No, this is not one of those vacuum tubes you used to see at bank drive throughs. It's the Sony Sountina, a high-concept, glass-tube speaker on display at the Internationale Funkaustellung Consumer Electronics Trade Fair in Berlin last week. It is a multi-directional speaker that apparently retails at $10,000.
I have no idea how it works or sounds, but it looks fantastic so I just wanted to pass it on. It's always neat when high-end sound and visuals come together.
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