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Decware Direct Stream Digital DAC / Recorder

Posted in What's New with tags , , on January 24, 2015 by Decware

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We’re pleased to bring you a practical solution to hi-resolution digital by taking a professional grade DSD recorder from Tascam and designing a unique transformer coupled output stage for it! We’re excited to say that the combination of these two things greatly exceed the sum of their parts. The model number is ZDSD (Zen Direct Stream Digital).

While you can use this as you would any DAC, it’s design makes it possible to eliminate all the variables that cloud digital’s performance. For example, the plastic disc and transport can be eliminated. Or the computer and all of it’s required software can be eliminated, so you won’t have to worry about what audiophile grade USB cable to buy.

This is possible because the ZDSD uses memory cards or USB sticks that simply plug into the front. This makes digital playback possible without a transport or a computer and offers a 100% hardware solution that always works. It always works because it’s not a programmable gate array and has no firmware to update. It plays standard and hi-res formatted files including DSD64 and DSD128.

The Decware output stage in this device is a real ass kicker with adjustable output levels and no tubes, just high bandwidth transformers that allow the full voltage of balanced outputs to become available on the custom installed floating silver RCA output jacks.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention it records in all formats too!  That means you can make DSD128 recordings of your albums without having to purchase a single piece of software and without worries about running inferior hardware. The Burr Brown A to D in this machine uses a temperature controlled 1 PPM clock which is as good as it gets and your recordings will sound analog.

You can find out more about the ZDSD here.

 

ZMA Product of the Year Award

Posted in Reviews, What's New with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2014 by Decware

The Zen Mystery Amp wins Tone Audio Magazines Product of the Year Award for 2014!

Here’s a page from Tone Audio Magazine:

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We sent a ZMA to Tone Audio Magazine in hopes they would like it enough to review it.  Well, they ARE going to review it, in fact they’ve been working on it since August!

Recently we were notified that the ZMA will be awarded Product of the Year by Tone Audio.

This is big news for two reasons.

1) It means the ZMA sounds better than amps over 16 times it’s price due to a private e-mail from the reviewer.
2) Tone Audio doesn’t hand out awards to everyone who shows up at the soccer match! … like other magazines.

Needless to say, we’re pretty damn happy!   Cheesy

If you’re new to the Zen Mystery Amp, it all started with this post here:

http://www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb22/YaBB.pl?num=1401420960

And the web page where you can see the amp is here:

http://www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb22/YaBB.pl?num=1401420960

DECFEST 2014 Coming SOON!

Posted in What's New with tags , , , on August 25, 2014 by Decware

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Come join us this year for our annual 3 day audiophile listening fest! Costs nothing to attend and beer and food are provided. Breakfast is at 9:00 A.M. If it doesn’t rain they’ll be a bond fire all three nights. This is a great opportunity to hear everything Decware makes, and this year for the first time, Steve’s made it possible to hear his well seasoned reference system exactly as he listens to it each night.

Click here for more info

DBK10-II aka Deathbox Kits are now available

Posted in What's New on August 7, 2014 by Decware

We are now offering pre-cut panels for our 10 inch Deathbox subwoofer.

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For more information you can go here.

How to Spin a Decware Amplifier!

Posted in What's New with tags , , , on August 2, 2014 by Decware

We are presently experimenting with some new image technology that allows viewers of an image to rotate it. We think this will be very helpful to prospective buyers since you can never have too many pictures !

 

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Click here to see it in action

Decware Monitor Ads

Posted in What's New with tags , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2014 by Decware

As many of you may have noticed, we have updated our page for the DM945 (Decware Monitors) and are running the following ad out in hyperspace:

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The ad links to a custom version of our speakers page that includes a self starting 1 minute video at the top.

Since the ad brings in many new customers who’ve never heard of Decware… most would land on the normal speakers page, scroll through the brief pictures of speakers, think “OK, another speaker company…” and then bounce right off the page to something else.

Adding a video at the top gives potential bouncers information about Decware they otherwise would have never known.

Since this page will likely become indexed by Google and other search engines it is possible that you may land on it yourself at some point, and we just want to make sure you understood what was going on.

Here is the page:  http://www.decware.com/newsite/speakerslanding.html

Thanks,

Steve

Decware Web Site Performance

Posted in What's New with tags , , on July 24, 2014 by Decware

After moving our website, decware.com, to brand new servers ~ we have managed to get it faster than over 95% of all web sites tested!

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This is particularly impressive when you realize what the decware web site consists of…  Unlike today’s templated blogs, decware.com consists of 38,326 separate pages and images totaling 1.49 GB of readable, content.  This does not include any of our videos which are hosted on different servers. Nor does it include this blog, which is also hosted on different servers.  The site has been online since 1996 and was originally written with a text editor in html, one line at a time.  It’s still done that way today to maintain 100% control over the html code.   Labor intensive is an understatement, but when you want it to work this good… ;)

 

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