The Super 3is I ordered (in natural Mahogany!) are here and burning in. I’ve got about 25 hours on them now, and I really love them. So fast and so fun. I’m playing them now in my regular set up with a Vinnie Rossi LIO.
Eventually, I’ll move them to my desktop, and here I have a few questions I wanted to run by you Omega veterans. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m hoping to pair them with the Decware Super Zen Select amp (probably with the 25th anniversary mods).... Louis confirms the Decware amp sounds great with the Super 3is. (Thanks, Louis!)
I’ve been searching the forums, though, and one thing is worrying me. It’s this post from Canada Rob:
"Fast forward to when Louis introduced the RS5 driver in the then new Super 3T (he inexplicably dropped the 3i, and 5 Monitors in favor of the 3T and 3E). In a room system with a Decware SE84CCE Select, the 3T's were sublime - truly the RS5 clobbers the hemp cone. Time for the desktop. Very disappointing with boomy bass/midbass. This new driver with the less stiff surround needed a little more damping than the hemp cone did. The Glow Audio Amp One SEP with it's small amount of negative feedback fixed the problem, as did every solid state amp I tried with these speakers thereafter on the desktop. Where the SE84 or Kitoki (with their zero negative feedback)/Super 3i combo really shine is in a room system, and with the right acoustics and setup, no sub is needed. I find my choice of DAC can have a huge effect on the weight of the presentation."
So this has me a bit concerned that I might have bass boom with the Decware amp (which I am otherwise very excited about.). I do have the option of both getting the speakers up off the desk and pulling them about 12 inches away from the wall behind them, which may mitigate the problems Rob experienced. But for now, I am just wondering if any of you who are running Super 3is on the desktop (and mine are the regular 3is, not the desktop version) are using Decware Super Zen amp and if so, what your experience is with bass boom. Should I be worried? Or am I overthinking it? There are obviously lots of other options (including Linear Tube Audio) but I was really intrigued by the Decware.
Thanks for any insights!