iTube Fatman, a valve iPod dock. | Macitynet.it
With a decidedly retro taste, Fatman's iTube, an analog, valve-based dock is produced in the Far East (apparently to reduce prices, which however remain sustained),
The British company recommends that the dock be combined with the TL Audio Fatman line, consisting of amplifiers (strictly tube), with an audio output ranging from 18 to 40 watts per channel.
The Fatman iTube adapts to any ipod (apart from the first and second generation Shuffle), complete with remote control.
The 182 (18W) amplifier bundle with dock and remote control costs 649 pounds (about one thousand euros), the 25 W version (the iTube 252) always complete, comes around eight hundred pounds.
iTube i Italia is distributed by Marantz
(By Iain Antony)