Samsung Unveils Hybrid Vacuum Tube Amplifier
Samsung has debuted a new line of audio dock systems that contain new features not seen before in consumer sound systems. Samsung’s DA-E750 Audio Dock with Vacuum Tube Amplifier incorporates proprietary hybrid vacuum tube amplifier technology and supports a broad range of Galaxy S and Apple devices via both docked and wireless connectivity. Samsung’s DA-E670 Audio Dock for Galaxy S and Apple devices is a new system that combines functionality with harmonized design for a clear audio experience along with connectivity to both Samsung and Apple devices.
The Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock is the company’s first speaker dock and features exclusive hybrid vacuum tube amplifier technology – a digital amplifier’s clarity combined with rich and warm sound performance of vacuum tubes – to produce a new listening experience.
Previously only available in premium audio products, vacuum tubes amplifiers have been praised by audiophiles for producing more natural sounds, but these sounds were occasionally subject to distortion. Digital amplifiers deliver clear sound output, are more energy efficient and can fit into a smaller form factor. By combining the best of both, Samsung has achieved a breakthrough, thereby raising the bar in sound quality for mainstream audio products. The vacuum tube is used as in the pre-amplifier while the power amplifier uses digital technology so the audio dock is able to maintain its beautifully slim body. No word on exactly what type or model of tube is being utilized in this dock.
The DA-E750 is the industry’s first device with docking support for both Galaxy S smartphones as well as Apple iOS devices including iPods, iPhones, and even iPads via unique dual docking structure. The audio dock, which boasts a 2.1-channel speaker and powerful built-in subwoofer with 100 watts of sound, also offers analog (composite) input and a USB port to play audio files directly from a thumb drive, music player or portable hard drive. MP3, WMA and WAV file formats are supported.
In addition, the DA-E750 supports wireless audio file playback through AllShare for Samsung Galaxy devices and Airplay for Apple devices, or via Bluetooth enabled devices for the ultimate in flexibility and convenience.
The elegant design of the DA-E750 exudes the highest level of sophistication – when in operation the vacuum tube inside the dock emits a warm, soft glow that accentuates the sleek, high gloss wood finish wood and adds a touch of luxury to the system.
The Samsung DA-E670 Audio Dock for Galaxy S Smartphones, as well as Apple iOS devices. It is an easy-to-use audio dock that offers a superb listening experience while simultaneously charging the batteries of each device. With its compact footprint, the DA-E670 would be right at home in a living room, in a home office, or even in a bedroom, wherever music can be enjoyed while the devices charge. The audio dock also delivers a pronounced sound with built-in speakers that collectively output 40 watts of power and an integrated subwoofer that allows users to experience an enhanced bass response than what is available on conventional docking stations.
The assortment of features that accompany the DA-E670 include an auxiliary input and support for Bluetooth-enabled devices, audio support for MP3, WMA, WAV files from portable storage devices connected via USB. The DA-E670 also offers users a simple remote control. Like the DA-E750, the innovative DA-E670 supports both AllShare for Samsung devices and Airplay for Apple devices.
No pricing or availability has been announced.