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"We rarely get these speakers back on our 30 day trial ~ and I think the following e-mail does a pretty good job of explaining why..."

"Hey Steve...

Finally got the 945s un-boxed and somewhat set up. actually they weren't set up at all; I basically just tossed them into position, fired up the system, and threw on Diana Krall's "Live in Paris" cd. I am very, very familiar with this cd... and i hate to admit it, but compared to my Ambience Reference speakers ($13,000), the 945s actually did a few things better... certainly as good... and that's right out of the box.. no break in. after actually setting up the 945s, including a bit of tweaking here and there, and too, living with them for a bit with all types of music, i can't believe how good these puppies actually are. their detail and overall musicality is uncanny...  actually surpassing my Ambience speakers, esp in the detail work, albeit not by anything huge... but still (how's that possible!!??). Mated with my Torii III.. a match, a marriage made in audiophile heaven. All I can say, Steve, is that you broke the mold when you designed and made the 945s. Anyway, my friend... I am very... no.. extremely pleased with these speakers. Great, great job, Steve. Great job. Hope you're well. Take care... -George"


That almost all bookshelf speakers this size are less than 90dB efficient? 

In fact most hi-end bookshelf speakers are between 84dB and 86dB which eliminates any possibility of using them with low power tube gear...  of the ones that are somewhat more efficient you'll almost always find smaller drivers, ie., 4, 5 or 6 inch that don't have enough real bass to be fully satisfying.

The Decware Monitors are a rare exception to these design limitations.  They give you the sound of a large speaker in a very small space and at an efficiency that will make even small amps sound big.

They feature:

  • 94dB 1w/1m to work with as little as 2 watts!
  • Power handling to 60 watts RMS
  • Capable of 112 dB.
  • Incredibly smooth sound that does not sound lean.
  • Fantastic imaging and sound stage when stand mounted.

The DM945/946's work well as near field monitors on your desktop or studio console and of course excel as stand mounted speakers in your listening room. They develop a huge and tangible sound stage with the kind of believable speed and dynamics that set Decware speakers apart from the main stream. 

The wool cone 8 inch driver gives stunning weight behind a glass smooth mid-range and this is complimented by an air and shimmer that is only found in ribbon tweeters.  This speaker leans just slightly toward warm, however the bass is as tight as a brick and can not be flustered even with the most demanding bass lines.  Female vocals are sublime with excellent complexity.


The beauty of the DM945 is it's
laid back midrange quality making it ideal in near-field applications or brighter sounding rooms without carpet or room treatments.  Yes, it's high efficiency crossover-less sound without the midrange shout!
Enhanced with a more present midrange via the installation of our  phase guide, the DM946's 8 inch driver is now fully competitive with smaller more articulate midrange drivers.  Hearing is proof.  Still no shout.

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DM's are small bookshelf sized monitor designed around the unique properties of the Silver Flute 8 inch wool cone driver. Unique because they require one of the smallest enclosures for an 8 inch woofer anywhere in the world. Unique because they are an honest 94dB efficient with a single watt of power. Unique because they have nearly flawless frequency balance out past 6kHz with no crossover of any kind. The result is simply impressive performance that sounds and feels full sized.

The top-end is handled by a superb ISO-dynamic planar ribbon tweeter. The vertical and horizontal dispersion is so good these speakers often end up in studios as near field monitors, yet their biggest market is serious audiophiles who stand mount them in the listening room.

These speakers work well with every Decware amplifier we make from our 2 watt Zen amps to our 60 watt monofblocks and they can even be bi-amped.


The ultra clean look of this speaker comes in part from the hidden neodymium magnets in the grills and cabinets.  They're impossible to break and always work perfectly no matter how many times you take the grill on and off.

Hi-end hardware


Machined and anodized, these thick aluminum plates are hosting top-end binding posts to virtually eliminate the flex and vibration associated with standard speaker terminal cups.  You can't wear these out or break them off even if you use the most aggressive over-sized speaker wires.

Gold jumpers are included, that if removed will allow you to bi-wire or bi-amp this loudspeaker.

All internal wire is oxygen free copper with silver solder.  There are no crimp connections anywhere. 


The Decware Monitors can easily be transformed into the Decware Monoliths for less than the price of a decent powered sub woofer. 

This means that you can change your monitors into floor standing speakers at any time with the simple purchase of our companion cabinet.

Purchase of the companion cabinet by itself can be achieved by contacting us directly.

The Decware Monitors are being set up and tested in this video.

More videos can be found here


94 dB @ 1w/1m
42Hz ~ 22kHz
4 ohm nominal impedance
Max SPL 115dB
Minimum Power 2 watts
Maximum Power 100 watts

Size 9" wide, 10" deep, 16" high
Shipping weight 25 lbs ea.

Neo Magnetic Grills
Dual 5 way bi-ampable gold binding posts with included jumper


This loudspeaker is hand built in the USA by DECWARE / High Fidelity Engineering Co. It comes with a 5 year limited warranty to the original owner. 

We also have a support forum with many people who own our speakers who's experiences you may benefit from. 


DM944 - Shown left, released in 2002 featuring an 8 inch woofer in a 9 inch cabinet.

DM944 - Upgraded cabinet design in 2005
by adding one inch to width to accommodate a better grill design.

DM945 - Upgraded cabinet design in 2010 with better binding posts, hidden magnetic grill fasteners that can never break.

DM946 - Offering a Phase Guide Option in 2014 gives the speaker a more present midrange.  Also makes the speaker sound better when used with our floor standing companion cabinet.

No further upgrades are planed.


You may read reviews on our products here.

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