In the audiophile world, iPods aren't exactly highly regarded. And that sentiment often extends beyond iPods, to all portable music players. The very name "MP3 player" is, to the audio elitist, synonymous with poor audio quality, lossy encoding, and discarded fidelity.
It's sad that, for the most part, they're right. For those of us who want more, however, there are solutions. Fatman's iTube 452 is one such product, and we've been given one to play with. It's a 1,500-pound ($2,992) valve amp, with no less than nine heat-pumping valves to … Read more