Samsung`s New Digital Audio Line-up Brings Easy Wireless Connections and Rich, Pure Sound to Any Listening Environment

Sat Jan 5, 2013 9:00pm EST

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Samsung will emphasize connectivity and usability across its 2013 AV products,
including the industry`s first soundbar that enables Bluetooth connectivity with
a TV
LAS VEGAS--(Business Wire)--
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital
convergence technologies, today announced the expansion of its digital audio
line-up with new devices that easily turn any home entertainment setup into an
optimal sound environment. The company`s 2013 AV products feature a number of
wireless connectivity enhancements, including the industry`s first soundbar that
can connect with a TV using wireless Bluetooth technology.

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Samsung HW-F750 Soundbar - combining the best in analog and digital technologies
for warmer, immersive sounds (Photo: Business Wire)

Products highlights include:

* Samsung`s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) is the first soundbar to
feature a built-in vacuum tube to maximize sound quality, and is the world`s
first soundbar that can wirelessly connect with a TV via Bluetooth. 
* Samsung`s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) brings advanced
sound quality with an apt-X codec, while offering the simplicity of Near-Field
Communications (NFC) connectivity. 
* Samsung`s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be
the perfect counterpart for Samsung`s 2013 TVs, with a Gallium Nitride (GaN)
amplifier that delivers pure sound, and design and usability features that bring
home a totally seamless experience. 
* Samsung`s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) features advanced upscaling
capabilities, allowing users to experience ordinary SD and HD content in
superior resolution.

"With the advances in picture displays, consumers also need to be able to
complement their viewing experience with high quality home theater products,"
said Sunny Lee, Executive Vice President, Visual Display Business at Samsung
Electronics. "Today`s product introductions prove that consumers can enjoy
premium sound and cutting-edge design without sacrificing convenience,
simplicity or ease of use." 

As testament to Samsung`s leadership in innovation, design and engineering, the
Samsung HW-F750 Soundbar and Samsung BD-F7500 Smart Blu-ray Player have each
been awarded a 2013 CES Innovation Award. The new line of home theater products
will be on display at Samsung`s booth, located at #12004 in the Central Hall at
the 2013 International CES, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention
Center (LVCC) from January 8-11, 2013. 

Warmer, immersive sounds without hassle or distortion

Samsung`s Vacuum Tube Soundbar (model HW-F750) resolves consumers` desire for
pure power and warm, natural sound by integrating a vacuum tube amplifier into a
soundbar for the first time. 

Additionally, the HW-750 offers the ultimate in convenience with its SoundShare
function, which enables users to wirelessly connect the soundbar to a TV via
Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the product`s gyroscope sensor gauges height, rotation and
slope to optimize sound quality, whether the soundbar is placed in a horizontal
or vertical position. Combined, these features virtually eliminate restrictions
on where consumers can place the HW-750 in their homes. 

Adding to the product`s ease of use, users can activate the new AirtrackON
function, which automatically powers on the soundbar when the TV is turned on,
and allows users to control the HW-F750 with a TV remote control. The HW-F750
sports a slim design and separate, wireless subwoofer, making it an ideal
companion for the premium design of any Samsung Smart TV. With its stylish,
metal design, the product combines the best that vintage and modern technologies
have to offer. 

The ultimate in portable wireless sound

Samsung`s Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (model DA-F60) offers sound
quality and simplicity, whether consumers are at home or on the go. The
speaker`s integrated Near-Field Communications (NFC) connectivity makes it easy
for consumers to pair the speaker with other NFC devices, such as a smartphone
or tablet, by simply tapping the two devices together. Additionally, support for
Samsung`s SoundShare feature means users can employ the DA-F60 as a TV speaker
using wireless Bluetooth connectivity. 

The DA-F60 incorporates neodymium magnets and a passive radiator to produce
results typically found in high-end Hi-Fi audio systems, including tuned
low-frequency reproduction and virtually no distortion even at high volumes.
Users will also enjoy improved performance and a high-quality experience with
the built in apt-X codec technology, which boosts the Bluetooth speaker`s
extensive dynamic range, particularly at the top end. 

Weighing only three pounds, the Samsung DA-F60 is an ideal audio companion that
combines both fidelity and portability to reproduce full-range audio outside the
home. 

A superb combination of the highest quality audio and picture

Samsung`s 7.1 Channel Home Theater System (model HT-F9750W) was created to be
the perfect counterpart for a Samsung 2013 TV, with design and usability that
bring home a totally seamless experience. The new TV Sound On feature allows
users to instantly activate the system`s 1,330-watt sound while muting the
internal TV speaker with a single click of the remote control. This flagship HTS
incorporates Samsung`s proprietary vacuum tube and digital amplifier, as well as
the latest in Smart TV features to create the best entertainment experience
available. 

For a larger-than-life experience comparable to that of a movie theater, the
HT-F9750W offers the multi-dimensional sound of a swivel speaker, coupled with a
new DTS Neo fusion codec - exclusive to Samsung - that further enhances vertical
sound to deliver unprecedented sound quality to the home. A Gallium Nitride
(GaN) amplifier can handle a sound range beyond the typical audible frequency
range. Paired with a vacuum tube pre-amplifier, consumers will enjoy true,
natural sound with minimal distortion. A Ceramic Polypropylene Injection
Diaphragm (CPID) speaker expands sound resolution so every note is distinct. 

The exceptional picture quality of the HT-F9750W is immediately noticeable, even
on the Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV sets coming to market in 2013. Samsung`s
4K Scaler Processor generates true-to-life pictures with vivid colors, and also
upscales high-definition content to UHD-level picture quality. 

The Blu-ray component of the HT-F9750W can run multiple apps simultaneously, and
also offers Samsung`s latest Smart Hub and AllShare features. This 1,330-watt
system is an excellent addition for any audiophile looking for the finest home
entertainment experience. 

Enhanced picture performance and speed

Samsung`s Premium Blu-ray Player (model BD-F7500) enhances the joy of watching
your favorite movies by transforming ordinary SD and HD content into a superior
resolution, such as that delivered by Ultra High Definition (UHD)-supported
televisions. This slim player offers a dual-core processor and Samsung`s Smart
TV technologies including Smart Hub and AllShare, so that users can enjoy
unparalleled picture performance through an intuitive, streamlined user
interface. 

The BD-F7500 is an aesthetic study in black and silver, simultaneously modern,
yet classic. Its minimalist high-gloss black finish contrasts with the unit`s
aluminum trim, and complements the same design qualities found on many high-end
flat-panel displays that feature black lacquered finishes set off by silver
bezels. 

The BD-F7500`s video processor includes a proprietary Samsung algorithm that
improves the visual quality of block-based low bit-rate coded images and reduces
blocking artifacts. This feature is especially important for maximizing the
visual quality of content streamed from the Internet, as well as improving the
quality of picture sharpness. Furthermore, the unit`s 900MHz x 2
high-performance dual-core chipset boosts the unit`s image processing capacity
so consumers can enjoy the highest picture quality and the fastest web-browsing
speed. 

Please visit our booth to experience this future technology first-hand.
Samsung's product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the
Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung
microsite at: www.samsungces.com or mobile site at: m.samsungces.com as well. 

The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be
streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: global.samsungtomorrow.com and
Samsung's microsite site also. After the live presentations, videos will be
available at http://youtube.com/SamsungTomorrow. 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics
andthecore components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and
discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal
computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors
and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual
sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people
everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com. 

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