This isn’t the first time we’ve come across an iPod speaker dock. It’s not even the first time we’ve seen one with vacuum tubes. Well, that’s not completely true. Last time around, the “vacuum tubes” were there strictly for cosmetic reasons (they weren’t real), but with the VTS-384 from Rockridge Sound, each of the stereo speakers gets its boost from a trio of vacuum tubes! Talk about retro chic!
Too bad those 2W (8ohm) speakers look a little too anemic for my tastes (I like the thump of more powerful speakers). Interestingly, they’re marketing this dock as one that provides “full analog” sound. It’ll take on your iPod as well as other DAPS via RCA and/or USB.
The price is a just a touch too steep for my tastes though, with an estimated MSRP between $604 and $777.