A new set of iPod speakers from Hammacher Schlemmer features audiophile tube-based electronics, and comes with a luxury price.
The $3,999.95 system, developed and built by German audio technicians, consists of an aluminum-encased amplifier housing four powerful Class-A tubes which glow gently as they generate sound that is virtually distortion-free.
According to the company, the tube amplifier smoothes over distortions found in modern digital recordings while helping to compensate and minimize the quality loss inherent in compressed audio such as MP3s.
In addition to the iPod line-in jack, a second audio-in port allows you to connect additional components such as a CD player or satellite radio. An RCA cable and two highly-insulated 13′ triple-core speaker cables with gold-plated connectors are included.
System: 11 1/2″ H x 6 1/2″ W x 26″ L. (42 lbs.)
Source: Hammacher Schlemmer