Same here. Great combo. My RE0 dreadful cable has been recabled to a more soft ortofon like cable and it's a keeper. I've always liked the MTPC despite even worse build quality, and the RE0 with the ZO gets me close to it. Regarding the RE252, it's better overall, but the design is horrific and the material a dirt and ear wax magnet.
Regarding warmth, the RE0 is far from warm. Hifiman/Head-Direct didn't get warm until the RE262. The RE0 static price is still a very good buy if you fancy its signature, and Head-Direct has great customer service.
Edited by alphaphoenix - 5/8/12 at 10:17pm