With its first vacuum tube amp audio dock, Samsung targets the audiophiles

Summary:Samsung is bridging the gap between digital amps and the warmth of vacuum tubes with its latest audio dock.

While Samsung may not be synonymous with high-fidelity audio systems, the company is making a real case for the association with its latest set of announcements.

The first is the DA-E670 Audio Dock. Capable of outputting 40 watts of power and equipped with its own subwoofer, the DA-E670 is fairly powerful for a device of its size. It offers support for not only iOS devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad), but Samsung's own Galaxy S line as well (who would have thought?).

Far more exciting, though, is the higher-end DA-E750. The dock is the first to use Samsung's vacuum tube amplifier technology, which offers the accuracy of a digital amp while alongside the warmth of sound associated with vacuum tubes. Like the DA-E670, the DA-E750 supports Samsung's AllShare technology and Apple's Airplay.

Of course, the real appeal is that that sound quality comes in a fairly compact package, which is good for anyone who wants a good-sounding audio system that doesn't take up a lot of space. B

Samsung is saying a lot of grand things about the DA-E750 - "[We've raised] the bar in sound quality for mainstream audio products" the company says - but it won't be until it shows the dock off in person at CES until we can verify the claims.

Topics: Outsourcing, Apple, Enterprise Software, Mobile OS, Mobility, Samsung, Wi-Fi

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Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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