Samsung reveals new home theater gear ahead of CES 2013

samsung reveals new home theater gear ahead of ces 2013 soundbar hw f750 2  625Samsung coolly disclosed details on the highlights of its home theater line-up for 2013 last night. The company is laying claim to introducing the world’s first sound bar system to be equipped with a vacuum tube, a new twist on Bluetooth for TV audio reproduction, gyros that improve sound quality, and an all-in-one home theater system sporting an amplifier made with Gallium Nitride (GaN) (say what?). Here’s a quick breakdown of the vital details: 

HW-F750 Vacuum Tube Soundbar

Samsung’s sound bar/wireless subwoofer is the latest item in the company’s digital audio arsenal to feature a vacuum tube in the pre-amp stage. The samsung reveals new home theater gear ahead of ces 2013 soundbar hw f750 625gorgeous glowing tubes could be as much gimmick as anything else, but we’re OK with that, so long as the system sounds as good as the DA-750 speaker dock or HT-E6500W home theater system we tested last year.

Additionally, the sound bar will feature Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming from certain Samsung TVs, and a built-in gyroscope which is supposed to help adjust the speakers’ sound for optimal results based on the speaker’s positioning. 

HT-F9750W 7.1 Home Theater System

samsung reveals new home theater gear ahead of ces 2013 ht f9750 625This year’s flagship all-in-one home theater system from Samsung also sports a vacuum tube in the pre-amp stage, along with an amplifier that somehow uses Gallium Nitride to make its 1,330-watts just that much more awesome. We look forward to hearing Samsung’s explanation on how that works. In the mean time, it is worth noting that the system’s Blu-ray player will provide 4K/Ultra HD upscaling and an audio override feature which powers the system up and mutes a Samsung TV’s speakers with the press of a button. 

DA-F60 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

In addition to serving as a portable wireless speaker, the DA-F60 can double as a miniature sound bar. It samsung reveals new home theater gear ahead of ces 2013 da f60 625features the same Bluetooth capability Samsung touts with the aforementioned vacuum tube model, and apt-x capability for superior sound quality with mobile devices. There’s no mention from Samsung regarding a rechargeable battery for true portability, so we’ll have to wait for Samsung’s press conference to learn more. 

BD-F7500 Blu-ray player

samsung reveals new home theater gear ahead of ces 2013 bd f7500 625Samsung’s top-of-the-line Blu-ray player this year will pack a much faster dual-core chipset than prior years for better image processing and web-browsing speed. 4K/Ultra HD upscaling is included and we’re sure to see a spruced up SmartHub Internet app interface as well. 

We’ll be sure to report on how good the new audio line-up sounds, and dig up pricing and availability information when we visit with Samsung during the CES 2013 show. 

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