Hammacher Schlemmer has released the world’s first tube-based iPod speaker system this week. Their Studio-Quality Triode-Tube iPod Speakers are also the most expensive iPod accessory coming in at $3,999.95. That is unless you count a BMW iPod-compatible car as an accessory.

These speakers feature an aluminum-encased amplifier housing four powerful Class-A tubes. By using analog tubes as opposed to digital electronics, these speakers are able to generate warm, low-octave sound that is virtually distortion free.

So how exactly are these speakers designed for the iPod? (Besides the name and line-in port obviously.) These speakers are designed to smooth over distortions found in digital recordings as well as compensate and minimize the quality loss inherent in compressed audio such as MP3s.

An RCA cable and two highly-insulated 13′ triple-core speaker cables with gold-plated connectors are included.

Works for me. Buy it here.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."