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Delta 77
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Zen Mystery Amp
05/04/18 at 17:28:40
 
Okay after my 3-4 weeks of going back and forth on my decision on which amp to buy. I finally went for the ZMA..

Does any one know what year Steve developed the ZMA..??
Did any of you ZMA owners have any upgrades done to your ZMA..??
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Reply #1 - 05/04/18 at 17:40:43
 
Hi Delta and welcome to the Forum.
Well, you're not new...new to the ZMA.

You just purchased a great Amp.

Year Developed:
http://www.decware.com/cgi-bin/yabb22/YaBB.pl?num=1365130519
.....great Thread ~ enjoy.

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Reply #2 - 05/04/18 at 23:43:19
 
Thanks for the warm welcome Stone..
It feels wonderful to be part of the group..
Even though I already joined the group with my CSP3, I just needed one of these astonishing amps (Decware), you guys are using..
I didn't want to long for more watts like I hear some of the others in the group long for.
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Reply #3 - 05/05/18 at 00:40:47
 
Welcome Delta!  You chose wisely.  With that, I mean you chose an amp that can excel in any situation.  This amp will demonstrate disciplined restraint when run in high efficiency speaker systems and authoritative command presence as needed with harder to drive speakers.  Incredibly versatile.  Money very well spent.  

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Reply #4 - 05/08/18 at 17:14:43
 

Super consistent amp! I love mine!

I was just looking through the ZMA development thread, looking for photos of the input section...Page 6, I laughed at my own posts and how excited I was to get my amp.

I still love it to pieces.
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Reply #5 - 05/09/18 at 22:06:50
 
The Waiting for it to start is over..
Parts have been pulled for my MYSTERY AMP ..!!      

1      MYSTERY AMP      
046      
Parts Pulled      
115/120V      Walnut      
Switched from TORII MK4 5/2/18 Walnut knob, 4-8 ohm.
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What a coincidence the serial number is (#46), my age (46)..
So excited ..!!
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Reply #6 - 05/09/18 at 22:41:49
 
Congrats!
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Reply #7 - 05/18/18 at 15:53:37
 
What is the estimated man hours it takes to build a ZMA ..?
I'm not in a hurry, just curios..
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Reply #8 - 05/18/18 at 16:31:58
 
The last few years I'd say the normal waiting period for an order is eight to nine weeks. . . .
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Reply #9 - 05/18/18 at 17:35:21
 
Thanks Lon ,
I'm wondering just how many man hours the Tech. will have to spend on making a ZMA..
Just one more way to explain to the wife why it cost so much..!

I'm guessing about 24-30 hours (3-4 days) , with a rough estimate of $100 an hour ..
this would allow me to tell her "it takes about $2,400-$3,000 , in labor to make it".

Does anybody know??
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Reply #10 - 05/18/18 at 18:36:08
 
Steve knows, that's about it I would guess.
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