Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

An Affordable Little Tube Amp

Jolida FX10 tube amp

The Jolida FX10 is a surprisingly inexpensive integrated tube amplifier that carries a list price of only $450.

The 8" wide x 7" deep x 7" tall unit contains four EL-84 tubes, along with a pair of 12AX7s. The tubes are encased in an attractive heat-resistant safety glass top which keeps out dust and inquisitive fingers. My only complaint is that each tube is inexplicably lit from underneath with a bright blue LED, ensuring that it'll shine like a tacky supermarket Christmas tree when in operation.

The FX10 puts out a maximum of 10W x 2 into 8 Ohms and a credit card sized remote provides an on/off switch, volume, input select and mute functionality. Unlike modern solid state surround sound amps that offer dozens of inputs, this little stereo unit serves up a simple pair of RCA inputs along with a 1/8-inch iPod audio in.

To top everything off, the manufacturer offers a somewhat weird 9 month limited parts and labor warranty.

The FX10 is discounted to $415 at Galen Carol Audio


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