Samsung Electronics America today announced the
availability of new products incorporating vacuum tube
The Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock (SRP: $799.99), Samsung HT-E6500W Blu-ray 3D 5.1 Home Theater System (SRP: $799.99) and Samsung HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D 7.1 Home Theater System (SRP: $999.99) will be shipping this
spring in the U.S.
New in 2012, Samsung's patented vacuum tube amplifier technology
. Vacuum tubes, which use a long-lasting heated cathode inside a
glass bulb to amplify sound, are suppoesed to offer a warmer, more natural sound compared
to conventional audio systems utilizing transistors.
The vacuum tube is also combined with a digital amplifier, which
delivers clear sound and reduces unnecessary harsh sound
The DA-E750 can be used with a Galaxy S II
smartphone as well as Apple iOS devices, thanks to a dual
docking structure. Its 2.1-channel woven glass fiber speakers and
built-in subwoofer deliver 100 watts of sound
with enhanced bass. Samsung's AllShare Play can be used to share multimedia content between the audio
dock and compatible smartphones, tablets, cameras and computers and
AirPlay to stream audio from iOS devices. The DA-E750 also includes
analog (composite) input and connectivity via Bluetooth to MP3, WMA and
WAV files from a broad range of devices - thumb drives, portable hard
drives, music players and mobile devices.
The DA-E750 combines classic design elements with a touch of
luxury. The sleek high gloss wood finish is available in either mahogany
or piano black, which is accentuated by the warm glow from the vacuum
tubes inside the docks when in operation. For added convenience, the
audio dock will simultaneously charge the Galaxy S II or iOS device
while streaming music.
Samsung?s flagship Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System, the HT-E6730W,
offers high-definition audio and video. The HT-E6730W is a
1,330-watt 7.1-channel system with two tower speakers and four
additional speakers. Swivel speakers are mounted on the
specially designed front height speakers and may be turned upwards so
sounds vertically cascade down onto the listener. The two rear wireless
satellite speakers may be placed anywhere in the room without the need
for additional wires to create a vertical surround sound
experience. A dual-unit passive radiator subwoofer is also included to the unit.
Samsung?s vacuum tube pre-amplifier may be seen on the front and top
of the system. The glass fiber cones in the speakers improve sound
quality and minimize distortion. Samsung's Crystal Amp Plus technology offers digital
audio playback and quality while also protecting listeners from
unexpected jumps in volume.
The HT-E6730W up-converts content to Full HD 1080p from a
variety of sources, including DVDs, streaming video and connected media
devices. Each home theater system employs a Samsung-developed
system-on-a-chip (SoC), which has image quality enhancement
algorithms, Samsung's video processor and scaler, and various high
definition codecs. The system also comes with built-in WiFi for easy
access to Samsung Smart Hub, and AllShare Play. Newly designed for 2012,
Samsung Smart Hub allows users to download apps
and use surf the web. They can also choose and manage their social
networks via popular services such as Facebook or Twitter.
The features of the HT-E67630W are also included in a 5.1 version,
the Samsung HT-E6500W Blu-ray 3D 5.1 Home Theater System. The HT-E6500W,
which includes two half tall speakers and two wireless rear speakers,
offers 1,000 watts of sound.
The included Disc to Digital streaming service takes a consumer's
movies and unlocks them in the cloud, for easy access.
Users have accessSamsung Apps through Samsung Smart
Hub, and can leverage the system's full web browser through built in