Long live the series of tubes
New Shanling system shows that tube amps are as popular as ever.
Maybe Ted Stevens was onto something--tubes are alive and well, Internet or not. How else can we explain the popularity of tubed gadgets such as the " "? And they're not restricted to either.
The latest comes from China-based Shanling in the form of the "MC-30 Music Center," which Audio Junkies describes as "hi-fi CD player, tuner, iPod dock and tube power amplifier all in one." The price is $995, but that's a bargain compared with Shanling's . Both are available at various sites on the Interwebs.