The first decision to be made on the “design-route” was: What’s our first new design? The choice was a new cd player, called ZZ-Nine, while the last famous Bow cd player was the ZZ-Eight. Two simple reasons for that: the ZZ-Eight became quite famous and was and is a reference player for a lot of audiophiles.
Our designer Lars Moltke continued tweaking his ZZ-Eight. For himself, but also for ZZ-Eight owners. In fact he brought the original ZZ-Eight to quite a higher quality level. Going the easy way, we could have taken the results of his tweaking as the new model, the ZZ-Nine. But we agreed we wanted more. We wanted a best sounding cd player being a most sophisticated version with the possibility for future updates and upgrades by simply swapping boards. As little internal wiring as possible ánd … also a new look.