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Pale Rider
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Taboo MkII: For Sale Under Market
04/01/13 at 17:04:39
 
Hi All:

My Taboo was my first piece of Decware gear, and is still in my avatar. Because I have a Taboo MkIII on the way, I would like to sell the Taboo. I would prefer to sell it to someone:

1. New to good audio;
2. A service member or veteran;
3. Someone for whom retail price or normal used price is a burden or bit of a stretch.

Now, I am not the "Classifieds Police." If someone tells me they meet these criteria, i am inclined to accept them at their word. If someone I know well from this forum [Lon, Jim, Ron] vouches for someone, then all the better. If anyone here who has been registered for more than three months knows of someone to suggest or to act as a buyer for, that works for me, too. I would just like to see this wonderful amp go to a good home and help someone get started on the quality audio path.

In any case, this is a 2011 Taboo MkII with a cherry base, VCAPS, standard, non-stepped attenuator with black round knob [I may have a chicken beak I can throw in], and SE headphone jack. As a bonus, I will include a set of Decware ICs, and a couple of extra tubes for each socket.

Price is $475 + $20 shipping in CONUS. PayPal preferred.
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Re: Taboo MkII: For Sale Under Market
Reply #1 - 04/01/13 at 17:47:32
 
You are one cool dude to offer this Pale Rider. †Hopefully people show integrity and only buy this w/ your intentions in mind. †Well done.

Greg †

P.S. †I fit the bill on 2 and 3, but have a Torii MK lll on order, it's in †"parts pulled" status.  I'm proud of (2), and willing to deal w/ (3) †:)
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Reply #2 - 04/01/13 at 18:03:16
 
Thanks much Greg. Appreciate the good words, and props on your order. You will love the Torii.

More importantly, from a grateful citizen, thank you for your service.
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Reply #3 - 04/01/13 at 18:11:37
 
Your welcome.
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Reply #4 - 04/01/13 at 22:52:49
 
This is a great opportunity for somebody to enter a wonderful hi-fi world of magic!
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Reply #5 - 04/02/13 at 00:55:21
 
well my first post, I am intersted in the MKII, I am not in the services, but I am very interested in  the Taboo, my first attempt at a home rig, I recently acquired a set of the HE500s, and came across Decware! I am inspired, my e-mail is jkerp11@yahoo.com if you'd have some interest in selling it? thanks!
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Reply #6 - 04/02/13 at 01:15:08
 
it is a very charitable thing that you are doing, I think Decwares gear are works of art, and anyone would be lucky to be introduced to higher audio, my gear until recently has been portable rigs, I have the CLAS and a HP-P1, which I run with th iPod Classic 7th gen, and along with ALOs MKII the 500s sound very nice, but I would love to hear how a great tube amp could make them sing! music is therapy to me, so it is all very important to me, a great way to relax after work, but I am looking to expand my audio experience, as I know that there is another level to take it all to, anyways, its all good all of the time, I just know it can be better since I found Decware!
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Reply #7 - 04/02/13 at 02:36:49
 
My first DECWARE amp was a headphone amp, too. The TABOO will drive the Hi-Fi Man headphones just perfect. Up at DECFEST I did an A,B,C comparison with the headphone outputs of the TABOO, CSP2 and MINI TORII. The TABOO came out on top.
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Reply #8 - 04/02/13 at 21:41:47
 
thanks for the feedback, that makes me happy I am in the right area, I was thinking about the CSP2+, but I am settling on the TABOO, I even love the name, something wonderful and secret, sshhh I'm busy listening! lol,

coming into Los Angeles, bringing in a couple of keys, as I am listening to Arlo Guthrie on the 500s, wow I am liking it out of my portable rig, I am dying to be hearing it thru the TABOO sometime, I can only imagine, as now it is only thru the CLAS>ALOs MKII,
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Reply #9 - 04/02/13 at 23:10:23
 
CSP2+ is great all around head amp/preamp, but the TABOO with low impedance headphones is really special.
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Reply #10 - 04/05/13 at 14:49:10
 
VERY interested. Hmmm... gotta  talk to my wife tonight. Thanks for offering us such a wonderful deal!

Ron
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Reply #11 - 04/10/13 at 02:20:26
 
I found the manual in pdf form online.

http://www.decware.com/newsite/SE84TSowners%20manual.pdf

If you cannot use this link, I can send the manual to you. Just send me your email.

The TABOO can drive speakers exceptionally well. You should have no problem in that department.
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Re: Taboo MkII: For Sale Under Market
Reply #12 - 04/10/13 at 14:45:00
 
While my second Torii was in the shop recently, I used the Taboo to drive my back channel speakers. Did quite well. Of course, that was driving ERRs.

Just as an FYI to anyone who be interested in this amp, I seem to have lost power in the signal tube socket. I haven't had a chance to diagnose yet, but this has caused me to re-think how I share this amp with its next owner. So, if my diagnostics confirm, and Steve agrees, the amp needs to be serviced, I will send it back in, and then I will still sell it under the terms spec'ed in this thread [with possible shipping to new owner if we find one]. In the alternative, for anyone who is so inclined, I will gift the amp as is [still need you to pay shipping], and let the new owner decide how to get the problem rectified [so to speak]. This is not my way of dumping off the amp; I suspect this is an easy fix, and as I said, I haven't even gotten to the diagnostics. But, given the uncertainty of my schedule, if someone is impatient enough to "have at it, as is," then I am game.
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Reply #13 - 04/10/13 at 18:57:51
 
That stinks! I am fairly good with electronics. I've been an "Interior Communications Electrician" in the Navy for far too long troubleshooting and repairing alarms,various indicators and other electronics. Let me know if you are able to diagnose what the problem might be. As long as it's not transformer related (doesn't sound like it would be) I would be pretty confident.

Of course, I understand if you want to give someone else the opportunity to own some Decware gear. Thatís totally cool too!!

Sorry I deleted my earlier post- I didn't see that there were replies to it before I did so. I was browsing around the forums last night and realized I already asked that question and got responses about a year ago. Thank you, though, for the answers to my questions!!!
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Re: Taboo MkII: For Sale Under Market
Reply #14 - 04/11/13 at 13:37:14
 
Hey Ron, I will get it figured out, but you're right, it still stinks. This is a sweet amp. Right now, I am in discussion with a member of the forum who has stepped forward and expressed an interest in what would be his first piece of Decware.
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