Z10 Integrated Amplifier

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Z10 Integrated Amplifier

from 4,900.00

For those who demand the best, but want to keep things simple. The Z10 Integrated amplifier delivers the magic, realism, and 3D soundstage of our patented ZOTL technology, all in one (gorgeous) box.

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Listening room quality. Living room friendly.

For those who demand the best, but want to keep things simple. The Z10 Integrated amplifier delivers the magic, realism, and 3D soundstage of our patented ZOTL technology, all in one (gorgeous) package.

A single-component solution, the Z10 Integrated amplifier incorporates the acclaimed ZOTL10 power amplifier, a Berning-designed preamplifier, LTA’s digital control system, and an optional phono preamp–beautifully packaged in a Fern & Roby-designed case.

Powered by premium EL84 tubes, delivering 12 watts per channel, listeners enjoy startling realism, plentiful bass, low noise, plus gorgeous mids and highs.


You can just wander around inside a recording with this amplifier.
— Steve Guttenberg / CNET

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Integrated with your life

We get it. You want the best sound you can get, but you don’t have the space, or desire, for separate components. With five inputs, LED display, brass touch buttons, home theater mode, and remote control, the Z10 Integrated amplifier gives you world-class sound that fits into your life.

Tube tone + solid state detail

Traditional tube amps are known for their liquidity and linearity, but their “warmth” masks details and can sound thick. Solid state amplifiers give you that detail, but can be “clinical.” ZOTL amplifiers give you the best of both worlds: beautiful tube tone with the clarity of solid state (while being entirely tube-based).


The Linear Tube Audio Z10 is a very special amplifier, and one I won’t soon forget. It combines the allure of tubes with the precision of a solid-state amp.
— Steve Guttenberg / CNET

Patented perfection

The Z10 Integrated amplifier is based on David Berning’s patented ZOTL technology, the only advance in tube technology since the 1950’s. For a technology to be patented, it must be deemed “new, useful, and non-obvious.” We think that sums up our approach quite nicely.

Looks as good as it sounds

The low-resonance aluminum chassis of the Z10 Integrated is designed and manufactured in Richmond, Virginia, by the award-winning industrial design crew at Fern & Roby. Brass touch buttons, LED display, and machined aluminum front and rear panels exude quality.

Premium components = premium sound

If you use cheap, generic parts, guess what kind of sound you’ll get? That’s why we use only premium, name-brand components. Belleson regulators. Ohno OCC wiring. Vishay Dale resistors. Mundorf caps. Typically, these are names you’ll only hear in amps that cost $10k or more.

Never buy another set of tubes

Most tube amplifiers run through tubes every 1,000-2,000 hours. That sounds like a lot until you consider that we estimate tube life for our amps to be in the 10,000-20,000 hour range. Why? Because we use ⅓ the current through the tubes, which results in lower heat and dramatically longer tube life.


I would put the Z10 Integrated up against anything I’ve ever heard with a high degree of confidence.
— Satisfied LTA Customer

Made in the USA

Every LTA product is designed and built by hand in Takoma Park, Maryland, by a group of technicians who are also musicians, audiophiles, and music lovers. Some of whom have been with us since the company’s earliest days.

Quality assurance

The Z10 Integrated amplifier is hand built by technicians with years of experience building the complex ZOTL circuits. All our products are backed by a 2-year warranty and a 14-day no-questions-asked return policy.


Reviews & Testimonials

Zero Fidelity

“Here I am at the very end of my time with this unit, and I don’t want to send it back.”

CNET / Steve Guttenberg

There's nothing vintage about the sound; to the contrary the Z10 is a high-resolution champ, big on transparency and presence.

Sticking with the LS50s with Elliot Smith's I Didn't Understand it was the immediacy of the music that grabbed me. The sound was so full of life. I was very aware of Smith's breaths as he sang, as if he was in the listening room with me.

LTA Customer Review on Audiogon:

I would put the Z10 Integrated up against anything I’ve ever heard with a high degree of confidence.

The Linear Tube Audio Z10 Integrated Amplifier checks all the boxes for what and how I like to listen to music. Whatever you throw at it be it jazz, classic rock, classical, intimate vocal performances….it excelled at each!  That's kind of the point though isn't it? Hifi gear should play what's on the recording very well in a very pleasing way…  I wouldn’t hesitate to pair this amp with Devores, Harbeth 30.2’s, etc, etc. 


