Decware Zen SV83 Amplifiers

5/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $1995.00


Product Description

Single Ended Class A Triode 3 Watts Triode 20 Hz to 20 KHz +/- 2 dB


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul_Bui a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Getting better and better in sound and reliability. A five star performer. Terrific looking since day one.

After 16 months of use and tube swapping, I still enjoy these monoblocks to the extent that I lost interest in auditioning other great products. Integrated well with two REL powered subs (Storm III)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $1995.00

Purchased At:   Manufacturer Direct



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fernando Lora a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Very good product walking to excellence.In his category unbeatable champion.A great amplifier from a excellent builder with a promissory future(Steve Deckert).Only with a man use his intuition can produce something like that.I'm a proud owner of this exquisite product(SV83M's),without exaggeration is in truth extraordinary.Incredible bass for a single ended triode(very rare),very detailled,clear like crystal,and...sorry I can't find the appropriate word to describe his fabulous midrange and amazing soundstage.A REAL WINNER.¡Believe it!
Thanks to Steve Deckert to teach me about a real true ¡LESS is MORE!
But,like nothing is perfect,a little amplifier(¡A GIANT KILLER!)made in Peoria,Il. by a little company without financial resources to open the doors of the big bussines of High End Empire,saddly for the fans of this activity.At the end,this language(english),is not my native language,sorry for my possible grammar mistakes.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1995.00

Purchased At:   High Fidelity Engineering



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2001

Bottom Line:   
For more detailed and complete reviews, please refer to the stereo version SV84C and SV84CS (select version) else where in this site. They sound reportedly the same as these monoblocks, just having a bit less power.

I bought the most recent SV83M monoblocks from Steve's High Fidelity Engineering (a.k.a. Decware ZEN), and this is the 3rd weekend I have them. I feel they are still breaking in, and most other veteran users said they keep improving after months of listening.

Even driving the 86 dB Magnepan MMG, the SV83Ms show a musical purity that is very satifying. Like most SET the SV83Ms have liquid midrange and sweet highs. Unlike many other SET amps, the SV83Ms' bass is tight, articulate, and realistic; their highs are extended. Their overall music representation is always faithfully precise, wonderfully musical when the recording calls for. These amps are damn fast; the starts and stops of musical passages can be startling. Listening to the SV83Ms and MMG at night and low/modest level is a treat: The music is so good I don't feel missing too much bass. As always, I can add a subwoofer whenever I like, but I prefer sans-sub except for movies.

A follow-up with more details reviews will be submitted once I get the 93 dB HornShoppe from Ed, www.thehornshoppe.com. The speaker will need a couple weeks for break-in.

My associated components:
CAL Delta --> Illuminati D-60 --> Meridian 518 --> Illuminati D-60 --> CAL Alpha with RAM LABs 12AX7 tubes --> KCAG --> SV83Ms --> Monocle XL --> MMG.

All sources and an SV83M plugged in a PS Audio P300. The other SV83M plugged in a PAC IDOS.

Recordings:

A number of XRCDs from FIM.
Diana Krall, Patricia Barber, Holy Cole, etc.
Mario Lanza Live in London, various Renee Fleming CDs

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $1995.00

Purchased At:   Factory direct @ decware.com




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