Kate Upton, Eli Manning -- this is a seriously star-studded Samsung event here in New York -- and the latest celebrity to step up on stage is Flo Rida, who helped unveil the new, super-sized Giga Sound MX-FS9000 speakers. Featuring dual 15-inch subwoofers that deliver 2560W in sound, they'll go for $1,499 when they debut in May. (There's also a slightly smaller version, the MX-FS9000, which will hit stores in June for $999.) The big-name guests have sent this room of photographers into a frenzy, so it will take a few minutes for us to push our way through to get hands-on. In the mean time, take a look at the full press release past the break.
Update:We've now had a chance to check out the gigantic rig. The speakers are a bit flashy for our taste, given the size and constant LED color cycling, but we can certainly see them being a fit for karaoke bars and the like, thanks to microphone inputs and an option to record your voice to an attached USB storage device. Sadly, the Samsung rep we spoke to was unwilling to demonstrate their full potential at the crowded venue, so we can't really speak to audio quality. If you're thinking about making a purchase, we'd suggest checking them out at a retail store before getting these bad boys home -- as they're quite hefty, you probably won't want to be making any returns. You can also take a closer look in our gallery below or the hands-on video after the break.Gallery: Samsung Giga Sound MX-FS9000 speakers hands-on