Elekit Tube Amplifier
This gorgeous piece of hardware is the Elekit Tube Amplifier, designed by Koichi Futatsumata. I’ve always been obsessed with tube amps but I’ve never seen one look this good. Of course, it would look best if the rest of your furniture is of a similar spec — which is not the case for me — but maybe this is so amazing that it can elevate even the most drab of living spaces with its sexy minimalism. The only problem is that I want to buy it right now and it appears to be impossible. I find way too many concept pieces that look amazing but never find their way into the marketplace. At least this one looks like it might eventually be for sale. (But by then Apple may have released their “newest creation” and I won’t have any money left…)
via Kitsune Noir and Minmalissimo
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mat says:January 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm
super awesome tube amp! have you checked out the work at beavis audio research? they create & sell some crazy — like bonkers crazy — amp and effects module projects. music from outerspace is another site that has insane things. check em out
Jorgen Jensen says:January 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm
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Chris says:January 20, 2010 at 10:44 am
WOW that is beautiful!
Michael Faber says:January 20, 2010 at 11:54 am
If you have a free day and some soldering experience, the same company will give you a blank board and a fat instruction book to build your own: http://www.vkmusic.ca/TU-879S_point.htm
cmh says:January 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm
I like the glo amp one as well. http://www.glow-audio.com/glowstuff.html
The silver and black are pretty nice. This is also fairly stunning
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Kirk says:August 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm
Scott – I heard from the company directly and it’s going to be made available this year. I posted some details: http://www.biggestapple.net/elekit-tube-amplifier