Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
Decware Audio Forums
10/20/14 at 14:16:48


Pages: 1 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16
Send Topic Print
New Torii MKIV (Read 39169 times)
Lonely Raven
Seasoned Member
****


Jack of all Trades,
Master of None

Posts: 1417
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #180 - 10/27/13 at 20:23:14
 
Quote:
Irregardless Versus Regardless
First, let's talk about irregardless. Some people mistakenly use irregardless when they mean “regardless.” Regardless means “regard less,” “without regard,” or despite something. For example, Squiggly will eat chocolate regardless of the consequences.

The prefix ir- (i-r) is a negative prefix, so if you add the prefix ir to a word that's already negative like regardless, you're making a double-negative word that literally means “without without regard.”

Language experts speculate that irregardless comes from a combination of the words regardless and irrespective and that another reason people might say "irregardless" is that they are following the pattern of words like irregular and irreplaceable. But regardless already has the -less suffix on the end, so it's not like those other words.

- See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/irregardless-versus-regardles...


Back to top
 
 
WWW Lonely Raven   IP Logged
tgarden
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 400
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #181 - 10/27/13 at 20:30:21
 
Is this a thread about the new Torii MK IV?
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Lonely Raven
Seasoned Member
****


Jack of all Trades,
Master of None

Posts: 1417
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #182 - 10/27/13 at 20:34:19
 
Quote:
Is this a thread about the new Torii MK IV?


Not after I wrecked it.  :P
Back to top
 
 
WWW Lonely Raven   IP Logged
RoyMercer
Senior Member
***




Posts: 83
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #183 - 10/27/13 at 20:48:26
 
I have about 100 hours on my Torii MKIII to MK IV. It's been on, non-stop, for four days.  I did some serious listening today. Stock new production EL-34 junk, I am using for break-in, sound pretty bad. It's been too long to remember what they sounded like before the mod. NOS RTF EL-34's sound wonderful. I have a feeling some will like the MKIII better but maybe not with KT-66's. First impressions are the amp is more accurate and the bass is more like SS (much better low end). It defiantly sounds better... something I never thought could happen. I won't go as far to say it sounds $800 better. That is subjective and the Torii MKIII already sounded so good it actually sounds better than I expected. I will say it's a bit less warm sounding in the midrange. I suspect the warm has been replaced with a more accurate reproduction of the source.

In short, I am very happy with the upgrade!
Back to top
 
 

Velodyne SMS-1, DSPeaker Anti-mode 2.0, Decware Torii MK3, Dynaco MK3 Mono, Outlaw 7500, Modwright Oppo 95 & 105, Decware HDT's, Klipsch RC64 II, RS62 II's, QSC RMX 4050, 2 Danley Sound Labs DTS-10’s, P5 power plant, Powervar ABC3030, ABCE1440 & 30+GIK traps.
  IP Logged
Lon
Seasoned Member
****


"Love without
guts is
worthless!"
Philip K. D*ck

Posts: 7669
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #184 - 10/27/13 at 21:14:05
 
Thanks for weighing in Roy.

Makes me feel happy for you, and happy for me that I think staying with the III is right for me. Smiley
Back to top
 
 

Decware:ERR,HR-1,ZP3,CSP2+,Torii Mk III,PS Audio PWT+DS,
PowerBases,PPP,AC-12 pcs, Denon DBP-A100, Denon DCD-A100,Rega RP3 +TTPSU,white belt+Exact2, VooDoo Cable:Evo,Ultra Linear, Iso-PodMapleshade:Double Heiix Plus.Samsonv2+v3 +4" platforms,Herbie's Iso-Cup
  IP Logged
hdrider
Senior Member
***


Kicking Butt with 2
watts!!!

