New Samsung Sound Sys­tem Up­scales 8-Bit Au­dio To 24-Bit

SmartHouse - - CONTENTS - Writ­ten by David Richards

The move comes as Samsung gets set to fi­nalise their ac­qui­si­tion of Har­man In­ter­na­tional’s sound business.

Among their new prod­ucts re­vealed at CES is a new sound bar and ul­tra-high-def­i­ni­tion Blu-ray player along with a stylish H7 wire­less speaker, which uses a 32-bit sys­tem to up­scale music and de­liver clearer, more de­tailed sound. The move to High Res­o­lu­tion Au­dio comes as music com­pa­nies and stream­ing ser­vices look to de­liver a new gen­er­a­tion of High Res Au­dio.

An­other big plus from Samsung is the in­clu­sion of a sub-woofer into their new sound­bar. Cur­rently the Korean com­pany’s Dolby At­mos sound­bar is in big de­mand in Aus­tralia due to its ex­cel­lent sound out­put.

At the core of the H7 wire­less speaker is a new 32-bit up­scal­ing sys­tem. Al­though it runs at a higher res­o­lu­tion than many cur­rent high-res au­dio sys­tems. The only com­peti­tor now is the new Blue­sound High Res sound­bar.

Ac­cord­ing to Samsung, their new speaker is able to con­vert reg­u­lar 8 or 24-bit au­dio files into 32-bit, which is a more de­tailed file al­low­ing for greater sound qual­ity and less dis­tor­tion.

The re­sult, says the com­pany, is a speaker which de­liv­ers higher qual­ity au­dio from a wide range of au­dio in­puts, be they wired or wire­less.

On the out­side, Samsung has cho­sen a clean, sim­ple de­sign to re­flect the look be­ing adapted in many mil­len­nial homes to­day.

A range of metal fin­ishes will be of­fered, and the speaker’s com­pact size means it can be slot­ted neatly into a cor­ner or put on dis­play in the mid­dle of a room – if you want to dis­play what is es­sen­tially a gi­ant, metal Lego block. Users can con­trol the speaker’s var­i­ous func­tions with two rotary con­trollers, but we’ll have to wait and see whether they de­liver on the prom­ise of sim­ple, in­tu­itive con­trol.

Along­side the new H7 wire­less speaker, Samsung also re­vealed the MS750 sound bar. It’s the brand’s first sound bar with an in­te­grated sub­woofer, re­mov­ing the need for a bulky ex­ter­nal unit that ru­ins the neat, tidy de­sign of the bar it­self. Like the H7, the MS750 will come with UHQ 32-bit au­dio.

The M9500 Ul­tra High Def­i­ni­tion Blu-ray player rounds out the set, of­fer­ing the abil­ity to trans­fer TV au­dio di­rectly to reg­u­lar Blue­tooth head­phones for quite late-night watch­ing. It will also au­to­mat­i­cally ad­just screen and au­dio lev­els based on the cur­rent con­tent, which means couch pota­toes should be able to switch be­tween wildly dif­fer­ent shows and en­joy them with ideal colour and au­dio set­tings.

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