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post #16 of 415

Nice review! I think I've already decided on it. Problem is waiting for the funds now...frown.gif

post #17 of 415
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it is a great amp and thank you. Remember there is a 4-6 week wait for it so it gives you time to accumulate money. I am very satisfied with the product

post #18 of 415

That's good to know. So did you pay only when the item is ready? Usually you pay first when you fill out an order with other vendors.

post #19 of 415
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He does not charge the credit card till it ships. Steve the real deal not hold your money and then build. He builds then ships and charges then. you need to give him the credit card but he wont charge till it ships. Class operation all the way

post #20 of 415

Thanks for the review, Frank -- looks to be a very flexible amp as well! How well does it play with the T1s?

 

best,

 

o

post #21 of 415

Just wanted to mention that if you pay with PayPal, they charge you right when you place the order. Some people may well prefer that method, but credit/debit orders aren't charged until the ship, like Frank said.

 

-Daniel

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Originally Posted by orkney View Post

Thanks for the review, Frank -- looks to be a very flexible amp as well! How well does it play with the T1s?

 

best,

 

o



I preferred the T1 on the CSP-2 but Fang listened to it and he preferred the taboo

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Just wanted to mention that if you pay with PayPal, they charge you right when you place the order. Some people may well prefer that method, but credit/debit orders aren't charged until the ship, like Frank said.

 

-Daniel



Ahh..ok. I was thinking about going through paypal, but I'll probably go with cc to save wait time. Thanks for the heads up.

post #24 of 415

Ordered..I opt for the v-cap upgrade as well. Let the waiting begin. biggrin.gif

post #25 of 415
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Ordered..I opt for the v-cap upgrade as well. Let the waiting begin. biggrin.gif



Great. Are you going to run speakers off them and will you be using a preamp. I love the Taboo

post #26 of 415

Yeah, will be using them to drive my WAF-1's and others in the future. I'll be using it with m902 dac/pre, I'm hoping that'll be sufficient.  

post #27 of 415
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Yeah, will be using them to drive my WAF-1's and others in the future. I'll be using it with m902 dac/pre, I'm hoping that'll be sufficient.  



they run fine on my 93DB 8 ohm Omegas. Fill the room pretty nice. The higher the efficiency the better. You have a Mapletree amp listed that may also be nice as a preamp for tubes but it should work with the SS 802 ask Steve he will tell you

post #28 of 415

I'm very pleased that it uses the same family of 12AX7 tubes like the Mapletree. That makes it a very convenient upgrade. I've never heard any EL84's before, but I hear great things about them. And the 5U4's are pretty similar to the ones used in the Woo. I can only imagine what the Taboo will sound like, a cross between Mapletree and Woo maybe? I can only picture a dark room...filled with pure ecstasy. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by SemiAudiophile View Post

I'm very pleased that it uses the same family of 12AX7 tubes like the Mapletree. That makes it a very convenient upgrade. I've never heard any EL84's before, but I hear great things about them. And the 5U4's are pretty similar to the ones used in the Woo. I can only imagine what the Taboo will sound like, a cross between Mapletree and Woo maybe? I can only picture a dark room...filled with pure ecstasy. biggrin.gif



The 6P15P tube Steve ships it with are very nice tubes. I currently am using Sylvania EL84 NOS 1974 blackplates and a Mullard 12AT7 with a 5U$G Sylvania and the sound is delicious. Lush with great bass and Midrange magical with a very nice high end. This is my favorite combo so far. Matched Sylvanis and the Mullard made a huge difference and not sure any more tube rolling is necessary for a bit but I have many 12AU7,5751,12AX7,12BH7 and more rectifiers but so happy right now with the sound that I will stick with this for a bit. Unless I decide to buy some Mullard EL84 matched set but they are 100.00 tube

post #30 of 415

 

Quite a coincidence that I found this review just after sending an email to Steve Deckert asking about the performance of the Taboo with the Audez'e LCD-2. Although I have a Lyr on pre-order, and will probably keep it there, I am inclined to also order a Taboo.

My question for the OP, and anyone else with one:

1. Anyone running their Taboo straight out of their DAC, and if so, which one, and do you know your output voltage?

2. Anyone using the Taboo without preamp? Did you get the Taboo with the stepped volume attenuator?

3. Anyone heard the Taboo with/without the V-caps? Sonic differences in this circuit topology?

TIA!

 

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