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Reply #100 - 08/11/17 at 22:09:02
 
Of course, with the return of my ZMA 6 months ago.....the Pills were not needed in my Listening Room System. The ZMA, NOS Plat' Tubes,.....was a Lock back in with my Cabling and ZDSD.

But, the real reason I got them, was for my other Rig. I use my PILLS running out of my Dish Network HD/DVR to my Preamp. Serius/XM Sat Radio has never sounded better. I have had them in for nearly 6 months in this capacity. I took them out yesterday.....did some Listening before going to Vinyl for the rest of the day today/evening. I could not take more than a half hour of CLASSIC REWIND, WITHOUT THEM!

Thanks Steve.....for these wonderful wonder's. I have the PILL Silver's.
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Reply #101 - 08/12/17 at 00:17:36
 
Are the silver pills still on tour?  After upgrading my ss amp to decware, the bar for sound quality went up "quite abit" in the fletcher household. Only vinyl tested so far.    As expected most  great recordings sounded way better, mediocre or poor recordings were a mixed bag, some sounded better some sounded worse or certainly not  better (perhaps bar raised) than cd on SS amp.  If the silvers are floating I would not mind trying them out.   I must admit in particular the challenge was my wife's Bruno mars LP.   (It's not mine I swear, talented guy live for sure though)  

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Reply #102 - 08/13/17 at 23:25:35
 
Hi,

The Pill tour ended some ago, but I am happy to report that the first 100 pills are sold out and we are machining the tubes for another even larger batch.

I have also made the observation that the overwhelming majority of buyers get the silver ones. The silver ones contain a high speed bypass cap to preserve enough top end detail that they can be used in your main system if so desired without ruining your hi-res recordings.

However, from what I can tell, at least half of the buyers are using them in the original intended context of the design which was to make classic rock Internet streams sound better. For this application we have the Gold version of the Pills that does not have this high speed bypass and therefor has a greater effect on Internet streams or similar sound quality challenged situations.

These come with a 30 day trial and are very inexpensive to ship.

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Reply #103 - 08/15/17 at 19:52:54
 
AH, yeah, the pill tour ended 8/2016......read back all of two or three posts Martin?!     Grin Grin Grin Grin

I posted here, for obvious reasons.....it's about the PILL's.

Anyway, THEY WORK, at least in the context I use them.

Mine, won't be coming out of my 2nd Rig; context/use, again!

PS-plus, in the capacity that I use my Silver PILLS.....AXS Concerts and TV viewing are more pleasurable...............too.
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Reply #104 - 08/20/17 at 01:35:29
 
Tone,

Tried gold PAC
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Reply #105 - 10/10/17 at 01:08:35
 
Will there be an update when they are ready?
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Reply #106 - 10/11/17 at 02:37:25
 
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Reply #107 - 10/11/17 at 03:27:13
 
Excellent, thanks.  Ordering...
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Reply #108 - 10/11/17 at 14:17:25
 
I have a set of the silver pills, i got them to listen to Tidal Masters from a BlueSound note 2 dac, they make a notable difference, a positive one on my system. I am using the Shunyata Research venom interconnects on both sides and I am happy camper.
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Reply #109 - 10/14/17 at 19:35:24
 
Can't say enough about them. Rocking Zep at the O2 Arena with my Polk SDA SRS 1.2's right now! DVR recorded AXS....glass of red wine in hand.  8-)
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Reply #110 - 04/13/18 at 14:55:29
 
I have had my PAC-S's in my Listening Room System for over a week now and they are not coming out.
http://www.decware.com/newsite/PILLS.pdf

They provide better separation of instruments - and that is providing better imaging. Presentation is relaxed without taking away from PRaT.
Soundstage? ....Deeper!
Tone & timbre .....first and foremost.....stone of tone....maintained.

I have owned these for 14 months now. They have been in my 2nd Rig from DVR. I have over 2000 hours on them. I was sitting downstairs and enjoying them in this Rig, thinking I need to bring them upstairs. I reread Steve's copy/prose about them again and they are made for recording's too!

As I said above, they are not coming out. They even provide more density, but without the Preamp! I look at them as an extension of Steve's output stage of my ZDSD! I have them between my two pairs of KS1030 (see below). All the detail/tone/timbre and holography remains too, that Kimber KS1030's ability to get out of the way and maintain the signal is known for. So, this is an testament to Steve's passive design of these with caps....to not muck it up and deliver the goods/signal that is there (if your System has it).

My ZMA, is subjectively, more powerful too. Believe me, my System is not lacking and I've had some of the worlds best DAC'S in my Listening Room. However, we are at the mercy of digital. I don't play just my audiophile recordings. I like to play my 1100+ CD Library!  The Silver Pills are allowing me to dig into ALL of my CD's now.

Steve stated in reply #102:
"The silver ones contain a high speed bypass cap to preserve enough top end detail that they can be used in your main system if so desired." ...without mucking up hi-rez....what the Silvers are doing with my 16/192....I am kicking myself....I did not put in my Listening Room from the day I got them (well, I actually did have them in from day one-read on).

