iPod Dock Sports Four Vacuum Tubes

iPod Dock Sports Four Vacuum Tubes

Shanling’s $995 iPod dock/CD Player/Tuner & tube power amp may be stupidtacular, but check out the tubes on the thing!

Here are the details:

The Shanling MC-30 Music Center is a brushed aluminum CD player and tuner with 3 watts per channel, single ended tube amplifier section, fully remote controlled with a built in iPod docking station.


  • The top caps of the front pair of feet are in fact, an input selector and a volume control.
  • Combining high quality CD player, tuner, dedicated iPOD input and tube power amplifier in one chassis.
  • Philips VAM-12 pick-up mechanism coupled with CD-7II servo system for low jitter tracking
  • D/A conversion is accomplished by Burr-Brown PCM1738 DAC chip
  • High-quality FM/AM tuning system
  • 2x6P1 single-ended tube output stage
  • Mini multi-functional lever, concealed input selector and volume control
  • All aluminum chassis with cylindrical support and internal screening

3 thoughts on “iPod Dock Sports Four Vacuum Tubes

  1. Great, so your taking shoddy, lossy compressed MP3’s with a limited range, playing it through a device that also has a limited frequency range and average playback quality as far as MP3 players go, and passing THAT into a tube based amp? This is ridiculous.

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