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So you have this expensive iPod and you want, no you need to get the best sound quality possible from your little white jewel.  What to do?  Wouldn’t it be cool if there was an amp with tubes, the way amps are supposed to be?  Well, […]

So you have this expensive iPod and you want, no you need to get the best sound quality possible from your little white jewel.  What to do?  Wouldn’t it be cool if there was an amp with tubes, the way amps are supposed to be?  Well, there is one available now but they don’t even list the price on their web site so be prepared to pay big.  The iTube by PsiberPortal is a handmade amp and preamp that contains no circuit boards, just old fashioned hand wiring.  Oh and it’s white, of course.  Full specs after the jump.

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SE15 tube amplifier
• 100% three dimensional hand wiring. No circuit boards.
• 100% teflon coated silver wire
• 12% silver solder
• Full star grounding implementation
• All capacitors in the signal path are Hovland Musicap
Massive 1.2 Farads of reservoir capacitance in the power supply

PAS1 preamp
• Alps blue velvet potentiometers
• 100% hand wiring
• 100% Teflon coated silver wire
• 12% silver solder
• Full star grounding implementation
Absolutely NO sound coloration
• Can select from 2 stereo line level inputs

  1. What hilarious overkill. Most people probably have 128k MP3s on their iPods — and who wants *good* speakers to highlight the *flaws* of those?

  2. “What hilarious overkill. Most people probably have 128k MP3s on their iPods — and who wants *good* speakers to highlight the *flaws* of those?”

    Yes, not everyone does: http://ipastudio.com/

  3. more like noisePod, my golden ears will freeze off if I listen to that, it’s too cold and univiting. also wtf, no wooden volume knob, have fun with frostbite, suckers

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