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post #721 of 1864
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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

Give them a bit to break in and your patience will be rewarded.  If I remember right, my Taboo blossomed in about a week.  My LCD-2's are about a year old and are pretty sweet sounding, especially on the Taboo Mk3.  Enjoy beerchug.gif

post #722 of 1864

Anyone have any experience with the Taboo and either the HR-1s or ZOBs.  I am thinking about using the Taboo in my main (video based) system.  I would run the front outputs of my Aragon processor into one of the Taboo inputs and run my Wyred4Sound DAC into the other input.  My Aragon 5 channel amp would handle center and sub with the Taboo handling front channels.  I would just have to buy a pair of efficient speakers because the Taboo isn't going to drive my Martin Logans.

 

The way I've got it sketched out now is that the Taboo will go into my living room in a headphone only system with the W4S DAC and a Sonic Frontiers transport.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #723 of 1864
I have sent a couple emails to a few people at Decware with no response in about a week. Is this normal? I know they take their time to make great one of a kind products, but was just curious about a few things before I decide to buy.
post #724 of 1864
^ As I understand it, this is normal. You're better to ring, and if you get Steve Deckert you've won the jackpot - he has all the time in the world for his customers.

Alternatively, try emailing Sarah@Decware.com and/or search the Decware forums which contain Steve's infrequent but useful answers and announcements and numerous opinions, experiences and problems/answers from many Decware owners.
post #725 of 1864
+1 call. E- mail is not the best.
post #726 of 1864

Yep, Steve may take a little longer depending on how busy he is.  Sarah usually responds fairly quickly.

 

You could check their forums for the answer.

 

Oh, and you may just want to ask here, also, one of us might know what you want to know.


Edited by bearFNF - 6/22/13 at 9:37pm
post #727 of 1864

It's a month since I ordered and I've almost made it from page 6 all the way to page 4, whooooo!!  :)

 

The long waiting time is quite nice in a way, as it gives me something to look forward to and allows plenty of time to contemplate an investment in an LCD-3.

 

Also, I can start shopping around for tubes to play with.  Does anyone have tube suggestions already? 

post #728 of 1864

I have a pair of NOS Mullard EL84's with the stock 6N1P in front. USAF-596 as the Rectifier (You need an adapter for that one)

post #729 of 1864
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Also, I can start shopping around for tubes to play with.  Does anyone have tube suggestions already? 

I have an Amperex Orange Globe for the input stage, Philips 5R4GYS rectifier, and stock output tubes.  I'll likely roll EL84's soon though.

post #730 of 1864

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I have an Amperex Orange Globe for the input stage, Philips 5R4GYS rectifier, and stock output tubes.  I'll likely roll EL84's soon though.

 

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I have a pair of NOS Mullard EL84's with the stock 6N1P in front. USAF-596 as the Rectifier (You need an adapter for that one)

 

Thanks for the pointers.  Did you find these tubes an improvement over the stock ones?

post #731 of 1864
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Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post

I have an Amperex Orange Globe for the input stage, Philips 5R4GYS rectifier, and stock output tubes.  I'll likely roll EL84's soon though.

 

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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

I have a pair of NOS Mullard EL84's with the stock 6N1P in front. USAF-596 as the Rectifier (You need an adapter for that one)

 

Thanks for the pointers.  Did you find these tubes an improvement over the stock ones?

Increase in low end and overall slam.....Something I prefer....

post #732 of 1864
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Thanks for the pointers.  Did you find these tubes an improvement over the stock ones?

For me, the rectifier balanced things out a bit.  The Amperex cleaned up the low-end while giving mid-bass a bit more oomph.

 

BTW, I also tried an Amperex Bugle Boy up front.  I didn't like it though.  I felt that while it gave the upper end a bit of air, it sounded to me that it came at the expense of low-end drive.


Edited by OPR8R - 6/25/13 at 4:52am
post #733 of 1864

Ive tried the Amperex Orange Globe and the JAN Sylvania 6922 Green Label.

 

I think the Sylvania provides a slight brighter sound and a little more clarity compared to the Orange Globe.

Probably a little less bass impact with the Sylvania, but bass detail is still really great. 

 

Definitely worth checking out.

post #734 of 1864
Thread Starter 

I am going to post some 6922 , 6Dj8 and some Amperex EL84 for sale if anyone is interest please pM me. The Bugle Boys,Orange Globe and i hav eone Siemens eC88 . All these tunes test as new and also have Matsusuita 6922 made wilt Mullard tooling

post #735 of 1864
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I am going to post some 6922 , 6Dj8 and some Amperex EL84 for sale if anyone is interest please pM me. The Bugle Boys,Orange Globe and i hav eone Siemens eC88 . All these tunes test as new and also have Matsusuita 6922 made wilt Mullard tooling

 

I have been out of high-end audio (but I am getting back into it with my purchase of a Taboo 3) so I went to dig out my tube box.  I had forgotten that about ten years I went on a NOS binge and found a bunch of Brimar SLN CV5358s, about a dozen RAM Sovtek's, a couple of Amperex Orange globes, a couple of unidentified labelled CV293 Gold Pin (I think they're Mullard SLNs) and a few Telefunken 6922s and Mullard 6DJ8s.  I am not sure why I bought so many; maybe I was loading up for the end of the world.

 

I guess I can do a lot of rolling once I get the amp set-up.  Any suggestions about what I might want to try first?  Thanks.


Edited by IHMEYERS - 6/26/13 at 11:39am
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