It replaces the current model 3000 preamplifier in the Classic Series and includes a number of crucial improvements. Input and output transformers have been replaced with amorphous cobalt ones. The tube rectified power supply has been completely redesigned. Zanden has also retained ALPS analogue potentiometer while implementing a unique motor drive system to achieve remote volume control. The model 3000mk2 includes a full function remote which controls power, volume, switching of sources, absolute or reverse polarity and a mute function.
You can visit Zanden in the Venetian Suite 29-312 from January 5th to the 8th and experience the completely redesigned Zanden model 3000mk2. The playback system will include their model 9600mk2 mono block amplifiers and 1200mk3 phono stage. They will be demonstrating an all analogue playback system, including Kharma dB-9S speakers and a Grand Prix Audio Monaco turntable.
Zanden Audio Systems, Ltd., is a privately held company based in Osaka, Japan. It was established in 1990 by Kazutoshi Yamada for the purpose of closing the gap between live music and recorded music which he became keenly aware of as a concert coordinator for over 500 live events. Zanden is both a manufacturer of high end audio equipment and also continues to be active in the recording of live music.
Model 3000Mk2 Preamplifier Features
Inputs (pair): 2) RCA, (2) XLR
Dimensions: 398mm(W)X103mm(H)X254mm(D) [main]
Outputs (pair): (2) RCA, (2) XLR 155mm(W)X165mm(H)X355mm(D) [power]
Tube Compliment: (1) 5687, (2) 6CA4
Weight: 9kg [main], 5.5kg [power]