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post #1486 of 2076
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Originally Posted by koiloco View Post

Well, the sound of the taboo got me spell-bound.  So I have decided to :
  1. Keep my TEAC DSD DAC
  2. Have the taboo shipped back to me.
  3. Get the CSP3 to use as pre-amp.  Steve guaranteed that this would work perfectly and at the same time further enhances the taboo's SQ.

Until the CSP3 arrives, I will just live without DSD for a while.  

Well,  I am home...again.tongue.gif

PS:  Steve did test the DSD playback from the TEAC DAC on all of his amps.  They all have the same problem=> something in the DAC causing this during DSD playback.

The CSP3 is fantastic, and the Taboo is fantastic. The pair together is even more so. I'm finding the flexibility and sound just ...great...for lack of a better word.

Great choice!
post #1487 of 2076

I heard AD's through a Schiit Mjolnir.  They were very good.  If I didn't already have a set of planars I probably would've pre-ordered that day.  To me, they are a clear upgrade over MD's.

post #1488 of 2076
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

The CSP3 is fantastic, and the Taboo is fantastic. The pair together is even more so. I'm finding the flexibility and sound just ...great...for lack of a better word.

Great choice!
Ca


I just got the parts pulled email for my csp3!not much longer now!
post #1489 of 2076
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Originally Posted by mwindham08 View Post


Ca


I just got the parts pulled email for my csp3!not much longer now!

 

That email has got to be one of the most awesome things ever.  Congrats.

post #1490 of 2076
I just checked the list though and they are short on bases.... Again! Hopefully it won't take too long to get some more in. Thanks
post #1491 of 2076
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Originally Posted by mwindham08 View Post

I just checked the list though and they are short on bases.... Again! Hopefully it won't take too long to get some more in. Thanks

 

I wonder what's going on with those.  That whole base situation seems a bit off lately.  They keep backing up, and the new ones a clearly different.  Good luck.

post #1492 of 2076

Indeed.  I have an early Taboo MKIII and a recent CSP3+.  The Taboo wood is darker than the CSP.  I'll give my CSP a tan next summer.  I guess we can't expect the wood to be always similar unless Steve has one tree for each type of wood and these trees can regenerate.    

 

Out of curiosity, how easy is it to swap out the bases on our own?  If I bought 2 cherry bases from Steve now they would be more likely to be color matched.  Maybe Steve would buy my walnut bases if those are the ones in shortage.

 

 

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Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post
 

I wonder what's going on with those.  That whole base situation seems a bit off lately.  They keep backing up, and the new ones a clearly different.  Good luck.


Edited by WNBC - 9/27/13 at 10:13am
post #1493 of 2076

As I understand it, swapping bases should be pretty easy.

 

My opinion is that the old bases are nicer looking.  It seems like more care was given to the finishes, but I'm pretty much just as ignorant about wood working as I am electrical engineering.  And since the insides sound amazing, I'm pretty happy for now.

post #1494 of 2076

Same here.  No real worries about the color of the bases.  Proper lighting in the room for tube amp is fairly dim so you can't even see the color of the wood anyway ;) 

 

 

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Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post
 

As I understand it, swapping bases should be pretty easy.

 

My opinion is that the old bases are nicer looking.  It seems like more care was given to the finishes, but I'm pretty much just as ignorant about wood working as I am electrical engineering.  And since the insides sound amazing, I'm pretty happy for now.

post #1495 of 2076

Well folks, I have the Taboo MK III up for sale. I scored a deal on my current dream amp, a Cary SLI-80 and the Taboo has to go.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683444/mint-decware-taboo-mk-iii-class-a-single-ended-pentode-amplifier

 

Decware forum fans will get extra tubes besides stock. This is not on the ads which are posted here, on Ebay and on Audiogon.....

 

I can't let go of the CSP2+ yet. We'll see.

 

This is NOT a sale due to any issue with the Taboo. It rocks. But the Cary is an aspirational piece for me.

post #1496 of 2076
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

Well folks, I have the Taboo MK III up for sale. I scored a deal on my current dream amp, a Cary SLI-80 and the Taboo has to go.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683444/mint-decware-taboo-mk-iii-class-a-single-ended-pentode-amplifier

 

Decware forum fans will get extra tubes besides stock. This is not on the ads which are posted here, on Ebay and on Audiogon.....

 

I can't let go of the CSP2+ yet. We'll see.

 

This is NOT a sale due to any issue with the Taboo. It rocks. But the Cary is an aspirational piece for me.

 

Congrats!  Good luck on the sale.

post #1497 of 2076
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Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

Well folks, I have the Taboo MK III up for sale. I scored a deal on my current dream amp, a Cary SLI-80 and the Taboo has to go.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/683444/mint-decware-taboo-mk-iii-class-a-single-ended-pentode-amplifier

 

Decware forum fans will get extra tubes besides stock. This is not on the ads which are posted here, on Ebay and on Audiogon.....

 

I can't let go of the CSP2+ yet. We'll see.

 

This is NOT a sale due to any issue with the Taboo. It rocks. But the Cary is an aspirational piece for me.

 

Congrats!  Good luck on the sale.

 

Thanks OPR8R. I am curious to see how the market is for the Taboo. I think I have a good deal for someone.

post #1498 of 2076

Hi tube rollers for taboo :

 

Have anyone tried the Sophia on taboo? Sophia is a direct replacement , right?  I saw this on Woo audio's website :

 

Sophia Electric™ 274B tube is a premium rectifier tube for a 5U4/5R4/5AR4 direct replacement with 3X longer plate structure, thus it has a deeper, wider sound stage and even smoothier sound than Mullard 5AR4.

post #1499 of 2076

That tube will be a drop in replacement for the stock rectifier. The mesh version would be super cool in the dark too!

post #1500 of 2076
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post
 

That tube will be a drop in replacement for the stock rectifier. The mesh version would be super cool in the dark too!

 

Thx bud.  I will probably try it.  Steve emailed today.  He has gone thru my taboo and given everything 1 last check.  It's being shipped back to me on Monday.

The CSP3 would probably take a few more weeks at least.  :(

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