Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › The Decware TABOO MK 111 Appreciation Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Decware TABOO MK 111 Appreciation Thread - Page 96

post #1426 of 1851

Negura is using his Taboo Mk3 to drive a Wee.

post #1427 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charnwood View Post
 

Negura is using his Taboo Mk3 to drive a Wee.

Thx.  I'll PM him.

post #1428 of 1851

I think I'm done rolling tubes in the CSP3+, that is I'm happy with the sound, for now anyway.  5R4GYS in the rectifier spot, and one Amperex Orange Globe 6DJ8 in the input spot, and stock 6N1P output tubes.

 

The rectifier change seems to have made the biggest difference, but the result is the CSP3+/Taboo 3 combo has more weight and texture across the spectrum, and to my ears a more defined soundstage (with LCD-3's) than just the Taboo 3 alone.  This isn't very technical, but I'm feeling more of the music now, not just the bass.

 

It's so funny the break-in period with these Decware amps.  1) Oh no, this is it?  2) Well, this is better, or maybe I'm just getting used to it? 3) OMG wow!!


Edited by OPR8R - 9/17/13 at 10:43am
post #1429 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post
 

I think I'm done rolling tubes in the CSP3+, that is I'm happy with the sound, for now anyway.  5R4GYS in the rectifier spot, and one Amperex Orange Globe 6DJ8 in the input spot, and stock 6N1P output tubes.

 

The rectifier change seems to have made the biggest difference, but the result is the CSP3+/Taboo 3 combo has more weight and texture across the spectrum, and to my ears a more defined soundstage (with LCD-3's) than just the Taboo 3 alone.  This isn't very technical, but I'm feeling more of the music now, not just the bass.

 

It's so funny the break-in period with these Decware amps.  1) Oh no, this is it?  2) Well, this is better, or maybe I'm just getting used to it? 3) OMG wow!!

 

lol, we are boys with toys, aren't we?

post #1430 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

 

lol, we are boys with toys, aren't we?

We sure are :beerchug:

 

I'm afraid it's more like people with an addiction to music (or gear for some), but let's not go there :biggrin:

post #1431 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post
 

We sure are :beerchug:

 

I'm afraid it's more like people with an addiction to music (or gear for some), but let's not go there :biggrin:

I feel you.  Btw, I just talked to Steve.  My taboo won't be shipped today.  Steve is building a completely new one from scratch to avoid any possible issue.  As far as the sporadic osculation, Steve doesn't know why it happens either at this point.  When he finds out, he'll let me know.

New unit is scheduled to go out Thursday or sooner.

post #1432 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

I feel you.  Btw, I just talked to Steve.  My taboo won't be shipped today.  Steve is building a completely new one from scratch to avoid any possible issue.  As far as the sporadic osculation, Steve doesn't know why it happens either at this point.  When he finds out, he'll let me know.

New unit is scheduled to go out Thursday or sooner.

 

That's cool.  I'm sure he'll pay special attention to yours.  We're probably all a little weird here, but I wonder how many other Taboo users have listened to DSD's.

post #1433 of 1851
Shoot out!
post #1434 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwindham08 View Post

Shoot out!

 

:popcorn: 

post #1435 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by koiloco View Post
 

I feel you.  Btw, I just talked to Steve.  My taboo won't be shipped today.  Steve is building a completely new one from scratch to avoid any possible issue.  As far as the sporadic osculation, Steve doesn't know why it happens either at this point.  When he finds out, he'll let me know.

New unit is scheduled to go out Thursday or sooner.

 

That's cool.  I'm sure he'll pay special attention to yours.  We're probably all a little weird here, but I wonder how many other Taboo users have listened to DSD's.

 

Me Me!!

post #1436 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post
 

 

It's so funny the break-in period with these Decware amps.  1) Oh no, this is it?  2) Well, this is better, or maybe I'm just getting used to it? 3) OMG wow!!

This pretty much sums up my experience. I was a little worried when I first got the amp (I didn't realize single ended input had to have old lucid mode on). The last like 2 or 3 weeks though it just seems like the amp sounds significantly better. Hasn't stopped me from tube rolling, but I always come back to my original setup after a while.

 

I've found that when the metal beside the rectifier tube is good and warm the amp really starts sounding good. Not sure if that's where the beeswax caps are and they are just fully warmed up but it seems to make a big difference.


Edited by mwindham08 - 9/17/13 at 6:32pm
post #1437 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

 

Me Me!!

 

Yes, our enjoyment of DSD's has been well documented :beyersmile:

post #1438 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

 

Me Me!!

 

Yes, our enjoyment of DSD's has been well documented :beyersmile:

 

Me Me Me!!!....um...sorry, I just got carried away....BY DSD128 BABY!  :D 

post #1439 of 1851
Quote:
Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post

I think I'm done rolling tubes in the CSP3+, that is I'm happy with the sound, for now anyway.  5R4GYS in the rectifier spot, and one Amperex Orange Globe 6DJ8 in the input spot, and stock 6N1P output tubes.

The rectifier change seems to have made the biggest difference, but the result is the CSP3+/Taboo 3 combo has more weight and texture across the spectrum, and to my ears a more defined soundstage (with LCD-3's) than just the Taboo 3 alone.  This isn't very technical, but I'm feeling more of the music now, not just the bass.

It's so funny the break-in period with these Decware amps.  1) Oh no, this is it?  2) Well, this is better, or maybe I'm just getting used to it? 3) OMG wow!!

I'm glad to hear your thoughts on the Phillips 5R4GYS in the CSP3. Especially with the LCD-3. I just ordered two more, hoping it would work as well in the CSP as the taboo. Judging from your comment, it sounds promising.

Yes, the burn in is interesting. About a week or so ago, I had a couple nights listening sessions where things just went a bit "blah" for lack of a better term. Then all the sudden the next night, with no other changes, WOW! Everything sounded better than it ever had. I guess the v-caps got over a break-in hump. Unfortunately, ha ha, I have a new pair of beeswax caps sitting here waiting to swap in because I can't stop messing with stuff.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwindham08 View Post

Shoot out!

Cool! What all do you have there? I recognize the one.
post #1440 of 1851
You guys can't imagine my face when I heard the horrid noise from the taboo when I first played my DSDs. It was not pleasant. tongue.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › The Decware TABOO MK 111 Appreciation Thread