Samsung’s just unveiled its raft of audio products at CES and they’re headlined by what the firm claims is a world’s first: a sound bar to pack a built-in vacuum tube and Bluetooth for connecting to tubes of another kind (read: TVs). A portable wireless Bluetooth speaker (labeled the DA-F60), pumps out tunes with the apt-X audio codec and leverages NFC to connect to devices. Home theater buffs were also given a nod with a 7.1 channel surround sound system intended to be used with the firm’s line of 2013 televisions. As for internals, the system relies on a Gallium Nitride amplifier for enhanced sound quality. If you’re jonesin’ for a new way to watch Blu-Rays to go along with the fresh audio hardware, Sammy’s also unveiled a “premium” Blu-Ray player which upscales content to 4K.
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