Originally Posted by BebopMcJiggy
If you order from welborne don't ever place an order with them through their automated system... email with a representative only. They lost an order of mine (but still took my money) on some other random stuff for a month and I am still waiting 2 weeks from when they "found" my order with no sign of said package. I'm seriously doubting if I would ever do business with them again to be quite honest.
True, I apologize I did not mention some of the issues Bebop has had with them that I knew about, his transaction was pretty rough. I personally had a smooth transaction, so YMMV. I would hope that they would learn from the mistakes and be able to provide better service for the future, but I can't say for sure.
Originally Posted by customNuts
Thnx TigzStudio. I have decided to go all out on the digital side and bought a sonicweld diverter 24/96 and a locus design Axis USB cable. For the coax I'm buying a black cat voloce 123 (stereovox) bnc to RCA from cable company. Seems to be an excellent cable for the money. Anyone tried it?
Amp and lcd2 next.
How much was the welborne psu and do you have a contact? Is the difference obvious or not?
Also TigzStudio, what monitors have you got hooked up to the zodiac+? I'm interested in going down that route also when funds permit. I was looking at the base model focal monitors.
The zodiac+ has improved alot in the first 50-75 hours. Especially with bass. So much detail, I never thought I'd like 'neutral' this much. Just does everything right. Can't wait to amp it properly.
Nice! Sounds like you are on your way to a great system. If my memory serves the psu was somewhere around $225.00, do note that bebop also had an issue with the connector on his from Welborne. You may need to provide them with the details of the psu you currently have with the Zodiac+ as it seems it may vary manufacture wise (especially the connector length/diamenter). So if you decide to try it out, definitely take bebops advice and talk to a representative about it first. I believe I had a different stock PSU that came with my Zodiac+ compared to Bebop as well.
I have a couple different monitors I use right now, Adam A8X and KRK G2 series. I am actually amazed at the quality bass the KRKS give me with the Zodiac+. The Adams of course are just all around superb. I don't have enough listening time on many Focal monitors to make any statements about them. Best thing to do is try and demo some on nicer systems if possible (hopefully with proper room acoustics setup).
My thoughts mirror your early thoughts as well, it just does everything "right". I am glad to see more people giving the Zodiac a shot. I have a feeling you will enjoy it for quite a long time.
edit: Forgot to mention, check out this thread and you will find there are some other options for power supplies with your Zodiac+. Soon you will be able to purchase the upgraded power supply from Antelope themselves (February?) as well. I may actually go this route to compare with my Welborne.