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LeftyEric
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Anyone in the Austin Texas area?
12/13/16 at 21:20:34
 
Hi All,

I've been reading reviews on this forum for way too long now, and I'm sold on the Super Zen for all the right reasons. (I currently have a pair of Klipsch RB-5's and an inexpesive Chinese SET amp (just to get a taste) but I now plan to step it up and am purchasing the Zen to pair with some Tekton Lore References.

Is anyone in the Austin, Texas area and willing to let me have a listen to their Zen (or any Decware gear for that matter)?

I'll bring a six pack of delicious beers as a thank you.  I'm in southwest Austin but happy to get in the car and drive for a listen.

-Eric
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Re: Anyone in the Austin Texas area?
Reply #1 - 12/14/16 at 00:05:52
 
I don't live in Austin but I'd like to live there.  If you can wait a few years I'll be there.
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Re: Anyone in the Austin Texas area?
Reply #2 - 12/14/16 at 13:33:17
 
Well, I'll be there too, in a couple months: Round Rock, Austin, San Antonio/AirBnB....even visiting as far down as McAllen, TX, for some warmth......much needed break by then from the frozen tundra up here.
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Reply #3 - 12/14/16 at 13:55:22
 
There you go, Stone.  Take your SE84C with you and help this guy out with a demo with your amp and his loudspeakers.
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Re: Anyone in the Austin Texas area?
Reply #4 - 12/15/16 at 05:36:50
 
If you ever come up to KC give me a shout.  I've the fortune to own a Torii IV and a couple of ZKIT1's.  They are pure joy, such compelling equipment I cannot entertain the idea of spending my time or effort anywhere else.
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Re: Anyone in the Austin Texas area?
Reply #5 - 12/15/16 at 12:32:20
 
From what you wrote ericwe.....go for it. I doubt you will be sending it back. Steve has to charge 10% restock, and freight to and from....to keep the tire kicker's at bay. Put your skin in the game and order it.
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Re: Anyone in the Austin Texas area?
Reply #6 - 12/19/16 at 03:59:10
 
Oklahoma City, OK
Have a older Zen Select, Rachel and Torii Jr. Running Blumenstein Orcs w/sub and Omega Super Alinco Monitors w/sub.
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Re: Anyone in the Austin Texas area?
Reply #7 - 01/31/17 at 22:59:34
 
So...  I pulled the trigger today and ordered the SE84UFO, Tekton Lore 2.0's and Blue Jean wires and cables.  

It'll be connected via Airport Express, streaming Tidal.  Turntable to come a bit later and room treatment will need to be addressed at some point.

Admittedly I'm keeping a watchful eye on cost, but I have to say I'm pretty stoked.  It should sound really nice.

This forum has been super fun to read over the past months, to help gather a plan, and simply learn. Thanks very much ya'll - truly appreciated.  

Now, I wait..
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Re: Anyone in the Austin Texas area?
Reply #8 - 02/01/17 at 17:15:35
 

You are going to love the UFO amp!

I took my 18+ year old Zen amp in to Decware a few weeks ago to have the UFO magic done on mine.

Just remember to give everything plenty of time to warm up, break everything in while enjoying the sound, and eventually you'll have one of those nights where you're like WOW - where did this beautiful music come from!!

I have the big ZMA now, but once my Zen comes back all UFO'd, I'm going to put some time into my low wattage purity system for the bedroom.  :)
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Reply #9 - 02/10/17 at 17:26:32
 
I live in Austin.  I ordered my SE84UFO about five weeks ago, so i am about 7 weeks out.  I will be using this with some Omega Super 7 monitors.  Feel free to pm me and when i get this in you can come by and get a sneak preview of what you are waiting for Smiley  I
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