration across multiple devices.
Highlighted across Samsung’s new lineup is UHQ (Ultra High Quality) audio – Samsung’s proprietary technology that enables 32bits of rich, detailed 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, delivering rich sound that brings each note to life with incredible clarity.
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, state-of-the-art 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 so consumers can enjoy the most accurate and precise sound across the widest range.
Samsung H7 Wireless Speaker
UHQ 32bit Audio Technology and Stylish Design
Samsung has also announced new standalone sound technology that reflects the needs of consumers who enjoy listening to hi-fi audio – an advancement that is already gaining recognition and winning accolades from the industry.
Thanks to its stunning sound quality, premium design and intuitive user experience, the new Samsung H7 Wireless Speaker – which offers 32bit ultra-high quality sound performance – received a 2017 CES Innovation Award. This achievement further reinforces Samsung’s leadership in the category, and is emblematic of the future-forward products the company continues to develop.
This award-winning 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 reflects superior innovation in design. With sleek, contemporary metal finishes that appeal to even the most discerning consumers, a compact size and a retro exterior, the H7 Wireless Speaker allows music to be a centerpiece of any room.
The design of the speaker also features a more intuitive user experience supported by 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.
Samsung MS750 Soundbar
New Soundbar Delivers Incredible Sound with Less Room Clutter
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 crystal clear, while simultaneously de-cluttering the home. With UHQ 32bit audio, the MS750 delivers powerful home cinema sound on premium TVs, without the need for a separate subwoofer.
Overall, the MS750 Soundbar provides a deeper sense of immersion. This is a result of superior up-firing capabilities and overhead sound that 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, further simplifying the experience.
The MS750 Soundbar boasts a small but mighty “one body” design that can be mounted onto your TV with one simple connection, no complicated setup, and no extra space needed. This means that the soundbar and TV can be turned on at the same time, simply 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, user-friendly I-shaped bracket connecting the TV directly to the soundbar. This approach simplifies the mounting experience entirely; because it requires only one connection to install it to the TV and one hole in the wall.
Samsung M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player
A UHD Blu-ray Player That Completes the Ultimate Home Entertainment Experience
The ultimate content player comes to life with Samsung’s new M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player. With Bluetooth® Wireless Streaming Support and Samsung Smart Remote integration across the UHD Ecosystem, this HDR-optimized device creates the optimal UHD viewing experience. And, with the M9500’s new Private Cinema Mode, TV audio can be transferred to personal Bluetooth headphones, adding flexibility for viewing HDR content at any time, despite what else might be going on around you.
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. This means consumers can now seamlessly enjoy the content they want without changing their TV or audio settings.
Further additions to the UHD Blu-ray player in 2017 include improved mobile integration, giving users the flexibility to enjoy their favorite 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.
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Samsung kicked off the KL International AV Show yesterday with an exclusive tour of their latest 2016 SUHD TVs with Quantum Dot display. They also showed off their top-of-the-line audio systems, including their latest soundbars.
Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs & Soundbars Tour
Jason Foo, Head of Samsung Malaysia’s AV Business Unit, gave us a tour of all the latest 2016 SUHD TVs and soundbars from Samsung. In addition to introducing the new models, he gave us a quick rundown on their key technologies, and why they matter.
He also touched on the latest trends in TV technologies.
Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs & Audio Products
We first saw the 2016 SUHD TVs at the Samsung SEA Forum 2016. Their pioneering Quantum Dot display technology promises “stunning brightness, exceptional contrast and the most life-like colour expressions ever before seen in a 4K TV“. The Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs also have a beautiful bezel-less curved design that not only offer a more immersive viewing experience, but also look beautiful at every angle, thanks to its “360° design”.
Featuring a new Smart Hub function, Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs now automatically detect and recognize all connected home entertainment devices, making it possible for users to control items like set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and home theatre systems with no setup required.
Samsung also revealed their latest its audio products, including the HW-K950 Soundbar. This the first Samsung soundbar 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 5.1.4-channel sound, promising an immersive cinematic audio experience.
