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manufacturer : EK JAPAN(Japan)
tubes : 6SN7GT x 2 | rated output power : 12W+12W | frequency response : 15~30000Hz | input/sensitivity : rear RCA jacks/560mV(For component type player), side mini phone jack/180mV(For portable music player) | dimensions : W.265 x H.103 x D.151mm | body weight : 1.6kg | special feature : automatic sleep mode(at no input signal)

Hybrid tube amplifier design for EK JAPAN. In order to represent the simple beauty of the tube as it is, I allowed the existence of only two beautiful tubes on the top. And two big operation dials on the front for the match. These two elements makes its form. The concept was to wipe out the general idea of the tube audio and the design to fit in a variety of lifestyle scenes smoothly by both physical and consciousness slimming down. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / The Permanent Collection(2011).

photo : Hiroshi Mizusaki