We're getting bored with iPod docks, but not with this MC4 Music Cocoon from Roth Audio. Look at that blend of the old and new with real operating tubes along with a universal dock for your iPod.

The MC3 gives you 13 watts per channel of that smooth, clean tube sound that you can't get with a pile of silicon. It's like the difference between real and fake tits. Take the hop to the next page for specs, price and front/rear close-ups.

Main Features
Hi-Resolution pure tube sound
2 pre-amp tube
Supports different musical sources: i-Pod, CD and MP3
Volume Control
iPod Charging
Overheating protection
Speaker short circuit protection
Speaker protection when turning on
Fuse protection in the adapter


Power Output: 13W x 2
Frequency response: 20Hz~ 30KHz
T.H.D: < 0.5%
S/N ratio: > 90dB
Input impedance: 100Kohm
Output impedance: 8ohm
AC Input: 110V/230VAC Selectable, 50Hz/60Hz
Power Consumption: 50 V/A
Tube Type: 12AX7 x 2, 12AU7 x 2 MOS FET
Input Selectors: iPod, CD, MP3
Dimension: 187 (L) x 174 (W) x 108 (T) mm
Weight: 1.8 Kg (Amplifier only)

The Roth MC4 Music Cocoon will be available in April for £399 (about $779).

Product Page [Roth Audio, via Shiny Shiny]