We are continually improving our Decware Amplifier Buying Guide making it easier than ever to choose the best fitting Decware amplifier for your needs! You can visit the page here.
The Zen TORII MK IV is now listed on the web site! You can find it here:
First there was the Zen Triode 2 watt amplifier that started Decware… A few years later, a SELECT version of the amp, often simply called the “SELECT”. It was black and had some exotic internals which lead to it’s almost cult following all these many years.
Recently we improved this original amp for the tenth and last time. We renamed it the Super Zen and changed the model number to SE84CKC. It was so good it actually beat the SELECT. So since you can’t make one sound much better we decided to give you what you’ve always asked for on a Zen Amp…. Cool meters that actually do something, and High Quality Transformer Balanced XLR inputs. Welcome to the new SELECT. Also known as model SE84CKCS. In production now, and soon to be on the web site it is the best sounding Zen amp ever built.
Shown in the background blur… is Decware’s Mystery Amp. The Edison Lamp hanging above the bench is capturing the focus of the camera lens – keeping this amplifier a mystery as people try to guess what it’s going to be in our Online Forums!
“After hundreds of hours of initial listening, the Decware Zen Torii continues to improve, as designer Steve Deckert said it would. While the full review will be in issue 40, suffice to say that this is one of the most musically engaging amplifiers I’ve had the pleasure to experience. If you’ve ever spent time with a great SET and thought “If this only had 2-3 times the power, I could live with it,” your ship has arrived. After owning a number of the world’s finest SET amplifiers, I can easily support Deckert’s claim that the Zen Torii is certainly the equal of any SET I’ve owned.“
– TONE AUDIO BLOG
Americans love power. We buy 320-horsepower Chevy Tahoes to haul the kids to soccer practice. For home theater, the magic power number for receivers is 100 watts, and it has to be a seven-channel model, even though 80 or 90 percent of home theater buyers are perfectly happy with five-channel sound.