We have reviewed the Fatman iTube docking station before and liked it, and now the people behind this iconic docking station has gone wireless with the combination of the Fatman Wi-Tube Valve Amplifier and the FatDock – a high-end wireless solution that is bound to become popular.
The Fatman Wi-Tube and FatDock will allow you to stream music wirelessly from the FatDock to the Wi-Tube valved amplifier, and is expected to be available both in the UK and US from around April this year, so this is not an actual review, but rather an information exploratory post covering this iPod and iPhone compatible dock that is getting us quite excited.
Combining a sleek and cool design, the Fatman Wi-Tube features some radical new hybrid designed valves that produce 28w per channel of pure quality sound. Combine it with the FatDock and you have wireless streaming music anywhere in your house, or at least up to a range of about 15m according to the specs from Fatman themselves. Combined this unit looks cool, just take a look at the image in the post.
Here are some more features and specs for the Fatman Wi-Tube and FatDock:
- Vacuum Tube Hybrid Amplifier producing 28W per channel
- FatDock docking station for wireless streaming
- Warm and rich audio experience
- ower Output: 28Wx2
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20KHz (±1.0Db)
- Distortion: ≤0.5%
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio: ≥86Db
- Input Sensitivity: 400mV
- Input Impedance: 100KΩ
- Output Impedance: 4Ω, 8Ω
- Source Inputs: 2xRCA Pair, 1×3.5mm Aux
- Tubes Used: 6N1 x 1, 6N2 x 1
- Power Supply: AC100~120V/50~60Hz, AC220~240V/50~60Hz
- Dimensions: Amp (WxHxD) 230x178x118mm, Dock (WxHxD) 155x130x123mm
- Weight 4.5KGs
- Information from fat-man.co.uk
Expected retail price in the UK for the Fatman Wi-Tube and FatDock is £399, with US retail price at $599.