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post #76 of 1872
If I had a bifrost I would probably put the money towards something else for now. There seems to be a new Dac every other day. The return on investment is less and somewhere down the road, you can upgrade the bifrost anyway. As good as the concero is, we were listening to a Taboo LCD3 system with a $99 modi right next to it (thanks Jazzerdave!) , and the difference is not a "throw-away" difference in my short experience. The Concero was simply to my tastes in very limited experience a bit better all the way around. I would rather trust Jazzerdave and Nick who have vastly more experience. I haven't compared anything to the bifrost, but if that's what you have, save the money and buy some nice tubes for rolling!!!! Wait around a bit and see what others determine to be a great pairing and buy on recommendation. That way you don't go broke trying 15 different Dacs to find the one that works best.

Or you could order 15 DACs and do all the research for me so I will know which one to buy smily_headphones1.gif
post #77 of 1872

I have a lot of 6922 already!  I have to find some el84 and sv38 variants and other rectifiers to try, we ought to start a tube rolling thread eventually. 

post #78 of 1872

I can't wait to see what JAN-CEP 6922 or my personal favorite JAN-CEP 7308 sounds like in the input position on the Taboo.  

post #79 of 1872
Now that I have a CSP2+ and a Taboo, I will be doing some serious tube buying. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
post #80 of 1872

Problem is Anedio are between batches ATM. I would've already ordered their D2 otherwise.

 

Frank - getting back on topic - good to hear Taboo III is changing nicely and after so few hours.  I have the impression it took 200 hours and more (maybe 500) for my Taboo II's VCAPs to settle. Interested how small or large the improvement is with serious hours.

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That Anedio DAC looks swell, thanks for the tip.
post #81 of 1872

If I were to upgrade the D2 would be on my list of products to try in my personal system.  With the level I'm at right now with the taboo and my current DAC, and with different products being different prices for varous reasons at this level, I would definitely have to try before I buy.  Now I'm using headphones less and less.  My speakers dont really have extreme extension or resolution.  The resolution is nice but I am not getting the most out of my equipment when I use them, so in that sense I don't feel much of a need to upgrade!  Sometimes I want a closer or more involved listen and I take out my HE-500, but generally speakers are just easier to listen to in almost all ways.

post #82 of 1872
Thread Starter 

I swapped out the Stock SV83 and the 6922 Genelex today and out some Amerex EL84 O getter in with a Bugle Boy in the driver section. A very nice improvement over stock so it letting me hear differences with the swapping of tubes. i have lots of driver tubes to keep trying it with and it should be interesting to see how the different tubes change the sound. I do like the sv83 also which are the stock Russian tubes that Steve favors so much in his designs,

post #83 of 1872
Hey Frank, do you have the 4 pin XLR option or not? Can you tell me (if you do) whether you get two separate stereo outputs with that option instead of left/right channel with the 3 pin XLR jacks?
post #84 of 1872
Thread Starter 
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Hey Frank, do you have the 4 pin XLR option or not? Can you tell me (if you do) whether you get two separate stereo outputs with that option instead of left/right channel with the 3 pin XLR jacks?

I have the 4 pin option and yes it wo 4 pin plugs so you can use two balanced headphones

post #85 of 1872

Sweet!!!  I made it to page four...Heh,  Don't worry I wont do this every day...L3000.gif

post #86 of 1872
I am almost off page 4!
post #87 of 1872

Well hurry up your holding up the line!!! beerchug.gif

 

Yeah, I know, "Chill out man, we're soldering as fast as we can!!"  Can't help it I get like that some times.

post #88 of 1872
What do you guys think of these speakers for the Taboo: http://www.parkeraudio.net/95_sig.htm

95dB efficiency, where the manual says 96+, but I like the way they look and people gush about synergy with Steve's other amps.

I'm checking out some used Klipsch Heresys over the weekend too, I scoped a few pairs on my local CL and I like the way they look, but heard iffy things about performance without a few mods.
Edited by toschek - 3/22/13 at 5:49pm
post #89 of 1872
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What do you guys think of these speakers for the Taboo: http://www.parkeraudio.net/95_sig.htm

95dB efficiency, where the manual says 96+, but I like the way they look and people gush about synergy with Steve's other amps.

I'm checking out some used Klipsch Heresys over the weekend too, I scoped a few pairs on my local CL and I like the way they look, but heard iffy things about performance without a few mods.

Never heard of those. The three brands I know are Tektron and the Omega Speaker I has=d owned and sold worked well with the Taboo, Check otu both those website for the speakers from tekton and alsol ook at Omega designed by Lois Choco he got some really nice high efficiency speakers as we. There is also a high efficiency forum on the audio asylum to get some great ideas to run with as well as the audio circle. Plus dont forget Steve amkes some cool speakers like the planar ribbon tweeter monitor. his speaker probably sound awesome with the Taboo

post #90 of 1872
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Originally Posted by toschek View Post

What do you guys think of these speakers for the Taboo: http://www.parkeraudio.net/95_sig.htm

95dB efficiency, where the manual says 96+, but I like the way they look and people gush about synergy with Steve's other amps.

I'm checking out some used Klipsch Heresys over the weekend too, I scoped a few pairs on my local CL and I like the way they look, but heard iffy things about performance without a few mods.

Never heard of those. The three brands I know are Tektron and the Omega Speaker I has=d owned and sold worked well with the Taboo, Check otu both those website for the speakers from tekton and alsol ook at Omega designed by Lois Choco he got some really nice high efficiency speakers as we. There is also a high efficiency forum on the audio asylum to get some great ideas to run with as well as the audio circle. Plus dont forget Steve amkes some cool speakers like the planar ribbon tweeter monitor. his speaker probably sound awesome with the Taboo

It does sound awesome with the Taboo! DM945's

 

I am up to the middle of Page 2. More importantly, only one Taboo ahead of me that is not shipping or in QC!


Edited by longbowbbs - 3/22/13 at 6:22pm
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