Fatman announces the mother of all valve amps delivering 200 watts per channel

The iTube Controlroom is the Mothership system’s brains: a Class A vacuum tube preamplifier, this unit boosts the source signals to a level suitable for its brothers-in-valves, the Engineroom twins. Equipped with six premium-quality valves, and housing exceptional components, the Controlroom’s firm chassis is meticulously assembled. The unit is also, naturally, a visual as well as sonic match for its power siblings. Working in harmony with the preamplifier, the two iTube Enginerooms take the musical signal to a whole new level. Each monoblock power amplifier unloads a whopping 200 watts, meaning the Mothership – regardless of driving demands – fears no speakers. The beautifully crafted Engineroom units each draw on eighteen perfectly matched, lovingly assembled vacuum tubes to achieve a shared goal of audio excellence.

READ:  iXoost iPod docking station is made from a supercar's exhaust


The Fatman Mothership will be available in the UK and Europe from September 2007 and will have an approximate suggested retail price (inc. VAT) of £5000.
Fatman Mothership Controlroom technical specifications:
* Type: Class-A full-function vacuum tube preamplifier
* Vacuum tubes: 12AX7x4, 12AT7x1, 6P6P x 1,5Z3Px1
* Frequency response:10-30KHz ± 0.5dB
* Distortion: ≤0.05%
* Signal to noise ratio: ≥93dB
* Signal to noise ratio(MM):-75dB
* MM gain: 39dB
* Dimensions: (L x W x H): 340x290x160mm
* Weight:12 k
Fatman Mothership Engineroom technical specifications:
* Type: Monoblock power amplifier
* Power output: 200 watts
* Vacuum tubes: KT88x12, 6N8Px4, ECC88x2
* Frequency response: 20Hz~20KHz±0.5dB
* Harmonic distortion: ≤2%
* Signal-to-noise ratio: ≥90dB
* Input impedance: 100KΩ
* Input sensitivity: 500mV
* Output impedance: 0Ω, 4Ω, 8Ω
* Dimensions: (L x W x H) 380X390X185mm
* Weight: 51 kg

READ:  Bang and Olufsen dishes out BeoSound 5