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Remove the generic digital harness to give an organic, life-like sound quality.
iFi’s DNA means it is able to exclusively bring high-end products to the entry-level price point. Yet the iFi iTube will still astonish. Virtually every audio system has scope for improvement in the digital domain. The special Class A tube buffer circuit puts the ‘analogue’ back into your digital music. The Digital Antidote Plus® re-equalises harsh, ‘ringing’ digital sources which cause listening fatigue. The Tri-brid stage offers input impedances of 1M ohm (Buffer) to 100k (Preamp) with the ability to drive 600 Ohm loads. This feature found only in select, top-end pre-amplifiers means the iTube is able to ‘bridge’ different impedance systems such as tubes to pro-audio solid-state. With even more additional features not found elsewhere including 3D HolographicSound® system for Speakers, the iTUBE makes a Swiss Army knife seem one-dimensional. Prepare yourself for extended listening sessions. The iFi iTUBE is a game changer.
Many audiophiles wax lyrical about the ‘magic of tubes.’ Why? Because the scientific fact is that adding tubes to a HiFi system increases our intrinsic enjoyment of music. The harmonic characteristic of tubes eases tension and gives us a greater sense of well-being. The Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts conducted an extensive scientific study where participants reported a ~60% decrease of tension, nervousness and a 120% increased sense of well-being with a HiFi system including tubes, when compared to a solid-state system.
Was only noticeable on a few poor CD's and tracks on our main system, but a very big difference was noticed when inserted between my sons iPod dock and his small bedroom amplifier. Definitely took away the digital harness and fatigue from many compressed iPod songs and streamed music. Brilliant !
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