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Reply #30 - 08/25/13 at 04:31:18
 
Very Exciting Steve. Looking forward to more reports!
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Reply #31 - 08/25/13 at 05:06:21
 
Steve, It sounds great!  

You can do as many of the Mk. IV mods on my Mk. III, as you feel you are able to.  
I've got no problem with my amp being a guinea pig/test subject.

Sure glad to see you keep finding new ways to improve the Torii.
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Reply #32 - 08/25/13 at 09:55:22
 
Dear Mark58,

I intend to pair up the Torii MK4 with a pair of Zu Soul Superflys (16 Ohms).

Nope, I have not heard this actual combination per se (i.e. with the Torii MK3).
What I have read from the Zu website is that these speakers were designed to be paired with tube amps, i.e. the traditional low power and high Ohm type. So in theory, it should work. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Wink

I am simply relying on the GOOD reputation of both Zu and Decware.
Will post impressions a couple of months from now when both the amp and the new speakers arrive.

As for what made me finally pull the trigger on the Torii MK4?
Some months ago, I was ready to purchase the MK3.

That is because I came across numerous posts from owners of the MK3 stating that the sonics bested anything they have heard before, and those are $$$$ rich audiophiles who play with uber expensive low power WE300B SET amps.

Now given what a progressive company Decware is, I knew that it was a matter of time before the MK4 model would turn up.

I sure that an MK5 ... 6 and so on will eventually be produced.

But in the meantime, I trust Steve / Decware's audiophile ear.
So anything that sounds as good or even better than an MK3 is a no-brainer, i.e. "must buy" audiophile item for me. Smiley
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Reply #33 - 08/25/13 at 16:43:14
 
I've been on the build list now for the prior MKIII for about 9 weeks and I was getting concerned when it looked like there was no activity for any of the MKIII orders.  Having heard about Steve's accident and model change brings that into focus somewhat.  Waiting still sucks.  

The new look with the black chassis really does it for me and that change I really applaud.  Steve, given that I'm the highest on the build list for the MK IV does that mean that I will be getting the first one????   Smiley

Scott
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Reply #34 - 08/25/13 at 17:26:59
 
I couldn't help myself, been thinking of one for months, so price rise and new model is enough for me to jump in. Only hope the Mystery amp doesn't make sad, thinking I've gone for the wrong amp. Volume shouldn't be a problem, I'm thinking of getting Klipsch RF-7 II, at 101dB sensivity the Torii MKIV should have no problems driving them to loud volume, just hope I get some nice bass from those 10" woofers Smiley
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Zu Loudspeakers with Decware Amps
Reply #35 - 08/25/13 at 18:16:03
 
The North American Sales Rep for Zu loudspeakers has been using Decware amps at the shows to demonstrate the Zu speaker line...  I have yet to run into a Zu owner who didn't like the paring.

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Reply #36 - 08/25/13 at 18:17:05
 
Steve, thanks for the engineering upgrade notes and the pictures (keep those coming).  Will the MK IV still retain the basic design principles?:
All class A operation
Zero feedback
PP, but no ultra linear operation
SET sound as the goal
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Reply #37 - 08/25/13 at 18:17:45
 
JSM71,

Indeed, this is what the delay was about.  Monday I plan to give the go ahead to start production on the MK IV amps, so if you're the first one on the list of upcoming Torii builds, then I guess you'll be getting the first one!

-Steve
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Reply #38 - 08/25/13 at 18:23:35
 
Thanks for clarifying my questions.  I'm pretty excited.  Please excuse me, I think I just pee'd my pants. Grin
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Reply #39 - 08/25/13 at 19:15:10
 
I'm starting to get "Amp Envy".
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Reply #40 - 08/25/13 at 19:27:56
 
Steve, can the Torii MK IV get a headphone jack?
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Reply #41 - 08/25/13 at 22:14:02
 
Maybe they can make one with a red base for Donnie.
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Reply #42 - 08/25/13 at 23:05:03
 
How about a red top?
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Reply #43 - 08/25/13 at 23:22:58
 
A red base or top is a rattlecan away!
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Reply #44 - 08/26/13 at 00:18:57
 
I've never seen red wrinkle paint.
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