“ I was able to convince Steve Deckert, head Zen of Decware, to send me his Zen CSP2 headphone preamp for review. While the CSP2 is also marketed as a preamp, I did not try it as such. It does have 2 inputs, and trim pots for the preamp outs. The CSP2 is an OTL (Output Transformer-Less) design. Manufacturer's website: DECWARE / High Fidelity Engineering Co. The CSP2 is housed in a nice wood...” --Skylab
Redesigned from the ground up to be a planar headphone amplifier that will also drive loudspeakers. Balanced Outputs.
The Mini Torii is a 6V6 BASED SINGLE-ENDED CLASS A dual mono amplifier. It features tube rectified power supplies using EZ90 tubes, an OA3 tube voltage regulated output tube stage, OC2 tube voltage regulated input stages and dual stepped volume controls.
The Zen Head was voiced to be musical and non-fatiguing with an openness typically only found in the sound stage between your speakers or of course a live performance. You can listen to them literally all day with zero fatigue. Layers of detail are here, as well as some impressive dynamics and range, but nothing is over done or artificially featured that shouldn't be. Voiced with Burr...