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Waiting For My Anniversary  . . .  Z Stage (Read 1211 times)
Rivieraranch
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Waiting For My Anniversary  . . .  Z Stage
07/25/20 at 13:40:48
 
On 4/17, in the middle of the lockdown, I ordered an Anniversary modified ZStage. I thought that the wait time would be shorter, but it wasn't. Apparently DECWARE was swamped with new orders at the time.  

So today, 7/25 UPS advised that the package is out for delivery.

I have had a ZStage before so I am looking forward to comparing the Anniversary modified version with what I remember of the previous one. I have the extra pair of interconnects and power cord ready for its arrival.

Impressions to follow.
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Re: Waiting For My Anniversary †. . . †Z Stage
Reply #1 - 07/25/20 at 13:52:05
 
Congrats! I ordered a ZROCK2 about two weeks after yours so I anticipate another two weeks or so I'll be waiting for delivery as well.

The wait is hard. . . but worth it. Let us know how the new one compares to the old.
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Re: Waiting For My Anniversary †. . . †Z Stage
Reply #2 - 07/28/20 at 04:33:50
 
I am looking forward to †your impressions and comparisons as well. †My ZSTAGE has the upgraded beeswax caps, and I was considering sending it in for the bypass upgrade. †Maybe itís not worth doing the bypass upgrade, and just selling it off and to place an order for a new ZSTAGE with the Anniversary Mods. †

From what I understand the tube regulated mod can only be configured with a new order, and not added to an older version. †

I had originally bought the ZSTAGE to use with a regular 2 volt source, but more importantly to use in the future with the consideration of buying a Rachel which requires a 2.5 volt source. †With now shifting gears and looking to buy the SE84UFO25 that requires a 1.5 volt source, I think running the ZSTAGE with the ZEN AMP will cause it to clip a lot sooner but Iím sure the added dynamics and weight will sound great.

Dom
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Reply #3 - 10/26/21 at 15:07:44
 
Hi Dominick,
I just read your post from a year back which led to a question. †I just added ZSTAGE w beeswax caps to my vintage amp with good results. †Next year sometime, I will have SE84UFO25 and CSP3. If you went with the SE84UFO25 yourself, did you experience problems with clipping as you thought you might? Would you think the CSP3 would mitigate this concern?
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