CES 2016: Samsung To Debut Its First Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Written by Martin Kovacs     04/01/2016 | 13:52 | Category: INDUSTRY

Samsung will debut its first Dolby Atmos soundbar at CES 2016, with its HW-K950 soundbar including two Dolby Atmos-enabled wireless rear speakers.

CES 2016: Samsung To Debut Its First Dolby Atmos SoundbarThe HW-K950 delivers 5.1.4-channel sound, employing three forward-facing and two upwards-facing speakers "to produce a rich, full sound that is big enough to fill the room, yet detailed enough to deliver realistic, cinematic sounds".

The soundbar connects wirelessly to the subwoofer and rear speaker units, with Samsung stating ceiling-fitted speakers are not required for moving, 3D audio.

"Dolby Atmos has received overwhelming support from major studios and continues to expand into other form factors, including the new Samsung HW-K950 soundbar, which allows more consumers to bring an unrivaled sound experience into their homes," Doug Darrow, Dolby Laboratories senior vice president, commented.

"Consumers can experience sound that comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill their home theaters with astonishing clarity, power, detail and depth."