Linear Tube Audio MZ2-S Amp Exclusive Launchsearch

Linear Tube Audio MZ2-S Amp Exclusive Launch

Linear Tube Audio MZ2-S Amp Exclusive Launch

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when is the next drop ?
i am a newbie so how do I find out .

If anyone is looking to sell their MZ2, please PM me!
I got one for sale plus a second set of NOS tubes, let me know
willpower, feel free to PM me on head-fi (same username)
What did this go for the last time it was dropped?
It looks like it was 1499 USD, which included the upgraded linear power supply (based on this: So about $330 off their price on their website. Although I think they're also having 10% promotion for limited time. So you'd still save about 200 bucks. I'm not 100% clear whether all specs match up though (e.g. stock tubes may be different from what they sold through Massdrop, and the linear power supply option is listed on their site as LPS+, does that mean it's been upgraded again?)
Thanks for the reply, a reasonable discount for where it classes and the lowest I've seen yet. If Massdrop drops it again it'll be a worth while consideration. The current MZ-2 on LTA's site is a newer version of the MZ-2S that was offered in this drop. The following is the description LTA provides for the version progression:

"Our first product was a re-introduction of David Berning's MicroZOTL; our MicroZOTL2.0. Since then we've made many small and several larger changes to the case and components we use, but we have always used and continue to use Berning's original circuit. When we added an improved power supply, that product eventually took on the name "MicroZOTL2.0 Deluxe". When we decided to use NOS 12SN7 tubes and manually alter the circuit to allow this, we created the "MZ2-S" around this, with a further upgraded power supply and some other improvements. Eventually we replaced the manually altered circuit boards with jumpered boards, which negated the need for completely separate products and we decided to discontinue certain aspects of the MicroZOTL2.0, like the locking headphone jack and the color scheme, while making other features that the MZ2-S had introduced available as options for any order. The "S" went from denoting these upgrades to essentially meaning the same thing that "Deluxe" had before it; an amp with an upgraded power supply. The "MZ2" therefore took the place of the "MicroZOTL2.0", as our amps were now markedly changed from what the MicroZOTL2.0 had until then been. "
Hoping to have this active on massdrop soon..
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Got the amp today and impressive with build quality. But for the some reason that my amp doesn't have the gold brass screws as the promise of the exclusive drop editions.
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Thanks for your reply. I did go through the box but just couldn't find the small bag with the brass screw. I will contact you soon.
Btw, the amp is sweet and I am amazed with the sound and build quality.
Great job.
Very happy that you're enjoying the amp, and my apologies for the missed screws. You can email to reach us.
Mine arrived yesterday. Sounds pretty darn good out the box with some TH900s
The final orders have been loaded onto the UPS truck for distribution! All Massdrop orders have now shipped.
Got mine last evening. Sounds awesome. I first tried it with some Klipsch Heresy's as a standalone amp and then as a preamp driving Quicksilver monoblocks with KT-150's. Sounded awesome using it as a preamp with first the Heresy's and far better with a pair of Trenner & Friedl Art monitors. A bit anemic as a standalone amp.

Can someone suggest the best way to burn-in the preamp?

Great job Will, Mark and company!!
My own experience for what its worth, is that the fun is in listening to the break in process. I appreciate som burn in by the manufacturer since it eliminates DOA units and mistakes that don't perform.

When I start listening, I capture my initial impressions, especially any differences I hear from when I demoed it. Problem is usually that what I heard the unit with was different from what Inhave in the system that its been dropped into. All kinds of issues of system synergy can become apparent.

The microZOTL seems to have amazing clarity and dynamics in my system (Zu/DL-103 cartridge, VPI Prime, Parks Audio Budgie SUP, Bottlehead Eros phono preamp, microZOTL as preamp, First Watt F3, Zu Omens). I've already repositioned the speakers to rebalance treble and bass balance.

I brought up break in just because I hear a bit more closed in sound and a different tonal balance than what I heard at the Capital Audio Fest.

So I'm just spinning records I know well and listen for changes. It'll be weeks to accumlate the 60 or so hours it might take. For me, part of the fun.

By the way, I loved those Quicksilvers back in the day.
UPS just picked up the first 12 orders (not counting the three that went USPS earlier today), and we're excited for everyone to get theirs. We'll be shipping the rest of the orders a week from today.
Got mine yesterday. Seems to need some burn-in time.
The burn-in time did end up being shorter than we wanted, so that we could get the units to customers without adding to the already delayed shipping time. We also aren't yet as familiar with how long the RCAs and GE 6201s take to burn-in compared to the Tung-sols. Due to the low-current circuit, 60-80 hours is recommended, with 100 hours being ideal. Most of the units in the first shipment had around 30-40 hours, and a few had longer. The second shipment's units will all have at least 50 hours on them. One reviewer recently told me that 90% of his job is burning in. It's an interesting part of audio.
Has the concrete hardened on the Oct 12 ship date for the first batch?
The concrete is fully set. Just watched the UPS truck drive away, full of the first dozen MZ2-S amps . The rest go out a week from today.