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ZZ-Eight (v2008) Reference CD Player
The current model of the ZZ-8 is a serious challenger for the absolute best digital source...regardless of price!
Bow "Wand" Remote
“I have owned many "top" CD players over the years. I have found the latest version of the BOW ZZ-8 to retain the best attributes of all the others and take a step or two beyond them, resulting in the best CD reproduction I have heard to date.
The slam of the Krell, the body of the ARC, added to a vibrancy and overall organic musicality result in the closest to analog sound I have listened to in my system. The physical appearance is also a pleasure to behold.”
“The ZZ-8 by contrast with the others (see list below) proved itself in short order (of surpassing these designs).”
Munich 2008 High End Show
Bow ZZ-8 digital source (Holfi/Amphion room)
"Listening to the late Michael Brecker’s sensuous song Nascente from his CD “Nearness of You: Ballard Book” blew me away. The system was astonishingly brilliant and transparent, yet smooth and effortless at the same time. To hear the richness and subtleties of this very well-recorded song which also includes jazz legends in Jack DeJonnette, Pat Matheny, Charlie Hayden and Herbie Hancock, proved to be among the standout rooms at the entire show." - Carlos Sanchez
"One of the most pleasant surprises, sonic-wise…The quality of this sound was sweet and organic while dynamic and incredibly quiet… Needless to say, these are companies that I'll be keeping a closer eye on. Most surprising demo I heard at the show!” - Clement Perry
(previous ZZ-8 model)
"...the ZZ-Eight consistently provided the most open and transparent sounding digital based music reproduction I've had at home."
"...the ZZ-Eight did the most convincing job of separating and focusing instruments in space of any CD-based system I've heard here."
-Michael Fremer (Stereophile XXII-8)
"It sounds as good as it looks - the Bow handles music with a rare mix of open clarity and weighty drive."
"Weight, detail, space & drive - the Bow has it all"
-What HiFi (Nov,1999)
"Yea, it's magical alright."
"... the Bow extracts crystal clear bottlenecking (guitar)..."
"Detail? You could probably guess which beer bottle provided the slide on your favorite blues album. The notes will fly by before you know they're coming."
"What's so refreshing about the Eight is it presents a "whole" that is quite unlike the competition"
"...a curious but pleasing mix of analog warmth and sheen with digital precision and control."
"The bass energy of this player is something to behold."
"...the midrange compliments even an electrostatic."
"It can handle the delicate of female voices and acoustic strings or it can deal with the unpleasantness of Sonic Youth.
-Ken Kessler (HiFi News, UK)
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