With nine valves and four line-inputs, the Fatman iTube 452 amplifier will impress even your deaf neighbour

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I know there’s a rich pool of valve amp fanzoids out there which will be delighted to hear Fatman has added another model to the archives, the iTube 452 stereo amplifier.

Priced at £1,499, it’s distinctly more expensive than their predecessors, but with the nine valves and four line-inputs, you’re definitely getting more orange-glow for your buck. There’s 45 watts of power per channel on the iTube 452, and whilst it may have a ubiquitous lowercase ‘i’ in the model name, when hooked up to a CD player the quality promises to be richer and deeper than before.

Frequency is 20-2-KHz, with an input impedance of 100k ohm and output of 4 ohm/8 ohm. Like your average Hollywood startlet, it weighs in at 23kg, and will be available from April at the aforementioned price of £1,499.


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Katherine Hannaford
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