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Old 28th July 2008, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default Real Cost of Decware Amplifiers

Have you ever thought about trying a Decware amplifier and
returning it. . .well here are some of the costs:

Decware Original Zen Triode model SE84C+
$675.00 Amp
$32 Shipping
$707 Total

10% restock ($67.50) 30 day trial
$32 return shipping
$131.50 Total to try for 30 days
[$4.38/day]
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Zen Triode Integrated model SE34I.2
$1495.00
$45 Shipping
$1540

10% restock ($149.50) 30 day trial
+ $45 return shipping
$239.50 Total to try for 30 days
[$7.98/day]
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Select Zen Taboo model SE84TS
$995
$35 Shipping
$1,030

10% restock ($99.50) 30 day trial
+ $35 return shipping
$169.50 Total to try for 30 days
[$5.65/day]
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Zen Torii Mk II amplifier
model Torii Mk II
$2495.00
$80 Shipping
$2,575

10% restock ($249.50) 30 day trial
+ $80 return shipping
$409.50 Total to try for 30 days
[$13.65/day]
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Old 29th July 2008, 03:13 AM   #2
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Do you work in accounting during the day?
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Old 29th July 2008, 07:04 AM   #3
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Sorry, I don't. . .

I just get excited about the costs and
then find out the "real" cost of something. . .
I should have included the cost of running
the Decware amps while in the house. . .
what was that kWh cost again. . .$0.13/kWh!

Time to take the unit back to UPS for shipping also!

Maybe the main reason was so everybody can see what
it will really cost when they decide to buy the amp and maybe
return the unit if it doesn't sound how they wanted. . .

I'm sure the amps would sound great.
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Old 29th July 2008, 07:04 PM   #4
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That's why you don't try one, unless your seriously considering buying
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Old 29th July 2008, 09:40 PM   #5
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Just a bunch of $$. . .just doing the cost analysis. . .Decware has
a new kit the ZEN PLATE MODEL ZSP-1. . .
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Old 29th July 2008, 10:55 PM   #6
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The Zen used to be available as a point to point kit. Decware used to post the schematic on line, but have taken it off their site. If you want to build one, I have posted the schematic here

If you are interested in the Decware kit that is a cct board and no chassis, you might want to check out the Tubelab Simple SE . I have built an amp very similar to the Zen for my girlfriends office. It works very well, but the Simple SE is better and has 7-14 watts of power compared to about 2 watts.

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