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NEW!

ZCAR
Passive DI & Amp-Up in One Box

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Capture your performance now, audition on any pedal or amp later.

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!

$329

All parts are in stock. Units typically ship in 5-7 days.

 
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A little history: Impedance in audio is denoted by the letter Z. And in the Locomotive “Z” CAR, our high-quality transformer ensures the appropriate impedances are available on each side of the signal chain.

DI

Capture performances with

your favorite preamps

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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.

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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.

AMP-UP

Send recorded audio out to

your pedal chain and amps

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TRANSFORMER

Custom-wound American Mu-Metal Shielded Transformer

DURABLE

ZCAR's Heavy-duty steel enclosure will take day to day abuse, whether in studio or on the road

VERSATILE PAD

ZCAR's pad switch

works in both DI &

Amp-Up modes

BALANCED XLRs

DI output and Amp-Up input XLRs are balanced and isolated from one another

LIFETIME WARRANTY

As an audio engineer, we know you want to use the best tools to shape your sound. And if you are going to spend money on gear, you deserve hardware that's always in tip-top shape. You shouldn't have to worry about when something goes wrong. Rest assured, we guarantee the gear we build by backing it with a lifetime warranty.

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