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JVC AX-Z1010TN - Review (part II)

Discussion in 'classic' started by Dan K, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. jtrade

    jtrade pfm Member

    That's still a very good price for an XL-Z1010TN.

    ebay-kleinanzeigen is a bit like Gumtree in UK : some sellers are happy to ship (that's how I acquired my Z711, which was sent - very well packed indeed - from somewhere near Berlin to me near Amsterdam.
  2. Hempknight

    Hempknight pfm Member

    Yes, it's about what I paid for mine, plus postage of course. Great CD player for the money imo. And good for those who are intrested in the K2 filter, but are happy with their amp ;)
  3. gassor

    gassor "There may be more posts after this."

    I tried to buy the amp, but it is no longer available. I said if you sell to me I promise Scotland will not beat Germany in the World Cup for the next 13 years, but to no avail.
  4. justiceklopper

    justiceklopper pfm Member

    Could the JVC XP-A1010 'Digital Acoustic Processor' share the same/similar digital circuitry as the AX-Z1010TN?

    There is one on ebay for $200.
  5. jtrade

    jtrade pfm Member

    Same quality as it's part of the Titan line series, but no K2 anti-jitter circuit as it was most likely intended to be used with the AX-Z1010TN amp.

    Apart from that particular amp, I think the only other units with the K2 circuit were the XL-Z1010TN & XL-Z1050TN CD players (plus some later iterations not in the Titan line range).

    Presumably if you own both the amp and one of the K2 equipped CD players, you use the digital out from the CD player, bypassing its K2 circuit to use the K2 circuit in the amp, which seems to make the CD K2 superfluous (as its styling is totally Titan range, so not designed to use with other amps)...
  6. Hempknight

    Hempknight pfm Member

    I've seen the K2 DAT deck a few times, which looks like a well designed beast. I only picked an XL-Z1010TN to expirience that K2 goodness with my other amps ;)
  7. jtrade

    jtrade pfm Member

    And does it taste noticeably good ?
  8. Sonci

    Sonci pfm Member

  9. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    Been a while since I gushed........

    TD ‘Force Majeure’ just superb.

    The phono stage continues to amaze.

    It allows the mixture of synths and real instruments to really be heard.

    DAVEDWACK pfm Member

    I really couldn’t agree more!

    I swopped out my Benz Ace for my old Technics epc310, just for a change.
    At the same time using my Lounge Audio Copla into the JVCs mm stage...superb.

    After a couple of Lps I removed the Copla and and went directly to the JVCs mc, even more preferable, when I can be bothered the Copla will be sold.

    I can think of no better purchase I’ve made in the previous many many years so it’s a big thanks to Gassor for selling me the JVC at a most generous price...Quad Classic integrated anybody?

  11. Markyb

    Markyb pfm Member

    The phono stage is really very good, did you not change something to match better to a Troika? I have a rebuilt Troika from Expert Stylus so not sure if it would be the same after.
  12. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator


    I swapped out the OP Amp for a better one:-

    And changed the loading resistors to 560Ohm, from 100Ohm.
    This made a very noticeable difference in the treble.

  13. gassor

    gassor "There may be more posts after this."

    The K3 dac is unable to process 24 bit audio and these higher bit rates are increasing on Tidal. The new Van Morrison album for example requires me switching to another dac.
  14. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    It can do 24bit. What it can’t do is sampling rates above 48k.

    You must be using MQA. In settings unselect allow software decoding.

    If you want full MQA then you will need an MQA DAC.
  15. gassor

    gassor "There may be more posts after this."

    Cheers, I'll give it a go.
  16. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator


    DAVEDWACK pfm Member

    Just a quickie...I know the mc phono stage is very good but has anybody tried either a decent head amp or a decent quality sut into the mm stage using their mc cartridge?

    I quite fancy trying a sut, but before buying, thought I’d ask here before spending any money.

  18. Tigerjones

    Tigerjones Bagpuss

    I've only used MM carts with the ZX1010. Can I use any MC cartridges in the MC stage of JVC or are there limitations?
  19. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    I found the MC stage in the big JVC was very good and I had no problems with my Dynavector cartridge.

    DAVEDWACK pfm Member

    No limitations that I can see. I've used a ZYX R100 and Technics EPC310mc (both quite low output 0.18/24 mv) and I'm currently using a Benz Ace (0.8mv), all of which have sounded excellent so I guess the mc stage is really quite flexible. So much so that my very good headlamp is up for sale.


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