Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr.

Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr.

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With great control of the entire frequency range and a far bigger sound than its small size suggests, the Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr. rivals tube amps in the $1,500 category Read More

A Smaller, More Accessible Zana Deux

With great control of the entire frequency range and a far bigger sound than its small size suggests, the Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr. rivals tube amps in the $1,500 category. Endorsed by Craig Uthus of JBL, Moth Audio, and Eddie Current fame, it’s based on the Night Blues Mini from his longtime partner, Laconic Lab, and closest in topology to the Eddie Current Zana Deux Transformer (also known as the ZDT). The ZDT Jr. is warmer than a tube hybrid and clearer than an OTL (output transformerless) design, with all the spaciousness, bass slam, resolution, natural decay, and realistic but non-fatiguing treble folks look for in a tube amp. An ideal pairing for the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX and HD 800, it’s equally suited for planar headphones, thanks to its transformer-coupled high- and low-impedance outputs.

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Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr.
Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr.
Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr.
Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr.

Transformer Coupled & Desktop Friendly

For the ZDT Jr., we sought to capture the magic of an Eddie Current design in a tube amp that everyone could enjoy. This transformer-coupled output design was specifically requested by the audiophile community, who has had difficulty getting 110V versions for North America. Craig endorses the transformers and tubes he thought were best—two NOS Russian 6ZH1P and two 6N24P—and oversaw all cosmetic improvements, including a unique seven-sided volume knob. To make the price more accessible, we removed the larger and more powerful aspects of the Zana Deux line and opted for a smaller, desktop-friendly size. The result is an amp in a class of its own, beating out most others except those kilobuck amps that get exceptionally hot or require very expensive tubes.

Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr.
Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr.
Massdrop x Eddie Current ZDT Jr.

Specs

  • Massdrop x Eddie Current
  • Frequency range: 10 Hz–30 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
  • Noise: -90 dB
  • Gain: 12 dB
  • Dynamic range (under a load of 24–600 ohms): 87 dB
  • THD: < 1%
  • Input voltage: 0.25–2 V
  • Tubes: 2 x NOS Russian 6ZH1P, 2 x 6N24P
  • Transformer output: "Ш-iron" M6
  • Headphone outputs: 2 x ¼ in (6.3 mm)
  • Low-impedance output: 32–100 ohms
  • High-impedance output:  100–600 ohms
  • Power supply: Built-in, IEC cable
  • Input: RCA
  • Pass-through output: RCA
  • Chassis: Black painted steel
  • Faceplate: Staron
  • Dimensions, W x H x D: 6.3 x 4.3 x 8.7 in (16 x 11 x 22 cm)
  • Product weight: 4.4 lbs (2 kg)
  • Packaged weight: 6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)

Included

  • User Manual
  • Massdrop's 1-year warranty (Contact Massdrop with any service or amp-related inquiries)

Shipping

Estimated ship date is Aug 30, 2019 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.

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Do I need to be careful with leaving the amp on, since it has tubes?
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Fayne
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As previously mentioned, tubes have a finite lifespan. The stock tubes have about 2000-5000 hours before they will start sounding worse. Do yourself a favor and don't run the amp 24/7. Also, do...Read More
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When should I replace the tubes?
Nov 5, 2019
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Below is a list of reasons to replace tubes outside of the sonic pleasure of tube rolling: If a channel goes dead. If a channel goes super quiet. If a channel goes super loud. If a channel...Read More
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How do I maintain the care for this product?
Nov 5, 2019
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Fayne
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There isn't much to do other than dusting and keeping liquids away from the unit. At some point you'll need to replace the tubes as they're consumables (just like incandescent light-bulbs), but...Read More
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