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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

I had Decware put the headphone jack for my CSP2+ on the front. I know they will do that with the Taboo as well if you request it.

 

My Taboo has the HP out on the front, and the CSP2+ is the standard top-mount toward the back.

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The headphone jack is the one that isn't an issue because my q-audio headphone cable is completely flexible.
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I actually prefer the input/outputs on the top. My cables aren't stressed and it really adds a certain vertical linear flair to the setup.

 

AppleMark

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What power cord are you using?
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

What power cord are you using?


An inexpensive and very effective one--

The Emotiva X IECX Series IEC Shielded Power cable

 

 

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How tightly does it fit in the taboo? My audience cable tilts a bit due to its weight.
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

How tightly does it fit in the taboo? My audience cable tilts a bit due to its weight.


Same-same. It tilts too but I don't fret about it. It sounds so much better than the standard IEC cable that fits snugly with no play.

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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

I actually prefer the input/outputs on the top. My cables aren't stressed and it really adds a certain vertical linear flair to the setup.

 

AppleMark


Very nice Clayton, I like the ZP3 with the inputs up front and short, looks great!  I got mine at the rear for convenience but it was a tough decision. beerchug.gif

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1000

 

Not to re-post my poor quality photo again but you were talking about power cords.  I had large gauge PCs on my amps for awhile and had the same issue so got the Decware power cords.  I would say that the IEC connector still fits the same, not locating to the plug but rather relying on good contact strength.  The main difference is that the Decware cords are fairly flexible and much lighter weight, but they still get crooked if disturbed.

 

Also, I do like the vertical setup of the ICs but getting the right length is critical.  I've been considering removing my switch-box (off frame top right) and just using the input switch of the CSP for TT/DAC so I can use short ICs like between the CSP/Taboo.

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Is anyone using their phono stage with one of their Step Ups? I'm interested in their step up with a different phono stage. Has anyone tried this?

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Thanks for the photos and suggestions.  Right now my taboo is being fed from my AVA DAC which is located on the shelf below it.  So, regardless of the IC length, the cord will have to bend at some point.  I will take a look at the Decware and Emotiva options.

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After having lived with my CSP2+ and Taboo for almost a year, I’ve finally decided to give tube rolling a shot.  It’s more for the hell of it than any need to improve on what I hear. After scouring this thread, about all I can determine is like everything else in this wonderful world, it’s ultimately all about what works for the listener.  

I’ve chosen, but haven’t clicked “purchase” yet on two sets:

Genalex Gold Lion 12AT7 & GGL 6922
Amperx BB 6dj8 & Amperex orange globe 12AX7

Think this is a decent starting point for exploration?

For the record I listen to mostly classical via DM945 + M8, or HD800.

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Do you think you need the gain of the 12ax7 ?  With the CSP2+/Taboo combo a 12au7 should be a better fit.  I found a 12bh7 to sound best in my rig using the same pre-amp and amp.
 

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Or a 5751.

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