Don't forget all day today is Zenfest at Decware. If you can't make it, they are streaming the music room live.
I have been enjoying the show...The HD audio feed it amazing and on the HD650's I keep turning around thinking someone has walked into my office!
I wish they had some way to label the equipment and to see the gear on the right side of the room with the Torii...
^ I just bet those monoblocs do sound good!
Were I not already completely happy with my power amp, I'd be seriously tempted.
Just out of curiousity, what kinds of DACs are we Decware owners using with our gear? Does choice of DAC figure large in the final sound, or do we not care that much because these amps give so many tube-rolling options?
Interested in others' thoughts and experiences...
(I'm asking because I can't decide whether to go for some sort of 'top-performing' DAC and whether it would really make enough difference to matter. Both my Stagedac and Eastern Electric seem good enough it would need either serious cash or serious innovation - a la Schiit Gungnir or statement perhaps?? - to make a meaningful difference...)
Btw AA, we expect a full report about Zenfest
I just rolled a USAF-596 rectifier into both my CSP2+ and Taboo and I am getting absolutely beautiful sound out of my system. At first, they were a little lean and brittle but I burned them in around 60 hours and swapped out the Amperex 6Dj8's I was using for some vintage 6N1P's and everything just came alive.
Aidee. I am also using an EE Minimax and really don't feel a need to change.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I feel like I should leave my system alone now and just enjoy it. I'd better lie down until this feeling passes.....................
Good question about DAC's Aidee. I have really enjoyed my Dac Magic Plus. I would rather buy a Taboo or a Rachel rather than $1500 on a W4S2 or something like it.
Really appreciate the replies everyone
Yep, my system sounds so good just as it is, it's hard to think why I would need to change anything as major as the DAC. Your feedback so far backs this up.
That said, looking forward to your impressions of the D2 tink!
Its been a while since I looked at the manual and set up my CSP2+ and TABOO. Yes I have the input to the TABOO connected to the fixed RCA jacks. I keep the volume knob on the Taboo turned all the way up, for some reason. My DAC is the Schitt BITFROST. It doesn't have a dedicated dac for each channel like their higher end dacs, but hey, I get my music off my iPhone and iPure at this time. I am watching the DECWARE 2012 ZenFest. Wish I was there!! Lemme c, speakers $4800. Mono amps $11,400. Phono preamp, TT, cartridge, tonearm, and then albums. I will always have something to look forward too, or dream of. BTW I am very happy with the economical tube amps I have now. Love the sound.
Are you auditioning any Decware to bring home? What Decware are you using now? This new Torii Monos look really sweet.