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post #481 of 1207

http://www.decware.com/newsite/contacts.html

Go to the bottom of the page and download the real time progress report.
 

post #482 of 1207
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 I am happy.

 

And I think it's safe to say you'll be come happier and happier as they burn in.    

 

To contribute to the exciting news my DM945s arrived yesterday, delivered to work.  Unfortunately, things at work went to hell in a handbasket and I was over 2 hours late leaving.  

 

They got unboxed, and Decware seems to be consistent in packing with same level of quality they put into making their products.  (They probably could have been tossed onto the balcony at work from an airplane and suffered no damage.)   However, setup won't happen until this evening.  

post #483 of 1207
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Originally Posted by setamp View Post

http://www.decware.com/newsite/contacts.html

Go to the bottom of the page and download the real time progress report.
 

Handy! It is fun to see the variety of products on order and where they are being sent.

post #484 of 1207
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Originally Posted by snapontom View Post

Hey all.  My DECWARE CSP2+ arrived and was well packaged. Double boxed, lots of bubble wrap.  I set it up.  I have an iPure feeding a BITFROST DAC and iTunes off my iPhone.  The cable from the DAC to the CSP2+ is a 0.5m DECWARE silver.  The CSP2+ preamp feeds into a Bob Latino Dynaco SV-120, 60wpc, which runs two Heresy III speakers from Klipsitch.  It sounded hard as nails at first, but after warming up for a few hours it began to break in and give me a hint of what I had.  The sound began to bloom in that I was able to experience a holographic affect as the speakers disappeared on the recording I was listening to.  The highs, lows, and mids were brought out more.  I am happy.  My TABOO and more interconnects arrive next week.

 

Grats, enjoy the music!

 

have  a good one

post #485 of 1207
My Taboo status is stuck on "packed.". I am not sure what's holding things up since my card was charged.
post #486 of 1207
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My Taboo status is stuck on "packed.". I am not sure what's holding things up since my card was charged.


shoot Sara an email she let you know if it shipped.

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Got my TABOO today and set it up.  Packaged really well.  Had to print out the owner's manual off the web site.  The PDF didn't come up on my Apple so I had to use a windows computer to see it and print it.  I am listening to Theloneus  Monk on the LCD2 headphones.  I keep turning down the volume and gain on the preamp.  I like that I can hear so much at low volume.  I like the sound but expect it to turn to amazing in a couple weeks or months.  I got the resistors to banana plug into the speaker terminals.  I paid $70 for them and they are built really well, perfect.  Its getting late. I can't stop listening to the music!!

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Originally Posted by snapontom View Post

Got my TABOO today and set it up.  Packaged really well.  Had to print out the owner's manual off the web site.  The PDF didn't come up on my Apple so I had to use a windows computer to see it and print it.  I am listening to Theloneus  Monk on the LCD2 headphones.  I keep turning down the volume and gain on the preamp.  I like that I can hear so much at low volume.  I like the sound but expect it to turn to amazing in a couple weeks or months.  I got the resistors to banana plug into the speaker terminals.  I paid $70 for them and they are built really well, perfect.  Its getting late. I can't stop listening to the music!!

Where did you get the resistors and which ones did you buy?

post #489 of 1207

I had DECWARE make the resistors for the speaker outs on the TABOO. They consist of banana plugs, and two 3" wires that meet at a resistor box "thingie".  They are well made, and I am happy with the money spent on them.    I also ordered the 0.5m RCA cables which seem to be a good length for the CSP2+ to TABOO connection if they are side by side, and the units are 2 inches apart.  The tubes that came with the TABOO are a 5U4G rectifier, EEC82, and two output 6P15P/SV83.  The owner's manual is understandable, it talks about different tube possibilities.  After warming up for 3-4 hours the system mellowed out a bit.  The manual says it begins to break in after 40+ hours of use.  The Audeze headphones bring the music out at low volume, they still need to break in too.  Audeze has put a softer ear foam on the LCD3 and I'll bet they go with a softer foam on the 2's eventually.  I like the wooden volume control knobs up front on the DECWARE, they seem to go with the standard base that my amps sit on.  I wasn't aware that Vcaps offered a copper core capacitor, I would have specified those for my TABOO, but I am think the tin Vcaps will be fantastic when they break in.

post #490 of 1207

Which pre-amp are you using?

Nevermind, read your next post tongue.gif

 

Did you get the speaker switch put in as well?  Did we every decide if it was necessary to get resistors if one had a speaker switch?

I sent an email to all 3 people at Decware but never heard back from them as to whether they had the time to make a resistor for me.  Guess I'll have to use this weird thing called a telephone.

 

 

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Originally Posted by snapontom View Post

Got my TABOO today and set it up.  Packaged really well.  Had to print out the owner's manual off the web site.  The PDF didn't come up on my Apple so I had to use a windows computer to see it and print it.  I am listening to Theloneus  Monk on the LCD2 headphones.  I keep turning down the volume and gain on the preamp.  I like that I can hear so much at low volume.  I like the sound but expect it to turn to amazing in a couple weeks or months.  I got the resistors to banana plug into the speaker terminals.  I paid $70 for them and they are built really well, perfect.  Its getting late. I can't stop listening to the music!!


Edited by WNBC - 8/28/12 at 7:15am
post #491 of 1207

I didn't get the speaker switch.  I am happy with the resistors.  I listen to the headphones on low volume and I think the output to the speakers is only about 1/10 of the output to the headphones when both are hooked up.  I will take pics and post them if I can figure out how.  Later, after the equipment breaks in, I'll see if there's a difference in sound quality between having the resistors plugged in as opposed to speakers when listening to the phones.

post #492 of 1207

Where does one find the owner's manual for the Taboo?  I have searched the web site but I can't find it.

 

Found it!


Edited by dminches - 8/29/12 at 3:42pm
post #493 of 1207

Here you go: 

 

Taboo Owner's Manual

 

It's not obvious, but right below Designer's Notes in the info on the Taboo

post #494 of 1207

Does this mean your Taboo arrived?! beerchug.gif

 

Once you've had some time, very interested to hear how it compares to the Leben, and how you think it goes with your LCD3...

 

In other news, my (formerly Mad Dude's) CSP2 apparently arrived in the country six days ago. It has taken customs that long to get a letter to me advising the customs charges rolleyes.gif

 

Edit: @WNBC - if you have a speaker switch, it would be surprising indeed if resistors across the speaker terminals would make any difference when switched to 'phones. In this case, the amp (output tranny) simply doesn't 'see' the terminals, and so won't see the resistors either.

 

If you don't have the speaker switch, then yes - it makes an electrical difference and possibly an audible difference as well wink_face.gif 

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Where does one find the owner's manual for the Taboo?  I have searched the web site but I can't find it.

 

Found it!


Edited by AiDee - 8/30/12 at 2:23am
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Yes.  The Taboo arrived yesterday and I spend a couple hours with it last night.  For the first 30 minutes or so the mid range sounded quite congested but it started to open up.  It is already enjoyable to listen to but I am sure the sound will be changing for quite a while.  I am using a pair of NOS EL84s so they too need to break in a bit.  I will try to run it for most of the day today to accelerate the break in process.

 

At some point I will try to do a full comparison with the Leben.  Those are going to be very big shoes to fill!

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