SYDNEY, Australia – November 2 2015–Samsung Electronics Australiahas today announced the local pricing and availability of three new additions to its R Series speaker range – the R5, R3 and R1. The audio range further extends Samsung’s offering in multiroom wireless speakers designed to provide amazing sound quality to Australians and great connectivity through WiFi, Bluetooth and a mobile device application.^
The new R Series range delivers high-quality and balanced sound through a circular design that can disperse audio in every direction, no matter where the speaker is placed in the home. Easy to transport and install around the home through their table-top design, the speakers feature a simple tap-and-swipe user interface, as well as integration with the latest Samsung Multiroom mobile application.
The new R Series speaker range delivers exceptional sound quality and represents the pinnacle of our continued investment in audio innovation and delivering an immersive experience for Australians,” said Philip Newton, Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung Electronics Australia. “These speakers will deliver amazing sound quality from almost any position in the home, this is due to the 360-degree, omnidirectional, design that has been engineered to disperse audio evenly and in every direction.”
Sound dispersion designed to fill the room
Developed by the state-of-the-art audio research facility in Valencia, California, the R Series speakers incorporate the latest Samsung audio technology to deliver 360-degree omnidirectional and evenly balanced sound around the room.
Samsung’s Ring Radiator technology allows sound to be transmitted in all directions, filling the entire room with balanced 360-degree audio. The Ring Radiator delivers a superb balance of treble and bass to help minimise distortion. This is possible by putting the diaphragms of the woofer and tweeter physically close to the speaker’s sides. To improve this even further, an Acoustic Lens has been optimally designed to match the shape of the speaker unit to help ensure that balanced sound is dispersed in all directions, so it is spread evenly around the room.
A more intuitive interface
The R5, R3 and R1 models exclusively feature new physical control options for a hassle-free and intuitive user experience. Consumers can now change the volume, play, pause, or select a different music source all with a gentle touch, tap or swipe on top of the speaker.
Sound that follows you seamlessly
The R5, R3 and R1 models are also controlled through the updated Multiroom App for Android and iOS devices. The app – now with a revamped design and user interface – also allows users to universally search across all connected devices to select music, and create playlists all from a single screen, making it possible to seamlessly share music across compatible Wi-Fi connected devices throughout the home.
Samsung has also announced the local pricing and availability of the R6 Portable and R7 speaker models which feature a sleek, aerodynamic design to seamlessly match with different interiors. Available now, its ambient design also allows diverse arrangement around the home and can be used in a tabletop or tripod placements (accessories sold separately).
Developed by Samsung’s audio research lab
The new range of R Series speakers are the latest products to come out of Samsung’s state-of-the-art audio research facility. The audio lab is a professional 5,500 square foot facility with two anechoic chambers, two listening rooms and one demonstration room.
The standalone research centre is headed by veteran audio engineer Allan Devantier, leading a team of top audio researchers and engineers to apply new methods of transduction and advanced computer modelling to create world-class audio products and technology. Combined, the team consists of 15 audio engineers with hundreds of hours of experience working for leading audio technology brands, 3 PHDs, 4 Masters’ Degrees, and five active musicians.
Pricing and availability
Samsung R1 speaker – RRP $299, available [October]
Samsung R3 speaker – RRP $499, available [October]
Samsung R5 speaker – RRP $649, available [October]
Samsung R6 Portable speaker – RRP $599, available [Now]
Samsung R7 speaker – RRP $699, available [Now]
To learn more about the new range of R Series speakers, please visit http://samsung.com.au/tv/audio
*Each speaker must be connected to a mains power supply.
^Wireless functionality requires a Wi-Fi network and compatible smartphone or tablet (sold separately). App must be downloaded. Data charges may apply. Content is subject to third party agreements.