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My Zbox Evolution. (Read 9893 times)
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Re: My Zbox Evolution.
Reply #15 - 03/13/09 at 10:55:56
 
I definitely see the advantages, and they range from convenience to fewer problems with space. (Try housing 15000 cds! I'm trying to!)

In my case it's more that. . . computers represent a large enough portion of my life, and they represent work and joy.  I like to be free of them for many of my strengthening and pleasure pursuits, and not centering my music listening on them achieves that.  If I were younger, I'd probably be less inclined to make that distinction; computers entered my life slowly twenty years ago, more intensely about fifteen years ago, were totally stangers to me before that (and I'm 53).
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Re: My Zbox Evolution.  a small update
Reply #16 - 05/12/09 at 05:39:47
 
Well on the advice of some here to pair the zbox with 12bh7's and give them a listen, I have done just that.  While the tubeman wanted to only sell me a pair of the cryo'd RCA's,  I ended up grabbing a cornucopia of tubes 8 in all for about $30 off of ebay.  Unlablelled but all of different internals, I'v been auditioning a few to make some notes and comparisons....

In general I'm liking the tube and what it is doing with the zbox.  I find detail to be more solid and palpable and the sense of solidity to be very present.  I'm wondering if the mids are being sucked out a bit...  Regardless I"m having some fun with the zbox and I have been engaged once again.....

Cheers for now!
Grant
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Re: My Zbox Evolution.
Reply #17 - 07/14/09 at 06:36:18
 
OK, well, my zbox was offline for around a week, and it sucked. Truly awful to be without.

I thought the issue was more complicated, but it turned out to be a simple problem with a short in the power strip.

Yes, love the 12BH7's.

I still can't believe anyone can listen to a cd player without it.

Karl



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Re: My Zbox Evolution.
Reply #18 - 07/14/09 at 14:06:59
 
Oops.....  well irony being what it is,  I ended up selling the zbox and while I miss the soundstaging, I also found the music just slowed down too much I picked up a MAC palladium cable and a nice siemens and halske 6922..  
to console myself....

Man, it's a journey...
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Re: My Zbox Evolution.
Reply #19 - 07/14/09 at 16:37:40
 
Yeah, I found myself tiring of the sound too and my current source sounds great great great without the ZBox; I'm currently using the ZBox to warm up the signal coming out of my TV in the bedroom and going into the Peachtree Audio Decco hybrid integrated.
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