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New customs options available for the ZCD
10/31/08 at 04:28:45
 
The ZCD now comes standard with a user adjustable output from 0 to 5 volts!

We are also making available some new custom options on the ZCD, my personal favorite is the tube regulation.  

I've updated the web page with the details.  

http://www.decware.com/newsite/ZCD.htm

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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #1 - 10/31/08 at 11:37:45
 
Figures.  Now that I don't want to take the ZCD out, he offers enticing options!  Thanks Steve! Smiley
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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #2 - 10/31/08 at 21:33:27
 
Lon, it's not that you wouldn't have something to use in it's absence. Cool

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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #3 - 10/31/08 at 22:04:54
 
You're absolutely right Dennis! Smiley

I'm holding off for a bit though.  Spent too much money lately, have to break the trend. Would like to have an IEC connector added and try out the tube regulation though. In time, in time.
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Reply #4 - 11/02/08 at 00:21:41
 
Are you telling me that I'm not the only one who has more wants than wallet?   Tongue

When the time comes you will have something to look forward to.  The waiting might make it better.
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Reply #5 - 11/02/08 at 03:05:19
 
Yeah, right. Wink
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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #6 - 11/02/08 at 12:31:58
 
Power supply and chassis damping are HUGE upgrades on a CD player.  

Also, If you're of the opinion that power cords are a worthwhile purchase, you'll see the biggest change using one on a cd player VS any other piece of gear.  

The picture looks like its part way through construction, I only see 2 leads off the regulator tube.  

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Reply #7 - 11/02/08 at 16:55:54
 
Mine will be going in eventually for the P/S upgrade.
Meanwhile, if anyone has an updated player and wants to share their impressions, feel free!.
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Reply #8 - 11/18/08 at 17:39:07
 
Steve,

I presume, you have photographed the fully assembled units with options. If so, why in the last picture with the tube regulator there is only 2 wires going to the tube (filament only?)

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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #9 - 11/19/08 at 08:55:45
 
It is a voltage regulator tube, no filament.
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Reply #10 - 11/20/08 at 00:50:29
 
OK, so its like a big NE2 bulb then.  

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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #11 - 12/05/08 at 15:13:34
 
I'm sending my ZCD back to have the variable output (that is now standard) added, the IEC connection added, and the tube regulation.  I really really need the variable output, where it is set now is way too high.

I have my Sony ES Blu-Ray as the cd source now (as well as video source) and in the place of the ZCD (on Herbie's Iso Cups, and Mapleshade maple platform on Isoblocks, with the PS Audio power cord I was using on the ZCD) it sounds fabulous.
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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #12 - 12/06/08 at 03:15:45
 
Lon: I'm very interested in the tube regulation option too. Be sure and let us know your impressions.
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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #13 - 12/06/08 at 04:16:15
 
You know what Don. . . I'm really becoming hesitant to send the ZCD back. . .the Blu-Ray player is really shining right now, the whole system seems great right now, in a way it never quite has with the ZCD. . . . I guess I'll send it back, but I really have had a hot and cold affair with the ZCD and I'm almost ready to just keep it out of the system!

Seems odd, but again I think I miss what I had with the DEC685, great audio and video in one machine!  A less complicated, more integrated system.
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Re: New customs options available for the ZCD
Reply #14 - 12/06/08 at 05:07:22
 
Lon: Not sure, or can't remember ( increasingly the case!) what happened to your 685, but you've no doubt seen the used on FS in the "Audiophile Talk" classifieds.
The Sony must be a great piece.
I love my ZCD, but obviously there's quite a number of great players out there. The synergy factor is huge.
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