I had DMinches and Zheng over today comparing the new Taboo with the Old Taboo. We also had Glenn new OTL David bought and it was an amazing amp as well as the outstanding Woo W6SE. The headphones on hand were the T1,HD800<LCD2.2<LCD3.AT3000anv. We all came to the consensus that the new Taboo MK 111 is a step up over the older model with subtle but noticeable difference in improved soundstage and separation of the instrument within the soundstage. The new lucid mode feature is interesting in that it moves around stuff in the soundstage. Some may like it other may not. It is just a flick of the switch and can be turned on or off according to your preference. it played all headphones easily.
Another consensus was when the csp2 was hooked up to the MK111 was another step up with more dynamics and better soundstage and added power to the listening experience. I had a similar experience from my last experience with the Decware setup. I also think if you owned the Taboo 111 the differences were small enough that you may not want to upgrade to the newer model. For some a small difference would be worth the expenditure. I will keep adding more impression and David and Zheng will also be adding their impression but I just wanted to get some pictures up and will add more as time permits.
Edited by Frank I - 3/16/13 at 6:15pm