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Re: VCAP's in TORII MK III
Reply #15 - 04/21/11 at 07:54:40
 
Congrats! Keep us posted.

Not sure where that link was supposed to go, but it didn't get there. . . .
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Re: VCAP's in TORII MK III
Reply #16 - 04/21/11 at 15:27:06
 
Will do. So far the bass is fat and resolution is not good to be expected. The 88 db speaker I have may be marginal but can't tell yet ultimately. Hoping to get higher efficiency speakers if needed. Otherwise it goes fairly loud overall but nothing like my transistor amp did. Break in is what it is. Does anyone else have VCAPS in their Torii III?
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Re: VCAP's in TORII MK III
Reply #17 - 05/21/11 at 01:11:25
 
Lovethemusic,

There is a new Torii Mk III with V-caps up for sale on AudiogoN.  Is it yours?  If so, was it not coming around for you as you had anticipated?

If not, well then, I think we are due for an update!

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Re: VCAP's in TORII MK III
Reply #18 - 05/21/11 at 01:56:44
 
FS TORII is listed here as well http://www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb22/YaBB.pl?num=1303931629

Karl is a local friend in Ohio. The amp is broken in and sounding very well. Great amp! Seller just has other projects that are more important right now.
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Re: VCAP's in TORII MK III
Reply #19 - 05/22/11 at 14:43:25
 
Sent Karl an email via AudiogoN.  I've posted elsewhere that I wanted to wait until Zen Fest before making any new purchasing decisions, but who knows....

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Re: VCAP's in TORII MK III
Reply #20 - 05/22/11 at 14:53:50
 
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Reply #21 - 05/22/11 at 15:19:57
 
Yeah, I did.  Thanks.  He is also selling the ZDAC.  I sent him an email about them both.
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Re: VCAP's in TORII MK III
Reply #22 - 05/23/11 at 23:32:30
 
Hey guys, there seem to be a couple threads talking about the v-caps Torii. On one ...

http://www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb22/YaBB.pl?num=1305989115/5#5

Doug has V-Cap Torii and used the Esoteric breakin CD most of a few days and has amazing sound when he reported with only 3 weeks play. I decided to check the Esoteric CD out and just ordered one. The following review is an interesting story about the Isotek CD, which is apparently the precursor to the Esoteric one. It is used by Esoteric and Genesis on their own gear and reported to cut massive amounts of burnin time. I am all for that!

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/isotek/cd.html
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Reply #23 - 05/25/11 at 00:57:41
 
Thanks for that link Will. I received my shipping confirmation today for the Esoteric CD from Elusive Disc. I am looking forward to it.
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Re: VCAP's in TORII MK III
Reply #24 - 05/25/11 at 02:43:28
 
Hey there Pale, I look forward to it too! I had one shipped form Galen Carol today. Isn't it amazing how connection with the internet can connect like-minded questers and be so useful? I love it!
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Reply #25 - 05/25/11 at 02:51:06
 
Indeed, it is the connection of common interests that is one of the great features of the net. Looking forward to hearing your assessment of the disc.

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Re: VCAP's in TORII MK III
Reply #26 - 05/31/11 at 15:14:00
 
This might be the most in-depth review of a Torii MK III with V-Caps so far.  The post itself begins on 04-30-11 but the thread itself, while short, is informative.  I don't think it is the same person who recently put up his V-Cap modded Torii for sale.  

http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?aamps&1283540711&openfrom&1&...
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Reply #27 - 05/31/11 at 18:29:54
 
Michael, thank for the link. There is actually a ton of good info in that thread, including a post by Steve, an ERR owner review, someone who used to love Infinity speakers (like me), etc. This is what I tried to post in reply over there, but I had limits from the Audiogon system (I really do not like that site):

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I understand why a low profile designer/manufacturer, especially one a bit iconoclastic and with a dedicated fan base, might generate some of these impressions, but in my dealings with the Decware community, I believe these are inaccurate impressions. Many in the Decware user base have in fact been all over the map with product, and some might be relatively untested, but once seduced, stay seduced. Wink. I came to Decware late in life, having been a builder or owner of everything from Dynakits as a youngster to Carver to Quad (electronics and speakers), Linn, Infinity, Conrad-Johnson, Maggies, Acoustats, Transcendence, etc. I had small systems and monsters.

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Re: VCAP's in TORII MK III
Reply #28 - 05/31/11 at 20:03:06
 
Does anyone know if the TORII  Mk.III that Tone Audio is going to review has VCAPs?
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Reply #29 - 05/31/11 at 20:07:17
 
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Does anyone know if the TORII  Mk.III that Tone Audio is going to review has VCAPs?

I don't, but I am inclined to prefer that it not. Would like to hear their assessment of the stock Torii. Just my preference.
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