CES 2012 Reviews
Samsung previews new line of Audio Docks at CES 2012
Showcases Samsung's first multi-device audio dock with vacuum tube technology and first audio dock with extended multi-device compatibility.
LAS VEGAS - January 09, 2012
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today debuted a new line of audio dock systems that feature vacuum tube technology to deliver rich, less distorted and premium sound qualities. These audio dock systems are also stylishly designed to complement any room in the home. Highlights include:
Samsung's Audio Dock with Vacuum Tube Amplifier - the docking that incorporates Samsung's proprietary hybrid vacuum tube amplifier technology and supports a broad range of Galaxy S and Apple devices via both docked and wireless connectivity (model DA-E750).
Samsung's Audio Dock for Galaxy S and Apple devices - a sophisticated system that combines functionality with harmonised design for a crystal clear audio experience along with connectivity to both Samsung and Apple devices (model DA-E670).
These new audio docks will be on display at Samsung's booth #12004 in the Central Hall at the 2012 CES, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC), January 10-13, 2012.
“Listening to music, whether individually or in a group setting, is one of the most loved form of entertainment for Australians,” said Philip Newton, Head of Audio Visual at Samsung Electronics Australia. “As one of the leaders in home entertainment, we wanted to create products that are unique, highly-functional and beautifully designed, yet offer crystal clear, rich sound that our customers can enjoy, regardless of the portable device they store their music on.”
New Technology with Enhanced Connectivity and Style
The Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock is the company's first speaker dock and features Samsung's hybrid vacuum tube amplifier technology - a digital amplifier's sharp clarity combined with rich and warm sound performance of vacuum tubes - to produce a pure listening experience designed to please any audiophile.
Vacuum tubes amplifiers produce more natural sounds however occasionally subject to distortion. Digital amplifiers deliver clear sound output and can fit into a small form factor. By combining the best of both, Samsung has achieved a technology which is advanced in sound quality for mainstream audio products. The vacuum tube is used in the pre-amplifier while the power amplifier uses digital technology so the audio dock is able to maintain its beautifully slim body.
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 a 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 a high 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.
Convenience and Sophisticated Simplicity
The Samsung DA-E670 Audio Dock is perfect 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 size, 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 powerful 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.
The assortment of features that accompany the DA-E670 include an auxiliary input and support for Bluetooth-enabled devices as well as 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.