August 17, 2006
Cain i2 vacuum tube 2.1 channel sound system
Remember the Thanko iBlueTub vacuum tube iPod dock here is something on similar lines. Cain Laboratory Japan has announced the i2 which sports a vacuum tube amplifier and can be used with MP3 players, discmans etc. The amplifier also houses the sub-woofer which can be connected with two satellite speakers for 2.1 channel sound. The sub-woofer has an output of 12w and the satellite’s pump out 6w x 2ch. The controls on the amplifier and remote control are styled like the famous iPod click wheel. The vacuum tube on the top of the sub-woofer has a cool blue light.
The amplifier measures 160×225×165mm and the satellites measure 80×85×160mm with a combined weight of 4.5 kg. It will be available in Japan later this month for 30,000 Yen ($ 260)