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Tubes Rule USB, Sort Of

Quasi-audiophile gadget freaks, rejoice

Audio tube fanatics have not had much to cheer about when it comes to computer audio. But a company called is ameliorating a little of their suffering with the USB Tube Delight Audio.

The USB Tube Delight Audio is a USB audio interface that resembles a large audio vacuum tube. Admittedly, it’s not a real tube, much less a working tube; but baby steps!

The interface is USB 2.0 and compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Specs rate at 16-bit/48 kHz.

Its audio interface properties consist of mic in and headphone/speaker out on the expected 3.5-inch mini connectors.

A blue LED bathes the tube in digital glow. Not quite the warm, golden glow of a traditional tube. Baby steps!