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10/25/14 at 19:15:04


1  SUPPORT FORUMS FOR CURRENT TUBE GEAR / ZP3 / ZMC1,2,3 / Re: ZP3 due this week
 on: Today at 18:05:50 
Started by hdrider | Post by Archie
For whatever it's worth, I never use the standby mode on my ZP3.  I let everything warm up together and turn everything off when I'm done.  Less switches is probably a good thing.

2  SUPPORT FORUMS FOR CURRENT TUBE GEAR / ZP3 / ZMC1,2,3 / Re: ZP3 due this week
 on: Today at 17:24:47 
Started by hdrider | Post by Paul64
Hi all!  New to the forum.  Have had a Torii MKIV for almost a year now and love it. I just received my new ZP3 this week. And as far as connections go,  the outputs are on the left hand side while looking at the front of the amp. So far am loving it. Still burning it in of course. My question to the group ...mine does not have the standby switch.  Is this something new? The Decware specs show it as standard and part of the amp.  

Thanks,
Paul

3  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Power Regeneration & Decware Amps
 on: Today at 17:21:35 
Started by Palomino | Post by stone_of_tone
Thanks, Lon, Will & Dave...appreciate it.

4  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Today at 16:56:47 
Started by Lon | Post by Lon
The new CD reissue.


5  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: KT66 in Torii MK.3
 on: Today at 16:36:43 
Started by maddog07 | Post by Lon
I have spoken of the differences here before, but they are even more burned in now so here's the latest. Smiley

I believe that the two brands are very similar in sound. The biggest difference that I find in my Torii Mk III is that the TADs have a bit softer sound and a slightly less detailed top end. That leads to a bit of difference in imaging and sound staging, and I would say the TADs are a bit more forgiving and yet dynamic contrasts are a bit more audible (possibly because there's a smidgeon more emphasis on the lower frequencies as there is a smidgeon less on the higher?)

If you're really happy with the Gold Lions, there's really no reason to move to the TADs. I was in a situation where I had Gold Lions and Tung-Sols, a quad each, and three amps I could put them in, and wanted a third quad to try in my Mk II. So that was a chance to try out the TADs. I can live very happily with either the TADs or the Gold Lions in my Mk IIIs. The Tung-Sols are good, but my least favorite of the three. They have an amazing open mid-range and really detailed low frequencies, but the high frequencies are a bit too energetic for my main system, or the system at my parents' place.. The Tung-Sols are doing well in the Mk III in my bedroom system--I"m using a Denon DCD-A100 player there (for both Redbook, SACD and video sources thanks to the excellent DAC within that you can access via coaxial, optical or USB) and that player has a warmer signature, as do the cabling, and the Tung-Sols balance this out well.

6  SUPPORT FORUMS FOR CURRENT TUBE GEAR / ZP3 / ZMC1,2,3 / Re: ZP3 due this week
 on: Today at 16:23:32 
Started by hdrider | Post by Lon
We may all be saying the same thing. On my ZP3, bought a few years ago, when you are looking at the rear of the machine, the left set, just to the right of the IEC inlet, is where the leads from the turntable connect. The rightmost pair, next to the edge of the component, are where the leads to the Preamp connect.

7  SUPPORT FORUMS FOR CURRENT TUBE GEAR / ZP3 / ZMC1,2,3 / Re: ZP3 due this week
 on: Today at 14:54:49 
Started by hdrider | Post by P K
I think i am confused.

My ZP3 is less than a year old, inputs and outputs and the IEC are at the back. Black typewriter finish,

The input from the turntable jacks are in the middle next to the IEC, the output jacks to my preamp are on the left corner at the back (with the transformer at the rear and the tubes facing front).

This seems to be the opposite of your advise?

I do not think my ZP3 would work if the cables were installed in any other way.

What do you think?

8  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Today at 14:41:45 
Started by Lon | Post by Greg12
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique.  Sounds great, but the art is even better, so much so that I had to hang it up on the wall above my stereo.


9  SUPPORT FORUMS FOR CURRENT TUBE GEAR / TORII MK IV / Re: Finally joining the Decware family
 on: Today at 14:37:07 
Started by Phil K | Post by Greg12
Congrats Phil.  You will love you're new rig, guaranteed.  It'll sound great right out of the chute,  but be patient with the break in period.  Once you come of the other side of that process you won't believe yours ears.  I'm jealous you're getting a ZP3.  Some day I'll order one.

Welcome aboard,

Greg

10  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: KT66 in Torii MK.3
 on: Today at 14:26:53 
Started by maddog07 | Post by Greg12
Hey Lon,

I've been curious about the TAD's so I'm glad you mentioned them.  How do they compare to the Gold Lions?  Oh, and maddog7, big thumbs up on kt66's in a MK III.

Greg