Use the button to choose between the following input options:
Input 1: RCA
Input 2: Single-ended 3.5mm
Input 3: Balanced 4.4mm
GAIN SELECTION: 0DB/6DB/12DB/18DB
Always start from 0dB and then increase the gain level to attain an enjoyable and comfortable level of volume from the headphones.
ANALOGUE VOLUME CONTROL
At normal listening levels, the volume control should be around the 12 o’clock position. Increase the gain level to enjoy a higher listening level.
SINGLE-ENDED 6.3MM OUTPUT
For connecting single-ended 6.3mm headphones. With single-ended 3.5mm headphones, connect with a 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter.
BALANCED 4.4MM ANALOGUE OUTPUT
For connecting balanced 4.4mm headphones. Tip: As ZEN CAN is balanced, we recommend the 4.4mm output.
XBass+® (On/Off ) was uniquely designed to extend bass response to suit different headphones. It is a pure analogue signal circuit.
3D+® MATRIX LED
The 3D+® Matrix (on/off ) recreates a holographic sound field. It is a pure analogue signal processing circuit designed for listening to headphones as if one was listening to speakers. This addresses the ‘music inside the head’ sensation, which makes for unsettling listening. Tip: Sonically-hindering DSP is NOT used for XBass+® nor 3D+® Matrix systems. They use the highest-quality discrete components and operate purely in the analogue domain. Hence all the clarity and resolution of the original music is retained.
- Balanced 4.4mm analogue input
- Single-ended 3.5mm input For connecting single-ended 3.5mm input.
- RCA analogue input
- Balanced 4.4mm analogue output: This is an analogue output via 4.4mm > XLR or other balanced interconnects. You could use this for an active speaker.