The Amplifier The iTube 182 is a fully integrated, single end, class A power amplifier featuring 7 valves and 3 line input stages to offer 18 watts per channel of the smoothest audio around. As with all Fatman iTube Valve amplifiers, all aspects of sound reproduction are handled with incredible accuracy with a full natural sound stage which is precise and yet fills the listening room with breadth and depth. From the deepest lows to the highest highs, the program material is reproduced with supreme clarity, accuracy and openness with a beautifully warm tonality. Transients at all frequencies are handled with effortless ease, giving a tight and well controlled bass, a full mid range and a sparkling treble.
The Best of Both Worlds A common complaint in the age of digitized music is that compression kills audio quality. Audiophiles found it difficult enough to cope with 16-bit CDs, let alone a 192 kbps MP3 file. The iTube 182 restores that quality in your signal chain through time-tested valve technology. Featuring two KT94 (KT88,KT90,KT100) tubes, four 6N3(5670) tubes, and a single 6E2(EM87) tube, the iTube 182 marries the warmth of classic audio reproduction with the ease of digital technology. The iTube is certain to lend clarity to any signal, be it your iPod or other auxiliary sources.