For sale is a BOW ZZ8 (ver 2008) CD player in “like new” condition and includes the “Wand” remote. The player was purchased new May 2008 by me, the seller and the original owner. The player originally carried a $15,000.00 retail price when in production and has been lightly used during my ownership as it one of two CD sources I own. All the original packing is intact and in excellent condition.
The serial number of the player is 1539 and was produced while Bo Christenson owned and operated BOW Technologies and Lars Moltke was the main technical designer. The player is one of only 25 players to be produced with the “Power 3” power supply (most current while in production) and includes the 3-spoke stabilizer wheel.
One of the ad photos displays an image of the main PC board identification and another photo displaying “V8” confirming the production version.
BOW Technologies continues to live on through the efforts of Lars Moltke which can be found on the internet at BOW Technologies blog
All the information stated in this ad can be validated through a series of email communications I had with Lars Moltke and will be provided upon request to seriously interested buyers.
My preference is to sell the unit to a US buyer. I will consider an International sale provided the potential buyer assumes adequate insurance and all import fees.
The means of payment is negotiable but Paypal is preferred.
4/24/12 Additional Information Regarding 20 bit or 24 bit BURR-BROWN DAC: After sending numerous internal photographs of the ZZ8 player to Lars Moltke on 10/24/11 I the response was: "You're having the latest version of power supply and DAC PCB"
Also confirmed: "MRK II DAC" version
According to the BOW ZZ8 manual: Digital Filtering =BURR-BROWN & D/A Converter = BURR-BROWN PCM1707.
When purchased, Specs according to Importer: "Dual 24-bit Burr-Brown DACs"