Linear Tube Audio has been chugging along for a couple of years now, and due to our ambitious initial production plan and visibility almost entirely confined to the headphone community, we were able to ship orders very soon after they came in, often immediately. As we've developed, our products have grown more complex, our testing more thorough, and our manufacturing process both more refined and less speedy. The MicroZOTL2.0, followed by the Deluxe and now the MZ2 and MZ2-S have remained popular in the headphone community and have a growing following as preamps, as well as more people interested in their potential with speakers. Interest has also grown in our power amps, and as we mature as a company there is ever more non-manufacturing work to do. We're still the same small group of people, all doing a bit more than we used to. Our amps have always been labor-intensive to produce, and with more options added it was inevitable that with a little growth we would need a lead time to produce the same circuitry formerly only available from one man working alone out of his house, David Berning himself. Our customers have always been surprised that we didn't have a lead time–now, for better, we do. Our veteran ZOTL-makers are always building amps with people to go to, and we look forward to delivering very high quality, unique audio products to the audiophiles who support us for a long time to come.
Axpona has come and gone and we had a great time in our room with Spatial Audio's new Triode Master M3 speakers and Lampizator's new Golden Atlantic DAC and Komputer server. Verastarr hooked us all up.
We won't be in LA for the upcoming show, but our friends at Well Pleased AV will be using an MZ2-S as a preamp in their excellent setup.
The MZ2 and MZ2-S are now available with optional remote volume control in our store! The MicroZOTL2.0 and the MicroZOTL2.0 Deluxe have been phased out and replaced by these similar units.
We'll also be attending CanJam NYC the first weekend of February! Hope to see people there.
For those who couldn't make it, we again teamed with the exciting new Wolf Audio Systems with their Red Wolf server, as well as Audience's cables and we finally got to see, and hear, the beautiful Veracity Audio Chrysalis DAC. The voice of our room was provided by Sadurni Acoustics' new Miracoli speaker, an impressive horn that we bi-amped with two MZ2-Ss. All of these things make beautiful music together, and allowing that music to sound beautiful in a hotel room were the acoustic treatments built by Resolution Acoustics, and allowing them to look beautiful were a rack and two amp platforms by NY's own Box Furniture, out of Brooklyn.