.....and yes, I stated I did not need them in my Listening Room after the return of my ZMA (reply #100/see reply #99 too for further context)....boy was I wrong and did not give them more of a listen....after running with SS...then running with my ZMA.

I need to suffer for my Art. I figured out my Adagio's and the mod I had done.....opened up the world from these Speaker's. I needed to suffer and let the light bulb go off/again....and have these PAC Silver's back up in the Listening Room.....the Audio Gods have rewarded me again...after my extended ignorance of not having them in the Room longer the first time.

Hey, if anyone wants to see the configuration of my System, with poor mans room treatment/that works/I don't like my room to dead/Anechoic chamber Grin.....send me a PM with your number and I will text you pic(s).




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Room Treatments from Michael Green & my Home Brew


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Shunyata Research Zitron Alpha Digital Power Cord to ZDSD {Significant}


Decware ZDSD DAC / Recorder
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W/Steve's Output Transformer's/kicking to the Curb quite a few superb DAC'S
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(@ -20 Ref Level, 0.0 Input volume and @ 16/192)


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WBT-0102Ag RCA Kimber Select KS1030 ~.75 meter


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NOS/Platinum/Mullard E188CC/7308's in my A12 an B12 Input positions Cryogenic~NOS/Platinum/Telefunken 6922/E88CC for Inverter Tubes~NOS RCA 0A3's & matched Quad/Tung-Sol KT66's or 6P3S-E's




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Kimber Select KS6063 Speaker Cable 8ft WBT-0681-Ag Spades
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Acoustic Zen Adagio - Black Pearl (Modified)
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Reply #111 - 04/13/18 at 16:07:09
 
This caught my attention in that Steve is doing his Anniversary Mod on my CSP3 and he mentioned that the standard CSP3 is intentionally "slow" which is good for digital music while his modification will make it super fast.  That seems to align with the Gold Pills being "slow" and good for lower grade digital and the Silver Pills bing "fast" and good for analogue.  (There is an explanation of this in the Pill Manual link in the post above.)  I'm glad Steve understands this stuff because I'm at sea!
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Reply #112 - 04/19/18 at 17:03:04
 
I am sticking to my story.

These PAC-S do offer better separation of instruments and superb staging. They do not take away from tone. They are between my two KS1030 IC's coming out of Steve's output transformer's of his ZDSD. I should say...the PAC-S, are not taking away from the Sonic's, only the KS1030, can deliver for me, to my ZMA. The PAC-S, further enhance the KS1030's abilities at the frequency top and bottom extremes (the 1030's hallmark-besides its omnipresent midrange).

Some would argue that this Source/ZDSD is not good enough? I would beg to differ. My DSD on SD cards Recordings, are nothing to sneeze at and better than most regurgitated so called remastered to hi-res recordings out there. The DSD and from CD, thrive on these PAC-S.

I will continue to ABA them periodically. However, I am in no hurry to do that!

....I have also found, adjusting the Reference output Level to fit the Recording of -20, -18 or -16 is now very beneficial. Input volume is kept at 0.0 for optimum results. I wish all Sources had this capability.

Thanks Steve! ....great Pro DAC, transformed by your output stage and PAC-S = Genius.

.....see my previous post for my full Listening Room System.



Decware ZDSD DAC / Recorder
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W/Steve's Output Transformer's/kicking to the Curb quite a few superb DAC'S
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@ -20 Ref output Level, 0.0 Input volume {and @ 16/192 - with CD's}
(@ -20, -18 or -16.....Ref output Level.....depending on the Recording - from DSD on SD or CD)


WBT - RCA Kimber Select KS1030 ~.5 meter

Decware PAC -S

WBT-0102Ag RCA Kimber Select KS1030 ~.75 meter
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Reply #113 - 04/19/18 at 19:10:50
 
Oh Lord!  I have not played the SD DSD card Steve sent with my ZDSD in a while (nice Anniversary case with it too)!

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As cool as the added bonus is to record to DSD SD from LP.....this modified DAC is about Steve's output stage to drive my ZMA direct with the high voltage output it provides/no need for Pre. Furthermore, two weeks in the Listening Room System and the high voltage output applied through the PAC-S is just so right it is sick!  Anyway, my two previous posts say it all about the ZDSD and PAC-S. Lurker's out there....I have had many great DACS in here....for Redbook....this is the one for me. If it goes down and out someday....I want its replacement with Steve's output trannies put in....and the adjustable Reference Level.  ...nough said.
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Reply #114 - 04/20/18 at 20:48:14
 
......the correct Speakers, capable of stellar dynamic's - are needed too.
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Reply #115 - 04/23/18 at 16:31:05
 
Well, after 2+ weeks (they went in my main Rig with 2000+hrs on them) and the last 4 days A-B-A'in ......their is a sweetness I like that the KS1030 imparts for the highs....that, with the PAC-S is taken away a touch. I think many main System's could benefit from the PAC-S's. For me,...I get to put them back in my other Rig. They have been sorely missed at running Serius/XM Radio and TV!
Highly recommended.

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