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Tag: Amplifier

iVictrola iPhone/iPod Touch Amplifier: Blast From the Past

iVictrola iPhone/iPod Touch Amplifier: Blast From the Past
Designed by Matt Richmond, the iVictrola’s design and functionality harkens back to the olden days. Way way back to the olden days, when there were no electronics. It acoustically amplifies the sound coming from an iPhone or iPod Touch – no need for a plug or batteries.

Gakken Mini Electric Guitar Kit Rocks

Gakken Mini Electric Guitar Kit Rocks
The guys at Japan’s Gakken Otona no Kagaku Magazine are at it again, this time, they’ve created a really cool kit that lets you build your own mini electric guitar. Now, I’m not talking about the type the comes with Rock Band or Guitar Hero either.

Q-Acoustics Q-Tv2 Adds Serious Sound to Flat Screen Tvs

Q-Acoustics Q-Tv2 Adds Serious Sound to Flat Screen Tvs
While plenty of flat screen televisions have decent built-in sound, you really need to add on a separate speaker system if you want some real stereo separation and bass thump. The new Q-TV2 speaker system provides a unique way to improve your TV’s sound without cluttering your room with extra boxes and wires.

Neuhaus T-2 USB Tube Amplifier: Simply Expensive. I Meant Exquisite.

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.

Pocket Boombox: Hifiman Portable Audio Player With Modular Amp Bay

Pocket Boombox: Hifiman Portable Audio Player With Modular Amp Bay
Most of today’s portable media players already have good sound quality, but their output can still be significantly enhanced using amplifiers. The only problem is, short of making a frankenplayer, there are currently no PMPs that have built-in amps.

Sell Your Whole Studio (and Then Some) for This $189,600 Goldmund Amplifier

Sell Your Whole Studio (and Then Some) for This $189,600 Goldmund Amplifier
If like me you’ve never heard of audio & video equipment manufacturer Goldmund before then you probably don’t know their tagline, which they took from Alice in Wonderland: “Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.”

Mp3 Mini Amp Speaker Goes to 11

Mp3 Mini Amp Speaker Goes to 11
Looking for a cool speaker for your MP3 player? Check out this portable speaker that looks like a miniature version of the amps you might see up on a stage at a rock concert. The MP3 Amp Speaker is a dead ringer for its larger cousins, complete with a cloth front grill, curved corner protectors and a textured finish that looks like leather.

Igtr Pocket Amp Makes Guitars Sound Swell

Igtr Pocket Amp Makes Guitars Sound Swell
Like that big rock concert sound, but don’t want to carry around a Marshall stack on your back? Then check out this pocket-sized guitar amp which lets you turn it up to 11 all in the privacy of your own headphones.

Reppo Ii Backpack: Boombox on Your Back

Reppo Ii Backpack: Boombox on Your Back
This modern backpack is sure to draw attention as you walk down the street — especially if you’ve got the volume cranked up. You see those big black patches? They’re loudspeakers. Created by industrial design student Joonas Saaranen, the Reppo II backpack features a built in pair of full-range speakers and an amplifier, so you can kick out the jams as you walk down the street.

Apple Floppy Drive Reborn as an Amplifier [Casemod]

Apple Floppy Drive Reborn as an Amplifier [Casemod]
Have some old computer gear lying around? Why not do what this guy did, and turn it into something useful once more. By taking an old Apple 5-1/4″ floppy drive he found at a thrift store, then working some electronics wizardry on the interior, modder Jeff Kobi took this old piece of tech junk and gave it new life as a retro-styled amplifier.

Vers 2x iPod/iPhone Dock: Woody Goodness

Vers 2x iPod/iPhone Dock: Woody Goodness
If you don’t already have a compact stereo for your iPod, you might want to check out this beauty. Featuring a natural looking cherry-veneered wooden cabinet, Versaudio’s Vers 2X certainly stands out from the crowd of plastic docking stereos which are a dime a dozen these days.

Lars & Ivan Hybrid iPod Dock Amp: Just Add Speakers

Lars & Ivan Hybrid iPod Dock Amp: Just Add Speakers
This unique iPod docking station combines a home for your media player with a powerful tube-based amplifier. Unlike most iPod docking stereos, Lars & Ivan’s PA-40Ti Hybrid iPod Dock skips the built-in speakers, and instead gives you 40 watts of stereo amplification that can power speakers of your choosing.

The Ultimate Guitar Hero Case Mod

The Ultimate Guitar Hero Case Mod
Rocker/ Case Modder Kneivel put together this ingenious home arcade cabinet by taking a stack of Marshall amp cases and transforming them into a Guitar Hero themed gaming system. The system is made from 3 individual cabinets which can be disassembled in case he wants to taking the show on tour.

Yamaha Ysp-500: Virtual Surround Gets Downsized

Yamaha Ysp-500: Virtual Surround Gets Downsized
The latest in Yamaha’s series of “Digital Sound Projectors” takes the critically-acclaimed virtual surround technology found in their larger YSP series and shrinks it down to a box that’s just 24-inches wide. (The full-sized models are around 40-inches wide).

Dice Itpa-220: iPod Tube Stereo on a Budget

Dice Itpa-220: iPod Tube Stereo on a Budget
Many audiophiles will tell you that there’s nothing quite as sweet as the sound of a good old analog tube-based amplifier. While there are a handful for tube amps for the iPod already out there, most of them are quite expensive.

Strangest Speakers Ever?

Strangest Speakers Ever?
I’ve certainly seen some odd gadgets come across my desk, but these plush speakers from Korea have to be some of the weirdest I’ve ever seen. These “BooRu-BooRu” dolls look like some sort of bizarre Teletubbies on crack.