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Dolby Atmos Enabled Soundbar Speaker System: Samsung's HW-K950
soundbar speaker system delivers Dolby Atmos sound from a Dolby Atmos enabled
active soundbar speaker, a wireless powered subwoofer, and two Dolby Atmos-enabled
wireless rear speakers. Now, you can experience sound that comes alive from all
directions, including overhead, to fill your home theater with astonishing
clarity, power, detail and depth - without having to install over-head ceiling
speakers or running wire for rear speakers. The HW-K950 is capable of delivering
up to 5.1.4-channel Dolby Atmos sound.
Active Soundbar Speaker: The HW-K950's active soundbar speaker
incorporates 11 drivers that include forward facing center, front left, and
front right channels, along with upward firing Dolby Atmos enabled channels. The
soundbar speaker's dedicated center, front left, and front right channels each
consist of one tweeter and two midrange drivers. The two dedicated Dolby Atmos
channels each consist of one upward firing full-range driver. All 11 drivers are
powered by a built-in 198 watt amplifier (18W x 11ch, 4-ohm, 10% THD).
Wireless Rear Speakers & Sub: The wireless rear speakers & powered
subwoofer receives their audio signal wirelessly from the soundbar via 2.4GHz
transmission. There are no cables to connect, except the AC power cords for each
speaker & sub. You can place the wireless powered subwoofer & rear speakers up
to 32.8' away from the soundbar. The wireless subwoofer and rear speakers are
automatically connected to the soundbar through auto-pairing.
- Rear Speakers: Each Dolby Atmos-enabled wireless rear speaker
features a forward facing 2.25" full-range driver and a upward firing 2.0"
full-range driver powered by a built-in 70 watt amplifier (35W x 2ch, 4-ohm
- Powered Subwoofer: The wireless subwoofer is outfitted
with a side-firing 7" woofer inside a bass reflex enclosure with rear-firing
port that is powered by a built-in 162 watt amplifier (162W x 1ch, 3-ohm,
10% THD). You can independently adjust the
volume level of the subwoofer from -6 to + 6, without interfering with the
system's overall volume level.
Dolby Atmos: The
HW-K950 is capable of delivering up to 5.1.4-channel
Dolby Atmos sound. Rather than being constrained to
channels, sounds exist as individual entities that are precisely placed and
moved in three-dimensional space. A new
sensation of height immerses you in the action, creating a full audio atmosphere
and realistically depicting objects moving overhead.
Dolby Atmos renders everything from
dialogue to quiet scenes to whirlwind action with astonishing clarity, richness,
detail, and depth.
It all comes together in sound that excites your senses and inspires your
emotions to deliver the full impact of entertainment.
Note: To enjoy Dolby Atmos you most connect your Blu-ray player's
HDMI output directly to the HDMI input on the HW-K950, because your TV's
HDMI ARC jack will not support Dolby Atmos.
Dolby Digital & DTS Compatible: The Samsung HW-K950 system offers
support for Dolby Digital (5.1ch), Dolby True HD (7.1ch), Dolby Digital Plus
(7.1ch), and DTS (2ch only)
Sound Enhancements: The Samsung
HW-K950 offers a variety of audio adjustments to
enhance the system's sound and your listening experience.
- Surround Sound Expansion Plus: Samsung's proprietary Surround
Sound Expansion Plus technology upconverts audio content to up to 5.1.4
channels, adding overhead sound dimension to virtually anything you watch.
- Sound Effects: The Samsung HW-K950
offers 6 different sound
effects modes (Standard, Music, Movie, Clear Voice, Sports, & Night), depending on the
type of content you want to enjoy. The Clear Voice mode enhances dialog and
vocals, while Night mode compresses the dynamic range of the soundtrack.
- Bass & Treble: You can adjust the system's Bass & Treble
independently from -3 to +3.
- DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Lets you apply dynamic
range control to Dolby Digital soundtracks.
Analog + Digital Inputs: The Samsung HW-K950
wireless audio soundbar system features both analog (3.5mm) and digital (optical) audio inputs.
