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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 2013 – More HR-1

Posted in Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2013 by Decware

More comparisons with the HR-1

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

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 ZDAC get’s the attention of 6-Moons

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , on December 14, 2010 by Decware

“The low end through the ZDAC was so tight, taut and deep that it actually bottomed out the 5″ woofers of the DeVore speakers, something none of the other DACs achieved. Then again perhaps that’s a design flaw of some sort. I don’t know. But the ZDAC’s low end was excellent, gutsy, tight and had plenty of snap and power. Petty’s “

Working Man’s Bible” presented excellent snap on Ferrone’s snare drum and cymbal spread was brilliant. The Sco disc reveled in a similarly large hall ambience.

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