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post #46 of 152
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Can they? Sure. Is Steve interested? I have no idea. Headphones have not been a primary focus for any of their amps until this new iteration of the Taboo.
post #47 of 152
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

+1 for Dave's comments. Steve had the LCD-2's in mind, not the HE-6's.  The new HR-1 speakers are terrific and worked well with the Taboo and REALLY well with the Torii Mono's.

 

 

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I'll flatly state that the Taboo cannot drive the HE-6.  I have both, and the combo makes it sound like something is severely wrong.  The bass becomes incredibly distorted, and the rest of spectrum distorts a lot too.  I still love my Taboo, but it's no match for the infamous HE-6. 

 

edit: I should also note that Steve's last full radial speaker (the ERR's that I own) are very good.  I'd imagine that the HR-1 hybrids would be excellent.  It uses the same drivers with the addition of a front-firing 6" mid driver and an 8" passive radiator.  It seems like it would improve the performance in a "sweet spot" while maintaining the off-axis performance.  With my 35 watt tube amp, I barely get my preamp to 11:00.  Your First Watt amp should be a fine match as long as you're not using a passive preamp.

thanks guys! I will use my m51 as preamp and then the GS-X in the summer, when Justin makes the new batch. but back to the Decware.

post #48 of 152

I make sure daily to take my anti-tube medication , but you are so "Toxic" and infectious, that I am sure I going to catch it sooner than later, and I know to whom I should send the medication prescription as my insurance doesn't  cover "Tube infection"..cool.gif.

 

Thank you for sharing.


Edited by turokrocks - 3/10/13 at 6:09am
post #49 of 152
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I make sure daily to take my anti-tube medication , but you are so "Toxic" and infectious, that I am sure I going to catch it sooner than later, and I know to whom I am going to send the medication prescription as my insurance doesn't  cover "Tube infection"..cool.gif.

 

Thank you for sharing.

 

Thanks T! I have found that great products and great customer service leads to a satisfied client. Both Steve at Decware and Frank at Toxic Cables provide that.

post #50 of 152

A sale for a set of USAF-596's came up for sale!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/654873/united-electric-596-tubes

post #51 of 152
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Hmmmmm....I love that tube...I do have a couple of backups already...But....rolleyes.gif

post #52 of 152

Oh man. Sexy new black phono stage. 

post #53 of 152
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Oh man. Sexy new black phono stage. 

You don't need that for your Dynavector....Maybe a nice Lyra Atlas and the ZP3?...very_evil_smiley.gif

post #54 of 152

On a more serious note I am actually considering running it with a 2M Black because the 2M Black's output is high enough to not warrant the huge extra cost of the step up transformer. 

 

I need a cart and phono stage upgrade and I'd really like a tubed stage. This with the new black plate a nice natural maple base could be it.

 

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

You don't need that for your Dynavector....Maybe a nice Lyra Atlas and the ZP3?...very_evil_smiley.gif

post #55 of 152
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

On a more serious note I am actually considering running it with a 2M Black because the 2M Black's output is high enough to not warrant the huge extra cost of the step up transformer. 

 

I need a cart and phono stage upgrade and I'd really like a tubed stage. This with the new black plate a nice natural maple base could be it.

 

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

You don't need that for your Dynavector....Maybe a nice Lyra Atlas and the ZP3?...very_evil_smiley.gif

Clayton SF has been running a ZP3 for awhile now.

post #56 of 152

I'll ask him about it (I feel like I have before, actually).

 

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Clayton SF has been running a ZP3 for awhile now.

post #57 of 152
Wow...I need to stay out of the Summit-Fi section. Such tantalizing design! My wallet is looking at me through narrowed and suspicious eyes right now - like a wife who thinks you've been straying.
post #58 of 152

As soon as I saw balanced HP out and meters I know I'm gonna have to buy one of these.

post #59 of 152
Eric, I was thinking that it might be worthwhile for the masses if Steve would authorize you to add a picture of the Taboo as it will look in its final state. Not everyone will take the time to click through to the Decware site. I think it looks absolutely stunning with the LCDs and the Walnut base, but the ability to customize at this price point is very rare and shows how much pride Steve puts into his products.
post #60 of 152

That is really cool to be able to build your own components like that. I'm no engineer (I'm barely getting through an introductory physics general education requirement), but I am a couple months away from being able to call myself a designer, so maybe one day I can pair up with an engie to make something happen. :D

 

This thread is a delight to read Eric, thank you.

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