- Optical Digital Input: The Samsung HW-K950 wireless
audio soundbar system's soundbar is equipped with an optical (toslink)
digital input to connect your television, Blu-ray/DVD player, or
satellite/cable box. The digital optical output terminals of many newer
flat-panel TVs only send a Dolby Digital audio signal when receiving Dolby
Digital surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection,
or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch PCM from sources
connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or
- Aux Input: The
's soundbar features a stereo audio minijack (3.5mm)
input to connect your analog television or other analog audio component.
Note: To get the best audio performance out of the
Samsung HW-K950, use the system's HDMI inputs and optical digital input to
connect your Blu-ray player, satellite/cable box, and game system. Then connect the
system's HDMI output to your TV's HDMI ARC input. By connecting your Blu-ray
player and satellite/cable box directly to the soundbar system, you'll gain
Dolby Digital/DTS decoding from these two sources.
HDMI 2.0: The Samsung HW-K950's soundbar is fitted with two
HDMI 2.0 inputs and one HDMI 2.0 output (ARC compatible). The two HDMI inputs
allow you to connect your Blu-ray player and cable/satellite box directly to the
soundbar and then from its HDMI ARC output to your flat-panel TV. The HDMI 2.0
inputs and output support 4K Pass-Through, 3D video, and ARC.
4K Pass-Through: The soundbar's HDMI 2.0 inputs and output
can pass 4K ultra-HD video, as well as 1080p, 1080i, 720p, and 480p video.
- 2160p @ 24/25/30Hz - 4:4:4 color sampling
- 2160p @ 60/50Hz - 4:20:0 color subsampling
The soundbar does not offer HDR pass-through. If you have a HDMI source
device with HDR capability, you will need to connect it directly to your TV.
Audio from the HDR source device will be sent back out to the soundbar via HDMI
ARC at only 2ch PCM for many TVs (you will lose Dolby Atmos support and may also
lose Dolby Digital/DTS capability).
HDCP 2.2 Compatible: The soundbar's HDMI inputs and output
support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection
standard for 4K video transmission.
3D Ready: The HW-K950
can pass through 3D video from 3D-ready Blu-ray
players to 3D-ready TVs, via HDMI. You will also need compatible
3D-ready glasses and 3D-video content.
ARC: The unit's HDMI output also supports the ARC function. This
allows you to connect your Blu-ray player and satellite/cable box directly to
the system's HDMI inputs and connect the system's HDMI output to your television
for audio from the wireless audio soundbar system or your TV. Your TV must
also be ARC compatible.
Because with many televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input will only
pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we
recommend that you connect your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable box, or
Gaming console to the soundbar directly; and then connect the soundbar's
ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will
give you with the best overall sound performance.
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.
Wireless Network Connection: The Samsung HW-K950
offers a wireless (WiFi) network connection which allows
you to stream a variety of Internet radio stations, select online music
services, and music stored on your smartphone/tablet device or computer/laptop
to the soundbar speaker system. It also allows you to setup a multi-room audio
system and wireless surround with other compatible
multi-room devices (sold separately). To access these features,
you must download the Samsung Wireless Multi-Room App onto your Apple iOS or
Wireless Multi-Room App: Simply download Samsung's free
Wireless Multi-Room app from the
App Store or
Google Play Store onto your Apple iOS device (6.1+) or Android
smartphone/tablet (2.3.3+) to stream Internet Radio, select online music services,
and your smartphone's stored music library to the Samsung Soundbar speaker
- Internet Radio: Get access to more than 100,000 free internet
radio streams from all corners of the globe via the
service. Just select the TuneIn logo from the main Music menu and browse
among the 100,000 stations neatly organized into popular categories and
select a station that appeals to your mood.
- Online Music Services: You also get access to select online music
services; like Pandora,
iHeart Radio, Rhapsody,
Amazon Music. You can even set presets of your favorite Internet
radio stations and online music channels.
