Fatman Introduces iTube iPod Dock
This appears to be a trend with the second tube-driven iPod amp/dock combo hitting our offices in the last couple of weeks. The latest release comes from the UK’s Fatman who solicited help from the Far East to bring the iTube Valve Dock to market.
This unit comes in two pieces: (why? we don’t know…) a valve amplifier and a docking station that is compatible with all iPods, except the Shuffle. It comes with a remote so you don’t have to move your lazy arse from the couch and the amplifier has additional inputs plus a video output to connect video iPods to the Tele.
â€¢ iTube Hybrid Vacuum Tube Amplifier
â€¢ iTube Docking Station
â€¢ Brush / Glove for cleaning
â€¢ Audio cable to connect Docking Station and Amplifier
â€¢ Banana Plug speaker cables
â€¢ Aux source audio cable for connecting CD player etc
â€¢ Video cable to connect from docking station to TV
â€¢ Power Output 13Wx2
â€¢ Frequency Response 20Hz â€“ 20KHz (Â±1.5Db)
â€¢ Harmonic Distortion 0.5%
â€¢ Signal-To-Noise Ratio 86Db
â€¢ Input Impedance 100K
â€¢ Output Impedance 4ohm, 8ohm
â€¢ Valve Type 2x6N1(ECC85) 1x6E2(EM87)
The Fatman iTube will set you back Â£300 inc. VAT. More information on the Fatman iTube Valve Dock.