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Grace unveils iPod tube amplifier, speakers, more

updated 09:45 pm EST, Mon February 4, 2008

iPod tube amp, speakers

Grace Digital recently unveiled a new line of iPod accessories, starting with the Hybrid PA-40Ti, a tube-based amplifier that combines retro technology with a modern industrial design. The amplifier features a four-channel input selector, allowing users to hook up phono, CD, or auxiliary audio connections, in addition to iPod connectivity. High quality speaker wire connectors, as well as a subwoofer and stereo headphone port handle output. Grace is selling the PA-40Ti for $450 through its website.

In addition to the dock, Grace also unveiled the Bobo speaker pair ($300/pair), and the Cube S pair ($500/pair). The QQ2.1K speaker system is also new, offering users two 3-watt satellites and a 13-watt subwoofer.

The Hybrid PA-40Ti, with Bobo speakers

QQ2.1K speaker system

Cube S speakers

by MacNN Staff



  1. davidg

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Compressed Audio

    Isn't it rather silly to go for a high end amp and then feed it with compressed audio from an iPod. Any advantages of using tubs would be lost.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: compressed audio

    Not really. A good amp can make even compressed audio sound really good.

    As advantages using tubes, in my opinion, tubes are more appropriate for making sound such as in instrument amps. Playing any recorded music through a tube amp is what I find silly.

  1. tindrum

    Joined: Dec 1969


    xbox one billion?!

    if every xbox 360 broke at once, and all needed replacement at $500 each, it would not even be a billion dollars. Not sure where feather got the numbers. I think it's a high price to pay, but from a business perspective, it might be where the future of profit lies.

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