Archive for November, 2011

Zen Torii makes the BEST of the BEST List – Tone Audio Magazine 2011

Posted in Reviews, What's New with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2011 by Decware

There were 13 amplifiers on this years BEST of the BEST list and Decware’s Zen TORII is on it!  Prices ranged from $29,000 to $2975

DECWARE  Zen Torii MK III

$2,975-$4,875 (depends on options)

Decware founder Steve Deckert proudly proclaims the Zen Torii is “the last amp you’ll ever want.” And if you agree with Nelson Pass’ theory that there is a best amplifier for each type of speaker, the Zen Torii could be just “the best” if you have the right speakers. TONEAudio publisher Jeff Dorgay was smitten enough to purchase the Torii for his reference fleet of amplifiers. For an EL- 34-based amplifier, the bass grip is nothing short of breathtaking, and the Torii renders musical detail like Kodachrome 25.

Indeed, there’s never been a better example of specs not telling the whole story. The Torii plays louder and interfaces with a much wider range of speakers than suggested by its modest 26-watt- per-channel rating. Showcasing old-school style, the Torii is hand-wired in Illinois by the DecWare staff and guaranteed for life. American craftsmanship at its finest.

Tone Audio Magazine – Page 23

Zen Torii Mk III – full review – Tone Audio Magazine

Posted in Reviews on November 15, 2011 by Decware

Hyundai covers its engines for 100,000 miles. Bryston guarantees its amplifiers for 20 years. Decware guarantees its amplifiers

for life. Any way you look at it, offering long warranties takes guts. It also means you better make a damn good product, or you’re going to go broke servicing warranty repairs.

The Decware Zen Torii Mk.3 is a damn good amplifier.

While I hate to use the “b” word (best), the Torii is my favorite power amplifier based on the EL-34 tube, and that’s saying a lot. I’ve always had a major affection for such amplifiers, which possess many characteristics of great single-ended triode amplifiers and yet, have more power and control than an SET can muster.

TORII MKIII review page 152

The Decware Zen Ultra – Audiophile Home Theater Preamp

Posted in What's New with tags , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by Decware

This is absolutely the most unique multi-channel preamp in the world, not to mention it’s top tear sound quality.  Can be used for Home Theater, Bi or Tri amping, two channel, and any combination of all of the above!  What?  Trust me, if you’ve ever wanted to combine your purist two channel rig with home theater with zero compromise and movie sound so good you’ll be re-evaluating – well everything… then you need to check this rare wonder out!

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