The Zen Mystery Amp’s are starting to ship now! The web page is completed: http://www.decware.com/newsite/MYSTERY.html
Forum Thread on the Mystery Amp is HERE.
After years of watching the subtle inefficiencies that take place on the pseudo typical assembly bench I have created a custom bench of equal quality and design to our amplifiers, for our amplifiers. It’s the machine that builds the machine – if you will. I think of it as a 1650 lb zen amp – with it’s own environmentally controlled room. As you know, Decware is not a manufacturing facility, it’s an art studio. Everything is hand built. There are 4 zen masters who make all of the amps. Each with 20~35 years experience on the bench.
You can view a slideshow of the entire room here!
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.
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!