The Decware TABOO MK 111 Thread
Apr 27, 2013 at 8:47 AM Post #436 of 2,099

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I'm the next taboo in line!!!  deep breath...
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Mine has been on the bench all week!!!
 
Hopefully it will ship next week, must...try...lucid mode...
 
Apr 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM Post #437 of 2,099

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Here are a few pics now that the weekend is here and I have some time....
 
I installed the Philips 5R4GYS, just to see how it sounds, but I have < 12 hrs on the Taboo as I had to get some sleep last night.
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Apr 28, 2013 at 12:56 AM Post #438 of 2,099

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I am a fan of the new lucid mode. Fun!!!! It does seem a bit beyond "natural," but it creates an out-of-head expansive Soundstage! I find myself turning it on a whole lot. I am also really enjoying the CSP paired with the MK3. I really wish I had more nerd-fi experience to fall back on and some tube experience. Still, I am very pleased with how it is going so far. I couldn't imagine much better. Maybe a bit more bass punch from the HD800s. I can't wait to get some help from Dave and Nick when time allows. I want to get this setup completely dialed in.
 
Apr 28, 2013 at 4:10 PM Post #442 of 2,099

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If I wanted to use a Turntable with the New Taboo III would the CSP 2 be all I need to add?   Mark

No. If you don't already have one, you will need a phono preamp (moving magnet or moving coil or both). Something like Steve's ZP3 for moving magnet alone. There are also less expensive phono preamps which you can consider here:
 
http://www.musicdirect.com/c-531-phono-preamps.aspx
http://store.acousticsounds.com/c/67/Phono_Pre_Amps
http://loungeaudio.com/
 
Apr 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM Post #443 of 2,099

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Great looking new additions everyone...I have been at a Scout outing so I am just getting caught up. Congrats to all on the new toys!!
 
Apr 29, 2013 at 1:24 AM Post #444 of 2,099

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I am in a state of awe. This is so much fun. I may become house-bound. The HD800s are a lot of fun with these two amps. I really can't imagine having any more fun than this. I wish I had the LCD3s to complement the system, but I am totally satisfied.
 
Apr 29, 2013 at 9:02 AM Post #445 of 2,099

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So far with the HD800's in SE I prefer Old Lucid mode over New or Lucid Off. The Mullard EL84's. USAF-596 and Genelax 6922 are workin' it and I finally found the combined settings for pairing up the CSP2+ and the Taboo MK III for my ears.
 
Whew.......Sounds awesome though!
 
Apr 29, 2013 at 3:14 PM Post #446 of 2,099

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Eric, what does New Lucid do with the 800s you don't like as much?

Cheers, Andre
 
Apr 29, 2013 at 3:21 PM Post #447 of 2,099

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Andre, it is too wide a sound stage more often than not. Steve feels and I agree that New Lucid Mode is best with small group recording of 1-4 musicians with simple miking.
 
We listened to some jazz recorded that way and NLM really enhanced it. As the production gets bigger, I find it becomes a bit diffuse and cavernous. OLM seems to add just the right amount of cross feed for most recording for me with the HD800. That may be due to the wider sound stage the HD800's already possess.  
 
So with the HD800, OLM has become my default choice and I will either turn it off or switch on NLM as needed.
 
Apr 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM Post #448 of 2,099

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Ah, that's interesting...much more to it than I expected. Thanks Eric.
 
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Apr 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM Post #450 of 2,099

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So far with the HD800's in SE I prefer Old Lucid mode over New or Lucid Off. The Mullard EL84's. USAF-596 and Genelax 6922 are workin' it and I finally found the combined settings for pairing up the CSP2+ and the Taboo MK III for my ears.
 
Whew.......Sounds awesome though!

 
You're a week or two ahead of me. I'm still trying to burn-in the stock tubes so I can hear their true sound before rolling. I'm glad I resisted the urge to roll on day 1. The stock tubes, after less than a week, have already started to blossom. Listening to this amp is a blast.
 

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