Hand-built in Peoria, IL the Decware Super Zen Triode SE84UFO is a 2 wpc single-ended triode amplifier designed by Steve Deckert. The SE84UFO represents the 7th revision of the original amp design which Decware has been producing for about 16 years now. The SE84UFO is reported to be a great match with the Omega speakers … Continue reading Coming soon
Tag: vacuum tubes
While I've had some experience with vacuum tubes in the past, it's been extremely limited to say the least. I have a tubed CD player (Ah! Njoe Tjoeb 4000) which utilizes two 6922 tubes in the output stage and a tube/solid state hybrid integrated amp (Response Audio RAM 301) which utilizes two 12AU7 tubes for … Continue reading Vacuum tubes
Now that the weather has changed it's time to swap out the amps. In goes the APPJ PA0901A miniature tube marvel and out goes the Fleawatt. You can read more about the amps in this blog post.
Like many an audiophile I've had way too many components pass through my doors over the years. Here's a list of gear I simply don't want to part with. While packed away for now, each will see the light of day again at some point. Why hold onto such excess? What holds my interest? The speaker collection, … Continue reading Storage wars
The pursuit of good sound has resulted in many changes to my 2-channel system over the years. Simple curiosity (e.g., loudspeaker designs, amplifier topologies) has been a big factor in a majority of these changes. Presently the system looks like this: Bluesound Node 2 I got rid of my well-appointed Mac mini and took a … Continue reading The gear
After many years pairing high-powered amps with low-efficiency loudspeakers I decided to go in the opposite direction. Why? Mainly curiosity. I've never had the opportunity to hear high-efficiency single-driver loudspeakers in my system and thought it was time. And tubes. I find tubes fascinating, single-ended triode in particular. Cost of these amps was always somewhat … Continue reading A new direction