Crystal Surround Air Track (Active Speaker System): The Samsung
HW-E450 Crystal Surround Air Track System includes an AudioBar and a wireless
powered subwoofer. The Samsung HW-E450 is a 2.1-channel audio system that lets
you experience a rich, powerful virtual surround sound from two speakers
(AudioBar and wireless powered subwoofer). The slim, compact Samsung HW-E450's
AudioBar can be mounted on the wall or placed on a table-top, while the wireless subwoofer can be
anywhere in the room to achieve maximum audio performance.
AudioBar: The AudioBar is a self-powered, two-channel speaker which provides enveloping
virtual surround sound from a single speaker. The AudioBar includes four 2"
midrange drivers and two 0.75" soft-dome tweeters housed in a bass-reflex,
gloss-black cabinet with two rear-firing ports (the speaker contains no grille).
The AudioBar features a built-in 80 watts x 2-channel digital amplifier to drive
its speakers. The AudioBar is designed to be mounted directly below or above
your flat-panel HDTV in a horizontal orientation. The AudioBar can be placed on
a shelf or table-top. The AudioBar also includes a wall-mount bracket which
allows you to fix the speaker to your wall. The Audio Bar includes analog audio
and digital audio/video connections.
Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The wireless powered subwoofer
receives its low-frequency audio signal wirelessly from the AudioBar via 5.8GHz
transmission. There are no cords to connect, except the AC power cord. You can
place the wireless powered subwoofer up to 33' away from the AudioBar. The
wireless powered subwoofer features a side-firing 6" woofer inside a
bass-reflex, gloss-black cabinet with a rear-firing port. The 6" woofer is
powered by a built-in 120 watt amplifier.
Surround Sound Decoding: The Samsung HW-E450 Crystal
Surround Air Track System employs decoders compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS,
- Dolby Digital: This is the standard audio signal format
used on DVDs, and other purely digital media. This surround technology
delivers high-quality digital audio of up to 5.1 discrete channels to
produce a directional and more realistic effect.
- DTS: DTS provides a discrete 5.1 channel digital audio
signal for both music and movie content and uses less compression than Dolby
Digital for richer sound.
- SFE (Sound Field Effect): Using a 32-bit audio digital
signal processor the HW-E450 provides a more realistic surround sound with
normal stereo audio source. The Samsung HW-E450 offers 7 different sound
field modes (News, Drama, Sports, Game, Cinema, Music, and Off/Original
3D Depth Sound: The 3D sound feature adds depth and spaciousness to
your listening experience.
Smart Volume: This function will regulate and stabilize the
volume level against a drastic volume change in case of a channel change or
AV Sync: AV Sync can be used to help sync video to audio
when connected to a digital HDTV. Video may look slower than the audio if it is
connected to a digital TV. If this occurs, you can adjust the audio delay time
to match the video. You can adjust the AV Sync from 0 to 300ms.
DRC: You can use the DRC (Dynamic Range Compression)
function to enjoy Dolby Digital sound when watching movies at low volume during
the night. DRC compresses the audio to make the loudest sounds quieter and the
quietest sounds louder.
Subwoofer Level: You can independently adjust the volume of the
wireless powered subwoofer from 1 to 6, using the system's remote control.
Speaker Selection: This function enables you to select between
listening to audio from your TV or audio from the Air Track system when
connected via HDMI.
Remote Control: The included IR remote control provides
wireless operation of the Samsung HW-E450 system and can also be used to control
your connected Samsung TV. The remote control has a TV hotkey that enables you
to perform various operations with the simple press of a button. You can adjust
the volume or change the channel on the Samsung TV.
Anynet+: Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers linked operation
with other Samsung components that have the Anynet+ feature, and lets you
control those products with one Samsung remote control. To operate this
function, you must connect Samsung HW-E450 Crystal Surround Air Track System to
an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.
Power Link: The Crystal Surround Air Track system is automatically
turned on when you turn on your TV or any device connected to the Air Track
system with an optical cable.
Auto Off: If a TV or any device connected to the Crystal
Surround Air Track System is off and there is no audio signal, the Air Track
system will turn off after 20 minutes.
HDMI Input/Output (with ARC): The AudioBar of the Samsung HW-E450 Crystal Surround Air Track System is
fitted with an HDMI input and HDMI output. HDMI transmits video and audio
signals simultaneously for a simpler connection, and provides a clearer picture
and better sound. The unit's HDMI output also supports the ARC function. This
allows you to connect your Blu-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box directly to
the system's HDMI input and connect the system's HDMI output to your television
for audio from the Crystal Surround Air Track System or your TV.
Note: Your television must also be ARC compatible for this
function to work.
Optical Digital Input: The Samsung HW-E450 Crystal Surround Air Track System's AudioBar is
equipped with an optical (toslink) digital input to connect your television, Blu-ray/DVD player, or satellite/cable
AUX Input: The
Samsung HW-E450's AudioBar features a stereo audio minijack (3.5mm)
input to connect your analog television or other analog audio component.
USB Port: You can connect and play music files from external USB mass
storage class devices; such as MP3 players or USB thumbrives, using the
AudioBar's side-panel USB (type-A) port and included USB extension cable. The
HW-E450 supports USB (msc) devices formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 with MP3 (8-320)
or WMA (56-128) music files. You can control basic playback functions; such as
Play/Pause, Fast-Forward/Backward, and Repeat/Random.
Bluetooth A2DP: The Samsung Crystal Surround Air Track System features
built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming. You can wirelessly stream audio
from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or MP3 player to the Samsung HW-E450 and
enjoy music with high quality stereo sound, all without wires. The HW-E450
provides not control over your Bluetooth-enabled device; you will continue to
control your music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or MP3 player.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Samsung HW-E450.
Software Upgrades: Samsung may offer upgrades for the
system's firmware in the future. Upgrades will be possible by downloading
firmware upgrades to a USB thumbdrive and connecting the thumbdrive to the
AudioBar's USB port.