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post #1006 of 1020
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Originally Posted by MizMoxie View Post
 

White Lotus -

It does sound like you have a demo unit! You're right, that particular configuration shouldn't be used with line-out as it will distort. May I ask where you got it from?


Good to see you surface MizMoxie. 

 

Do you have anything to share about the new version?  It's been crickets for the past few months..................and we are ready to try and buy!

post #1007 of 1020
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


Good to see you surface MizMoxie. 

 

Do you have anything to share about the new version?  It's been crickets for the past few months..................and we are ready to try and buy!

 

Thanks Oregonian!

 

Yes, I do have some updates. =)

We have made significant progress, it just may seem slow-going as there's really only 1 person working on the ZO3 - Paul. This version is also waaayyy more advanced than previous ZOs, so that aspect (along with performing *extensive* testing and getting set up with the right manufacturers), has definitely extended the timeline.

 

But, I have 3 pieces of good news...

 

1) All the components are on order, and should be arriving by the end of May/beginning of June. As soon as they are received, we'll begin manufacturing.

 

2) I'm in the process of getting the website set up to start taking pre-orders.

 

3) **SmartVektor technology is now officially patented!!** YAYAYAYAY! :L3000:

post #1008 of 1020
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Originally Posted by MizMoxie View Post
 

 

Thanks Oregonian!

 

Yes, I do have some updates. =)

We have made significant progress, it just may seem slow-going as there's really only 1 person working on the ZO3 - Paul. This version is also waaayyy more advanced than previous ZOs, so that aspect (along with performing *extensive* testing and getting set up with the right manufacturers), has definitely extended the timeline.

 

But, I have 3 pieces of good news...

 

1) All the components are on order, and should be arriving by the end of May/beginning of June. As soon as they are received, we'll begin manufacturing.

 

2) I'm in the process of getting the website set up to start taking pre-orders.

 

3) **SmartVektor technology is now officially patented!!** YAYAYAYAY! :L3000:


That's awesome news!  Especially about the pre-orders................

post #1009 of 1020
Thread Starter 

Welcome back to Head-Fi MizMoxie, you've been missed! :D I bet there's lots of bassheads drooling for the ZO3. 

You make it sound like it's taken a long time but for the fact that only one person has developed the product, I say that's pretty quick. :) Paul's expertise probably makes that possible though.

Any pricing decided yet? Guess it's going to be a bit of a bump from ZO2 due to added features/functionalities and expensier hardware. 

post #1010 of 1020

Has anyone had issues connecting the ZO 2.3 to a receiver? 

 

I went from headphone out on the receiver to the ZO to my headphones, but on high gain I get ALOT of static. It is so much that is distracting when listening quiet movie scenes. Receiver is connected to PS3. 

 

I switched to low gain and lowered the volume on the ZO and increased the volume on the receiver, which helped reduce static but then I get popping sounds in loud action scenes. 

 

I don't have any static issues on computer or Iphone. 

post #1011 of 1020
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Originally Posted by lexase721 View Post
 

Has anyone had issues connecting the ZO 2.3 to a receiver? 

 

I went from headphone out on the receiver to the ZO to my headphones, but on high gain I get ALOT of static. It is so much that is distracting when listening quiet movie scenes. Receiver is connected to PS3. 

 

I switched to low gain and lowered the volume on the ZO and increased the volume on the receiver, which helped reduce static but then I get popping sounds in loud action scenes. 

 

I don't have any static issues on computer or Iphone. 

ZO 2.3 can't handle a whole lot of input power. Lower the receiver's volume until the popping stops.

post #1012 of 1020
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Originally Posted by phrosty View Post
 

ZO 2.3 can't handle a whole lot of input power. Lower the receiver's volume until the popping stops.

Thanks phrosty. 

 

I tried that approach and unfortunately getting a balance has proved quite difficult. When the volume is low on the receiver I have to crank up the volume ZO 2.3 to get it loud enough for my liking but this introduces static. 

 

I'm kinda jumping between:

 

-Low gain + Low receiver volume = Low static + Low volume

-High gain + Low receiver volume = High Static + High volume

-Low gain + High receiver volume=Low static + high volume + popping 

 

:confused_face:

 

Would I be better off getting a headphone amp to plug directly into the ps3 and then connect the ZO 2.3 from there? I'm assuming a headphone amp would have less input power than a receiver so I could get higher volume?

post #1013 of 1020
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Originally Posted by lexase721 View Post
 

Thanks phrosty. 

 

I tried that approach and unfortunately getting a balance has proved quite difficult. When the volume is low on the receiver I have to crank up the volume ZO 2.3 to get it loud enough for my liking but this introduces static.

Yep, that's pretty much the experience with the 2.3 when you've got cans that need a lot of juice to drive. On my DT770-80ohm, the ZO gets me to *just* reasonable volume. You might try receiver (low volume) -> ZO (line in / no gain mode) -> amp, but that will only eliminate distortion, not static.

 

ZO FS is supposed to solve all of these problems.

post #1014 of 1020
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Originally Posted by phrosty View Post
 

Yep, that's pretty much the experience with the 2.3 when you've got cans that need a lot of juice to drive. On my DT770-80ohm, the ZO gets me to *just* reasonable volume. You might try receiver (low volume) -> ZO (line in / no gain mode) -> amp, but that will only eliminate distortion, not static.

 

ZO FS is supposed to solve all of these problems.

 

The cans I'm using are JVC SZ2000 (16ohm), so shouldn't be too difficult to drive. That being said using headphones directly to the receiver gives me static anyway which you can hear where there is silence and then gets just heavily amplified with the Z0. 

 

Maybe I'll just wait to see how the ZO FS turns out and get that. 

 

Many thanks for your reply phrosty. 


Edited by lexase721 - 8/4/14 at 5:06am
post #1015 of 1020
Thread Starter 

It's not about difficulty to drive, more the opposite if static is the issue the low impedance will further allow static to be easier heard especially paired with a non-ideal source like a reciever.

post #1016 of 1020

what the !#@!#!@ i found it like 295usd and used, no more in produce???

post #1017 of 1020
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Originally Posted by Vasiliosn View Post
 

what the !#@!#!@ i found it like 295usd and used, no more in produce???


Haha no way, that's triple what I bought mine for!

post #1018 of 1020

Have I got a deal for you. I'll beat their price and give you mine for $250. :D

post #1019 of 1020

http://www.amazon.com/Digizoid-Personal-Subwoofer-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B00747N5ZE

 

 

Wow haha it's right on amazon. Looks like I missed them when they put out new products too based on their website.

post #1020 of 1020

there is nowhere i can find this litle thing of happiness?? im willing to pay but not like 300s......


Edited by Vasiliosn - Yesterday at 8:13 pm
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