Stupidtacular iPod Dock

Jul 19th, 2007 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPod Accessories

Tube iPod Dock

If you’ve got an extreme fetish for iPod gadgets, you may want to check out Shanling’s $995 iPod dock/CD Player/Tuner & tube power amp. Apparently nothing brings out the warmth of compressed digital audio like vacuum tubes……

Here are the details:

The Shanling MC-30 Music Center is a brushed aluminum CD player and tuner with 3 watts per channel, single ended tube amplifier section, fully remote controlled with a built in iPod docking station.


  • The top caps of the front pair of feet are in fact, an input selector and a volume control.
  • Combining high quality CD player, tuner, dedicated iPOD input and tube power amplifier in one chassis.
  • Philips VAM-12 pick-up mechanism coupled with CD-7II servo system for low jitter tracking
  • D/A conversion is accomplished by Burr-Brown PCM1738 DAC chip
  • High-quality FM/AM tuning system
  • 2x6P1 single-ended tube output stage
  • Mini multi-functional lever, concealed input selector and volume control
  • All aluminum chassis with cylindrical support and internal screening

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