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SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
10/24/12 at 14:42:58
 
Only two days old. The amp looks and sounds wonderful. I bought this amp to use for my center channel but even bridged for 12 watts I don't think it has quite enough power to keep up with my Torii MKII. It is so close but in the long run I don't think I will be happy with it for home theater. I have used it for about two hours. No 12 week wait and you save some money. Below is the config I purchased. It will come with the stock tubes. Price is frim at $1,200 + shipping and I will split the paypal fees with the buyer. Unit will ship from 64118 zip code.

Thanks for looking,

Steve A.


SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated $1,449.00 amplifier 6 watts Configuration 2 - Single pair of input jacks - one volume control Select Voltage: 110/120 Volts Wood Base: Black Figured Base Tube Compliment: Ship with tubes 6N2P Option: No additional tubes Treasures: No additional output tubes Volume Control: 20 position gold contact stepped attenuator - adds $100 Outputs: No line level outputs Signal Capacitors: Decware's Audiophile signal capacitors Knob: Ebony Knob.
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #1 - 10/24/12 at 15:15:59
 
Have you tried it with 6N1P tubes? Should give you a healthy dollop of more headroom. . . .

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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #2 - 10/24/12 at 17:11:43
 
Thanks Lon. I sure did, I purchased it with tubes and that is what it came with. I even tried the 6N2P. I don't think my input gain is the problem because I am clipping the amp. It's sad too because it is so close. If it had another 5 watts I think it would be perfect for my application. Although my speakers have a high SPL, I have a feeling they are a part of the problem. Its close enough I might get used to it but I would rather sell it to someone while it is brand new, then mess with it later and probably not recoup as much of my money back. I would send it back to Decware - restock fee but Decware has been good to me and I would rather not do that.  Especially if someone is interested now, they would not need to wait for theirs to be built.
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #3 - 10/24/12 at 18:20:44
 
Understood Roy, I just saw it said 6N2P in the description and I know that though these impart a lovely lush sound they do drop the headroom in comparison to a 6N1P (at least in the amps I owned, a .2 and a pair of monoblock EL34 Steve no longer makes). If you were that close with the 6N2Ps I wanted to be sure you tried the 6N1P.

I bet someone scoops this up because as you say. . .no waiting! Smiley Best of luck with the sale, and a replacement amp.
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #4 - 10/24/12 at 19:55:02
 
I see what you mean. I think it means I did not purchase the 6N2P that was another option. I did buy it with the stock tubes. It's too bad Steve does not make a mono Torii. It's probably not worth it to him because I doubt too many people would be interested.But a 25 watt single channel Torii would be perfect for a center channel.
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #5 - 10/24/12 at 19:58:58
 
Interesting. I wonder if he would build you ONE of the new Torii Monos. Or would bridge a Torii Mk III for you. It's worth inquiring with Steve about. To be honest, nearly every time I've asked Steve if he could do something I've wanted with an amp I was interested in, turned out he can.
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #6 - 10/25/12 at 09:18:36
 
This is a great price, I would jump on this if I didn't need the extra inputs!

Good luck with your sale!
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #7 - 10/25/12 at 17:47:20
 
This is interesting Roy! I just received a new Super Zen and I'm tanking out at the 1 o'clock position. †Just completed my 5 on cycles (yes, I did the alarm clock thing inthe middle of the night to turn the amp on and off lol). Funny thing is, the sound level is slightly below my normal listening level at that position. †Further turns on the volume only produced distortion ( the "singing through the fan" effect!) with no appreciable volume increase. †One song (with heavy drum and kettle strikes) I played on Monday sounded almost close to my normal volume. †Now it is signficantly quieter at the sme postition, with distortion at higher levels. †This may be a function of the break-in..not sure †All other cds/songs I played are consistedly at the the lower level. †I had a new Decware amp many years ago but I dont recalll volume being a break-in issue. My speakers are 98db/8ohm Tekton Lores. Last time I had a Decware amp was a Select matched with a 98db Klipsch Forte (which is listed at 8 ohms but supposedly spends a lot of time around the 4 ohm impedance.) I'm going to give mine much more time
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #8 - 10/26/12 at 01:26:45
 
Thanks guys. It's very disappointing because my center sounds awesome with this amp when I am not clipping too much. If it only had 10 more watts or so it would be perfect. I am using this amp with a Klipsch RC-64 II rated at 99dB @ 2.83V / 1m / 8 ohm. I know Klipsch rates it with a high SPL but I think between the 4 LF loudspeakers, horn and passive crossover, that my SE34I.32 simply can't provide enough power. I might hook one channel of my Torii MKII to my center speaker and see what happens. I did hook the SE up to my RF-7's. It sounded very good but the difference between 6 watts p/ch and my 25 watts p/ch Torri are night and day. I probably listen at higher levels than most people. I guess if it does not sell I could learn to live with it for movies. I will have to play with it some more.
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #9 - 10/26/12 at 06:02:11
 
Don't know if you guys have tried them, but compared to the 6N1P, I get a lot more volume from my MkIII without clipping with a 6922, 6DJ8, or 7DJ8.
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #10 - 10/27/12 at 15:22:14
 
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #11 - 10/27/12 at 15:24:13
 
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Reply #12 - 10/27/12 at 15:25:59
 
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Reply #13 - 10/27/12 at 15:27:22
 
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Re: SE34I.32 1 Decware Zen Triode Integrated
Reply #14 - 10/27/12 at 15:29:33
 
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