Also joining the ensemble is Samsung’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, the HDR-compatible UBD-K8500. It offers 4X the resolution and 64X higher colour expression than conventional Blu-ray players. The UBD-K8500’s built-in up-scaling technology enhances the picture quality from standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs and even CDs.
We will soon have videos and more details and specifications of the following Samsung products, so please check back for the links shortly :
88″ Samsung 88KS9800 SUHD TV (RRP: RM 99,999 / ~US$24,999)
78″ Samsung 78KS9000 SUHD TV (RRP: RM 39,999 / ~US$9,999)
65″ Samsung 65KS9000 SUHD TV (RRP: RM 21,999 / ~US$5,499)
Throughout the three-day event, Samsung is extending a pre-order deal for its latest HW-K950 Premium Soundbar with Dolby Atmos technology (RRP: RM5,999 / ~US$1499). Visitors who purchase the latest Premium Soundbar will receive a complimentary Blu-Ray Player (BD-H6500) worth RM499 / US$125.
Additionally, Samsung is offering a free Samsung Curved Soundbar (worth up to RM3,499 / ~US$875) and Blu Ray Player (worth up to RM499 / ~US$125), along with a purchase-with-purchase promotion of the 360 Speaker WAM with any purchase of the new SUHD TV.
The new Premium Soundbar will be available for purchase at selected Samsung Experience Stores and authorised dealerships end of August onwards; while the UHD Blu-ray Player will reach Malaysian shores in the last quarter of 2016.
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On the 1st of February 2016, Samsung unveiled their 2016 line of products at the Samsung Forum 2016 (Southeast Asia). Held in sunny Kuala Lumpur, the Samsung Forum 2016 showcased Samsung’s technological prowess in everything from wearable technology to laundry cleaning technology.
Some of the Samsung products revealed at the Samsung Forum include the new Curved SUHD TVs with quantum dot displays, the new Samsung AddWash washing machine, the Internet-connected Family Hub Refrigerator and the Windows tablet, Galaxy TabPro S!
Take a look at two of the presentation videos we managed to record…
Samsung 2016 Home Appliances Revealed
In this video, Sasitorn Khoopatanakul and Ken Ding reveals the new Samsung Twin Cooling Plus and Internet-connected Samsung Family Hub refrigerators. They also show off the new Samsung AddWash range of washing machines. Finally, they showcase the Samsung 360 cassette air-conditioner that not only looks good but is more efficient and powerful.
Samsung 2016 Mobile Devices Revealed
In this video, Joehan Martinus reveals that the Samsung Gear S2 classic smartwatch will be available in premium 18K Rose Gold and Platinum finishes. He also reveals the new Windows 10-powered Samsung Galaxy TabPro S tablet.
Finally, Nicholas Wodtke shows off the new mySamsung app. We will have an in-depth session with him later on. More to come on the mySamsung app!
More Samsung Forum Videos & Coverage
We are in the midst of preparing a slew of video clips and a ton of pictures of the new Samsung products that have been revealed in the Samsung Forum 2016. We also have exclusive media sessions with Samsung on the new mySamsung app, and Samsung Pay. We will add the links to these and more to the list below :
The Samsung K8500, or as it is officially known as – the Samsung UBD-K8500, is a Blu-ray player that supports 4K Ultra HD movies. Its built-in upscaling engine will automatically upscale lower-resolution content to full 4K resolution for display on your 4K UHD TV.
The Samsung K8500 also doubles as a streaming hub, allowing you to watch 4K videos from your favourite streaming services. You can either connect a network cable to its LAN port, or stream your videos to it via built-in WiFi capability.
As Samsung’s top-of-the-line Blu-ray player, you can expect nothing but the best features built-in – HDR capability, wider colour range, Dolby Digital 7.1, DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD.
Samsung K8500 Specifications
CD / DVD Video
CD / DVD±RW
CD / DVD±R