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post #1366 of 1745
My listen was on a non switch version of the ZD. From talking to Craig, a switch can be put in if I want but it is still mainly for high impedance HPs and wouldnt make a huge difference. Still works well with TH900 and W3000anv.
Edited by dallan - 10/22/12 at 1:37pm
post #1367 of 1745

Yeah I realized that guys-that was the main point of the 'SE' I believe-adding the low impedance switch. tongue_smile.gif I gotta admit I didn't really notice much difference with the hi-lo switch with the AD2K-but I never really listened to it on hi because I had almost no play on the attenuator.

 

-Daniel

post #1368 of 1745

I am waiting on my audiophilleo to clean up the sound, but got the Zana Deux in last night. Using stock tubes for now. Sounding great!

 

Very initial impressions, I will elaborate later. The B22 sounds bigger with more soundstage. It's more detailed, and definitely has more power up top in the high end. The ZD is darker, has a more robust low end with more bloom to it. The B22 low end is a bit dryer and cleaner. The B22 sounds solid state to me, and is very technical. I can imagine the B22 would be more fatiguing in the long-run, especially with those powerful highs. Highs on the ZD are still very present, but smooth and musical, not harsh. Mids are more present on ZD, and more euphonic, lush. I find with the B22, I am listening to the music and evaluating the sound more. With the ZD, I find it I am caught up in the music more, want to turn it up, and just find it more engaging and musical. 

post #1369 of 1745

Just traded for a Beyer T1, will soon be able to find out how they play with the Zana. Always have the CSP2+ just in case biggrin.gif

post #1370 of 1745
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Originally Posted by ericfarrell85 View Post

Just traded for a Beyer T1, will soon be able to find out how they play with the Zana. Always have the CSP2+ just in case biggrin.gif

the T1 and HD800 are fantastic with the CSP2 as is my AT3000anv

post #1371 of 1745
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the T1 and HD800 are fantastic with the CSP2 as is my AT3000anv


And so is the DT990 600 ohms. Very fast with expansive bass. :)

post #1372 of 1745
Frank,

What combination of tubes do use in your csp2 with your T1's?

And Clayton you have a WA2, CSP2+ and Zana? What's your preference with the Beyers?
post #1373 of 1745

In order of amp preference this is it:

 

First of all my CSP2+ was modded by 2359glenn so obviously the sound stage is nowhere near Decware's stock CSP2+ (see 2359glenn's mods):

 

1) CSP2+ offers an up-front, very dynamic sound -- pleasantly in-your-face, if you will;

2) the WA2 has a very cleaned-up sound. Just as dynamic as #1 but more analytical to my ear. I got the WA2 with Black Gate capacitors.

3) The Zana Deux SE's sound stage is more calculated than #1 and #2. It has a personal touch; and although its sound is clean and almost solid state in presentation, it is never disagreeable nor fatiguing.

 


Edited by Clayton SF - 10/23/12 at 8:21pm
post #1374 of 1745
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Originally Posted by ericfarrell85 View Post

Frank,
What combination of tubes do use in your csp2 with your T1's?
And Clayton you have a WA2, CSP2+ and Zana? What's your preference with the Beyers?


I used the Genelex 6922,Sylvania 6DJ8 and Mullard 2492 . I am using Bugle Boys with my CSP2 right now and they are my favorite tubes overall.

post #1375 of 1745
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

In order of amp preference this is it:

 

First of all my CSP2+ was modded by 2359glenn so obviously the sound stage is nowhere near Decware's stock CSP2+ (see 2359glenn's mods):

 

1) CSP2+ offers an up-front, very dynamic sound -- pleasantly in-your-face, if you will;

2) the WA2 has a very cleaned-up sound. Just as dynamic as #1 but more analytical to my ear. I got the WA2 with Black Gate capacitors.

3) The Zana Deux SE's sound stage is more calculated than #1 and #2. It has a personal touch; and although its sound is clean and almost solid state in presentation, it is never disagreeable nor fatiguing.

 

Holy cow! Looks like an absolute, steroidal monster! 

 

Those preferences are an overall ranking or particularly with T1's? 


Edited by ericfarrell85 - 10/23/12 at 9:18pm
post #1376 of 1745
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I used the Genelex 6922,Sylvania 6DJ8 and Mullard 2492 . I am using Bugle Boys with my CSP2 right now and they are my favorite tubes overall.

I sold my Bugle Boys back when I had my Lyr, also my IEC Mullard 6DJ8's (which I now regret). Have any extra bugle boys you want to sell? 

post #1377 of 1745
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Originally Posted by Clayton SF View Post

In order of amp preference this is it:

 

First of all my CSP2+ was modded by 2359glenn so obviously the sound stage is nowhere near Decware's stock CSP2+ (see 2359glenn's mods):

 

1) CSP2+ offers an up-front, very dynamic sound -- pleasantly in-your-face, if you will;

2) the WA2 has a very cleaned-up sound. Just as dynamic as #1 but more analytical to my ear. I got the WA2 with Black Gate capacitors.

3) The Zana Deux SE's sound stage is more calculated than #1 and #2. It has a personal touch; and although its sound is clean and almost solid state in presentation, it is never disagreeable nor fatiguing.

 

Wow....That would be a fun amp to listen to compared to stock.

post #1378 of 1745
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Originally Posted by ericfarrell85 View Post

Holy cow! Looks like an absolute, steroidal monster! 

 

Those preferences are an overall ranking or particularly with T1's? 

 

Those preferences are particularly with the DT990 600Ω. I do not own the T1. :(

post #1379 of 1745
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Originally Posted by ericfarrell85 View Post

I sold my Bugle Boys back when I had my Lyr, also my IEC Mullard 6DJ8's (which I now regret). Have any extra bugle boys you want to sell? 

sorry  Only 3 in the amp

post #1380 of 1745

Does the Zana power supply always hum? I don't know if mine just started or now that I noticed I can't stop hearing it.  Come something be done - like tightening the transformer screws or something.  It's interesting that if you turn the zana off at the amp, the hum in the p/s goes away.  This may seem like it makes sense but normally transformers hum whether they're under load or not.
 

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