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CNET – Can a 2-Watt Amp Sound Better Than a 200-Watt Amp?

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2011 by Decware

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.

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Decware’s all-American amps wow audiophiles – CNET

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2010 by Decware


Decware makes low power amplifiers and high-end speakers in the United States. Their entry-level Zen Triode amplifier ($775) pumps out 2 watts per channel, and if you need more get the 6 watt Zen Taboo ($995), or the mighty 26-watt Zen Torii ($2,495). The Zen Triode was the company’s very first model and has charmed tough to please high-end critics on a regular basis. Continue reading

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