Samsung to out audio dock with vacuum tube amp at CES, working both with iPhones and Galaxy handsets

Samsung to out audio dock with vacuum tube amp at CES, working both with iPhones and Galaxy handsets
At CES next week, Samsung is expected to unveil a new line of audio docks, which will be the first to support both the Samsung Galaxy S line, and Apple's iPhone handsets.

Sangchul Lee, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics, said in a statement: "Listening to music, whether individually or in a group setting, is one of the most personal and valued forms of entertainment. As the leader in home entertainment, we wanted to create products that are unique, highly-functional, and beautifully designed, yet offer the crystal clear, rich sound that consumers can enjoy, regardless of the portable device they store their music on."

The premier dock is titled DA-E750, and includes iPad support as well, with Samsung's proprietary "dual docking structure". The dock sports Samsung's own 100-watt hybrid vacuum tube amplifier, plus a 2.1 speaker system setup. Wireless transfer is executed via AirPlay or AllShare, or Bluetooth. The wired one comes in the form of an USB port, for hooking up external storage, and the dock supports MP3, WMA, and WAV files, with FLAC suspiciously missing for now. 

Тhe less powerful 40-watt DA-E670 features all connectivity mentioned, plus an auxiliary input, and a small remote, but sports only a digital amplifier and is more compact - we guess it will be cheaper as well. 

The looks are soothingly retro, and prices are unknown at the moment, but CES is almost here, when all will be revealed.



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