Crystal Surround AirTrack (Active Speaker System): The Samsung
Crystal Surround AirTrack System is a 2.1-channel audio system that lets
you experience a rich, powerful virtual surround sound from just two speakers (Audiobar
& Wireless Powered Sub). The slim, compact Samsung HW-F551
's AudioBar can be mounted on the wall or placed on a table-top, while the wireless subwoofer can be
anywhere in the room to achieve maximum audio performance.
AudioBar: The AudioBar is a self-powered, two-channel
speaker which provides enveloping virtual surround sound from a single speaker.
The AudioBar includes two 1" soft-dome tweeters and four 3.5"x1.5" midrange
housed in an acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure. The AudioBar features a built-in 80 watts x
2-channel digital amplifier to drive its speakers. The AudioBar is designed to
be mounted directly below or above your flat-panel HDTV in a horizontal
orientation. The AudioBar can be placed on a shelf or table-top. The AudioBar
also includes a wall-mount bracket which allows you to fix the speaker to your
wall. The AudioBar includes analog audio and digital audio/video connections,
as well as Bluetooth connectivity.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The wireless powered subwoofer
receives its low-frequency audio signal wirelessly from the AudioBar via 2.4GHz
transmission. There are no cords to connect, except the AC power cord. You can
place the wireless powered subwoofer up to 33' away from the AudioBar. The
wireless powered subwoofer features a rear-firing 6.5" woofer inside a bass-reflex cabinet with a rear-firing port. The woofer is
powered by a built-in 150 watt amplifier.
Surround Sound Decoding: The Samsung HW-F551
Surround AirTrack System employs decoders compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS, SFE,
and 3D Depth Sound.
- Dolby Digital: This is the standard audio signal format
used on DVDs, and other purely digital media. This surround technology
delivers high-quality digital audio of up to 5.1 discrete channels to
produce a directional and more realistic effect.
- DTS: DTS provides a discrete 5.1 channel digital audio
signal for both music and movie content and uses less compression than Dolby
Digital for richer sound.
- SFE (Sound Field Effect): Using a 32-bit audio digital
signal processor the HW-F551
provides a more realistic surround sound with
normal stereo audio source. The Samsung HW-F551
offers 7 different sound
field modes (News, Drama, Sports, Game, Cinema, Music, and Off/Original
- 3D Sound: Complement the images you see on screen
with the full sound of 3D Sound. By analyzing the depth of the 3D
image, 3D Sound synchronizes the sound to match the motion and depth of
the image. Now you can enjoy a fully immersive 3D experience.
Audio Settings: The Samsung Crystal Surround AirTrack system
provides various audio adjustments to customize your listening experience.
- Smart Volume: This function will regulate and stabilize the
volume level against a drastic volume change in case of a channel change or
- AV Sync: AV Sync can be used to help sync video to audio
when connected to a digital HDTV. Video may look slower than the audio if it is
connected to a digital TV. If this occurs, you can adjust the audio delay time
to match the video. You can adjust the AV Sync from 0 to 300ms.
- DRC: You can use the DRC (Dynamic Range Compression)
function to enjoy Dolby Digital sound when watching movies at low volume during
the night. DRC compresses the audio to make the loudest sounds quieter and the
quietest sounds louder.
- Subwoofer Level: You can independently adjust the volume of the
wireless powered subwoofer from -6 to +6, using the system's remote control.
- Speaker Selection: This function enables you to select between
listening to audio from your TV or audio from the AirTrack system when
connected via HDMI.
Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides
wireless operation of the Samsung HW-F551
system and can also be used to control
your connected Samsung TV. The remote control has a TV hotkey that enables you
to perform various operations with the simple press of a button. You can adjust
the volume or change the channel on the Samsung TV. Other unique Remote Control
- Smart On: When used with a 2013 Samsung LED-LCD or Plasma TV, you
will be able to power on the AudioBar and control the volume right from the
- Anynet+: Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers linked operation
with other Samsung components that have the Anynet+ feature, and lets you
control those products with one Samsung remote control. To operate this
function, you must connect Samsung HW-F551
Crystal Surround AirTrack System to
an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.
Auto Power On/Off: The Samsung Crystal Surround AirTrack system offers
Auto Power On/Off functionality.
- Power Link (Auto On): The Crystal Surround AirTrack system is automatically
turned on when you turn on your TV or any device connected to the AirTrack
system with an optical cable.
- Auto Off: If a TV or any device connected to the Crystal
Surround AirTrack System is off and there is no audio signal, the AirTrack
system will turn off after 20 minutes.
HDMI 1.4 Input/Output: The AudioBar of the Samsung HW-F551
Crystal Surround AirTrack System is
fitted with an HDMI 1.4 input and HDMI 1.4 output. HDMI transmits video and audio
signals simultaneously for a simpler connection, and provides a clearer picture
and better sound. The unit's HDMI input and output support 3D-video, Deep Color,
and x.v.Color pass-through. The HDMI output also supports ARC.
- 3D: The HW-F551
can pass through 3D video from 3D-ready Blu-ray
players to 3D-ready TVs, via HDMI (1.4). You will also need compatible
3D-ready glasses and 3D-video content.
- Deep/x.v.Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color
reproduction with deep color depth. The unit also supports x.v.Color;
meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs, such as AVCHD discs (MPEG-4
- ARC: The unit's HDMI output also supports the ARC function. This
allows you to connect your Blu-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box directly to
the system's HDMI input and connect the system's HDMI output to your television
for audio from the Crystal Surround AirTrack System or your TV. Your TV must
also be ARC compatible.
Bluetooth Technology: The Samsung Crystal Surround AirTrack
System features built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming and Samsung's
new Sound Share TV connection.
- Bluetooth A2DP: You can wirelessly stream audio
from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or MP3 player to the Samsung HW-F551
enjoy music with high quality stereo sound, all without wires. The HW-F551
does not control your Bluetooth-enabled device; you will continue to
control your music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or MP3 player. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Samsung HW-F551
- Sound Share: You can simplify the installation of the
by eliminating the need for a wired connection between a
Bluetooth-enabled Samsung TV and the AudioBar. Simply plug the Audiobar and
the subwoofer into AC power and follow the simple pairing instructions to
wirelessly connect the AudioBar to select Bluetooth-enabled Samsung TVs.
SoundShare is only available for select Samsung 3D TVs - 2013 LED Series
6400 or higher and PDP Series 5500 or higher; 2012 LED Series 6500 or higher
and PDP Series 550 or higher.
Analog + Digital Inputs: The Samsung HW-F551
Crystal Surround AirTrack
System features both analog (3.5mm) and digital (optical) audio inputs.
- Optical Digital Input: The Samsung HW-F551
Crystal Surround AirTrack System's AudioBar is
equipped with an optical (toslink) digital input to connect your television, Blu-ray/DVD player, or satellite/cable
- AUX Input: The
's AudioBar features a stereo audio minijack (3.5mm)
input to connect your analog television or other analog audio component.
USB Port: You can connect and play music files from external USB mass
storage class devices (such as smartphones, MP3 players or USB thumbrives) using the AudioBar's
rear-panel USB (type-A) port, right-angle USB adapter, and included USB extension cable. The
supports USB devices formatted in FAT16/32 with MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV,
FLAC, or OGG music files. You can control basic playback functions; such as
Play/Pause, Fast-Forward/Backward, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. The
system will also charge (5V/0.5A) your connected USB device.
Software Upgrades: Samsung may offer upgrades for the
system's firmware in the future. Upgrades will be possible by downloading
firmware upgrades to a USB thumbdrive and connecting the thumbdrive to the
AudioBar's USB port.