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Lon
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #15 - 07/11/12 at 20:19:12
 
John, that's the irony of the Decware amps and speakers: they're fantastic audio at great prices. . . and they deserve and thrive on the very best sources, which aren't always such a great price!
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #16 - 07/12/12 at 00:59:01
 
John,
Can do. I will bring my Wadia and maybe my Wyred4Sound DAC.
I live less than 100 miles away from E. Peoria, easy drive for me.
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #17 - 07/12/12 at 13:39:02
 
Lon,
I know what you mean!

Donnie,
That would be great. I would love to hear the Wyred4Sound DAC.

John
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #18 - 08/02/12 at 17:00:09
 
can anybody who has been to the Decware Zenfest in the past - recommend a hotel close to Decware HQ for the 2012 event?
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #19 - 08/02/12 at 22:27:34
 
Fairfield Inn & Suites, East Peoria. 1-309-699-4100
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #20 - 08/03/12 at 02:39:57
 
Try the Baymount on War Memorial if you don't mind a little farther drive (and getting lost the first time you go there).  We keep going back there (good free breakfast) and this years room rates were really good when I booked my room.

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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #21 - 08/06/12 at 15:34:19
 
thanks all - I'll check these places out.
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #22 - 08/06/12 at 15:50:26
 
On the subject of the Wyred4Sound DAC... I have been a Theta Digital fan since the late 80's.  Theta was way ahead of most digital products for over a decade.  I just received a Wyred DAC-2 last week, and it is the first DAC I've ever heard that is a worthy challenger to my Theta gear... I've only got a few hours on it, but initial impressions and comparisons... it's a keeper and best my 1999 vintage Theta in most areas of sonic performance - albeit very slightly and only easily detectable in direct, level matched AB and ABX testing.  
However, where the Wyred wins hands down, no comparison, is in its connection options, flexibility, and of course can accept high bit rate, high sample rate streams and USB, and serve as a digital preamp.  It looks like the Wyred4Sound DAC is going to turn out to be a very high-value piece of kit from both a sonic & functionality perspective.  You should check one out, I think you'll be glad you did.
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #23 - 08/06/12 at 16:21:54
 
I've heard great things about that DAC, and favorable comparisons to my PWD II. And like that DAC, it can take I2S over HDMI from a tansport (at the moment the only one I know of is the PWT). I tell you, I2S over HDMI from my PWT into my PWD II is the best sounding connection yet.
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #24 - 08/06/12 at 16:59:43
 
I'm a fan of PSA products - have my whole system configured with PS power cords and I have a Power Plant Premierm, which I now consider a "must have" component in the chain every since hearing the improvment it wrought the first time I ever heard one.  I have not had a chance to audition the PW DAC or Transport, but they are definitely components that have piqued my interest.
I'm just a couple of weeks away from hearing/owning my first Decware product, a Rachael Tongue, and completing my first full range, high efficiency, crossoverless, single driver speaker project.  So this, along with the new Wyred DAC is about all the "change" my system can stand for a bit - I'll be on auditory overload for awhile getting a handle on all this "newness"... Shocked

- you wouldn't be bringing your PW DAC & Transport to this year's Zenfest would ya?
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #25 - 08/06/12 at 17:15:35
 
You're going to really enjoy Rachael with thw W4S. As you say, your whole system is going to change!

I won't be able to make Decfest, and if I did I'd be traveling on two motorized wheels and not bringing any components along with me. . . .
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #26 - 08/06/12 at 20:27:58
 
Lon, When I saw you name at the bottom of this thread, I thought you were going to say you were coming this year......:-(

Come on Lon, ride the bike up to East Peoria!!!!
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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #27 - 08/06/12 at 20:39:32
 
Not gong to happen I'm afraid. I have one trip this year yet, to Ohio, and it has an important event attached to it and it's not in October I'm afraid.
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DECFEST 2012 - NEW MONOS?
Reply #28 - 08/16/12 at 06:34:24
 
This year will be the debut of the Zen TORII Monoblocks...  After a year of enjoying the prototypes these are going into production.  A partial build shown below:



Be the first to hear what would happen if Decware were to build a higher power amplifier... could be scary!

(Don't ask the price, we don't know yet.  When you see it on the web site, we'll know the price.)

Also by this years fest you'll all be treated to the Super Zen - best SE84C amp yet.  It's impressive... and when we release the details everyone with any year SE84B or SE84C series can turn their amps into a Super Zen too, by implementing the Christmas Keeps Coming Mod that we plan to introduce at the fest.

So we're looking forward to lots of fun this year!

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Re: DECFEST 2012
Reply #29 - 08/16/12 at 13:32:17
 
Saaaaaaaaaaaweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait.
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