It's a trickle right now, but it'll be a flood soon enough. Samsung has just introduced the first of their CES
slate of products, with home entertainment getting the first push. The company just introduced a new line of audio dock systems that look ultra stylish, with one in particular being the first in the world to incorporate Samsung's 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).
The Audio Dock for Galaxy S and Apple
devices is a system that combines functionality with harmonized design, 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 Center (LVCC). The Samsung
DA-E750 Audio Dock is the company's first speaker dock and features Samsung's exclusive 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 to please any audiophile. 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 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 to speak of yet, but all of 'em should be hitting stores sooner rather than later.