iTube2. Audio as it was Meant to be Heard.
A tube amplifier is technology we see in big conventional amps. The iTube2 incorporates this technology into a small portable casing. The micro iTube2 is a tubed output stage, preamp, buffer and impedance matching device rolled into one. It doesn’t matter if you’re listening to vinyl, CD or a digital stream. The micro iTube2 adds depth, bass and tons of personality to your playlist.
The iTube2 offers 3 listening modes to match your mood and music. Single-Ended Triode, Push-Pull Tube, and Classic Tube. Come in and see which mode is the best for you!
The iTube vs. The iTube2
Both the iTube and iTube2 have a 3D holographic switch which allows you to expand the soundstage according to your taste. They also feature the same switch panel which allows you to configure the tube buffer to your personal system. The iTube2 differs as it posses an xBass switch, giving you the option to get more bass. The iTube2 has a slightly different design as it does noes not feature the play, tube buffer and power indicators as featured on the top of the iTube. The iTube2 features a switch which allows you to mimic the sound of common tube typologies. If leave the switch down, it is the most neutral setting, in the middle it replicates the sound of a push-pull tube amp, and at the top it replicates the sound of an SAT amplifier.
- Tube: NOS GE 5670×1
- Maximum output: > 7.75 V (>+20 dBu)
- SNR: 119 dB(A) re. 2 V, buffer, 0 dB Gain
- THD & N: < 0.009% (re. 2 V, buffer, 0 dB Gain, A- weighted)
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.003 dB)
- Input impedance:
- 1 MΩ Direct Tube Buffer
- 100 kΩ Pre-Amplifier with Volume Control
- Output stage output impedance: <1 ohm
- Corrected output impedance: <150 ohm
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 175 x 67 x 28 mm
- Weight: 278 g
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