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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #45 - 10/15/09 at 12:12:54
 
It's kind of a curse for me. . . . Plus two discs skipped on the ZCD yesterday that don't skip on the Sony machines. ARGH.  

The 12AU7s work for me. Still don't have any 12AV7s in the house, there's hope.  

Audio is so subjective.  Everyone is so excited about the ZCD and I wish I were as excited.  But we all have different rooms, ears and brains, and recording collecdtions, etc.
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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #46 - 10/15/09 at 15:44:15
 
Too bad you're having trouble with your ZCD, Lon. No one can say you haven't tried to make it work for you.
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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #47 - 10/15/09 at 16:30:25
 
That's true.  Knock on wood no skipping yet today (been playing cds since 5:30 a.m.)!
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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #48 - 10/20/09 at 00:00:13
 
RCA 12AV7 in the ZCD now, since Saturday.

I have to say. . . not fundamentally different from the 12BH7 I had in previously.

Ah well, I'll keep it in, fresh NOS tubes are nice to have.  I've been listening to the ZCD since I put it back in.  I'm getting used to it.  I still prefer the laid back sound of the SACD player a bit more.  But the ZCD is okay for less long listening sessions.
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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #49 - 11/24/09 at 14:48:20
 
Hey lon, chris etc...  you should try a 5963.  I've got some RCA 5963's that seems to work for me.   I think they are industrial equivient to 12AV7???   I can't really remember, I'll have to research that again...

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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #50 - 11/24/09 at 16:30:24
 
Yeah, haven't tried one of those.

I've put the ZCD away again.  Put the SONY SCDXA5400ES CD/SACD PLAYER back in and wow, I missed it, it has the ease and tonal balance that the ZCD doesn't seem to for me.  And it plays SACDs which puts things into another level.  So the ZCD is going to sit out for a while, I just prefer the Sony.  The machine weighs 26 pounds, the case and the transport are really something. You really get your money's worth.

Edit to say output from this player with the CSP2 turned up to full gain and into the Torii is the best sound I've ever had in my system.



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