The 'Pure Digital' Sonic Experience
Peachtree Audio describes the musicBox as a kind of 'table radio' for the digital age. "Table radios have come a long way. They're a good choice for many, since they are compact and sound fine for background listening," the Peachtree folks tell us. "However, if you need something a little more, the performance and versatility of the musicBox far surpasses any table radio sound and technology on the market."
If you associate the whole concept of a table radio with low-fi sound, you'll be amazed when you plug your iPod or iPhone into the Peachtree Audio musicBox. The 'Pure Digital' dock bypasses the iPod's built-in DAC, delivering nothing but 'ones and zeroes' from your iPod directly to the superior DAC on board the musicBox for pristine audio from your digital files. This dock makes your Apple device sound like a CD player. With its exceptional DAC, special vacuum tube preamplifier circuitry, and MOSFET power amplifier section, the Peachtree musicBox is pure magic.
It isn't a table radio, though. Strictly speaking, there's no tuner onboard. However, once you dock your iPod or iPhone, you can use an app from iTunes to tune into Internet radio stations around the world. And they'll sound far better than you'd ever expect!
Vacuum Tube Preamp Section
The vacuum tube preamplifier section of the musicBox delivers the rich, smooth sound of Golden Age audiophile components. It provides the perfect complement to digital audio formats, giving them a more lifelike and more musical character. The ability of the musicBox's internal digital to analog converter to process and play all your favorite digital program sources makes the musicBox a must-have for your office, kitchen, den, or bedroom.
Plug in your iPod or iPhone and sources such as Pandora, Rhapsody, Groove Shark, and radio stations from around the world are at your fingertips. Want to watch those great music videos, TV shows and movies you've downloaded to your iPod the way they were meant to be seen? Just connect the musicBox's high-resolution component video outputs to your big-screen television and sit back and enjoy your favorites in all their wide-screen glory.
Are you chained to your desk and computer for long periods of time? Make the best of the situation by plugging your computer into the musicBox via a USB cable and hook up a quality pair of compact speakers (such a pair from Peachtree Audio). The music will be wide and deep, with a solid image in the middle.
The musicBox automatically mutes the speakers when you plug in your headphones. But you're still getting the full benefit of the musicBox's tube preamplifier section. Check out the glow behind the front panel window.
Owners Manual (3.2MB PDF)