updated 08:55 pm EDT, Tue March 27, 2012
High-end dock commands $800
Samsung has finally paired its vacuum-tube dock with a price tag, while introducing several other home theater products. The DA-E750 audio dock, which was first introduced earlier this year at CES, will retail for $800. The company is offering two other variants, the DA-E670 and DA-E570, that bring the price down to $450 and $250, respectively, but lack the wattage of the top model.
The audio dock is one of the few iOS docks that takes advantage of a 100W vacuum tube amplifier, which is claimed to bring warmer and richer audio presentation compared to traditional solid-state amplification systems. Users can also connect devices via microUSB, AirPlay, Bluetooth or Samsung's own AllShare Play system.
The company also introduced the HT-E6730W, a 7.1-channel speaker system that features a vacuum-tube preamplifier, 1330W amplifier, and a Blu-ray player. A separate model, the HT-E6500W, steps down to 5.1-channel audio and 1,000W amplification.
The vacuum-tube docks and the home theater systems are expected to arrive later this spring. The HT-E6730 is priced at $1000, while the HT-E6500W brings the price down to $800. [via The Verge]