Next Level Acoustics Ships Custom Soundbars for Samsung's Frame TV
Next Level Acoustics announced that they’ve begun shipping the new “Fusion Frame” soundbars specifically for Samsung’s Frame TV. Keeping in mind The Frame’s unique make up, the Fusion Frame soundbars offer 1.75-inch no gap mounting to perfectly match the illusionistic TV. To create such shallow depth, Next Level Acoustics designed a proprietary enclosure with a radical internal air-load management system and a proprietary woofer capable of deep natural bass from a shallow cabinet. When the TV is on, the soundbar enhances the content being portrayed on-screen, but when the TV is off and displaying art, the soundbar can set the mood with some background music.
“A typical cone woofer can’t perform as needed with the shallow cabinet, so we engineered and built our own 4.5-inch aluminum dome drivers,” said John Sollecito who in addition serving as Next Level Acoustics head of engineering and manufacturing is also president of JS Speaker Technologies, known for the JSE Infinite Slope loudspeaker. “The drivers have stiff, non-resonant cast baskets mated to powerful rare-earth Neodymium magnets. A high flux two-layer voice coil drives the ultra-stiff aluminum dome suspended by a butyl rubber surround for very high acceleration and excursion. The result is clear, dynamic bass and smooth detailed mid-range, much more than one would imagine possible from such a thin soundbar.”
The Frame TV, now in its third year, comes in four different sizes including 43-, 49-, 55-, and 65-inches. Next Level Acoustics made sure to match those dimensions with the Fusion Frame line adding four stereo soundbars and two LCR models for the larger options. All six use identical drivers with the same, high-quality sound. The soundbars come standard with a black Plex finish but can be customized to match the white Frame TV’s.
“Insights into unmet needs for sound quality and aesthetics in the soundbar market led us to a new creative solution – the Fusion Frame soundbar designed expressly as a perfect match for the highly-successful Frame TV from market share leader Samsung,” said Rob Goldman, founder and COO of Next Level Acoustics.
Next Level Acoustics says mounting is easy with features like recessed terminal cups with gold-plated heavy-duty binding-post/banana-jacks and recessed cable management channels for a no-gap mount. Installers will need to remove the magnetically attached grille accessing the cabinet installation holes to directly attach the bar with the included screws into wall studs or mount to a wall with the included anchors. All Next Level Acoustics Fusion Frame soundbars are backed with a full 5-year warranty.