The Rachel, was one of the amps I was seriously looking into and almost purchased at least 2 times. However most people seem to love the Super Zen CKC better and didn't think it seemed any louder than the 2 watt'er, that and most people think it outperforms everything except the ZMA and Torii Monos (as far as soundwise). That's saying something for an amp that cost under 1K. I like the Super Zen, but I would be a little happier with a tad more headroom so the new S.E.T. from Decware is something I will anxiously awaiting to hear how it sounds and it looks as if an early iteration of it will be previewed at Decfest this year, so I can't wait to hear the feedback on this thing.
I like the marketing and product design philosophy of Decware.
No bullshit, simple and well built.
Hoooo.... Would I love to go the the Decfest to listen to all they have,
especially their speakers.
They have a webcam so you can see what's going on during the Decfest,
however, with the rothen Vietnamese internet connection,
it's very difficult to go something without interruption.
Even if I cannot afford anything right now, I still like to dream, after all,
dreaming is about the only thing free these days.