Tube Amp for ipod...sit down first....

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Tube Amp for ipod...sit down first....

Post by chetatkinsdiet » Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:19 pm

Forget that $350K tube amp that was on here a few days ago. This is where it's at. A tube amp for those times when you want audiophile quality listening from your ipod. Of course, it would be too easy to just use the rca adaptors to connect to your existing hi-fi. This one is tuned specifically for the ipod.
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Post by JohnDavisNYC » Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:22 pm

that rules.

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Post by nacho459 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:39 pm

The triode tube based amplifier and the exactly matching speakers are in perfect harmony with the iPod.
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Post by japmn » Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:41 pm

I dont think a tube amp will improve on the poopsi sound of Mp3 or AAC.
they can't create lost dynamic range or frequency, but man... tubes look cool!

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Post by vatoben » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:05 pm

did that really say 3200 euros? that's like $3500. i'm gonna make audiophile systems for my vacuum cleaner and sell them fo $5k. who's with me?

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Post by Spiderhead69 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:46 pm

If it was coated with C37, then it would be worth it...

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Post by bad_dude_69 » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:50 pm

if it was coated with C4 and detonated it'd be more worth it.
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Post by Stephen B. » Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:55 pm

japmn wrote:I dont think a tube amp will improve on the poopsi sound of Mp3 or AAC.
they can't create lost dynamic range or frequency, but man... tubes look cool!
This is true, but you can hold quite a lot of music in Apple Lossless format on a 40GB iPod.
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Post by kayagum » Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:10 pm

vatoben wrote:did that really say 3200 euros? that's like $3500. i'm gonna make audiophile systems for my vacuum cleaner and sell them fo $5k. who's with me?
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Post by Milkmansound » Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:55 pm

the only thing that has going for it is the wireless transmission from the airtunes. Other than that it is pure novelty and pure garbage. I mean the only thing a great tube amp is going to do is make you realize how bad your ipod actually does sound! Why not get an old McIntosh or Dyna Co. amp with that money, and a hyundai, and maybe an above ground pool? Are rich people crazy?!?
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Post by adoigi » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:03 pm

Fucking Classic:) Thats a joke,yeah!???

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Post by marqueemoon » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:09 pm

$4,290.54 at the current exchange rate. That is fucking hilarious.

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Post by thecongostudio » Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:15 pm

That is the most ridiculous "audiophile" piece of useless expensive crap since the $600 potentiometer that was being made fun on here a year or so ago.

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Post by Frost » Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:40 pm

yes, that amp is totally useless, and this is coming from someone who owns $40k worth of speakers and amps (not counting live gear). But, I am consistently amazed at how good a well made AAC track sounds coming off my ipod. It sounds better than a portable CD player with a shitty transport and shitty dac and shitty headphone amp. My ipod sounds darn good playing 320k AAC files!

No its not as good as my meridian CD player when used in a home system, but I doubt most peoples "event" monitors could show the difference.

My verdict is that the ipod sounds great.

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Post by joel hamilton » Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:54 pm

japmn wrote:I dont think a tube amp will improve on the poopsi sound of Mp3 or AAC.
they can't create lost dynamic range or frequency, but man... tubes look cool!
I have a cool old scott tube hifi amp that I listen to my ipod through all the time at home, and CD's. I wish everyone had home stereo's with tubes in it.

i have some osngs that are just demo's or were emailed to me at 128kbps using itunes to encode, just for writing lyrics to, and they actually DO sound better at home on the tube hifi than in the studio where the "underwater" high end gets a little much. I love the iPod, and I love music, so i listen a lot. the iPod makes that easier, and I am glad it exists. I have like every supported format on my iPod, and aiff sounds almost the same as AAC at 320kbps through the converters built in.

Music is fun, I dont always care about fidelity.

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