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post #1021 of 1867
Alright..I'd like to join the cool kids club. May I?

Just picked up a mint Mk III from the classifieds. Cherry wood, v-caps, 4 pin XLR. Plus some extra tubes.

I had been reading up on this beauty, and asked Steve at Decware a couple questions over email. I was thinking to order in the next couple weeks so the timing was spot-on for a used one to pop up.

Anybody have thoughts on the v-caps vs. beeswax caps? I would not have ordered the v-caps had I bought new, but I figure they can't be a bad choice, right?

I'll be using this with my Audio-gd SA-1.32 DAC and LCD-3's with Norse cable. And yes, I kind of feel like I'm cheating by not enduring the wait. Sorry.
post #1022 of 1867
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

Alright..I'd like to join the cool kids club. May I?

Just picked up a mint Mk III from the classifieds. Cherry wood, v-caps, 4 pin XLR. Plus some extra tubes.

I had been reading up on this beauty, and asked Steve at Decware a couple questions over email. I was thinking to order in the next couple weeks so the timing was spot-on for a used one to pop up.

Anybody have thoughts on the v-caps vs. beeswax caps? I would not have ordered the v-caps had I bought new, but I figure they can't be a bad choice, right?

I'll be using this with my Audio-gd SA-1.32 DAC and LCD-3's with Norse cable. And yes, I kind of feel like I'm cheating by not enduring the wait. Sorry.

Mine has Vcaps. I like it. Given them a little time though.
post #1023 of 1867
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Mine has Vcaps. I like it. Given them a little time though.

Right on..and I recall you saying the Taboo/LCD-3 pairing was very good. This is good to hear! While I may not need to get to the S.F. meet now to hear your Taboo, I am still going to try and make it. And bring mine too!
post #1024 of 1867

My Taboo Mk3 arrived today and it took me all of about 10 seconds to realize it was something special. It was an experience I was repeat a few hours later when I was able to finally get a Chordette QX DAC on loan from my local Chord dealer. This is a Chord QubeHD in a different case. The little Chord QX in combination with the Taboo is simply stunning. The QX wont be going back.    

post #1025 of 1867
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My Taboo Mk3 arrived today and it took me all of about 10 seconds to realize it was something special. It was an experience I was repeat a few hours later when I was able to finally get a Chordette QX DAC on loan from my local Chord dealer. This is a Chord QubeHD in a different case. The little Chord QX in combination with the Taboo is simply stunning. The QX wont be going back.    

 

Grats m8! Similar impression here. That's also an awesome DAC as the word goes. Haven't heard it myself.

post #1026 of 1867
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post


Right on..and I recall you saying the Taboo/LCD-3 pairing was very good. This is good to hear! While I may not need to get to the S.F. meet now to hear your Taboo, I am still going to try and make it. And bring mine too!

 

It's excellent with LCD-3's. And I wouldn't feel badly about not having to endure the waiting process. Just enjoy the music :-)

 

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My Taboo Mk3 arrived today and it took me all of about 10 seconds to realize it was something special. It was an experience I was repeat a few hours later when I was able to finally get a Chordette QX DAC on loan from my local Chord dealer. This is a Chord QubeHD in a different case. The little Chord QX in combination with the Taboo is simply stunning. The QX wont be going back.    

 

Yay. Congrats. Fun stuff. If you feel that way now, just wait until you break it in a bit.
Edited by OPR8R - 7/25/13 at 3:18pm
post #1027 of 1867
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It's excellent with LCD-3's. And I wouldn't feel badly about not having to endure the waiting process. Just enjoy the music :-)

 

The Taboo made me love the LCD-3s more, clearly brought them up over the Burson Soloist. 

post #1028 of 1867
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The Taboo made me love the LCD-3s more, clearly brought them up over the Burson Soloist. 

 

The two are just so natural sounding together. Last night, I spent an hour listening to Bach cello suites, after an hour listening to Esperanza Spalding. So good.


Edited by OPR8R - 7/25/13 at 6:07pm
post #1029 of 1867
You guys are killing me. I have been gone for two weeks with the scouts and am having major Decware withdrawal! Tubes will be glowing Sunday!
post #1030 of 1867
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You guys are killing me. I have been gone for two weeks with the scouts and am having major Decware withdrawal! Tubes will be glowing Sunday!

Was wondering where you've been smile.gif

 

What's the first thing you're going to listen to?

post #1031 of 1867
Oh man, you guys are making me crazy. I'm so excited to get this amp. Especially after hearing more about how well the mk III/LCD-3 combo works.

I don't know how you all deal with waiting for months after pulling the trigger! Yikes! I'm going to go batty just waiting the week or whatever until mine gets to me. Lol. Again- sorry about that

Anybody tried running the LCD's (or anything else) from the mk III speaker taps? Any difference? Do both the old and new lucid modes work on the speaker tap outs?

I know, so many questions. Wait until I start asking about tube rolling. Got a few with the amp to start experimenting with, but I plan on putting many hours on the stock tubes first.
post #1032 of 1867
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

You guys are killing me. I have been gone for two weeks with the scouts and am having major Decware withdrawal! Tubes will be glowing Sunday!
Was wondering where you've been smile.gif


What's the first thing you're going to listen to?
Steely Dan - Gaucho....Babylon Sister...no music right now. I am in the ICU with one of my scouts waiting for his parents to get here. 14 hour drive for them.... Long day...frown.gif
post #1033 of 1867
^ does not sound good Eric...hope your scout will be ok...
post #1034 of 1867
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^ does not sound good Eric...hope your scout will be ok...
Thanks Andre. Diabetes is a terrible disease... He will be OK in a few days. Tough next few for him though.
post #1035 of 1867
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Steely Dan - Gaucho....Babylon Sister...no music right now. I am in the ICU with one of my scouts waiting for his parents to get here. 14 hour drive for them.... Long day...frown.gif

 

ACK!!! That sucks!!!  Here's to a speedy recovery for him.

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