This Amplifier Is Worth More Than Its Weight in Gold

Audia Strumento's GoldAmp A100 weighs only 800 grams. 800g of gold at today's prices would cost around $39,200. Its MSRP however, will be between $48,622-$51,490. Sure it's expensive but this is what audiophiles get wet dreams about. » 7/08/11 8:20pm 7/08/11 8:20pm

This Gear Will Allow You to Experience Music on Your Device the Way it…

Everyday music players and headphone bundles are built to try to give you the best music listening experience from smaller audio files at a slightly lower sound quality, to save space for more music. Though you can choose to load full quality songs onto most devices, your standard earbuds probably weren't built to… » 7/08/11 4:44pm 7/08/11 4:44pm

Camouflage Your iPod Speaker With Your Natural Surroundings

Whether you're going for a completely zen Japanese garden-style decor, or have decorated your living room like you're back in 'Nam, this iBamboo speaker will slot right into your life. Best of all, it doesn't need batteries or power. » 6/09/11 1:40pm 6/09/11 1:40pm

Now This is an Amplifier...

...Even if it is just a prototype. In fact, it's a student's project from a Krakow fine arts university, which just goes to show that some of the best designs don't necessarily come from the R&D labs of tech companies. » 4/14/11 6:40am 4/14/11 6:40am

Hazard-Colored Amp Has "Brit" and "Yank" Settings for Those…

Danger! There's a '60s British rock vibe lurking 'round Gabriel Sound Garage's Stinger amp, and I know some people won't like that. Never fear, however—just turn the knob to the "Yank" setting and let the tunes floooow. » 3/23/11 1:20pm 3/23/11 1:20pm

What if Scissors-Company Fiskars Made Amplifiers?

This is one beautiful amplifier—it's just a shame it's not real. Designer Edouard Urcadez "borrowed" the Fiskars branding to come up trumps with this "88" amplifier concept. There's no point dwelling on the purported specs of it when it doesn't exist beyond our computer screens, but hot damn I want it in my living… » 3/10/11 10:40am 3/10/11 10:40am

Gramophone Style Comes to iPhone, with ArkCanary II

The ArkCanary II is an analog acoustic iPhone speaker, designed rather like an updated antique gramophone. The maker plans to get it to retail for around $13 if it gets enough funding via Kickstarter—and is so hopeful of doing so with the help of a "manufacturer in Korea" there's already a pre-order page up and… » 2/09/11 8:00am 2/09/11 8:00am

Sleek Smartphone Antenna Booster Review: The Dropped Call Eater

For the better part of a year I've been trying to test the Wilson Sleek Smartphone Antenna Booster. Problem is, I kept going too far away from civilization. But apparently Death Valley is just far enough. » 1/26/11 6:00pm 1/26/11 6:00pm

A Headphone Amplifier Sure To Become a Design Classic: Schiit Lyr

Straight from California comes one of the sleekest headphones amps I've seen. I could just leave you to gaze at its two fiery eyes—sorry, tubes—but what sort of tech site would we be if we didn't discuss specs? » 1/14/11 6:30am 1/14/11 6:30am

Amplify the iPhone 4's Volume Without Power: the Griffin AirCurve Play

One of the simplest gadgets ever is also one of my favorites. I'm talking about Griffin's original AirCurve, the acoustically-shaped amplifier that docks and increases the iPod/iPhone's volume. It's now been updated for iPhone 4s, increasing music 10dB louder. » 11/10/10 5:20am 11/10/10 5:20am

These Are Not Speakers

Rather, they're passive sound amplifiers, working much like a gramophone horn to project the sound. Made from ceramic and wood, Brit Andrew Beaumont's designs should be in an art gallery really. [Andrew Beaumont via DesignBoom] » 10/28/10 5:40am 10/28/10 5:40am

No Cranking (or Hearing Aids) Necessary with This iPhone Gramophone…

One of my favorite unpowered amplifiers is Griffin's AirCurve, and at $5 more this $25 gramophone horn looks worth it. It'll add 12db of sound to the speaker, and even acts as a stand too. [CyberGuys via BookOfJoe via Wired] » 10/21/10 10:00am 10/21/10 10:00am

PURE Brings Back Marshall Amp For Digital Radio RAWK Times

A few years ago, PURE had a real hit on their hands with the limited edition Marshall radio. Made in partnership with Marshall, this new EVOKE-1S goes all the way up to 11—digitally. » 7/29/10 6:20am 7/29/10 6:20am

Wooden iPad Stand Amplifies Audio and Mocks Your DIY Skills

As this thing costs 25 notes, I'm going to suggest you pick up some wood and a drill and make it yourself. If you really don't have the inclination for doing so, then head over to Etsy and cough up. » 6/28/10 12:40pm 6/28/10 12:40pm

Orb PC Speakers Come With an Amplifier and a Choice of Metal Finishes

Orb's first PC speakers come with a 15W Class T amplifier, so even if you've got them paired up to a crummy Dell your audio output won't be too compromised. » 2/25/10 7:10am 2/25/10 7:10am

Fatman's Wi-Tube Valve Amplifier Streams Audio Wirelessly From The…

There's a new power couple in town—Fatman's Wi-Tube and FatDock. The Wi-Tube valve amplifier can stream music wirelessly from a docked iPod or by the multitude of outputs the FatDock also offers. » 2/17/10 10:45am 2/17/10 10:45am

Fiio's E5 Headphone Amp Steals iPod Shuffle Form Factor

This little headphone amplifier unit from Fiio is a pretty much exactly the same shape as an iPod shuffle, presumably so you can clip it to a lapel or bag strap for convenience while it's in use. It'll push out 150mW of audio power into 16-ohm headphones, with a USB-rechargable lithium battery that's good for about 20… » 11/21/08 5:48am 11/21/08 5:48am

20-Watt Beer Sound Amplifier Makes Perfect Sense, Really

Beer + music + electricity = Ultragoodness. You can't go wrong with that formula and this do-it-yourself 20-watt Heineken Draught Keg Guitar Amplifier hits all the right chords perfectly. For $119, and looking this good, it's the perfect present for any drunk guy who loves beer, music, and whose birthday is just… » 9/16/08 5:20pm 9/16/08 5:20pm