The all new Locomotive ZCAR is simple. Connect any instrument to your favorite mic preamp and record. Then, send the recorded signal to your pedal chain or amp of choice - all from one box!
With ZCAR's mu-metal shielded transformer, the 1/4" jacks and XLR jacks are isolated from one another. This provides proper input and output impedances on each side, so that you can focus more on performance and less on technical requirements. And since the ZCAR is passive, no power source is necessary. Just plug and play, anywhere!
Since the Locomotive ZCAR is a passive DI, a transformer takes your instrument signal and makes it perfect for any mic preamp. This will give you flexibility on how much coloration you would like the captured signal to have. Use a clean preamp to retain the characteristics of the instrument, or dirty it up before sending the signal back out to your amp in Amp-Up mode. A three-position switch allows the user to select the desired level of attenuation.
Send your recorded signal out of your DAW to any amplifier of your choice. The Amp-Up function offers two modes; a standard frequency response mode and “Big Roll” which offers a high frequency rolloff at 6dB/per octave starting at 1kHz.
US and EU parcels ship via UPS, ETA 1-7 working days from pickup day zero. That also applies to most
All shipments are fully insured.
Bigger shipments requiring pallets or custom made crates ship to US, CA, JP, CN, AU and other outside of EU locations via DHL Air Freight, ETA is normally approx. 7-14 working days from pickup day zero.
Big shipments inside EU ship via different freight companies, recently mostly via ACE Logistics. Freight forwarders can use different courier companies for deliveries to final destinations.
Palletising and crating time can vary depending on the size of the shipment and packaging queue. We pack all our shipments with great care.
You are most welcome to pick your order up yourself from our Retrosonic Pro Audio showroom, studio and warehouse in Tallinn, Estonia.
We ship worldwide – contact us for a personal shipping quote or any other questions.
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