FX-Audio Tube-05
FX-Audio Tube-05
FX-Audio Tube-05

FX-Audio Tube-05: Preamp/headphone amplifier launched

FX-Audio Tube-05 is a compact device from FX-AUDIO. This desktop headphone amplifier/preamplifier is based on the use of an ECC82 (or 12AU7) tube. It is part of the brand’s “GOOD TIME” series. This series is represented by products with demanding aesthetics and choice of components. Indeed, the Tube-05 features an innovative look and form factor, as well as quality components such as WIMA and Nichicon capacitors and a JRC NJW1194 volume control IC with output selector and tone control. There is a knob/potentiometer on the front panel, and a remote control is included for a more pleasant operation of the device. In terms of connectivity, the TUBE-05 features a stereo RCA input, an RCA line output, and two single-ended headphone outputs: 3.5mm jack and 6.35mm jack.

FX-Audio Tube-05

Tube-05 is equipped with a PSVANE ECC82 tube. Using this tube in the audio signal path will add roundness and warmth to the sound of the Tube-05 headphone amplifier/preamplifier. Of course, you can choose a different tube to get a different sound. Many lamp models are compatible: ECC82, 12AU7, 6N10, 7316, CV4003, 5814, B749 and 6189.

FX-Audio Tube-05

FX Audio decided to integrate a stereo digital volume control with output selector and tone control into the headphone amplifier/preamplifier. This volume control has low noise, low distortion characteristics thanks to its resistor network (R2R) design.

FX-Audio Tube-05

Characteristics of FX-Audio Tube-05:

  • Product Type: Headphone Amplifier/Preamplifier
  • Tube: 1x ECC82 or 12AU7
  • Inputs: 1x stereo RCA input
  • Outputs: 1x Stereo RCA out/1x 3.5mm headphone out/1x 6.35mm headphone out
  • Output Power (Headphones): 960 mW @ 32 Ω / 750 mW @ 64 Ω / 430 mW @ 150 Ω / 245 mW @ 300 Ω / 125 mW @ 600 Ω.
  • THD+N (headphones): Tube mode: 0.6% / Direct mode: 0.1%
  • SNR: Line Out: 105 dB (Tube Mode) / 113 dB (Direct Mode)
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-40KHz
  • Line Out Level: 2Vrms (Volume 90)/3.5Vrms (Volume 99)
  • Output impedance: 0.1 Ω
  • Noise threshold: 1 mW
  • Power: 12 V DC 2A via DC jack
  • Standby power consumption: 0.1 mW
  • Dimensions: 78 x 70.55 x 141.4 mm
  • Weight: 396 g
  • Black color