Samsung HW-A450 Soundbar Review

7.54 Mixed Usages
8 SOUND QUALITY
8 BASS ACCURACY :
8.7 AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY:
6.5 AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES:
6.5 BUILD QUALITY :
Specification

GENERAL

Number of Channel 2.1 Channel
Placement Type Table-top , Wall-mountable
Connectivity Type
Subwoofer Feature Separate Subwoofer
Rear Speaker N/A
Central Channel Speaker N/A
Audio Enhancement Features Yes
HDMI input/output N/A
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) N/A
Loudness High Volume ( > 92db )
Warranty 12 months Months

Connectivity:

Digital Optical Audio Input ( Toslink ) 1 Optical Audio Input
HDMI ARC None
HDMI Output None
Full HDMI Input None
Analog Audio In 3.5mm (Aux) None
RCA Ports No
USB Port 1 USB Port
Ethernet Jack No

Audio Quality ( Tested )

Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy Frequency deviation from target is less than standard error (3.4 dB ); which means soundbar is very good to reproduce dialog and instrumental music
Bass Accuracy ( for music, film scores, movies, and games) Soundbar 's Low-Frequency-Extension is more than 35 Hz. Which means It can reproduce the deep thump and rumble in the low-bass accurately.
3- Dimensional Sound Accuracy ( Sound Stage) soundstage has good focus overall but but some sound tracks seem to be bit more diffused and lack separation.
Total Harmonic Distortion ( Center Channel ) No Dedicated Center Channel Speaker. So, it can not produce sound quite as clear as 3.0, 3.2 , 5.1 or 7.2 channels Soundbar. But It has decent center performance to produce accurate audio and dialogue.
Surround Sound Imaging ( Rear Channel ) No dedicated or alternative channel for surround content. So it downmixes surround content to stereo.
Streo Dynamics ( Loudness ): Dynamic Range Compression @ Max Volume is little bit less than standard deviation (<2 dB) and maximum valume is more then 92 dB SPL
Audio & Video Latency Here no visible latency via ARC (N/A) and Optical (39 ms) but visuals difference may found via Full HDMI Input (N/A).

Audio Enhancement Features:

Digital Room Correction: N/A
Auto Volume Adjustment/ Night Mode: Yes
Equilizer Options: Graphic + Presets
Bass Adjustment ( Thump & Punch of sound) Yes
Treble Adjustent ( Brightness and Clarity od Audio) Yes
Surround Level Adjustment: N/A
Virtual Surround Effect: Yes

Supported Audio Format ( HDMI ARC)

eARC Standard N/A
Dolby Atmos N/A
Dolby Digital N/A
Dolby Digital Plus N/A
DTS N/A
DTS: X N/A
Dolby True HD ( eARC only ) N/A
DTS- HD MA (eARC only) N/A
5.1 PCM ( eARC only ) N/A

Supported Audio Format (Full HDMI In' port ):

Dolby Atmos : N/A
DTS:X : N/A
Dolby Digital : N/A
Dolby Digital Plus: N/A
DTS : N/A
Dolby TrueHD : N/A
DTS-HD MA : N/A
5.1 PCM N/A

Audio Format Support ( Optical Port ):

Dolby Digital : Yes
DTS : Yes

Drivers Specs

Tweeter Size and Type : none
Midrange Size & Types: none
Woofer Size & Type : 6.5′
Subwoofer Driver 4

Build Material

Enclosure Base Reflex
Finish The bar is made with a thin plastic. The subwoofer is made of wood.
Color Black
Soundbar Width 33.9" (86.0 cm)
Soundbar Height 2.1" (5.3 cm)
Soundbar Depth 3.0" (7.6 cm)
Subwoofer Width 7.2" (18.2 cm)
Subwoofer Depth 10.7" (27.3 cm)

Rating System

SOUND QUALITY 8
BASS ACCURACY : 8
AUDIO ENHANCEMENT FEATURES: 6.5
AUDIO & VIDEO LATENCY: 8.7
BUILD QUALITY : 6.5
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