Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register
Decware Audio Forums
06/01/23 at 22:38:18†




Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg (Read 1198 times)
Steve08226
Verified Member
**




Posts: 16
300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
03/27/23 at 00:51:47
 
https://youtube.com/watch?v=8H88hjH1dEA&feature=share

ďThe Best 300b Amp Iíve heardĒ

Nice!
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Ghostship
Senior Member
***




Posts: 83
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #1 - 03/27/23 at 01:47:03
 
There are 2090 people on the waiting list right now...I have a feeling that number will increase a little in the coming days... Grin
Back to top
 
 

Paul Pang Quad Network Switch & Fiber
iFi Zen Stream
VMV D1se DAC
Schiit Freya+ with modded Caps
Zen Sarah SEWE300B
Tekton 2-10 Perfect SET Speakers w/ BE Tweeter and Cap & Wiring upgrades
Tekton 2-10 Sub
  IP Logged
Rivieraranch
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 2113
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #2 - 03/29/23 at 14:13:50
 
That's about the same number of ghosts on the ship. j/k.

Do you already have a Zen Sarah or are you on the waiting list?
Back to top
 
 

MINI TORII & ZROCK2 both anniversaried; 'Lil Audio F-15; TECHNICS SL1200MK2 KAB MODDED TT; ONKYO 6 DISC CD; MARANTZ 2226B; SCHIIT MULTIBIT DAC; SENNHEISER HD-580s
55   IP Logged
Lon
Seasoned Member
****


"Love without
guts is
worthless!"
Philip K. Dick

Posts: 21444
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #3 - 03/29/23 at 14:19:29
 
It amazes me how long the list has gotten. Will Decware customers hang on that long? I think those of us with Decware components already will. . . but new customers. . . ?  I'm not sure that if I were a new customer I would hang in there on the list long enough to get an amp. There are many more immediate options. We KNOW what we're waiting for. . . but a newbie?
Back to top
 
 

HR-1,ZTPRE,ZBIT,ZROCK2,SE84UFO3-25thx2, CSP3-25th.Taboo Mk IV;Rega RP3 all GrooveTracer mods;PSAudio:PST+DSD,P15,NPC,PowerBases,AC-12 pwr cbls,Reference spkrcbls; Mapleshade SamsonV3;VooDoo:Cremona+Amati interconnects, IsoPods; headphones:Sennheiser HD800S,ZMF Ori
  IP Logged
Rivieraranch
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 2113
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #4 - 03/29/23 at 15:05:44
 
Well, Uncle Lon. I recall being sucked into the Decware vortex in 2006 after buying a piece of gear used from an eBay auction. I sent it in for repair and eventually sold it. The first piece of gear I bought new from the factory was a white topped Taboo.
Back to top
 
 

MINI TORII & ZROCK2 both anniversaried; 'Lil Audio F-15; TECHNICS SL1200MK2 KAB MODDED TT; ONKYO 6 DISC CD; MARANTZ 2226B; SCHIIT MULTIBIT DAC; SENNHEISER HD-580s
55   IP Logged
Ghostship
Senior Member
***




Posts: 83
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #5 - 03/29/23 at 20:36:41
 
My Sarah arrived Monday! My tubes haven't arrived yet though....
Back to top
 
 

Paul Pang Quad Network Switch & Fiber
iFi Zen Stream
VMV D1se DAC
Schiit Freya+ with modded Caps
Zen Sarah SEWE300B
Tekton 2-10 Perfect SET Speakers w/ BE Tweeter and Cap & Wiring upgrades
Tekton 2-10 Sub
  IP Logged
Lon
Seasoned Member
****


"Love without
guts is
worthless!"
Philip K. Dick

Posts: 21444
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #6 - 03/29/23 at 21:12:57
 
Whoa--thats frustrating. Hope you don't need to wait longer!
Back to top
 
 

HR-1,ZTPRE,ZBIT,ZROCK2,SE84UFO3-25thx2, CSP3-25th.Taboo Mk IV;Rega RP3 all GrooveTracer mods;PSAudio:PST+DSD,P15,NPC,PowerBases,AC-12 pwr cbls,Reference spkrcbls; Mapleshade SamsonV3;VooDoo:Cremona+Amati interconnects, IsoPods; headphones:Sennheiser HD800S,ZMF Ori
  IP Logged
Lon
Seasoned Member
****


"Love without
guts is
worthless!"
Philip K. Dick

Posts: 21444
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #7 - 03/29/23 at 21:14:02
 
Jim, now more than ever the rare used Decware piece is the gateway drug.
Back to top
 
 

HR-1,ZTPRE,ZBIT,ZROCK2,SE84UFO3-25thx2, CSP3-25th.Taboo Mk IV;Rega RP3 all GrooveTracer mods;PSAudio:PST+DSD,P15,NPC,PowerBases,AC-12 pwr cbls,Reference spkrcbls; Mapleshade SamsonV3;VooDoo:Cremona+Amati interconnects, IsoPods; headphones:Sennheiser HD800S,ZMF Ori
  IP Logged
Showme
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 300
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #8 - 03/30/23 at 01:58:08
 
Iíll be 77 in a couple of months and a 3 yr wait is just an unrealistic wait list and I have a lot of Decware gear. A couple of amps, preamp etc. Since I didnít feel I could be at a point in my life to enjoy the Sarah I moved to another master builder and itís great. Which would be better Iíll never know.
Back to top
 
 
  IP Logged
Ghostship
Senior Member
***




Posts: 83
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #9 - 03/30/23 at 13:11:48
 
Lon, you have no idea!! I was sooo patient during the 600-day wait....

