Linear Tube Audio MZ2-S Amp Exclusive Launch

Linear Tube Audio MZ2-S Amp Exclusive Launch

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Product Description
Available first on Massdrop, the LTA MZ2-S is a high-end Class-A tube amplifier for your headphones that is also a preamp, tweeter amp, or high-efficiency speaker amp. It's an update on the company’s MicroZOTL2 based on user feedback Read More

Jun 9, 2019
If anyone is looking to get this, you can PM me, I have mines for sale.
Jun 18, 2019
Interested. Not sure how to PM you. Email me at dac2800 , I’m on gmail
Jan 9, 2018
when is the next drop ? i am a newbie so how do I find out .
Jan 1, 2018
If anyone is looking to sell their MZ2, please PM me!
Jul 20, 2018
willpower, feel free to PM me on head-fi (same username)
Jul 24, 2018
i'm interested. Whats your price
Sep 9, 2017
What did this go for the last time it was dropped?
Dec 1, 2017
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?)
Jan 23, 2018
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 The current MZ-2 on LTA's site is a newer version of the MZ-2S that was offered in this drop.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. "
Jun 3, 2017
Hoping to have this active on massdrop soon..
Oct 26, 2016
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Oct 24, 2016
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.
Oct 25, 2016
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.
Oct 25, 2016
Very happy that you're enjoying the amp, and my apologies for the missed screws. You can email to reach us.
Oct 23, 2016
Mine arrived yesterday. Sounds pretty darn good out the box with some TH900s
Oct 19, 2016
The final orders have been loaded onto the UPS truck for distribution! All Massdrop orders have now shipped.
Oct 15, 2016
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!!
Oct 16, 2016
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.
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