With 3/4" thick cherry and walnut enclosures that are hand rubbed with linseed oil, then waxed, and are reminiscent of audio equipment built 50 years ago by master craftsman, here’s the hand-built Vacuum Tube Amplifier which looks amazing, offers true analog sound the way it was supposed to be, and is built to outlast its owner. Basically a successful kickstarter project by Indianapolis-based brothers Ben and Adam Clarkson who earlier designed, built and delivered the highly successful ClockOS project, this $550 Bluetube Audio vacuum tube amplifier comes equipped with an advanced internal BlueTooth receiver with voice command setup, 2 hardwired inputs, Class A push-pull amp for unmatched sound reproduction, optional titanium full range speakers in matching walnut/cherry cases, high quality ‘easy connect’ spring loaded speaker connections and USB charging ports to power and charge portable audio payers. Besides, we have also earlier seen the Samsung's DA-E750 audio dock with wooden finish, the $10,000 mono-block amp, and the Audiowood power amps to dramatize your acoustic experience.
Notably, the retro feel of the exposed tubes distinguish a tube amplifier from any other type of audio player. And, when the lights of this audio device are turned downs, the tubes themselves produce a warm glow that makes this sound-system stand out from all the rest.
Designers opted for tube amplifiers, as they deliver more refined sound, very different from a transistor amplifier, its tone is softer, warmer and more natural, while the vocals are more articulate and separation of the instruments is much more defined.
Along with this tube amplifier, the manufacturers also offer Titanium full-range speakers which are priced at $400. However, the combo of $550 Bluetube Audio vacuum tube amplifier and these speakers is available at a price of just $775.