Christmas Grab-Bag - the Tube Pod!
Christmas/Hanukkah is usually not a time when people flock to high-end audio stores. The reason is simple - high-end audio is generally more expensive than the typical gift one might consider giving even to a relatively close friend or significant other. Undaunted by this fact, we have gone forward to find some new products which won't break the bank, and can be appreciated by even the most jaded audiophile. Something you can give to your best friend or the one you love.
We will send out information on these suggestions on a weekly basis. We're going to call this the Christmas Grab-Bag.
For our first recommendation, consider the new Tube Pod by Sonic Integrity. As its picture suggests, the Tube Pod is nothing less than a complete desktop audio system which uses your iPod as its source. Amplifying it with 13 watts of good old fashioned tube power. * The entire system costs only $1000.
*I know what you're thinking! The iPod is hardly a high-end audio source. I couldn't agree with you more! However, when you rip CDs as WAV files, and run it through a halfway decent system, an iPod doesn't sound much worse than a 3 or 4 hundred dollar CD player.
The beauty of the Tube Pod, of course, is that you can take the iPod that you use for walking around town, traveling, driving around in your car, and stick it into the Tube Pod's docking station, and walla! you have pretty impressive sound for less than the cost of a fairly decent CD player. Tube Pods are available immediately. We will be happy to gift wrap the entire system, and ship it to your favorite music-loving person, wherever he or she may be. You can buy a Tube Pod without even talking to us, by logging on to our website, and click on the "make a purchase with AMEX" under the American Express icon. For sales within New York, please add $83.75 for sales tax. Flat rate shipping anywhere in the continental United States is $35.
The Sonic Integrity Tube Pod
* iTube Vacuum Tube Amplifier
* iTube Docking Station
* Brush / Glove for cleaning
* Power cable
* Audio cable to connect Docking Station and Amplifier
* Banana Plug speaker cables
* Aux source audio cable for connecting CD player etc
* Video cable to connect from docking station to TV
* Power Output 13Wx2
* Frequency Response 20Hz – 20KHz (±1.5Db)
* Harmonic Distortion 0.5%
* Signal-To-Noise Ratio 86Db
* Input Impedance 100K
* Output Impedance 4ohm, 8ohm
* Valve Type 2x6N1(ECC85) 1x6E2(EM87)
* Power Supply AC100~120V/50~60Hz AC220~240V/50~60Hz
* Amp (LxWxH) 260x145x130mm
* Dock (WxDxH) 155x130x123mm
* Weight 4.3KGs