Speaker Recommendations

LTA amplifier owners have found great enjoyment using their amps with a variety of speakers outside of the below ranges. The below are guidelines, not rules.

Critical listening environments: 90db sensitivity and above

Smaller rooms / lower volume levels / non-critical listening: 88db sensitivity and above

If you have questions about your specific speakers, chances are someone we know has tried them. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions about your specific setup. Also, don’t forget we have a 14-day no-questions-asked return policy.


Details

LTA is excited to announce the first Berning-designed integrated amplifier. With all the magic, realism, and 3D soundstage of ZOTL technology, the Z10 Integrated amplifier delivers the experience of a live music performance right in your living room.

A single component solution, the Z10 Integrated amplifier incorporates the acclaimed ZOTL10 power amplifier, a Berning designed preamplifier, LTA’s digital control system, and an optional phono preamp – all beautifully packaged in a Fern & Roby designed case.

The Z10 Integrated amplifier offers all the benefits of the output transformer-less ZOTL technology: three times the tube life and one third the heat. With startling realism, plentiful bass, low noise, and gorgeous mids and highs – the Z10 Integrated amplifier is the perfect package.

The brass touch buttons, headphone outputs, easy-to-read, configurable display, and machined aluminum front and rear panels, exude the high quality manufacturing of handmade products in the USA.

The heart of the Integrated Z10 is the highly-acclaimed ZOTL10 power amplifier, using EL-84 power tubes at 12 watts per channel. With the addition of a preamplifier borrowed from Berning’s $30K product, the existing ZOTL circuitry cross-couples to a gain stage, and matches perfectly with the power amplifier.

The amplifier is wrapped in our new control system featuring: 5 inputs (including one true balanced input,) tape in and out, LED dimmable display with configurable time out, LED input indicators, home theater mode, remote controlled stepped attenuation using premium Vishay Dale resistors, and a linear power supply configured with a Belleson regulator for extremely low noise. Additionally, the Integrated Z10 comes equipped with two headphone output jacks: a high output for less sensitive headphones and a low output for very sensitive headphones.

Delivering much higher power than solid state amps with the same power rating, ZOTL tube amplifiers can drive your 90db and above sensitivity speakers to thundering levels with headroom to spare. Providing everything you need except speakers and a source, in a sleek new case, the Integrated Z10 is designed to last a lifetime.


SPECIFICATIONS

Inputs: 4 single-ended Cardas RCA stereo, 1 true balanced stereo input using two 3-pin XLRs

Speaker Output: 4 WBT copper speaker binding posts, banana or spade

Headphone Output: Low: Approx. .5watt per channel at 50 ohms, High: Approx. 2 watts per channel at 50 ohms

Tape Monitor: 1 stereo tape monitor out, 1 stereo tape monitor in - both Cardas RCA

Front Panel Controls: 7 brass touch switches (power, input, tape monitor, up, down, menu/select, back), volume control, and headphone speaker switch

Remote Control: All front panel functions using paired Apple TV Remote (power on programmable)

Volume Control: 100 stepped attenuator (smallest step 1/1000th of total value) using Vishay Dale 1% precision resistors

Output impedance: 1.2 ohms

Input impedance: 47k

115VAC or 220VAC configured at factory - 50/60Hz - IEC receptacle

Hum and noise: 94dB below full output (measured at 20Hz-20kHz) • Carrier: -50dB (460kHz)

Power output with 4-ohm load: 12W, 0.5% THD

Power output with 8-ohm load: 10W, 0.5% THD

Frequency response (8-ohm load): 6Hz to 60kHz, +0, -.5dB

Amplifier class: Push-pull Class AB

Voltage gain (8-ohm load): 18dB

Size: 16 inches wide, 5 1/8 inches tall, 16 inches deep (including connectors)

Net weight: Amplifier: 18 lbs./8.2 kg

Finish: Aluminum case

Tube complement: premium NOS two 12AT7s, four 12AU7s, and four EL-84s or equivalents

Home Theater Function can select any input for fixed volume

Display: 16 Levels of brightness and programmable 7-second time out

Optional Phono Preamp: 54 dB gain for moving magnet cartridges. Moving coil cartridges supported with configurable daughter card.


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