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Spirit84
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Question about Volume control
09/13/13 at 23:51:58
 
My first post!
Question:
I ordered the Zenbox with a volume control.
Can someone explain to me how I would use the Zenbox and take advantage of the volume control.
For example say I had a Cd transport and a dac, and a Power amp.
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Re: Question about Volume control
Reply #1 - 09/14/13 at 00:19:02
 
WELCOME!

Put ye olde ZBox in between the DAC and the power amp and you can control the volume. It's not as good a volume control as a CSP3 or CSP2+ etc. but it will do.
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Re: Question about Volume control
Reply #2 - 09/14/13 at 01:53:50
 
Hi Lon:
Put ye olde ZBox in between the DAC and the power amp and you can control the volume. It's not as good a volume control as a CSP3 or CSP2+ etc. but it will do.

Because I am so new to this, could you please tell me what the difference is.  This is actually my first Decware product and my first passive item.
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Re: Question about Volume control
Reply #3 - 09/14/13 at 03:24:48
 
I'm not the best person to answer as far as the technicality, but I believe that the ZBox varies the volume in a different, less totally linear way than the CSP series preamps do. Also the CSP series preamps have adjustable output gain per channel, and a far larger power supply. The ZBox can't allow you to tailor the sound the way the others do. The ZBox does offer some tonal and textural changes in a different way, but the CSP series preamps offer greater weight and dynamics to the sound.

The main difference I suppose is that the ZBox does not increase gain, but the CSP preamps dish out gobs of gain. And this has a large sonic impact.
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