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BRISTOL NEWS: Come and meet Alfie and his new friends

We've reported on Roth's new Alfie iPod dock before, but if you want to see it in action it's here on the Roth/Fatman stand at the Bristol Sound and Vision Show.

Just in case you missed our original story, here's a recap: Alfie is a CD/DVD player, iPod dock, FM/AM radio and clock/alarm with 2.1 amplification and speakers all rolled into one very stylish unit. It's all yours for £400.

And if you're not an iPod user, there's an aux in for connecting other portable music players. Want to know more? You can read our original story here.

If Alfie is a bit too futuristic for you, Fatman has a range of valve amplifier docks on offer including the forthcoming Fatman 452, pictured below. It's due out in April for around £1299.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (Fatman 452)

Max output power: 45Wx2

Frequency response: 20-20KHz (Ò1.0dB)

Distortion: <1%

Signal to noise ratio: >86dB

Input sensitivity: 210mV

Input impedance: 100K ohms

Output impedance: 4 ohms /8 ohms

Size: L42 x W26.5 x H15.4 cm

Weight: 23.0 Kgs /

Vacuum Tube: 6L6G x 4,12AX7 x 5

Technorati Tags: AM, CD player, DVD player, Hi-fi, iPod dock, MP3

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.