Pros: Rich and euphonic tube sound with selectable soundstage and Digital Antidote Plus enhancement.
Cons: Tailor mostly for speaker. Digital Antidote Plus' effectiveness depends on system.
iTube is the latest addition to iFi Audio ‘Micro’ line of audio gears. On one hand, it inhere the same minimalistic concept as the other Micro gears; on the other hand, it is a departure from the previous all-solid-state design. If anything, it is the first in Micro gears that will appeal more toward speaker user rather than headphone user. So what exactly does an iTube do? In essence, it is a tube buffer / pre-amp, with some extra features threw in. Spec Input voltage: AC 100-240v, 50/60Hz Power consumption: under 4W Idle, 10W max Input impedance: 1M ohm Direct Tube Buffer / 100k ohm Pre Amplifier with Volume Control Output stage output impedance: less than 1...(read more)