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Message started by Melvin on 12/24/17 at 11:38:38

Title: Christmas present to self.
Post by Melvin on 12/24/17 at 11:38:38

Hi guys .. new member here. I placed an order a couple of days ago and, of course, the wait begins. I've read about Decware amps for years and decided it was high time to hear one for myself. The amp will be paired with Omega's Super 3i Monitors. Source is a Bluesound Node 2 streaming Deezer HiFi and my own library of music (uncompressed flac). I'm hoping the UFO will be quite a step up from the little APPJ PA0901A integrated I'm using right now. I'm excited. Merry Christmas!

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by HockessinKid on 12/24/17 at 12:14:06

Welcome Melvin.

HK

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by SonicSeeker on 12/24/17 at 16:21:15

Welcome Melvin, sounds like it will be a nice system, enjoy.

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Melvin on 12/25/17 at 11:30:27

Thanks guys, I appreciate the warm welcome.

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Jeff of Arabica on 12/26/17 at 05:20:57

Melvin,
That Zen amp will be a beautiful pairing to your Omega speakers.  The synergy between these two brands is pretty exceptional.  You will find great joy in listening to your new amp through your Omegas.  

Bluesound Node 2 does a nice job with streaming and is also one of the few devices that fully unfold MQA files via Tidal.  

Welcome aboard!

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Melvin on 12/26/17 at 13:14:16

Thanks Jeff. I've read of the great synergy with Omega's speakers in general and the Super 3i's in particular. I'm very happy with my Omega's and, while I keep saying I'm off the merry-go-round, I just have to hear one of Steve's amps for myself. I've been intrigued with this approach for some time now and wish I had gone down this road earlier.

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Melvin on 12/27/17 at 12:44:50

So, after reading a bit more on these forums I see an anniversary edition of the SE84UFO has been in development. Seems my timing sucks. Should I cancel my order and wait for the new one to be released? What would you guys do?

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Lon on 12/27/17 at 12:57:28

Hey Melvin,

Could be about a year before the anniversary edition is available, and I suspect it will cost 1.5 to 2 times what the current model does. Though that gives you time to save. . . you could have an SE84UFO that sounds fantastic (by all reports) very soon rather than one quite  bit later.

Food for thought.

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Melvin on 12/27/17 at 14:20:57

Hi Lon .. thank you! You've helped put my mind at ease. I suppose I let a bit of disappointment set in thinking maybe I should have read more before ordering. I won't be cancelling.

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Lon on 12/27/17 at 14:29:48

You could go either way, but this way, you'll have great sound sooner! ;) Glad you're here Melvin, and now begins  . . . the wait.

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by JOMAN on 12/27/17 at 16:35:35

Hey Melvin and welcome,

Just wanted to add to Lon’s “great sound sooner” comment...

I have a SE84UFO2 paired with Omega S3HOXRS speakers (also a CSP3).  I also have read about the Anniversary Edition and am very happy to see it in the works but it has not caused me to have any regrets about purchasing the SE84UFO2.  

The problem that I am having is justifying the purchase of the Anniversary Edition because of the ‘great sound’ that I currently have, I don’t want to change anything.  But if you can take ‘great sound’ and make it ‘greater sound’ or possibly ‘greatest sound’ (if that’s possible) then, maybe????  But why when I can be very happy with what I have and want for nothing more.  I think you’ll understand my dilemma once you get your Zen amp.

It’s all part of the ‘fun’ of this hobby that I don’t think will ever change.
Cheers  

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by SonicSeeker on 12/27/17 at 16:40:03

I would agree with Lon and JOMAN, the current amp you ordered is an amazing piece and will let you experience the Decware sound and if you get the urge to try the new amp when it comes out than do so down the road. Many of us have started with one amp and tried others in the line because of curiosity and the love of the Decware sound. Some of us here also have many amps and can't part with any of them ;)

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Melvin on 12/28/17 at 10:18:16

Thanks guys. I appreciate your thoughts on the matter. Something new is always just around the corner and is a chance we all take. Nonetheless, the SE84UFO has a great reputation and I expect to be very happy with my purchase. As Lon mentioned .. now the wait begins. A number of years ago I purchased a ZSB and the wait was about 3 months IIRC. I'm hoping it will be less this time around. Hey, a guy can dream, no?  :)

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Archie on 12/28/17 at 16:31:51

Judging from the build list you shouldn't have that long this time.  I'm hoping it's more like 4 to 5 weeks for my ZROCK2.

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Melvin on 12/28/17 at 23:21:35

Hey Archie .. that's encouraging! The list as of December 19th shows 37 new orders. Not bad at all. Anyone know how often the list gets updated? Of course, I realise it's the holiday season. Just curious is all.

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by ginny on 12/31/17 at 18:31:45

Melvin,”The list as of December 19th shows 37 new orders”

.....and 2 of which (Dec 6th) are mine, an SE84UFO and a CSP3, for which I am excited to say I have recently changed to a Torii MKlV with a stepped attenuator, beeswax type ll caps and Tungsol KT66 output tubes.

From what I have seen, they have updated the amp order list about once a week, so I would expect you will see your order by next weeks end as they have been on a Holiday break for the week.

When I recently spoke to Steve, he said expect about an 8 week wait.

Title: Re: Christmas present to self.
Post by Melvin on 01/01/18 at 01:00:55

Thank you ginny! I hope the time frame for mine will be similar. Best of luck with the new gear.

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