But I ordered tubes at the last minute and was informed of the delay, so I called Sarah for the Decware bundle. Now I've got my Sarah sitting here and I have to wait until Friday to fire her up, while listening to Steve Guttenburg's review...grrrrrr
Back to top
 
 

Paul Pang Quad Network Switch & Fiber
iFi Zen Stream
VMV D1se DAC
Schiit Freya+ with modded Caps
Zen Sarah SEWE300B
Tekton 2-10 Perfect SET Speakers w/ BE Tweeter and Cap & Wiring upgrades
Tekton 2-10 Sub
  IP Logged
Lon
Seasoned Member
****


"Love without
guts is
worthless!"
Philip K. Dick

Posts: 21444
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #10 - 03/30/23 at 13:18:45
 
Ghostship wrote on 03/30/23 at 13:11:48:
Lon, you have no idea!! I was sooo patient during the 600-day wait....

But I ordered tubes at the last minute and was informed of the delay, so I called Sarah for the Decware bundle. Now I've got my Sarah sitting here and I have to wait until Friday to fire her up, while listening to Steve Guttenburg's review...grrrrrr


I totally feel your pain. I've had that happen to me with other components. It's so frustrating!

I still have probably about 100 or more days to wait for my SEWE300B (#165) and I have all the tubes necessary on hand--in fact multiple multiple choices of all but the 300B tubes themselves--ready to pop in when it arrives. So. . . a different problem. I'm trying to be as patient as you as the wait continues.
Back to top
 
 

HR-1,ZTPRE,ZBIT,ZROCK2,SE84UFO3-25thx2, CSP3-25th.Taboo Mk IV;Rega RP3 all GrooveTracer mods;PSAudio:PST+DSD,P15,NPC,PowerBases,AC-12 pwr cbls,Reference spkrcbls; Mapleshade SamsonV3;VooDoo:Cremona+Amati interconnects, IsoPods; headphones:Sennheiser HD800S,ZMF Ori
  IP Logged
Rivieraranch
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 2113
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #11 - 03/30/23 at 15:35:09
 
Uncle Lon, Ghostship:

I don't understand something. I see mention of a 600 day wait but Ghostship has his amp already. The 300B is a 2023 release. How did he get his amp in less than 2-3 years?
Back to top
 
 

MINI TORII & ZROCK2 both anniversaried; 'Lil Audio F-15; TECHNICS SL1200MK2 KAB MODDED TT; ONKYO 6 DISC CD; MARANTZ 2226B; SCHIIT MULTIBIT DAC; SENNHEISER HD-580s
55   IP Logged
HockessinKid
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 964
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #12 - 03/30/23 at 15:38:14
 
Jim,

He probably put in an early amp order and changed it to the Sarah 300B at a later date.

HK
Back to top
 
 

Nottingham Interspace TT w/ Audio Technica AT-OC9XML cart + Modwright PH 9.0XT phono OR Modwright modded Cambridge CNX V2 > CSP3-A preamp > ZMA-A amp > PI Audio UberBUSS > Omega SAHO XRS or Caintuck Audio Lii15 Magnum speakers > Snake River Audio & ZenWave cables
  IP Logged
Lon
Seasoned Member
****


"Love without
guts is
worthless!"
Philip K. Dick

Posts: 21444
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #13 - 03/30/23 at 15:52:56
 
Yes, as far as I know one can't ADD to an order now but can still make a CHANGE from one component to another before the order reaches the Parts Pulled stage.

I made a change yesterday. At first I didn't believe I wanted the copper transformer caps. But looking at the photos and looking from my listening seat at where the SEWE300B will be housed at a future date. . . I realized they would be clearly visible and are definitely. . . beautiful.
Back to top
 
 

HR-1,ZTPRE,ZBIT,ZROCK2,SE84UFO3-25thx2, CSP3-25th.Taboo Mk IV;Rega RP3 all GrooveTracer mods;PSAudio:PST+DSD,P15,NPC,PowerBases,AC-12 pwr cbls,Reference spkrcbls; Mapleshade SamsonV3;VooDoo:Cremona+Amati interconnects, IsoPods; headphones:Sennheiser HD800S,ZMF Ori
  IP Logged
Ghostship
Senior Member
***




Posts: 83
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #14 - 03/30/23 at 18:04:40
 
Yes, I placed my order for a Zen Torii Jr. V2 amp on August 2nd, 2021, specifically attempting to coordinate wattage output with my intended speakers.

Then, I changed my choice of speakers, and after monitoring the build thread for the Zen Torii Mk5 I changed my order.

Then I received my speakers paired with a Class A amp and realized 1 to 2 watts is all I needed in my listening space.

Then, Steve announced he was designing a 300B amp - which is exactly what I wanted from the beginning...so I changed my order one last time, before the Zen Sarah SEWE300B was available for sale on the website.
Back to top
 
 

Paul Pang Quad Network Switch & Fiber
iFi Zen Stream
VMV D1se DAC
Schiit Freya+ with modded Caps
Zen Sarah SEWE300B
Tekton 2-10 Perfect SET Speakers w/ BE Tweeter and Cap & Wiring upgrades
Tekton 2-10 Sub
  IP Logged
Rivieraranch
Seasoned Member
****




Posts: 2113
Re: 300b Sarah Review by Steve Guttenberg
Reply #15 - 03/30/23 at 22:56:36
 
How fortunate. You must promise to regale everyone with your impressions/experiences with the amplifier.

I am tempted to pull the transformer covers from my mini Torii and have them copper plated!
Back to top
 
 

MINI TORII & ZROCK2 both anniversaried; 'Lil Audio F-15; TECHNICS SL1200MK2 KAB MODDED TT; ONKYO 6 DISC CD; MARANTZ 2226B; SCHIIT MULTIBIT DAC; SENNHEISER HD-580s
55   IP Logged
Pages: 1
Send Topic Print