Samsung Shipping Q Series, R Series Soundbars

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Samsung has begun shipping its new R-series soundbars and select 2019 Q-series soundbars, first unveiled during CES 2019 in January.

The Harman Kardon-certified Q-series models are currently available on Samsung.com and will be at other retailers this spring. Features includes Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technologies on select models, up to four up-firing and two side-firing speakers, built-in 4K pass-through, Amazon Alexa compatibility and a slimmer construction. 

Adaptive Sound technology is designed to analyze the frequency and sound signals for scene-by-scene accuracy, and the Q70 and Q60 also feature Samsung’s Acoustic Beam technology.

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Samsung is aligning the Q series with its new QLED TVs, creating what it termed “best match” models. Users can control the soundbars using the company’s OneRemote and adjust the sound settings from the TV menu.

The Q90, Q80 and Q70 models come with built-in Samsung SmartThings technology, allowing users to tag the soundbar as a smart device within the app for remote control and setting custom routines.

A Game Mode Pro automatically optimizes sound for immersive gaming when a console is detected for the Q90, Q80 and Q70 models.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Q90: $1,699 (Shipping in June)
  • Q80: $1,199 (June)
  • Q70: $799 (April)
  • Q60: $499 (April)

The R series, meanwhile, consists of the R660 ($399), R550 ($279) and R450 ($199). They feature Smart Sound technology for optimized audio and clear dialogue, Game Mode, OneRemote compatibility and Bluetooth.

A 6.5-inch wireless subwoofer in included, and the R650 also boasts a center-channel speaker. 

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