DecwareTORII Jr and CSP3 usedDecware TORII Jr and CSP3  Audiophile tube amp and headphone/preampAmplifier and Preamp package: Two-year old TORII Jr. by Decware, built in February, 2016 and originally delivered March, 2016. Purchased Feb, 2017 from active Decware forum member. I am second o...3300.00

Decware TORII Jr and CSP3 Audiophile tube amp and headphone/preamp [Expired]

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Amplifier and Preamp package:  Two-year old TORII Jr. by Decware, built in February, 2016 and originally delivered March, 2016.  Purchased Feb, 2017 from active Decware forum member.  I am second owner.
-Walnut Base -Gold Knobs -Stepped Attenuators  -Beeswax Caps Type I -Stock Tubes and new set of JJ-KT77 power tubes.  It's in excellent physical and working condition. ------------------------------------------------------- One-year old CSP3 preamp, purchased new and delivered August, 2017.  Beeswax caps. Walnut base.  Includes all original tubes, new $120 Mullard GZ32 Rectifier tube.  Like new.   
$3300 for both, shipped CONUS.  Will deliver free within 150 miles of Naples FL.  Deduct $100 for local pickup.

From Decware site:

Tori Jr.:  Thanks to our new UFO output transformer design it became possible to bring Decware's most popular amplifier (the Zen TORII MK4) to you in a smaller and more obtainable package without  sacrificing sound quality or performance.  In fact when you hear it we're sure you'll join the already huge number of TORII JR owner's who say this is somewhat of an understatement.

This amplifier is an example of what happens when you build a tube amp in the United States with US parts and labor and put a lifetime warranty on it. 

The JR is using the same proven if not legendary circuit used in the TORII MK4 but stripped of all non-essential features. As the first in the TORII line to employee our Ultra Fidelity Outputs you can expect a bandwidth to within 1/2 dB from 25Hz ~ 25kHz.  The 3dB frequency response is 10Hz~70kHz with 6dB out past 100kHz. The resolution it takes to get this bandwidth results in the kind of speed and transparency that make this amp UN-touchable by anything other than exotic boutique products.

20 (REAL!!) WATTS PER CHANNEL If you're coming from a larger solid state amplifier of several hundred watts and considering a tube amp but worried about things like bass control, dynamics, weight, headroom, or just having enough power to make your speakers sound right, then you'll probably be pretty surprised when you first hear a TORII JR because the performance and speed are actually superior. You will not be disappointed.
Remember, 20 watts of high voltage tubes coupled to your loudspeaker through a huge transformer is not the same thing as 20 watts of solid state transistors directly coupled to your loudspeaker. Most people would perceive the power of a TORII JR around 100 watts and that's not far off when you consider the peak power is over 70 watts into a loudspeaker, and instantaneous peak power even higher still. Let's just call it an amazing amount of headroom.  

SET TRANSPARENCY Decware's Motto for the past 20 years has been: "If the First Watt Sucks, Why Continue?" ...and nothing could be truer today. If an amplifier doesn't have the incredible sound of lower power SET's, then it makes no difference how much power it has because it won't be used by people spoiled by SET transparency. The Zen TORII amplifiers of which there are now two, employee a direct-coupled phase inverter design that is high in even order harmonics very much like a good SET amplifier. The result is an SET sound with performance that exceeds solid state.  

UFO OUTPUT TRANSFORMERS = -6dB @ 100kHz Ultra Fidelity Output (UFO) are the equivalent of rare hand made boutique transformers because that's exactly what they are. Made in the USA and introduced in the Summer of 2015, the TORII JR is the first push pull amplifier to employee the technology. As a result, the resolution and uncanny speed these transformers enable make the TORII JR literally untouchable in the world marketplace for the dollar, and that of course means in no uncertain terms that there is nothing in this price range that sounds better.

DUAL MONO TUBE REGULATED POWER SUPPLY You have to understand that tube amplifiers at this price do not have regulated power supplies. And the the more expensive amplifiers that do have regulated power supplies use solid state transistors to do the regulation because it's cheap and makes it possible to use 10 times smaller capacitors, which also save money... and very few amplifiers any where near this price point use tube regulation and rather than shrink power supply capacitance, double it like a Decware Torii amplifier. Consider the benefit of this approach to yield results similar to having your amplifier plugged into a $6000 power re-generator. Grain free liquidity right from the wall outlet is what you get with a TORII JR, and in all seriousness, even if there were an equally good sounding amplifier at this price point, without the $6000 power re-generator to plug it into going to sound anywhere near as good.

ULTRA SHORT 3D POINT TO POINT SIGNAL PATH Sometimes a picture can be worth a thousand words and below is the entire audio circuit of a TORII JR. There are less parts here than you find in a single solid state Op Amp, and being life size instead of miniaturized, it handles the high voltages and current that create the real power of tubes.  

This won't mean much to you unless you're an imaging and sound-stage enthusiast. Negative feedback is in the vast majority of tube amplifiers and almost all solid state equipment. It smears the time signature of the music as as a result lowers distortion on paper, but in our would, smeared time IS a distortion that remains far worse. In a good room where you can reproduce a sound stage behind the speakers that goes back 30 feet it is easy to hear what feedback does. The same recording with the amazing depth is destroyed with the addition of feedback reducing the depth to about 6 feet. Attack is also blunted by feedback which is why amplifiers like the TORII JR without feedback sound like they hit harder than feedback ridden solid state.

The tubes in a TORII JR run at lower voltages than most tube amps and are biased at about 70% of their rated current resulting in tubes that last about twice as long as normal. This also effects the sound in two ways; 1) the lower voltages give a more organic presentation and 2) At any given time the tubes are in better shape than they would be in most amps, so consequently hour for hour the TORII JR will always have better sounding tubes. Many tube amps besides not sounding as good as promised, become tedious to maintaining with all to frequent tube issues. The TORII JR is not one of those amps.

Many of the best inventions to benefit mankind came from the United States which is a unique melting pot of immigrants from countries all around the world. The TORII JR, as do all Decware amplifiers, takes advantage of these resources and technologies to bring you an amplifier... 

The CSP3 is a purist execution of a classic all-tube line stage and OTL headphone amp. It uses 6N1P/6922 triodes with zero negative feedback and is all point-to-point wired using boutique parts and wire.  It is built so well that it comes with a lifetime warranty.

Besides its incredible sound, what makes this preamp unique is its adjustability.  You can adjust the output level for each channel to anywhere between 0 and 30 Volts RMS which is enough to drive any type of amplifier with amazing weight and control.  It's a simple process.  You just set your volume control to 12 o'clock and then raise the output levels slowly until you reach what you would consider your normal listening volume.  Your preamp is now perfectly set and matched to the amplifier.
For headphone users, there is an adjustable input level control for each channel allowing you to compensate for high- and low- efficiency headphones.  This way your master volume control can operate throughout its entire range without getting too touchy or aggressive.
There are two headphone jacks on this unit, which can be configured for 1/4" headphone jacks, 4-PIN XLR jacks or dual 3-PIN XLR jacks.  That covers all known types of quality headphone cables that you might have.  Many people will configure it with a 1/4" jack on one side and a 4-pin XLR jack on the other side so that both types of headphones can be used.
The headphone output is suitable for 32 to 600 ohm headphones excluding some planar headphones, which may become volume- limited due to their low efficiency. 

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