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post #76 of 1207

Good for them and kinda bad for the customer, i called to see how long would it take to get a Taboo amp and aprox. 10-12 weeks.  They told me they have like 90+ amps on a waiting list.  Even im not gonna wait so long for a new amp its good to know small companies like Decware doing great.

post #77 of 1207

Wow thats good to see Steve doing so well with the  amps. I just finished the V200 audition which is a 1K amp and the Decware amps are better significantly better. I am keeping the Ray samuels HR-2  around also but none of the solid state amps provide the real feeling of the Decware amps.

post #78 of 1207

[Edit: math fixed wink_face.gif]


Edited by AiDee - 2/9/12 at 6:34pm
post #79 of 1207

The reason that math doesn't work is that the Taboo and Mini Torii and output transformer coupled, and so the power delivery is impacted by the presence of the output transformer, and the relationship of the impedance of the winding in question to that of the load.

post #80 of 1207

Indeed Rob - thanks. My post could have been misleading if not read carefully. Fixed.

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post #82 of 1207

Add me to that waiting list. I just ordered the CSP2+ with the stock black base and with the stepped attenuator option. The 10-12 week delay actually prompted me to order now instead of later. I play on using this with some T1s and an as-of-yet-undecided high end dac. So...forthcoming impressions in 3 months lol. And thanks to FrankI for convincing me to pull the trigger on this finally-though I wish I had done so a year ago lol.

 

-Daniel

post #83 of 1207

Congrats! I hope you got the 5% discount...

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Congrats! I hope you got the 5% discount...



Um,how? I don't think I did. frown.gif

 

-Daniel

post #85 of 1207

 

 

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The 10-12 week delay actually prompted me to order now instead of later. I play on using this with some T1s and an as-of-yet-undecided high end dac. 

 

That was my motivation for ordering when I did as well.   I then ordered the W4S Dac 2 and spent no small amount of time tweaking it while waiting.   There's a fantastic thread here on the Dac 2 I'd suggest checking it as part of your dac research.     

post #86 of 1207
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Add me to that waiting list. I just ordered the CSP2+ with the stock black base and with the stepped attenuator option. The 10-12 week delay actually prompted me to order now instead of later. I play on using this with some T1s and an as-of-yet-undecided high end dac. So...forthcoming impressions in 3 months lol. And thanks to FrankI for convincing me to pull the trigger on this finally-though I wish I had done so a year ago lol.

 

-Daniel



Daniel Nice. We been chatting about this for the past year so when is the T1 arriving or did you get that yet.

post #87 of 1207
Thread Starter 

Review is up boys and girls...enjoy :)

post #88 of 1207

Thanks for the review tink! Though brief, I find it has all the requirements for a balanced 'meal' and is perceptive and to the point. Very satisfying to read.

 

I find it interesting your impressions could describe my Taboo - except obviously Taboo lacks the fine-tuning options of the MT. Intriguing, as these are different circuit designs.

Perhaps it reflects that Decware sets the same goals and standards (aka "house sound") regardless of what path they take to achieve it.

 

Thanks again normal_smile%20.gif

 

ps: I've rolled a couple of tubes to replace the stock JJ driver, left the other tubes alone. I too find the stock configuration very good.

 

So far a 1950s Tung Sol 12AU7 seems to have given me the "best" sound. An alternative hypothesis is this tube has made no difference at all: it is merely that I rolled it in just as the Taboo reached a new plateau in its burn-in cycle biggrin.gif

 

pps: I still hope to find time to compare Taboo vs Meier Concerto vs Schiit Lyr (GE 6BZ7) vs Lyr (Mats 6922) - however this is an exceptionally busy year so may not happen.

post #89 of 1207

My favorite driver tube for the MT is actually the 12BH7.  I like it much better than the 12AU7.

post #90 of 1207

Must give this a try!
 

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My favorite driver tube for the MT is actually the 12BH7.  I like it much better than the 12AU7.



 

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