During Tokyo Designer's week, Supercent, a Japanese audio company, presented a new audio system. It's design is base upon a retro-styled vacuum tube amplifier, which is really interesting. All in all, it fuses modern technology with something of the past, which works out pretty well. The design is striking and beautiful.
Supercent's Tube 1 is a modern vacuum tube amplifier was designed by Atsushi Koike. It has options to play back music from radio, CDs as well as an adapter to connect to an MP3 player. The vacuum tube amplifier sits on top of the box-like player, which seems to be made out of wood. It also comes in white, which could easily match an iPod.
Retro-looking sound systems are something new. There are others, but this is one of the more striking looking ones. Also, it features vacuum tubes, which is something quite unique. It's a technology that most manufacturers have considered outdated. However, Supercent has decided otherwise and we think that it's a great idea. People will enjoy that they are putting a new spin on something from the past. [via DesignBoom]