Posts: 67
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #185 - 10/28/13 at 01:02:19
 
Steve- Thank you for the owners manual. As a future owner, I had a fear that I would have my amp before I had a manual and would have to flood the forum with questions about the switches etc. Looking to get that amp in another month or so. Still have stuff to sell though……
Back to top
 
 

SE84CS, ARC SP-11, Krell SBP-32X dac, Oppo BDP-93, Sota Star TT w/ FR-64, Soundsmith re-tipped Monster Alpha Genesis MC, Shinnon Red, Sequerra Met-7, T-9,8-W, Fischer 500C, Stax Gamma Electrostatic phones
  IP Logged
Steve Deckert
Administrator
*****


If the 1st watt
sucks why continue?

Posts: 2425
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #186 - 10/30/13 at 04:33:14
 
The owner's manual will be updated with additional information about possible output tubes soon.

Meanwhile, the same information is now on the new TORII MK IV page.



http://www.decware.com/newsite/TORII.htm


It's kind of a last minute surprise... because KT66 are not the only great sounding tube option for a TORII MK IV.

-Steve

Back to top
 
 
WWW   IP Logged
tgarden
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 400
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #187 - 10/30/13 at 05:27:30
 
Steve, thanks for the additional info on output tube choices!  

With 200+ hours on my conversion,  I have to say that I'm super happy with the Tung Sol KT66's.

Mike
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
will
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 1234
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #188 - 10/30/13 at 07:16:12
 
That is a pretty great way to illustrate different power tubes. Thanks!
Back to top
 
 

Mac mini, Tranquility DAC, CSP3, TORII MkIV, Morrow SP-7, HR-1s...VHaudio DIY, Grover, MAC ICs...PSAudio P5 and Shunyata Defender, PI Audio and DIY power cables, HerbiesAudioLab isocups and tube dampers...
  IP Logged
jsm71
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 106
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #189 - 10/30/13 at 17:57:39
 
I agree that the meter chart on the web page is useful.  I also agree in the assessment between the EL34 and KT66.  I would have rated the properties in a similar manner if voting.  I have been settling in with the KT66s as sounding better for me and this confirms what I am hearing.
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Lonely Raven
Seasoned Member
****


Jack of all Trades,
Master of None

Posts: 1417
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #190 - 10/30/13 at 18:35:52
 

From those charts, it's looking like KT77 might be a good option as well!

I wonder if the Mystery Amp will be as versatile. It has far fewer tubes than the MK IV.

Damn that MK IV is one sexy lookin' tube filled beast!
Back to top
 
 
WWW Lonely Raven   IP Logged
Lord Soth
Seasoned Member
****


I'm an American
BadAss!

Posts: 261
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #191 - 10/30/13 at 19:14:40
 
I really love the visual presentation of the output tube choices. Cheesy

Very original !!!
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
tgarden
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 400
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #192 - 10/30/13 at 19:17:19
 
LR,  I'm checking out the KT77 also, as a KT66 alternative.  Depending on the tube supplier/maker, it may be a good way to go.

Mike
Back to top
 
« Last Edit: 10/30/13 at 19:18:02 by tgarden »  
  IP Logged
hdrider
Senior Member
***


Kicking Butt with 2
watts!!!

Posts: 67
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #193 - 10/31/13 at 02:03:26
 
When I click on the link Steve provided, it takes me to the MkIII site not the MkIV. Am I doing something wrong??
Back to top
 
 

SE84CS, ARC SP-11, Krell SBP-32X dac, Oppo BDP-93, Sota Star TT w/ FR-64, Soundsmith re-tipped Monster Alpha Genesis MC, Shinnon Red, Sequerra Met-7, T-9,8-W, Fischer 500C, Stax Gamma Electrostatic phones
  IP Logged
Lonely Raven
Seasoned Member
****


Jack of all Trades,
Master of None

Posts: 1417
Re: New Torii MKIV
Reply #194 - 10/31/13 at 02:11:09
 
Looks like it got flipped back to the MK III page. Either it's an error on the host side, or Steve might be updating/modifying the MK IV page.
Back to top
 
« Last Edit: 10/31/13 at 02:11:52 by Lonely Raven »  
WWW Lonely Raven   IP Logged
Pages: 1 ... 11 12 13 14 15 16
Send Topic Print