It seems I'm the one starting many of the threads as of late.
So I'm expecting delivery of my new Decware Zen Mystery Amp in the next 4-6 weeks! I'm #2 on the waiting list, and really looking forward to this.http://www.decware.com/newsite/MYSTERY.html
Steve, on my current amp, a Decware Zen amp (2 watt SET) - I simply did a search and bought whatever you recommended to another Zen Amp owner. This new amp is much bigger, and considerably heavier - so I'm looking for recommendations.
Setup is glass and aluminum consumer rack - not high end isolated/damped or anything.
Oppo BDP-105 Universal Player source
Zen Mystery Amp
to Decware MG944 speakers on spikes
Thick berber carpet with padding on a very resonant sub-floor
I'm considering Iso-Cups (set of three) for the roughly 45# amp - any other considerations or recommendations? Different material spheres or anything?
Oppo Universal player is probably just Tenderfoot
I'm unsure of which tube dampers to get, and why I'd pick one over the other. On my little 2 watt amp, I have UltraSonic SS on the input tube, and Hal-O III on the output tubes, nothing on the Rectifier tube. I was startled by the improvement - which is why I'm back for more once the new amp shows up! I'm just unsure of why I'd choose one tube damper over the others - and those Hal-O are expensive! The Mystery Amp uses 6N23P input tubes, and KT-66 Output, with OA3 regulator tubes (not sure those need damping or not and budget is tight).
Lastly, and for future consideration - I'm thinking about the Supersonic Stabilizers on the transformers and/or the massive capacitors. I'm going to wait till the amp arrives and see what happens after the tube and component damping/isolation gear are installed - any suggestions or recommendations here?
Thanks again for your suggestions! Eventually I'll be putting in a big order or two, I just need to plan ahead and figure out my budget. I typically don't spend this kind of money on electronics, this is a huge purchase for me, behind the house, car, and engagement ring! LOL Please hit me up if you need any more info.