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Tone-Deaf
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Question on Zrock2
09/09/18 at 18:35:41
 
I am thinking about getting a Zrock2 for use in a system that has digital solid-state source components.  I am wondering if the Zrock2 provides some benefits to the sound in such a system even when no EQ is being applied.

For example, the product description for the Zbox says it "causes an increase in favorable harmonics and a decrease in objectionable distortion."  Does the Zrock2 provide this same benefit?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this.
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Re: Question on Zrock2
Reply #1 - 09/09/18 at 19:48:34
 
I'm not sure I understand your question or if this helps any but while my ZMA is off for upgrades I am using my solid state NAD amp in its place.  I don't turn up my ZR2 as much with this amp and while it improves the sound, it makes things a bit heavy and thick.  I don't have any experience with the Zbox.
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Reply #2 - 09/09/18 at 21:48:02
 
Thank you, Archie, and I think your response is helpful (sorry for the less than clear question).  I am trying to understand if the Zrock helps solid-state digital even if it is not turned up very high, and I appreciate learning what your actual experience has been.    

I hope you will have your upgraded ZMA back soon!

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Reply #3 - 09/09/18 at 23:02:32
 
It definitely helps.  I think my less than 100% enthusiastic reply was based more on how far short of the ZMA the NAD is and not any lack of help the ZR2 gives.  With the ZMA, the ZR2 is a wonder in my system.
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Reply #4 - 09/10/18 at 00:14:08
 
Thanks for the additional info.  I had read your original post as expressing more negatives about the NAD amp and not the ZR2.  I am certainly seeing very consistently positive views of the ZR2.
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