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SE34I.2 owners:  Talk to me!
03/17/09 at 10:55:35
 
I'll soon be joining the ranks of the SE34.I2 owners.  I'd love it if current owners would contribute their impressions, tips, and thoughts.  Thanks!
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Reply #1 - 03/19/09 at 23:15:46
 
Wow, the silence is deafening!

Sarah let me know mine was shipped today!
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Reply #2 - 03/24/09 at 22:14:57
 
Well, I got my Integrated today.

Got more, or different from what I bargained for. .  . I ordered a four input/one volume control version, I got the one input/two volume control version. . . .

So I still have to use my ZBox and my CSP2 to have three inputs. . . not what I had planned!
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Reply #3 - 03/24/09 at 23:09:07
 
I'd be sending it back!!
Good Luck with it, Lon, really looking forward to your impressions.
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Reply #4 - 03/25/09 at 02:29:50
 
I've got an email in to Steve.  I had him add the treble cut circuit he debuted on the new SE Torii .  . . maybe that meant no further inputs were possible? Doesn't appear so to me but maybe. Still I think he would have told me that.

Anyway, I'm bummed because I wanted to just use the Integrated by itself, not the Integrated, ZBox and CSP2.

It's way early, but the sound is good.  I used the tube complement out of my SE34 EL Monoblocks as they're well broken in, as opposed to the new tubes (of course, I used the rectifiers sent as the Monoblocks are solid state rectified).  The sound is very much like what I had with those in the system currently, though I do sense a differnece the extra drive stage and the tube rectification.
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Reply #5 - 03/25/09 at 14:30:48
 
Now listening to the Integrated fed directly by the SACD player. . . sound is very good.  Dynamic!
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Reply #6 - 03/28/09 at 16:38:38
 
Sound has done some fluctuating, but it's very good.  I've now got the ZBox so I can at least switch between two of the three sources (I had Steve add an extra input to the ZBox) and I've discovered through further experimentation that the bad hum in my system was not coming from the ZBox.

The main differences in the sound in the system in comparison to the former system with the CSP2 and the SE34 Monoblocks are:  more dynamics; more "open" sound; less rich and layered a sound.

It's still "early." Cheesy
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Reply #7 - 03/31/09 at 00:34:25
 
I've removed the ZBox. . . and I think the sound is better.  More bass, more dynamics, a good simple signal path.  Just a pain to switch between sources, which I do a few times a day.

Haven't heard anything from Steve. . . I'd rather not call and disrupt his work day, so I'll sit tight.  I can live with the amp this way (especially since I just bought Bob's Torii Mark II and this is likely to become my main amp) but it's odd to not get what you expect.

Good sound; I'm right now listening to the PBS News Hour and it's a trip to hear such great sound.
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Reply #8 - 04/20/09 at 11:30:24
 
I'm back in town and listening to the Integrated. . . . This is so far my favorite Decware amp of all the four I've had.  So "integrated" in sonic parameters.  So nice and euphonious with the 6N2Ps and the cryo'd "Modern Mullard" EL34s.  So glad I could afford this.

Soon enough I'll have Bob's Torii II to hear!
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Reply #9 - 04/23/09 at 14:14:10
 
I need to add that this amp was ordered with the "treble cut" circuit.

Wow.  Very versatile.  Just what a lot of my recordings need.  So glad I did order it that way.
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Reply #10 - 04/23/09 at 15:43:38
 
Lon: Can you say a bit more about the above feature?
Thanks, Don
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Reply #11 - 04/23/09 at 17:24:58
 
Not much more to say really.  It cuts the treble, it's got two little knobs in the back, one for each channel, and it pretty muc goes from full treble to about one-quarter treble I think, maybe it kills all the treble, hard to say with the RL2s.  So you can adjust the treble for each channel. I believe that this circuit is outside the signal path; I know that it is in the Torii Mark II and i would guess that it is in this application as well.

Steve charged me 85 dollars for it.
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Reply #12 - 04/30/09 at 22:15:36
 
Lon,

try 6N23P drivers. The sensitivity will drop, but the sound will stop being "plastic"  :)
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Reply #13 - 04/30/09 at 23:11:43
 
Well, aren't they a Russian 6DJ8 variant?  I've tried lots of 6DJ8s. . . .

I'm very happy with the 6N2Ps. . . . but I'll probably seek out the 6N23Ps.  (But at the moment I am so so so very tired of tube rolling).  Thanks.
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Reply #14 - 05/01/09 at 21:29:02
 
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