Cursed "audiophile" bullshit teaser 

What could these tubes be in?

Cursed "audiophile" bullshit reveal 

Did you guess 3D bluray player?


Cursed "audiophile" bullshit 

It's a tube preamp for the audio section, which almost sounds reasonable until you remember that it's a fucking bluray player. Anyone with a home hifi setup who actually wants a tube preamp will have an Outboard tube preamp connected to a real poweramp.

They won't be using the 7.1 surround sound built into a bluray player.

Cursed "audiophile" bullshit 

So of course I bought it.

I'm looking for any promotional advertisements I can find on the thing.

Cursed "audiophile" bullshit 

@ajroach42 and they could have used nixies instead of an LCD, missed opportunity to sell audioheads more tubes

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@ajroach42 Bonus points if the tubes aren't actually in the audio path at all.

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@ajroach42 okay but if the TV is just going in the background while you're doing something more important it would sound kind of nice or at least less attention-demanding. I can imagine a niche for that

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@ajroach42 You say that, but there are plenty of companies selling Bluetooth tube amps.

Sure, let's take a lossy digital signal with digital noise and distortion, add analog distortion by running it through tubes, and sell the result as audiophile.

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