Arcam upgrades FMJ amplifier range with A38 and P38
Arcam has upgraded its high-end audio range with the addition of the A38 and P30 amplifiers….
With nine valves and four line-inputs, the Fatman iTube 452 amplifier will impress even your deaf neighbour
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…
Put that dusty Apple floppy drive to use, make an amplifier mod outta it
Some bloke over at Hacked Gadgets has taken his hand out of his underpants, and put it to good use – making an amplifier out of an Apple floppy drive.
It shouldn’t come to too much expense, and you’ll be able to pick up a 5.25 floppy drive fairly easily from eBay or even your shed if you save relics from your IT past. Finally – a suitable way to…
Shiny Media Review: Ferguson Hill FH007 Speakers and FH008 subwoofer
Anyone remember my video interview last week with Tim Hill, the founder and designer behind Ferguson Hill, creator of those amazing transparent horn-shaped speakers? Well, I got my hands on a set of the speakers – the FH007 – and a subwoofer (the FH008), and tested them just for you. Check out the video…
Roland's Micro Cube: the 7.5lb guitar amp
Lugging great big guitar amps around is no fun, although if you’re a professional roadie, at least you get to nick the band’s drugs (ace if you’re on the road with Led Zeppelin, not so much fun with Babyshambles). However, the new Roland Micro Cube will give roadies’ backs a treat.
Okay, so it’s more for buskers than touring bands. It’s an ultra-compact guitar amp that’s powered by batteries or mains, and weighs just 7.5 pounds, despite squeezing in enough oomph to raise the hairs on passing commuters’ necks if you’re playing it down the underground.
Mystère launches ia11 and ia21 valve amps
Mystère, a sister brand to Prima Luna, has launched two valve amplifiers aimed at the hi-fi enthusiast who's hooked on the warmth of valve amplifiers but who also wants a bit more "punch" to their music, at a decent…
Fatman's Mothership amplifiers really are out of this world
Anyone that watched my video review of the Fatman Fatboy speakers the other month will be well aware of just how gorgeous – and pricey – their products can be. If you thought £500 for a pair of speakers was extreme, wait until you find out how much Fatman are charging for their new tube valve amplifier, dubbed The Mothership. With that name, they could be charging my firstborn child, really.
As you can see, there’s three units involved in the almighty Mothership, the iTube Control preamp, which boosts the source signals, which are in turn picked up by the twin iTube Enginerooms…
Brighton's cat-shaped speakers and subwoofer will make you purr
Perfect for that crazy cat-woman in your life, and let’s be honest here – we all know at least one! Infact, I bet there’s some residing amongst us now.
Brighton have done it again with this BI-SPCAT/WH 2.1 system which feature two cat-eared NXT flat panel speakers and a 35-watt subwoofer with built-in…
Real droogs use Roth's audio music cocoon amplifier in the milk bar
5px; float: left;"/>Anyone else just look at that picture and think 'wow, it's an iPod dock and a bar?! Brilliant, I can combine my two favourite past-times"? Or maybe it's time for me to quit drinking…Nah… Sadly those aren't…