March 28, 2012

By Gary Reber

Samsung Electronics America Inc., today announced the availability of new premium products incorporating vacuum tube amplifiers that offer rich, harmonious sound qualities. 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. With these products, Samsung also underscores its commitment to extend its leadership in audio products with premium offerings.

New in 2012, Samsung’s patented vacuum tube amplifier technology allows audio enthusiasts to enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard.  Vacuum tubes, which use a long-lasting heated cathode inside a glass bulb to amplify sound, 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 crystal clear sound and reduces unnecessary harsh sound distortions. By combining the best of both worlds in a compact form factor, Samsung has

achieved a technology breakthrough that raises the bar in sound quality for mainstream audio products.

“With these offerings we’re taking our first step into a commitment to the premium audio market,” said Joe Stinziano, Senior Vice President for Home Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America. “Audio plays a critical factor in the overall home entertainment experience, and our innovative vacuum tube amplifiers will whet consumer appetites for premium sound quality.”

Sophisticated Design with Multi-device Support and Enhanced Connectivity*

Consumers will be able to use the DA-E750 with their Galaxy S II smartphones as well as Apple iOS devices, thanks to a unique dual docking structure. Its 2.1-channel woven glass fiber speakers and powerful built-in subwoofer deliver 100 watts of crystal clear sound with enhanced bass for a quality music experience. Consumers can use Samsung’s AllShare Play to share multimedia content between the audio dock and

compatible smartphones, tablets, cameras and computers, or 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 – for the ultimate in flexibility.

The elegant design of the DA-E750 exudes the highest level of sophistication by combining 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.

The Ultimate in Movie Theater Quality Entertainment in the Home

Samsung’s flagship Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System, the HT-E6730W, offers outstanding high-definition audio and superior video for the best all-in-one solution

for any home entertainment room. The HT-E6730W is a 1,330-watt 7.1-channel system with two tower speakers and four additional speakers. Innovative 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 truly immersive vertical surround sound experience. A dual-unit passive radiator subwoofer provides clear, rich bass response.

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, for the ideal combination of style and performance. Samsung’s Crystal Amp Plus technology offers pure digital audio playback and quality while also protecting listeners from unexpected jumps in volume.

The HT-E6730W seamlessly 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 cutting-edge 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 consumers to download hundreds of premium 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. Its vacuum-tube power delivers brilliant sound by combining the best of digital and analog audio technologies.

The included Disc to Digital streaming service takes a consumer’s movies and unlocks them in the cloud, for easy access anytime, anywhere. Users have access to thousands of Samsung Apps through Samsung Smart Hub, and can leverage the system’s full web browser through built in WiFi support.

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