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post #961 of 1216

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Congrats Frank!

 

The new Taboo really looks lovely. :)

post #962 of 1216
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Well, I will be at Decware tomorrow at Noon Chicago time. I have had a couple of PM's with questions for Steve. Anything anyone would like me to ask, please post them here or PM me and I will post Steve's responses what I get back to hotel tomorrow night. It is a 6 hour round trip drive so I am likely to get back around 9 PM Chicago time tomorrow.

That's a long drive.  Hopefully the weather isn't too nasty.

post #963 of 1216

Frank, is the base on your new Taboo Cherry or Maple?? 

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Frank, is the base on your new Taboo Cherry or Maple?? 

This unit has the maple base which us natural maple.

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Well, I will be at Decware tomorrow at Noon Chicago time. I have had a couple of PM's with questions for Steve. Anything anyone would like me to ask, please post them here or PM me and I will post Steve's responses what I get back to hotel tomorrow night. It is a 6 hour round trip drive so I am likely to get back around 9 PM Chicago time tomorrow.

That's a long drive.  Hopefully the weather isn't too nasty.

If I just drove from home it would be a 16 hour round trip....I am looking forward to the day.

post #966 of 1216
I'm jealous Longbow. This will probably be one of those days you never forget. Some people go visit the grand canyon, you go visit soundlabs!
post #967 of 1216
I'm curious as to what DAC(s) Steve uses to test his gear if you don't mind asking. Thanks!
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Just got back to the hotel from a terrific trip to Decware. I'll post Pics and impressions as soon as I can get them organized. Short form is: I spent time with the original prototype for the new Taboo MK III, The Torii Mono's, All the speakers, Steve's LCD-2.2's and my HD800's. Met the amazing artisans who hand build all the amps. Met DeVon and Sarah and spent all afternoon one on one with Steve. What a privilege! A couple of things. The new black top is likely to happen for the CSP2+ this year. Steve uses a NOS DAC he made as well as a few others (Tascam, uDac-2). Gotta get the pics transferred......
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Just got back to the hotel from a terrific trip to Decware. I'll post Pics and impressions as soon as I can get them organized. Short form is: I spent time with the original prototype for the new Taboo MK III, The Torii Mono's, All the speakers, Steve's LCD-2.2's and my HD800's. Met the amazing artisans who hand build all the amps. Met DeVon and Sarah and spent all afternoon one on one with Steve. What a privilege! A couple of things. The new black top is likely to happen for the CSP2+ this year. Steve uses a NOS DAC he made as well as a few others (Tascam, uDac-2). Gotta get the pics transferred......

 

Sounds like a pretty awesome day.

post #970 of 1216

I feel very very very stupid asking this but how are you guys plugging headphones into the decwares? redface.gif

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I feel very very very stupid asking this but how are you guys plugging headphones into the decwares? redface.gif

omg now i feel even worse because I didn't scroll down to the headphone amps :(

post #972 of 1216
^ that's ok. Actually, a suitable adapter is a perfectly feasible away to use speaker amps with headphones even if Steve hadn't been responsive to Frank I and Skylab some years ago.

Longbow, sounds like a completely awesome experience. Glad u got to meet the whole crew and spend so much time with Steve. Now it's too late, I can think of a couple of questions I should've given you!

Anyways, looking forward to your report. Nice work!
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Just got back to the hotel from a terrific trip to Decware. I'll post Pics and impressions as soon as I can get them organized. Short form is: I spent time with the original prototype for the new Taboo MK III, The Torii Mono's, All the speakers, Steve's LCD-2.2's and my HD800's. Met the amazing artisans who hand build all the amps. Met DeVon and Sarah and spent all afternoon one on one with Steve. What a privilege! A couple of things. The new black top is likely to happen for the CSP2+ this year. Steve uses a NOS DAC he made as well as a few others (Tascam, uDac-2). Gotta get the pics transferred......

A U-DAC 2 !!!!???

 

I'm using one too in my non-serious ( ok .... Semi - Serious) rig.

 

I always had a high regard for the Little NuForce DAC .

 

am glad to hear that the folks at Decware use one too.

post #974 of 1216

these amps are absolutely stunning, can anyone comment on the Taboo MKIII and the LCD-2 rev.2? I had previously only used the LCD-2's with the Schiit Lyr and some stock GE's that came with it.

post #975 of 1216
^ the MkIII only just starting to come off the production line - might be a tad early to ask for impressions!

I can tell you the Mk II and LCD-2 rev 1 is a stunning combination though. The rev 1's "dark" character is largely overcome by the Taboo II's extended highs and great dynamics. The bass is prominent but clean, textured and detailed. If there is one area where the Audez'es need quality amping, it's there - as I'm sure you know.

Actually, the mids are pretty darn good too!
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