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Curious if anyone has compared to the two finished colors, Black and Midnight Blue?  How different is the Midnight Blue from the Black or does that really mean it is just one color and its a matter of the light hitting the case?

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I've been enjoying this combo so much just thought I'd post a photo.
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I've been enjoying this combo so much just thought I'd post a photo.

Hey! You got my PS, oh, here mine is. Nice weight to the Mojo Audio supply. 

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Hey! You got my PS, oh, here mine is. Nice weight to the Mojo Audio supply. 


That's the PS!? I thought it was a DAC. Dang, that's substantial. 

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That's the PS!? I thought it was a DAC. Dang, that's substantial. 


It is a lot heavier than most any dac. :^) Yes, it is substantial. I have some Edition X coming also. 

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Originally Posted by Audio Addict View Post
 

Curious if anyone has compared to the two finished colors, Black and Midnight Blue?  How different is the Midnight Blue from the Black or does that really mean it is just one color and its a matter of the light hitting the case?


I was wondering as well... The ZOTL I borrowed looked black to me but I learned that it actually was the midnight blue color. In this photo you can see the difference between the (presumably midnight blue) front cover and the black volume knob 

 


Edited by nephilim - 2/6/16 at 4:59am
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I was wondering as well... The ZOTL I borrowed looked black to me but I learned that it actually was the midnight blue color. In this photo you can see the difference between the (presumably midnight blue) front cover and the black volume knob 

 

 

Yes, that is a picture of my ZOTL2 and it is midnight blue. I ended up with blue because it was a B-stock since it had a few marks on the front panel. Also at the time I purchased it Mark at Linear Tube Audio wasn't sure he was going to keep offering blue since it is fairly dark and there's not a huge difference between the blue and black. Worked for me as a B-stock because I got it for a reduced price with free shipping.

 

There is still talk about LPS's (Linear Power Supply) here and it seems some people aren't aware that Linear Tube Audio will soon have their own LPS. Mark has been working on the LPS for at least the past 6-months in collaboration with David Berning. It was mentioned recently here that the LPS will be available in March and that the price for ZOTL2 owners will be $400. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the Mojo LPS and some of the others on the market, but these other power supplies are somewhat overkill for the ZOTL2 since they can output much more current than the amp needs. The Linear tube Audio LPS has been designed to work specifically with the ZOTL2 and according to Mark will perform just as well as the other brands of LPS's. I'm looking forward to getting one.

 

post #908 of 2120

Just ordered my very own Micro ZOTL2.  :-)

 

Looking forward to the MZ2 + ETHER-C combo at work any day now!

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Just ordered my very own Micro ZOTL2.  :-)

 

Looking forward to the MZ2 + ETHER-C combo at work any day now!


Please let me know what you think! I've got some Ethers I want to use on the MZ. 

 

I was leaning towards the Liquid Glass, but it's hard to believe it's good enough over the MZ to pay twice the price and wait 6 months....

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OK, I just ordered, too! I wonder if mine will be the first in Japan.

 

Since I chose this over the twice-as-expensive Liquid Glass, I am feeling incredibly frugal and responsible. 

 

Now what are some good tubes I can blow a lot of money on? :evil:

 

Seriously, this is my first tube amp, so I'm not even sure which kind of tube to switch out first, the driver or the, er, other one. The co-pilot tube? 


Edited by zachawry - 2/8/16 at 10:56pm
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Also, is there some definitive list of tube types compatible with the MZ2? 

 

Especially for tube newbies, this would be really, super useful. 

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Please let me know what you think! I've got some Ethers I want to use on the MZ. 

I was leaning towards the Liquid Glass, but it's hard to believe it's good enough over the MZ to pay twice the price and wait 6 months....
The money is one thing but the ridiculously long wait is a deal breaker for me. Life is too short.
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Also, is there some definitive list of tube types compatible with the MZ2? 

 

Especially for tube newbies, this would be really, super useful. 

 

I don't know if we'll ever manage a definitive list, but we are working on creating an easy to refer to chart of tubes and the experiences people have had with those tubes with their original Berning MicroZOTL or LTA MicroZOTL2 (as it's the same board). A good thread to read would be this one: http://www.head-fi.org/t/8494/microzotl-tube-rolling-thread

 

So, be sure to post any results you get in your own experiments!

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I don't know if we'll ever manage a definitive list, but we are working on creating an easy to refer to chart of tubes and the experiences people have had with those tubes with their original Berning MicroZOTL or LTA MicroZOTL2 (as it's the same board). A good thread to read would be this one: http://www.head-fi.org/t/8494/microzotl-tube-rolling-thread

 

So, be sure to post any results you get in your own experiments!


I don't need all the specific tubes, just the TYPES. Like, 6SN7 and 12AT7. Is that it? Are those the two basic types? 

 

Out of curiosity, what are the different functions of the two different types? Power and driver, is it? 

 

Is there one that is more important for sound, and should be upgraded first? 

 

Thx. 

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The money is one thing but the ridiculously long wait is a deal breaker for me. Life is too short.


Agree totally. I could have swung the money (though it would have hurt). But money and wait more than half a year? No thanks. 

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