For sale is my mint condition Decware Select
Zen Triode Amplifier (SE84UF02) upgraded with the Anniversary Mod. I bought the amplifier January 2018 and had
the Anniversary Mod performed November 2018.
It is in excellent condition in all regards.
This is an outstanding 2 watt SET amplifier
well deserving of the unanimous praise it receives in the press and
forums. Mine has the contemporary walnut
base and 2 RCA inputs, plus optional stepped attenuator, cryo-treated beeswax
caps, and Anniversary beeswax bypass modification. See the Decware website for more details.
The original cost of the amplifier was $1,463
and the Anniversary modification was $260 for a total of $1,723.
I also have a several NOS alternate tubes that I used for much of my listening: (2) 6N15N-EB, (2) 6N14N-EB and (2) EL-84 STR power tubes, (1) 6H5N and (1) E88CC/6922 driver tubes, and (1) 80 Globe rectifier. My cost for these 9 tubes was $245.
I will sell the amplifier, stock tubes and NOS tubes for $1,250
including Paypal and US shipping. Decware’s
current build backlog is 3-4 months so you’ll save months of wait time. I will provide invoices with the amplifier.
From the Decware website: “This is the highly tweaked version of our original Zen
Triode amplifier, originally released in 1998. Since that time it has developed
an almost cult following among serious audiophiles. If you've done your
homework, you already know the Zen Triode IS the best value in 2 watt
amplifiers anywhere. It is preferred over directly heated triodes for having
more speed, better micro detail, better bass, and most of all better
neutrality. It's sound stage and 3D imaging are as good as either one can
get. It sets a benchmark that's immune to price points and gold plating.
From the “Glow in the Dark” website: “In
short, this is the number one current production amplifier I would recommend
without reservation to anyone interested in tube audio.” The are many other glowing reviews.
I’m reluctantly selling after downsizing my
system to fit in a new condo. I recently
sold my Omega speakers which were a great match and am now left with only my
LS3/5A monitors. Surprisingly, the
Decware sounds really good with the 84db Rogers for nighttime listening, but 2
watts isn’t enough for higher volumes with these low-efficiency speakers.