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pebpeb, my time at Decware showed that they are very open and straight forward about their gear. If you have a question about whether a mod would be beneficial I would call (Don't e-mail..very slow) Steve and ask him about what you are considering. If he believes it is a good move he will tell you. 

 

I love your tube choices. The cheap stock 6N1P is a great tube!

I just bought 8 of them from Russia for 20.00 shipped and all new for my Stratus when it is delivered uses a 6N10p so I loaded up on NOS.  I now have 11.

post #122 of 152
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I just bought 8 of them from Russia for 20.00 shipped and all new for my Stratus when it is delivered uses a 6N10p so I loaded up on NOS.  I now have 11.

 

the Russian 6N1P is a very underrated tube,

well, maybe not anymore

They have a mid-range and bass extension that I couldn't find in any other tube....also one of the quietest of the 6922 variant out there, just really well built

 

I tried a few from Cryoset:

-- the Electro Harmonix cryo'd

-- Voshod 1973 cryo'd

-- Voshod 1980 cryo'd

 

The cryo'd versions never had the warmth and mid-range of the original 1981 Voshod that Steve shipped with the amp

Although, I really liked the Cryoset Voshod '73...more detail and neutral than the stock Voshod '81, but not as quiet and a bit harsh in the treble, but I might have not given it enough break-in....my experience has been the 6N1P needs a lot of break-in time

 

Hope you find a gem in that lotbigsmile_face.gif

post #123 of 152
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

pebpeb, my time at Decware showed that they are very open and straight forward about their gear. If you have a question about whether a mod would be beneficial I would call (Don't e-mail..very slow) Steve and ask him about what you are considering. If he believes it is a good move he will tell you. 

 

I love your tube choices. The cheap stock 6N1P is a great tube!


My guess is that this would be an upgrade that I would like....The CSP2 is incredibly detailed and neutral

 

It was the only headamp I owned for 4+ years, until recently buying the Burson Soloist SL

 

I demo'd some other amps a few times, but not with any intention of buying

 

So, with the Burson, I finally had a chance to really compare tube vs. SS

 

The Decware has incredible detail when stacked against the Burson....was very suprised...

 

I could see the Jupiters adding some more detail, and some more depth to tone and mid-range

post #124 of 152

beautiful!

post #125 of 152
Thread Starter 

The Decware head genius has been at it again... a new Mystery amp is rising....

 

http://www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb22/YaBB.pl?num=1365130519/0

 

 

post #126 of 152
And an interesting insight into one engineer's creative process...
post #127 of 152
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And an interesting insight into one engineer's creative process...

Good thing he lives next door to the shop. Easy to act on the ideas when they hit!

post #128 of 152
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

The Decware head genius has been at it again... a new Mystery amp is rising....

 

http://www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb22/YaBB.pl?num=1365130519/0

 

 

confused_face.gif ...Sigh...  That's going to be an integrated amp, isn't it.  Guess I'll wait on the ZP3.  I really don't want to have to sell my Taboo, but I will if that's an integrated super Decware, with headphone output(s).  Please don't be that.  My poor wallet.

post #129 of 152
Eric - his poor wife then eek.gif Or maybe she prefers him out from underfoot biggrin.gif

Opr8r, dear me, so fickle...at least try to let your taboo down gently tongue.gif
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Good thing he lives next door to the shop. Easy to act on the ideas when they hit!
post #130 of 152
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Andre, I think DeVon is used to this...Genius has no clock!

post #131 of 152
Heh heh. Aint that the truth!
post #132 of 152
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Eric - his poor wife then eek.gif Or maybe she prefers him out from underfoot biggrin.gif

Opr8r, dear me, so fickle...at least try to let your taboo down gently tongue.gif

As much as I love my Taboo as it is, I'd put a ring on it if it had a phono stage.
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Eric - his poor wife then eek.gif Or maybe she prefers him out from underfoot biggrin.gif

Opr8r, dear me, so fickle...at least try to let your taboo down gently tongue.gif

As much as I love my Taboo as it is, I'd put a ring on it if it had a phono stage.

That's what the ZP3 is for!

post #134 of 152
I gotta admit, that latest shot of the new amp looks quite something...

Probably some of the others in that thread are right - it's a two channel amp that sits between the torii and torii monos in power. Imo no headphone option, no phono stage Opr8r - but if these partial photos are any indication, none of our wallets are safe!
post #135 of 152
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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

I gotta admit, that latest shot of the new amp looks quite something...

Probably some of the others in that thread are right - it's a two channel amp that sits between the torii and torii monos in power. Imo no headphone option, no phono stage Opr8r - but if these partial photos are any indication, none of our wallets are safe!

 

The very existence of Decware threatens my wallet.  I still want that ZP3!

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