Samsung Rounds out the Home Theater Experience with Curved Soundbars

April 6 2015, 03:00
With more than five years of research and development behind its proprietary Cadmium-free nano-crystal technology, Samsung’s SUHD TVs display a magnificent picture quality. Why are they curve? We guess not even Samsung knows, but combining the improved panel efficiency, superior color accuracy, and enhanced brightness precision of its latest SUHD TVs with the Tizen Operating System in a curved panel seemed the way to go for Samsung, just because they can.

For 2015, Samsung unveiled four new series of Curved SUHD TVs from 40-inches to 88-inches and to “harmoniously match” the curved shapes, Samsung Electronics decided to also “bend the audio” with the release of the HW-J8500, HW-J7500, HW-J6500, and HW-J6000 TV-matching Curved Soundbars.

“This year we expand our industry leading Curved Soundbars that not only blend state-of-the-art technology with breakthrough design, but also pair perfectly with our best-in-class TV products. Together they deliver unmatched picture quality and crystal clear audio to create the ultimate immersive home entertainment experience,” says Jim Kiczek, Vice President of Audio Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America.

The 2015 line of TV-matching Curved Soundbars employs advanced technologies including, High Frequency Audio Restoration (HFR) that automatically restores source fidelity ensuring true-to-life audio, multi-amp with active crossover that produces specific frequencies of sound, and deeper bass thanks to MAG Woofer technology.

The Samsung HW-J8500 Curved Soundbar comes with 350 watt output capabilities through 9.1 Ch discreet center and side speakers, and by projecting audio from three sides creates a wider listening field that effectively increases the sweet spot to ensure listeners seated anywhere in the room can fully enjoy the surround effect. The soundbar is built to support HD audio (192kHZ/24bit) and will also enable wireless connectivity with the TV SoundConnect feature. The HW-J8500 matches perfectly with Samsung’s 65- and 78-inch curved TVs and is available now for a retail price of $1,299.99.

Employing 320 watts, 8.1 channel stereophonic sound, and a newly designed 7-inch wireless subwoofer, the HW-J7500 Curved Soundbar delivers rich and powerful sound that complements and enhances the home theater experience. The HW-J7500 is also compatible with Samsung’s Wireless Audio Multiroom ecosystem and can be used alone or in combination with other supporting Samsung home audio products to provide maximum listening options. The HW-J7500 pairs perfectly with Samsung’s 55- and 65- inch Curved TVs and is available for a retail price of $799.99.

The HW-J6500 Curved Soundbar creates the ultimate home theater experience thanks to its wireless active subwoofer, 6.1 channel output, and Surround Sound Expansion that expands the optimal listening area by elevating the height of the sound to level it with the TV. With Wireless Audio Multiroom functionality it connects seamlessly with other supporting Samsung products. The HW-J6500 Curved Soundbar pairs perfectly with Samsung’s 48- and 55- inch Curved TVs and will be available at a retail price of $549.99.

The HW-J6000 Curved Soundbar employs the latest digital audio technology, as well as 6.1 Ch output to provide rich and lifelike sound that enhances the home theater experience. The HW-J6000 features a premium and elegant build that boasts a sleek design ensuring the soundbar looks as great as it sounds. With TV Sound Connect powered by Bluetooth the HW-J6000 easily connects to select Samsung TVs to immediately provide a gripping and enhanced viewing experience. The HW-J6000 matches seamlessly with Samsung’s 48- and 55- inch curved TVs and is available now at a retail price of $499.99.
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