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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #15 - 10/28/12 at 21:01:34
 
I doubt I will go much lower, if any, but priced dropped to $1,200 and I will cover shipping to most States and Paypal fees. I will post on Audiogon later this week if I don’t make a sale here. Thanks!
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #16 - 11/02/12 at 06:12:17
 
Amp  sold.
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #17 - 11/06/12 at 23:44:58
 
As it turns out, my amp was one of the earlier units that were wired a bit differently, so the instructions did not match this amp how to properly bridge it into one channel.  I was already working a deal with a guy so I went through with the sale. However right before I shipped it off, I did successfully bridge the amp and it probably would have been just enough power for my center channel.  

My experiences has brought me to the conclusion that up until about 20 -30 watts, every +3db in amplifier gain really shows up on the output. Past that, the differences in power are not even close. That is, comparing with equivalent efficiently speakers.  When Steve D. says the Torii MK II is a pretty ballsy 25 watt per channel amplifier, it’s not marketing hype, it is ballsy. Going from 6 to 12 watts on the SE34I.3 made a huge difference. Going from my 60 watt KT-88 amp to my 25 watt Torii shows little difference in needed head room or listing level. My speakers are rated 102dB @ 2.83 volts/1 meter.  However I think that can be deceiving because I have heard speakers rated less, that when fed equivalent power, sound as loud. I have no clue how they rate them rather it be pink noise, 1 khz, etc. but when Steve talks about the speakers impedance curve it make perfect sense. Some say that my series of Klipsch don’t come alive until they have a couple hundred watts at their disposal. I will say that they did not come alive with this amp at 6 watts per channel, they do with my Torii, but when bridged with my center channel that has about the same efficiency this amp really started to wake it up. I wish that I would have had the time to see what this amp sounded like bridged into one of my Left or Right speakers.  Two of these bridged for a two channel set up might be something special with the right speakers. I know the gentlemen that bought this from me is absolutely loving it.  
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #18 - 11/21/12 at 03:52:38
 
Hello,

I am the guy who has become the lucky new owner of this extraordinary amp. I was running it with stock tubes for a bit to get a sense of the sound. It amazed me. I had previously been running a Zen with the EX mods and V-Caps, so I had a sense of what to expect of the Decware sound, but I was surprised by the differences. The Zen can be a very unforgiving amp. The SE34I.3 just loves to play music.

Now, I have replaced the stock tubes with mid-60s Phillips/Siemens platinum 6922s, mid-70s Blackburn Mullard EL34s, and a Rogers branded Mullard 5AR4. What a difference! It sounds like a wholly new amplifier again in terms of resolution. The soundstage is enormous and the transients engulf me when I listen. I frequently find it hard to get up from my spot.

So, yes, I am loving it. If you are considering getting a SE34I.3, trust me: it is worth every penny.

Thanks again, Steve, for making this transaction happen.

Jon Eben
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #19 - 11/21/12 at 04:52:34
 
Jon,

I had the model before, the .2, and will agree, great amplifiers, stellar bang for buck deal!

Welcome, and stick about!
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #20 - 12/02/12 at 19:09:03
 
Jon,
I'm also the very happy owner of a SE34I.3 which has been in my system for about two months.  I'd like to try the same tubes you mention.  Where did you purchase your tubes?  Most of my tube purchases in the past have been from Andy at Vintage Tube Services, and I'll contact him tomorrow, but just looking for other sources.

By the way, this amp replaced a very high cost 300B SET amp and to my ears sounds just as good.  In the interim I had a less expensive 45 amp that in some ways I preferred over the 300B amp but not quite enough power (sometimes).  I think I'm getting almost all the subtle detail and finesse of the 45 tube with the Rachel.  Got to love that!  

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