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 volume attenuator?
3. Anyone heard the Taboo with/without the V-caps? Sonic differences in this circuit topology?
I use it strictly with my CSP-2 as I have monitors also connected but it will do fine standalone and I would recommend using the 12AX7 without a preamp as it will give you more gain than the lower 12AU7 and the medium 12AT& I use but is cool that its all adjustable with the tube swaps. Excellent match with the LCD2 and the HE6.