Samsung introduces Curved Soundbar and adds new multi-room wireless speaker
By Ben Coxworth
September 4, 2014
Samsung certainly made some waves last year, when it released its Curved OLED TV. What good is a curved TV, though, if the sound is still coming from a flat speaker? With that in mind, Samsung has now introduced the Curved Soundbar. It was recently unveiled at IFA 2104, along with the company's new M3 Wireless Audio Multiroom speaker.
The Curved Soundbar has the same curvature as the Curved TV, and is designed for use with the 55- or 65-inch model. It features a brushed aluminum finish, and can be mounted directly beneath the TV, replacing its existing stand.
It also offers 8.1 channel support, and technology that reportedly "provides more detailed sound, with amped up mid and low-range capabilities for improved fidelity and minimized sound distortion." Users can wirelessly link it to their TV via the Bluetooth-based TV SoundConnect system, then control it using the existing TV remote.
The M3 speaker, meanwhile, is designed to be a smaller, cheaper alternative to Samsung's existing M7 and M5 multiroom speakers. It features plug-and-play installation, and as with other multiroom systems, it allows users "to have their music follow them throughout the home."
Pricing and availability for both the Curved Soundbar and the M3 speaker have yet to be announced.