Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
Decware Audio Forums
08/20/19 at 21:25:14 


       



Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Taboo Mk IV with Anniversary Mods (Read 1246 times)
Lon
Seasoned Member
****


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

Posts: 15952
Taboo Mk IV with Anniversary Mods
02/02/19 at 20:13:32
 
Yesterday my Taboo Mk IV arrived back from Decware with the 25th Anniversary Mods installed.

Wow. The Mods have moved the amp right up into the territory of my 25th Anniversary Modded SE84UFO3 Monoblocks, which is to say into the realm of audio playback that is hard to be beat at less than stratospheric price points. (My guess, I haven't heard everything but I've heard enough to know I don't need to seek elsewhere!)

I've about eleven hours of use in now. Same set up as was used with the Monoblocks. There's a bit more center-fill with the Taboo, which is expected, it's a single chassis, and that's not a bad thing for my room and lots of the material I listen to. It's a bit more "rough and ready" than the Monoblocks, but just a slight bit in comparison. It's also a bit more powerful, which doesn't hurt with the HR-1s.

Bottom line: these mods are really worth it. I know the amp will sound better day by day for the next months. I know this amp will be a great heartbeat for one of my systems. These "Anniversary Mods" are level-lifting for the components. I'm so happy I sent the Taboo in for the mods.
Back to top
 
 

HR-1,ZTPRE,ZBIT,ZROCK2,SE84UFO3-25th, CSP3-25th.Taboo Mk IV+MK III;Rega P3 w/modPS Audio:DMP+DSD,P10,NPC,PowerBases,AC-12 pcs; Mapleshade:SamsonV2+V3,double helix Plus spark cbl;Oppo UDP205;VooDoo:Cremona+Amati,Iso-Pods;MD90-T SE tuner; headphones: PM1,HD800S,LCD-
  IP Logged
johnny_boy
Verified Member
**




Posts: 37
Re: Taboo Mk IV with Anniversary Mods
Reply #1 - 03/25/19 at 08:23:28
 
Lon,

Do you know what is being upgraded on Taboo for anniversary mod? It is like the SE84** models where it gets Type II Beeswax caps and voltage regulator tubes?

I have a Taboo III and I wonder if it can be upgraded to Anniversary mod, or only Taboo IV can be upgraded? I am not sure how different the internals are between the III and IV to make the upgrade not too expensive for my III?
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Lon
Seasoned Member
****


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

Posts: 15952
Re: Taboo Mk IV with Anniversary Mods
Reply #2 - 03/25/19 at 08:32:04
 
The Taboo Mk III is on the price list for the mods, so I would say yes, it can be upgraded. The mod is listed as a Beeswax capacitor bypass upgrade for 400 dollars. There's no voltage tube regulation to either of these Taboo mods to my knowledge.
Back to top
 
 

HR-1,ZTPRE,ZBIT,ZROCK2,SE84UFO3-25th, CSP3-25th.Taboo Mk IV+MK III;Rega P3 w/modPS Audio:DMP+DSD,P10,NPC,PowerBases,AC-12 pcs; Mapleshade:SamsonV2+V3,double helix Plus spark cbl;Oppo UDP205;VooDoo:Cremona+Amati,Iso-Pods;MD90-T SE tuner; headphones: PM1,HD800S,LCD-
  IP Logged
Pages: 1
Send Topic Print