EQUIPMENT FORUMS >> ZBOX >> New System upgrade

Message started by 76doublebass on 01/22/09 at 23:33:09

Title: New System upgrade
Post by 76doublebass on 01/22/09 at 23:33:09

I am putting together a new system decware tube of course; I have an 84C Amp will be getting Parker 95 Speakers and in the near future in 2 months a fully moded ZCD CDPlayer.What should follow next. The ZBOX or the CPS2 Preamp. Or does that matter.
Does the ZBOX compliment the Preamp or do I need the Preamp next in the upgrade scheme of things?
Don C.

Title: Re: New System upgrade
Post by Doorman on 01/23/09 at 00:58:49

I don't have a Z-Box, but a tube(d) pre really brought my Zen Select to life.
I'd highly recommend that combination. Oh, the ZCD's not too shabby either!

Title: Re: New System upgrade
Post by Stone Deaf on 01/27/09 at 16:07:42

Where would the ZBox go in the chain? Between the amp and preamp or between the preamp and the CD?

Title: Re: New System upgrade
Post by ZYGI on 01/27/09 at 20:08:42

Don C,

The CSP2 preamp  would be the best bet as the ZCD player is just fine on its own, The CSP2  does something that  a Z-box just doesn't.

 If I didn't own a tubed output CD player, then the Z-box would be a good choice for a tube buffer between the amp and CD player, then I'd consider the CSP2  as my next purchase.  


Title: Re: New System upgrade
Post by Lon on 01/28/09 at 22:26:16

And if/when you're swimming in dough, get a ZBox and put it between the ZCD and the CSP2.  Logically I think to myself "The CSP2 is so good, I don't need the ZBox now."  And yet when I take it out, I miss a special somthing that is there when it is in place.

I had Steve add an additional input and a switch to mine and I can use it for both my ZCD and my Blu-Ray player; makes a difference with each.

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