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post #1216 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

If the Zana Deux SE is an OTL amp, they why is there a Hi/Lo impedance switch? I thought you didn't need to have an impedance selector on OTL amps. Thanks!


From memory, the switch is in the feedback circuit. More feedback == less gain, for low imp phones.

post #1217 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Parafeed View Post


From memory, the switch is in the feedback circuit. More feedback == less gain, for low imp phones.


Thanks. Ah, yes, of course--the feedback circuit. I must read up on amp design.

post #1218 of 1749

Just thought I'd post to say I've joined the Zana Deux SE club. This amp is absolutely brilliant, and I've been thoroughly enjoying ownership. Borrowed a friend's HD800 to try out with it, and for the first time I find myself wanting to buy an HD800 of my own. I was also a little surprised at how well the HE-6 paired, too.

post #1219 of 1749
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Just thought I'd post to say I've joined the Zana Deux SE club. This amp is absolutely brilliant, and I've been thoroughly enjoying ownership. Borrowed a friend's HD800 to try out with it, and for the first time I find myself wanting to buy an HD800 of my own. I was also a little surprised at how well the HE-6 paired, too.


Hi MuppetFace. Welcome to Zana Deux!

 

I was listening to my Zana Deux SE last night with the first set of headphones I bought--the AKG 701--and I must say the ZDse does wonders for those phones as well. I'd like to get a T1 and probably every hp you own, too, but I'm traveling this Christmas to stay with a friend who has homes in London and Amsterdam (he buys homes--I buy amps/hp) so I've got to put the thought of purchasing those other headphones aside until, of course, I arrive in those cities and do some Hi-Fi shopping there!!! Eek! Maybe I can find some NOS tubes in Holland, yes?

post #1220 of 1749
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Just thought I'd post to say I've joined the Zana Deux SE club. This amp is absolutely brilliant, and I've been thoroughly enjoying ownership. Borrowed a friend's HD800 to try out with it, and for the first time I find myself wanting to buy an HD800 of my own. I was also a little surprised at how well the HE-6 paired, too.



Everyone who complains about the 800s i tell them listen to them on the Zana Duex, that's what i have.  It is an incredible experience.  Good luck and welcome to the club!biggrin.gif

post #1221 of 1749

Having read or skimmed through this entire thread, I am now in the market for a pre-owned ZD. 

post #1222 of 1749
Welcome to the club, MuppetFace! You've come along pretty fast - it took some of us a couple of years to discover the joys of Eddie Current/Moth. smily_headphones1.gif

Pigmode, they seem to come up for sale every two or three months. There was one listed not too long ago, but I don't know if someone picked it up.
post #1223 of 1749
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Having read or skimmed through this entire thread, I am now in the market for a pre-owned ZD. 


I've got one for sale with upgraded driver and power tubes and an SAA umbilical cord (check FS archive).  PM sent.
 

post #1224 of 1749

The SAA umbilical cord mentioned above is a nice upgrade. Perhaps like trading in a V-6 Mustang for a V-8!  Stock the Zana Deux is great but with the improved cord it is just a little more enjoyable. I have really been enjoying my ZD #17 since I had it treated by Cryogenics International, Scottsdale Arizona. The cryogenic treatment improved the soundstage and lowered the floor noise. Not evey tweek is better. I put the amp on a 3 inch thick mapple butcher block and this ruined the sound. Slow, wooly bloated bass-bad. Placing the ZD back on the heavy walnut table- sonic bliss. Still enjoying the Valvo 6SLTGT driver tube but the ULTRON is also nice. The Brimars are a close third. Using the Senheiser 650 for cans

David Pritchard

post #1225 of 1749

 

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Originally Posted by David Pritchard View Post

The SAA umbilical cord mentioned above is a nice upgrade. Perhaps like trading in a V-6 Mustang for a V-8!  Stock the Zana Deux is great but with the improved cord it is just a little more enjoyable. I have really been enjoying my ZD #17 since I had it treated by Cryogenics International, Scottsdale Arizona. The cryogenic treatment improved the soundstage and lowered the floor noise. Not evey tweek is better. I put the amp on a 3 inch thick mapple butcher block and this ruined the sound. Slow, wooly bloated bass-bad. Placing the ZD back on the heavy walnut table- sonic bliss. Still enjoying the Valvo 6SLTGT driver tube but the ULTRON is also nice. The Brimars are a close third. Using the Senheiser 650 for cans

David Pritchard


What, exactly, is cryogenic treatment in this case?

 

The Airbow SC-1 is supposedly a "cryogenically treated" Stax SR-404, but that's actually just marketing BS used to cover up the fact that they're using different drivers (likely the ones in the SR-404LE).

post #1226 of 1749

What I really wanted for Christmas ......

 

 

Eddie Current 2A3

 

 

 

 

Wishing everyone a happy, safe, and sound 2011.  wink.gif

post #1227 of 1749

Does SE come with an external power supply ?  I thought it did.

post #1228 of 1749
what amp is that karo ?
post #1229 of 1749
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Originally Posted by Audio-Omega View Post

Does SE come with an external power supply ?  I thought it did.



Yes

post #1230 of 1749
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Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

Having read or skimmed through this entire thread, I am now in the market for a pre-owned ZD. 



count me in too!

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