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Sound-Enhancing Bluetooth Tube Amp Doubles as Cheesy Sci-Fi Prop

Bluetooth speakers tend to trade sound quality for a compact form factor and portability—but not this monstrosity. Looking like a contraption you'd find in Willy Wonka's factory, this vacuum tube amp promises to vastly improve the sound of music streaming from your mobile device. Read More >>

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A Guitar Amp That’s Going to Piss Off Analogue Purists

Line 6, the well-regarded guitar gear manufacturer who were recently acquired by Yamaha, has a new guitar amp that's going to give tube traditionalists a migraine. Bluetooth?! iOS app? Say what? OK, but let's not be luddites for the hell of it. What's Line 6's new Amplifi got to offer? Read More >>

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McIntosh Teaches Its 50-Year-Old Tube Amp a Few New Tricks

Audiophiles love tube amps because of the warm, full sound they provide. But vacuum tubes wear out requiring a technician to diagnose which ones are bad. High-end audio manufacturer McIntosh say their redesigned MC275 tube amp remedies part of that problem. Read More >>