Neuhaus T-2 USB Tube Amplifier: Simply Expensive. I Meant Exquisite.
Neuhaus Laboratories designed the T-2 with ease of use in mind, but of course with the high quality audio output that we’ve come to expect from Neuhaus. Okay I admit this is the first time I’ve heard of them. But they seem legit, packing 8 vacuum tubes in a simple yet tasteful case, with only 2 self-explanatory knobs to mess with – volume and audio source.
The T-2 has a stereo output of 20 W. It connects to your players via gold-plated RCA jacks as well as USB, and its speaker connectors are gold plated as well. The T-2 also has a headphone jack, so you can enjoy the concert quality audio and go deaf in style. An integrated “Slow Power On” feature preserves the life of the amp’s parts by – wait for it – dary. I meant by forcing the amp to power up slowly.
The T-2’s steel cover and side panels are actually removable, so you can stare at the tubes unimpeded if you wish.
You can read the rest of the specs and also purchase the T-2 at Neuhaus’ website. The amp sells for $795 (USD). Analog ain’t cheap.