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ZMF Auteur Thread

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by PacoTaco, Oct 15, 2017.
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  1. ZenErik
    Personal preference. We also don't know the OI of each tap yet.
     
  2. LCMusicLover
    I get that. Just a set of relatively ignorant assumptions on my part .
     
  3. mwhals
    The new ZMF amp has a 300 ohm output, which should match the Auteur.
     
  4. ZenErik
    Yea. I see it now. Info wasn’t there earlier. 300ohm can work though it won’t be for everyone. I thought it added an interesting flavor to my HD650 back when I had an A&S amp. Didn’t get to try it with the Auteur.
     
  5. ampsandsound
    Similar typology to the Leeloo but the Pendant required 100% new transformers from anything we had already designed. Zach had specific ideas of what he wanted form performance and sound. We worked to make sure he had what he wanted.
     
  6. LCMusicLover
    What? Really? Do you mean that the OI is 300 Ohms, or that the OI is intended for 300 Ohm cans? (say 37.5 Ohms or so -- 300/8)
     
  7. ZenErik
    No. it’s actually 300ohms. Sounds crazy when we’re told things should be 8 to 1, but it can work quite nicely. You can also think about it this way. Don’t like it? No problem. 8 ohm tap is still there for you.
     
  8. wazzupi
    What do you have now ?
     
  9. ampsandsound
    We went through several impedance options to come up with the ideal.
    As a point of fact its 8ohm and 300ohm.
    This combo played well with the Focals, LCDs, MrSpeakers and ZMFs.
    I still suggest, using the one that sounds right to you.
     
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  10. Sonic Defender Contributor
    So, if the Auteur has a wonderful tuning, and it really sounds like it does based on the feedback, why would people not simply use as neutral tuned an amp as possible to allow the character of the headphone to shine through? I guess this effort will be beneficial specifically to people who agree with the extra sound tuning as applied by the amp (and I have no doubt that will be many people). I guess I shouldn't be surprised as this sounds like a natural progression of a completest who really digs what it is that Zach tries to convey in his signatures. This amp would simply be another expression of his sound reproduction ethos so I guess I have answered my own question.
     
  11. Stillhart
    I mean, if ultimate transparency were all that anyone cared about, this would be a pretty boring hobby and a pretty slow message board. :-D
     
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  12. wazzupi
    How do i convey this to you.... Well tube amps don't all sound warm or bass heavy.... I hope that statement kinda blew your mind.
     
  13. Sonic Defender Contributor
    ?? Not sure, I don't think I was saying anything about all amps sounding a certain way.
     
  14. Sonic Defender Contributor
    LOL, yes it would. This just seemed at first read like a different take on double amping, kind of double sound signature tuning so to speak, but really, I agree, the hobby is better when there are tons of choices and something for everybody even if it becomes highly specialized.
     
  15. wazzupi
    You said the tube amp ampandsound made to power zmf headphones and more might not be neutral ?!?!?!? Or am i missing a point of reference ?
     
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