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iFi’s DNA means it is able to exclusively bring high-end products to the entry-level price point. Yet the iFi iTube will still astonish. Virtually every audio system has scope for improvement in the digital or analogue domain. There is nothing like the iFi iTube which addresses both. It is that special. The special Class A tube buffer circuit puts the ‘analogue’ back into your music.
Prepare yourself for extended listening sessions. The iFi iTUBE is a game changer.
Many audiophiles wax lyrical about the ‘magic of tubes.’ Why? Because the scientific fact is that adding tubes to a HiFi system increases our intrinsic enjoyment of music. The harmonic characteristic of tubes eases tension and gives us a greater sense of well-being.
The Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts conducted an extensive scientific study(1) where participants reported a ~60% decrease of tension, nervousness and a 120% increased sense of well-being with a HiFi system including tubes, when compared to a solid-state system.
1) Jürgen Ackermann – PhD Thesis at the Frankfurt Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
(Music and Performing Arts University)
The 3D HolographicSound® system for headphones in the renowned iCan has gained widespread acclaim. The iTube maintains the tradition with 3D HolographicSound® system for speakers, based upon a fundamental tenet of human hearing that has been ‘lost’ down through the years but revived by iFi for 21st century speaker reproduction.
At the dawn of stereo recording in the 1930s, a fundamental problem was documented by the ‘father’ of stereo sound recording – Alan Dower Blumlein. In his seminal 1933 binaural sound patent, due to the shape and size of the human head, stereo separation is greater at high frequencies than it is at low frequencies. So the virtual sound sources for low frequencies and high frequencies of the same exact instrument are not coincident.
|Input voltage:||AC 100-240v, 50/60Hz|
|Power consumption:||<4w idle="" 10w="" max="" td="">|
|Input impedance:||1M ohm Direct Tube Buffer|
|100k ohm Pre Amplifier with Volume Control|
|Output stage output impedance:||<1 ohm="" td="">|
|Corrected output impedance:||<200 ohm="" td="">|
|Dimensions:||175(l) x 67 (w) x 28 (h) mm|
|Warranty period:||12 months|