Samsung's audio lab: peek behind the double-blind curtain
With products such as the Samsung HWK950 Atmos sound bar, and the Radiant 360 speakers under its belt, it's been a busy two years for the engineers at Samsung's audio lab in California.
The lab on the outskirts of Los Angeles is tasked with researching speaker design As well as developing new audio products for Samsung, the lab also spends time audio tuning the companies new lines of televisions.
One of the highlights of the facility, is the jewel and the code chambers.
Which engineers use to test audio equipment.>>I'm here at Samsung's labs and I'm in the code chamber.
Where I've heard that if you spend long enough in here, you can go insane because all you can hear is your own heartbeat.
In addition, the team also uses computer modeling and specialized photography to map how materials move when used as part of a loudspeaker.
In addition to the theory, the team also does practical listening tests at the laboratory.
These include double blind tests Using a unique revolving wall which can mount up to four TVs or speakers at a time.
So we can put the speakers like right here, which would simulate kind of usual placement of a speaker on a shelf.
And put the four of them on here to total typical use The team at the Samsung labs says its aim is to make the companies product stay in the same breath as the as bowers and Wilkins.
It's definitely a lofty goal and we look forward to testing out their new products including the Ata sound bar here at CNet in the near future.