GE5670 & the iTube2

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GE5670 & the iTube2
« on: 22 Jan 2018, 06:40 pm »
GE5670 reserved for flagship AMR and iFi
Press release

We have some mixed news for lovers of the GE5670.

It is our understanding that we have tracked down and acquired the last known large-scale stockpile of GE5670 tubes.



The good news is that we have amassed a respectable inventory for AMR to use in their machines and for iFi to use in their flagship ‘Pro’ series for the foreseeable future (read: years).

The bad news is that once units in the supply chain of iTUBE2s and NOS6922s are all gone, there will be no more. The recent rise in the price of the GE5670 makes it even more the right decision to not continue with using the GE5670 in this product. Given that we need to reserve 2 pcs of the GE5670 for each Pro iDSD and Pro iCAN and for the AMR 777 machines too, priority must be given to these flagship products.

History of the venerable GE5670

For those wishing to delve into the history of the GE5670 and why we chose it over its ‘lesser’ cousin the 6922:

https://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/accessory-nos-6922-2/

jk@home

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Re: GE5670 & the iTube2
« Reply #1 on: 23 Jan 2018, 03:07 pm »
So you are discontinuing the iTube 2?....is there going to be an iTube 3?

iFi Tyler

Re: GE5670 & the iTube2
« Reply #2 on: 28 Jan 2018, 05:02 pm »
So you are discontinuing the iTube 2?....is there going to be an iTube 3?

I don't know and I don't know.   :scratch:  Let me find out for you.

fredgarvin

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Re: GE5670 & the iTube2
« Reply #3 on: 17 Mar 2018, 08:20 pm »
A bit perplexing for those considering an itube2.

OzarkTom

Re: GE5670 & the iTube2
« Reply #4 on: 17 Mar 2018, 09:11 pm »
I bought 2 GE-5670 tubes on Ebay for for a little over $20 last week.

fredgarvin

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Re: GE5670 & the iTube2
« Reply #5 on: 17 Mar 2018, 11:24 pm »
I bought 2 GE-5670 tubes on Ebay for for a little over $20 last week.

Yeah, Amazon sells them too. maybe I'm not reading the thread properly.

charmerci

Re: GE5670 & the iTube2
« Reply #6 on: 17 Mar 2018, 11:41 pm »
Well, buying a few on ebay is different from a large stock pile for your business. Plus, a $2 price increase on a tube for a manufactured product will increase the price of the product.