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…It’s Things Thursday: MiniWatt?


The MiniWatt tube amp might be the world’s smallest, and it might only put out a meager 2.5 watts per channel, but that doesn’t stop it from delivering full, robust sound that is wow’ing audiophile reviewers the world over. In fact, ToneAudio magazine recently named the MiniWatt their “Product of the Year” in the budget audio category.

Sure, it only has one stereo input, and it’ll still set you back $269, but if you’re looking for high-end sound quality for a (relatively) low-end price, then you can’t do much better than the MiniWatt.


[Via: CNET]

…Floppy drives can survive?

Batch Totem - Trunkeret & IkoniskUsually the music is the message, but Batch Totem (Jonas Olesen) decided to be different, and has gone with the medium for his latest album.

By releasing the album, called Trunkeret & Ikonisk, as a 1.4MB file on a 3.5” floppy disk, “the idea is essentially to release an album on an almost obsolete medium that fits very well with the music on an aesthetical level”.

“Secondly, the scope of the project is to use heavy compression as a feature that shapes the music, instead of a limitation that reduces sound quality.”

I guess this at least helps prevent bootlegging.

[Batch Totem – Trunkeret & Ikonisk]

[Via: Boing Boing]