- Music Libraries: You can stream music stored on your
compatible iOS or Android device directly to the soundbar system. You are
able to search your device's stored music by Song, Album, Artist, or Genre;
you are even able to create and edit Playlists. You'll also be able to
stream stored music on your Windows or Mac computer and other DLNA-compliant
network storage devices to the soundbar speaker. The system supports
compressed music files such as MP3 (up to 320kbps), WMA (up to 320kbps), AAC
(DRM-free only), & OGG; as well as non-compressed music files like AIFF (up
to 96kHz/24-bit), ALAC (up to 96kHz/24-bit), FLAC (up to 96kHz/24-bit) & WAV
(up to 96kHz/24-bit).
Multi-Room Audio: Using Samsung's Wireless Multi-Room app
Samsung wireless multi-room speakers (sold separately), you can create a
wireless multi-room audio system which can be controlled from your smartphone or
tablet device. The Samsung Wireless Multi-Room app lets you connect, group, and
control each of your Samsung wireless multi-room speakers. With the app, you can
play one song in one room, different songs from different sources in each room,
one song across all speakers, or any combination that fits your mood.
Multi-source/multi-room audio can only be done with music from the Internet or
your home network; not via Bluetooth or TV SoundConnect.
Network Standby On Function: The Network Standby On function is available if a wireless connection has been
properly established between a smart device and the Soundbar. This function
turns on the Soundbar automatically when a smart device attempts to connect to
the Soundbar via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. If you turn the Soundbar on via a Bluetooth
connection, its input mode is set to BT automatically. To turn the Soundbar on
via Wi-Fi, you must have the Samsung Multi-room App installed on your smartphone
Auto Firmware Updates: If the Soundbar system is connected to the Internet, it will automatically check for
the latest firmware and update when new firmware becomes available, even if it
is turned off.
Bluetooth + Remote Control
Bluetooth Music Streaming (A2DP): You can wirelessly stream
stored music and music apps
from your Bluetooth-enabled device; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or
laptop to the Samsung HW-K950
enjoy music with high quality stereo sound, all without wires. The HW-K950
does not control your Bluetooth-enabled device; you will continue to
control your music from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Song/artist information
will also still need to be viewed from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
Note: 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-K950.
Remote Control w/ Anynet+: The included IR remote control
provides wireless operation of the Samsung HW-K950 system. Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers linked operation
with other Samsung components (up to 12) 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-K950
wireless audio soundbar system to
an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.
TV Remote Programmable: The Samsung HW-K950 soundbar system
can also be programmed to respond to select TVs remote controls. Once
programmed, you can control volume up/down & mute with your TV remote.
Auto Power On/Off: The Samsung wireless audio soundbar system offers
Auto Power On/Off functionality.
- Power Link (Auto On): The wireless audio soundbar system is automatically
turned on when you turn on your TV or any device connected to the wireless audio soundbar system with an optical cable.
- Auto Off: If a TV or any device connected to the wireless audio soundbar system is off and there is no audio signal, the
system will turn off after 5 minutes.
Wall-Mount or Tabletop Mount the Soundbar Speaker: The
soundbar is designed to be mounted directly below or above your flat-panel HDTV
in a horizontal orientation. It should be placed directly in front of your main
listening position with at least 2" of space above the soundbar for the built-in
Dolby Atmos-enabled upward firing drivers. The soundbar can be placed on a shelf or table-top.
The soundbar also includes wall-mount brackets which allows you to fix the
speaker to your wall.
Wireless Powered Sub Placement: Thanks to its
2.4GHz wireless connectivity, you can place the powered subwoofer up to 32.8'
away from the soundbar. There are no cables to connect, except the AC power cord.
It is recommended that you placed the wireless powered sub along the same front
wall as the soundbar speaker.
Wireless Rear Speaker Placement: Thanks to their 2.4GHz
wireless connectivity, you can place the wireless speakers up to 32.8' away from
the soundbar. There are no cables to connect, except the AC power cords. The wireless rear speakers
can be placed on a flat surface, such as a stand or shelf. They can also be
wall-mounted using their rear-panel 1/4" threaded insert an
wall-mount bracket (sold separately). The wireless rear speakers should be
placed between 90 degrees and 110 degrees behind the main listening position.