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Samsung releases new Sound+ MS750 sound bar (first look)

Samsung has released its new Sound+ MS750 – a product developed by its state-of-the-art, California-based, Audio Lab.

Before we get into the Sound+ it is important to know the back story – Samsung has invested in what is arguably the world’s best sound lab and the results are just beginning to flow with its R series wireless speakers and now the Sound+ range with Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 K950 and the current MS6501 and MS650 bars.

SS MS750 DevantierIt is headed by Allan Devantier, a veteran audio engineer from Harman Kardon and Infinity. He has been there since 2013 and the lab now has 23 staff; four have doctorates, seven have Master's degrees and eight are active musicians.

“The sound lab is second to none – no other sound lab in the world has what we have including two different use anechoic chambers, a prototyping facility and more. We know sound,” Devantier said without a hint of ego.

The new Sound+ MS750 (US site) has 11 speakers (three wide-range tweeters, six woofers and two "vertical" wide-range tweeters) and dedicated amps, including a pair of up-firing vertical tweeters.

Note that the sound bar is not Dolby Atmos despite the up-firing tweeters – that is the domain of the K-950.

“Samsung home entertainment products are designed to provide a rich and premium experience that can easily fit into the design of the home and lifestyles of our customers – whether streaming favourite TV shows, watching 4K movies on Blu-ray, or listening to music,” said Carl Rose, vice-president of Consumer Electronics, Samsung Electronics Australia.

“The MS750 delivers an incredibly immersive quality of sound in a clean form factor that is easy to install and aesthetically pleasing, creating the perfect home entertainment experience for apartments and large homes alike.”

Media and specialist sound/Hi-Fi writers listened to the MS750 with and without the optional sub-woofer and rear wireless speakers and critiqued a range of content from pop to movies.

SS MS750 spread

SS MS750 distortionEven at 100% volume the distortion cancelling technology works by using a kind of pre-amp analysis of the sound sine wave that adapts it for the speaker to make it reproduce a near identical sine wave.

The average unit dweller (who buys sound bars) may not need them. Those who have a larger lounge or media room might find one a good investment.

SS MS750 options

In addition, Samsung Labs have redefined audio cut over frequencies to bring its wide-range tweeter down to 700Hz.

Specs

  • Channels: 5 (processes Dolby 5.1)
  • Frequency response: 35Hz-20kHz
  • Ports: 2 x HDMI in, 1 x HDMI Out ARC/CEC, Bluetooth (for smartphone music streaming),5mm audio in, Optical
  • Control: Via Samsung TV One remote or separate remote
  • Codecs: AAC, FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP3, WAV
  • Upscaling: Any music source to 32bit UHQ
  • Passthrough: 4K 60Hz, 3D video, and HDR
  • Dimension/weight: 1150 x 80 x 130 mm x 8.3kg
  • Wall mount kit available including attachment to Samsung TVs and power sharing
  • Optional rear speakers (works with Samsung Multiroom Audio or SWA-9000S
  • Optional sub-woofer takes bottom end to 27Hz

SS MS750 wall mount

Pricing and availability

The MS750 costs $999 and the SWA-W700 (subwoofer) costs $799. Both will be available from early August.

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

 

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