Sonic Gear i-Steroid FM - 2.1 Vacuum Valve Speaker System And FM Tuner For iPod (White) RRP £149.99 was £69.99 now £49.99 + Free Delivery @ Play
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Sonic Gear i-Steroid FM - 2.1 Vacuum Valve Speaker System And FM Tuner For iPod (White) RRP £149.99 was £69.99 now £49.99 + Free Delivery @ Play

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Found 1st Aug 2009Made hot 3rd Aug 2009
High end Vacuum Valve technology and retro looks makes the i-STEROID the perfect companion for the discerning iPod enthusiast. Includes Universal iPod Dock with IrD Remote Control.
For those who take their iPods seriously the i-STEROID range is in a class of it's own. The i-Steroid 1 is a is totally unique 2.1 speaker system with a Vacuum Valve Amplifier and retro FM radio that produces a warm, crisp sound that responds particularly well to higher frequencies.
Enclosed in a wooden ported enclose with matching black piano paint finish, the i-STEROID matches the iPod's looks and ergonomics and adds a touch of class to your living-room.

Specifications
Input Sensitivity SW 100mW
L/R 280m
Passive Impedance SW 4 ohms
L/R 4 ohms
Power output SW 16 w
R/R 6w x 2
Frequency SW 50Hz - 160Hz
Response L/R 100Hz - 30kHz
S/N Ratio SW >75dB
L/R >82dB
Total Distortion SW L/R Cross-over L/R >53dB
L/R Signal Balance ( +/ - 0.1 dB )
Drivers Bass 4'' 4 ohms 20 watts
Full Range 2.75'' 4 ohms 10 watts
Frequency Scope FM 88 - 108 MHz
AM 540 - 1600 KHz
S/N Ratio FM >40dB
AM >30dB
Sensitivity FM AM FM Stereo Separation >= 25dB
Distortion FM AM Single Signal Selectivity FM >= 30 dB

4 Comments

This is a total con so I'm glad it's bombed: "The downside of valve amplification, of course, is that you need to allow a short period for the valve to warm up to hear it. But since the i-Steroid works as soon as you turn it on - or if you take the valve out before turning on the power - I suspect there's a twin amplification system in there." ] Ha ha! Even if the valve does something (I don't believe what the reviewer says about it sounding better with it in place - that's the power of suggestion), it can only be a pre-amplifier, not an output stage.

pibpob;5918933

This is a total con so I'm glad it's bombed: "The downside of valve … This is a total con so I'm glad it's bombed: "The downside of valve amplification, of course, is that you need to allow a short period for the valve to warm up to hear it. But since the i-Steroid works as soon as you turn it on - or if you take the valve out before turning on the power - I suspect there's a twin amplification system in there." ] Ha ha! Even if the valve does something (I don't believe what the reviewer says about it sounding better with it in place - that's the power of suggestion), it can only be a pre-amplifier, not an output stage.



Whatever Man.

Heat from me as this looks like a neat deal in my books - not a great deal if you are an anorak audiophile happy to bomb perfectly good deals!

I think you'll find that the "anorak audiophiles" are the sort of people who wet themselves with delight at the mention of valves - I am warning them off it.

Banned

martinelsen;5920494

Whatever Man.Heat from me as this looks like a neat deal in my books - … Whatever Man.Heat from me as this looks like a neat deal in my books - not a great deal if you are an anorak audiophile happy to bomb perfectly good deals!



Dumb.
Just dumb.
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