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post #706 of 1867
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Originally Posted by WNBC View Post

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.

 

 

 

 

Glad it was the post. I had the speakers hooked to them and probably did not tighten them when I switched the amps. Let me know if there any issues John. I do not believe there will be.

post #707 of 1867

Thanks Frank, I think it was the posts too. 

 

 

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Glad it was the post. I had the speakers hooked to them and probably did not tighten them when I switched the amps. Let me know if there any issues John. I do not believe there will be.

post #708 of 1867

well I have had my T3 for a short time now, and as with everyone else, it improves with playtime, I haven't played around with it a whole lot as for headgear other then my LCD2s, but I am liking what I am hearing, of course higher bit rates is the only way to go, more later,

 

as for the single ended output covers/inserts? I've found a very nice solution, I am using some rubber plugs from work to keep them closed up while not in use, and they fit perfetly, they are 1 3/4" long and wind up inseting 1", here's some pics of them, and how they fit, 

 

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if anyone would like some, PM me your name and address, and I will ship you out some, no charge, as I get them free from work,  

post #709 of 1867

Some good news this evening. :) Happy to find a "parts pulled" email. Not too long now.

post #710 of 1867
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Some good news this evening. :) Happy to find a "parts pulled" email. Not too long now.

 

 

That is such a good feeling.

 

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post #711 of 1867

Excellent news!

post #712 of 1867

My Taboo MKIII is up for sale in the classifieds. It's ready to ship straight from Decware in MINT condition! Check out the post for details if your interested :)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/668703/decware-zen-taboo-mkiii-planar-headphone-amplifier

post #713 of 1867
Could you elaborate on "music sounded distant and cavernous" (or words to that effect)?

Was that in all modes or just super-extra-special-lucid?

You need to put up better pictures man!

Cheers.
post #714 of 1867

Hi AiDee,

 

Distant and cavernous are the best words I can find to describe the effect really. Vocals were buried in the mix and instruments were just sounding "reverby". This happened ONLY with the left single ended headphone jack and only when OLD lucid mode was engaged. With NONE of the lucid modes engaged I would get no sound from that particular headphone jack. With old AND new lucid modes engaged with that jack, the music sounded same, just more upfront and louder. Still distant and "echoy". It was odd but remedied by just using one of the other 3 jacks available on the amp. Everything came back to life after that and things sounded really great with my LCD 2's!

 

I spoke with Decware today and the issue is completely fixed and ready to go! Hope this helps :)

post #715 of 1867
Cool, thanks - sounds like it was early teething problems in production!

Good luck with the sale - it's a good deal for someone - and your next amp(s) wink.gif
post #716 of 1867

My amp has SOLD!

post #717 of 1867

HPDJ,

Congratulations.ksc75smile.gif  I had a feeling it would go fast.


Edited by Rizlaw - 6/20/13 at 4:50pm
post #718 of 1867

Thanks Rizlaw! :)

post #719 of 1867
I know alot of you guys are using the CSP2+ as a preamp. Any other preamp recommendations for the taboo?
post #720 of 1867
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Originally Posted by HPDJ View Post

My amp has SOLD!


Happy to have bought it, especially from such a first rate seller.

 

Can't wait to get it.  Just bought a pair of LCD 2's to use with it.  Hopefully it will sound as good as the reviews...

 

Instant system if you will, just add $$$.  smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by IHMEYERS - 6/22/13 at 10:33am
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