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Hankster
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Zbit and XLR Source
06/19/19 at 01:33:55
 
Hi, I want to make sure I was on the right track with ordering a ZBIT.  My preamp's XLR's put out 4 volts and what I thought this would allow my SE84UFO2 would the put out twice the volume as the 2 volts RCAs, am I in this idea or not?

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Re: Zbit and XLR Source
Reply #1 - 06/19/19 at 02:03:04
 
The ZBIT sounds great and has adjustable output of up to 7 Volts. I don't think it doubles the volume, but it does add more weight and density to the sound.
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Re: Zbit and XLR Source
Reply #2 - 06/19/19 at 02:54:55
 
You will be able to get the full four volts output (adjustable). It WON'T double the volume of the output of the amp, but as pursuit says it will give you added weight and dynamics and body to the sound. I love mine.
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Reply #3 - 06/19/19 at 06:07:22
 
Thanks for the replies I might take a look at the ZSTAGE for a gain increase for my amp.  The idea of the ZBIT is really nice to get a cleaner fuller sound, but I was looking to get a little more volume from the Zen.

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Reply #4 - 06/19/19 at 11:12:20
 
With the ZBIT it will seem louder. With the ZSTAGE too it will seem louder. In both cases you may get the same apparent benefits of gain and apparent volume increase. In your shoes, if you can get the noise-cancelling gain from moving to balanced I would rather than add another gain stage. A call to Steve might help you decide which is best for you.
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Reply #5 - 06/19/19 at 17:15:34
 
OK, thanks for all the input I appreciate it greatly.
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