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post #691 of 1867

Oh the torture.  A week after ordering and I'm still on page 6.  And even though I know it's going to take months I still check the list every day.  tongue.gif

 

Anyway, I'd also love to hear some comparisons of the LCD-2 and LCD-3 on this amp.  I'll probably get an Audeze at some point, and am even considering going all-out and just getting the LCD-3 if it's a good match.  

post #692 of 1867
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Oh the torture.  A week after ordering and I'm still on page 6.  And even though I know it's going to take months I still check the list every day.  tongue.gif

 

 

I hear you. I have just done my daily round only to see there was no movement since Friday. Still stuck on page 2. 

post #693 of 1867

I've been eyeing up your LCD-2 ad by the way.  But again, I'm now thinking of holding out for the LCD-3. smile_phones.gif

post #694 of 1867

page 5 here, I tell myself not check, but I can't help myself 

noticed 17 taboos ordered in may, going to be along wait !

post #695 of 1867
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page 5 here, I tell myself not check, but I can't help myself 

noticed 17 taboos ordered in may, going to be along wait !

Long wait, yes!...But well worth it...biggrin.gif

post #696 of 1867

For those of you interested, I had a nice conversation with Steve Deckert about the ZP3 (phonostage), in which he failed to keep me from ordering one.  Anyway, he says the ZP3 is a good match for the Taboo and also a good match for those who have the Ortofon 2M Black cartridge.

 

So the wait list watching begins again, this time for a ZP3 and CSP2+.  BTW, they'll start offering black as a chassis (top plate) option for the CSP2+ in about a month.

post #697 of 1867
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Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post

For those of you interested, I had a nice conversation with Steve Deckert about the ZP3 (phonostage), in which he failed to keep me from ordering one.  Anyway, he says the ZP3 is a good match for the Taboo and also a good match for those who have the Ortofon 2M Black cartridge.

 

So the wait list watching begins again, this time for a ZP3 and CSP2+.  BTW, they'll start offering black as a chassis (top plate) option for the CSP2+ in about a month.

Nice! You will have the whole family biggrin.gif

post #698 of 1867
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Nice! You will have the whole family biggrin.gif

He just missin g the speakers for an all decware system.

post #699 of 1867
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post

He just missin g the speakers for an all decware system.


The speakers may be next.  Stop me guys!!

post #700 of 1867

DM945's arrive at the house tomorrow!  evil_smiley.gif

post #701 of 1867
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DM945's arrive at the house tomorrow!  evil_smiley.gif


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post #702 of 1867

Taboo owners.  I am one of you again biggrin.gif.  I had the MKII and now MKIII.

 

I purchased Frank's Taboo.  Arrived today.  Nothing but praise for Frank.  Something got jostled during shipping.  Maybe a screw loose on the inside.  Sounds metallic but I don't know.  The amp plays fine, no problems.  Would any of you worry about something shorting or is it not likely based on the topology?  I don't know the guts of the Taboo.  I don't even know if it is possible for me to open it up simply by removing all screws or does one have to be more careful.  I'm not worried about warranty here by removing the top since I don't have one.  Left a note for Steve but it's already too late for a response.  I could just not think about the loose part but how many of us are really like that?  Sounds great though, more on the sound later.  I need to go through this thread. 

post #703 of 1867
Guys, just read a very well written review of the MrSpeakers' modified Fostex Mad Dogs (the Fostex T50rp), by our very own Frank I. Being orthos, he naturally tried them with the Taboo. Looks like it was a great match...hmm, tempting (nope, I've got enough headphones biggrin.gif)

Review here.

WNBC, congrats. You know you can get the Taboo checked by Decware and a new lifetime warranty issued right? About $70 iirc.

Very tightly picked inside, judging from photos of earlier Taboos' internals (6 Moons site I think)...I'd wait for Steve's advice if I were you!
post #704 of 1867
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Originally Posted by WNBC View Post

Taboo owners.  I am one of you again biggrin.gif.  I had the MKII and now MKIII.

 

I purchased Frank's Taboo.  Arrived today.  Nothing but praise for Frank.  Something got jostled during shipping.  Maybe a screw loose on the inside.  Sounds metallic but I don't know.  The amp plays fine, no problems.  Would any of you worry about something shorting or is it not likely based on the topology?  I don't know the guts of the Taboo.  I don't even know if it is possible for me to open it up simply by removing all screws or does one have to be more careful.  I'm not worried about warranty here by removing the top since I don't have one.  Left a note for Steve but it's already too late for a response.  I could just not think about the loose part but how many of us are really like that?  Sounds great though, more on the sound later.  I need to go through this thread. 

Welcome back to the club WNBC! If the amp is just sitting there and working OK, then it should be fine. Probably a good idea to call Steve just to make sure. The MK III is a nice step up from the previous Taboo's.

post #705 of 1867

Feels good to be back.  After a short stint in the portable world I am ready for the big rigs again.

 

In regards to the Taboo, it could be a rookie mistake on my part.  I tightened the speaker posts and haven't heard anything since.  Either the potentially loose component is snug now or what I was hearing was a loose post.  If I could take a quick peek inside it would give me peace of mind but I may just forget about it for now.

 

Taboo is really doing the TH-600s justice.  The new lucid mode is amazing.  Because I have a different DAC and headphones it will be difficult for me to compare to my previous MKII w/ VCaps.  That was a standout amp as well.  This MKIII is sharp looking with the gauges and extra inputs.  

 

Need to read up on all the 6922 variants for the input tubes the MKIII can accept.  I am going to assume there is talk about tube rolling in these 47 pages.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

WNBC, congrats. You know you can get the Taboo checked by Decware and a new lifetime warranty issued right? About $70 iirc.

Very tightly picked inside, judging from photos of earlier Taboos' internals (6 Moons site I think)...I'd wait for Steve's advice if I were you!

 

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

Welcome back to the club WNBC! If the amp is just sitting there and working OK, then it should be fine. Probably a good idea to call Steve just to make sure. The MK III is a nice step up from the previous Taboo's.

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