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  1. #1251

    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeoo View Post
    So Emil, what can you tell us about the DTC2 series?

    Mike
    All cables in the D-TC series will be replaced with all new cables.• The designs and technology are scaled-down from the D-TC Supreme
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    • All D-TC2 interconnects must be connected to a PowerBox
    • The Mainz D-TC2 do not external power for the active parts.
    • All Boxes -Power, Switch, Mainz8’s will remain unchanged.
    • All models can be ordered now and will be delivered in June
    Scansonic MB-1, Aavik U-300, Sony CD Player as transport, mixture of ansuz cables in different qualities, Ansuz Mainz X Power Distribution, Ansuz Power Distribution for DTC cables

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    Double post
    Scansonic MB-1, Aavik U-300, Sony CD Player as transport, mixture of ansuz cables in different qualities, Ansuz Mainz X Power Distribution, Ansuz Power Distribution for DTC cables

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    I've heard enough good things about hi fi switches to now consider and upgrade from my standard Netgear switch.

    I'd be locating the switch on the 'server rack,' which is quite far from my hi fi. There is about a 60 foot run of cat 5 cable from the server rack to my hi fi. Will the benefits of a good switch be fulfilled if it's sitting amidst a lot of other 'noisy' components (nas, router, Roon NUC, etc etc) and the hi fi player is connected by such a long run?

    Thinking about the XTC switch, vs. the new Chord EE switch
    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS | Roon Nucleus | Rega P10 / Aphelion 2 | Naim SuperLine / SuperCap DR
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  4. #1254

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart001 View Post
    I've heard enough good things about hi fi switches to now consider and upgrade from my standard Netgear switch.

    I'd be locating the switch on the 'server rack,' which is quite far from my hi fi. There is about a 60 foot run of cat 5 cable from the server rack to my hi fi. Will the benefits of a good switch be fulfilled if it's sitting amidst a lot of other 'noisy' components (nas, router, Roon NUC, etc etc) and the hi fi player is connected by such a long run?

    Thinking about the XTC switch, vs. the new Chord EE switch
    There will benefits no matter where you place it. The switch is basicly a digital version of the Mainz 8 Power Distributioner. The technologies used in both products are fairly similar. It is important to note though like any other audio component it will be playing at its best if you make the conditions as good as possible. Ofc a 18 meter long cable won't be ideal but in general your system should have a great improvement if you connect all your units to it like the NAS, Roon NUC etc.

    I haven't heard the chord switch so don't know what your best choice is.

    Here is a review from low beats : PowerSwitch / LowBeats - Ansuz Acoustics
    Scansonic MB-1, Aavik U-300, Sony CD Player as transport, mixture of ansuz cables in different qualities, Ansuz Mainz X Power Distribution, Ansuz Power Distribution for DTC cables

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Any one got a bite out of the new DTC2 line up? Mainz in particular!

    Mike
    Main system: Aavik Acoustics U-300, TechDAS AF V Premium + Kuzma 4P11" Gemstone upgrade/Kondo silver + Lyra Etna SL, Naim streamer + Teddy Pardo psu, Sonus Faber Stradivari 35 Anniversary, full cable loom Ansuz Acoustics, D on signal side, Mainz DTC/D2 + Mainz8 D-TC power distributor. All individual equipment and cables rest on Ansuz Acoustics Darkz DTC. Dedicated mains supply (Audience Conductor) with Klangmodule fuse system and Furutech receptacles. Other systems: Collection of Sonus Faber classics (Franco S design), tube gear and transistor designs, CD-transports and players, turntables and collection of cables

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeoo View Post
    Any one got a bite out of the new DTC2 line up? Mainz in particular!

    Mike
    Yes! The new D-TC2 Mainz power cables knocked my socks off compared to the already great D-TC Mainz. Honestly, I was expecting a good incremental improvement. What I got when I switched them out was an huge jump in dynamic range and further reduction in noise floor as a result. That is, much more of all the wonderful qualities you expect with the Ansuz power cables and system. It was by no means subtle! These are much closer to the Supreme cables for much less cost.
    Disclosure: I'm an Ansuz dealer, so don't take my word for it- listen for yourself! Well worth it!
    Tom
    TIDAL Audio Agoria Loudspeakers; Bricasti M28 Monoblocks; Merrill Audio Element 118 Monoblocks; VAC "Master" preamplifier; Merrill Audio Christine Reference preamplifier; Bricasti M12 DAC & network player; Merrill Audio "Jens" Phono Preamplifier; VAC RenaissanceSE Phono Stage; Spiral Groove SG-2 TT with Centroid Arm & Transfiguration Proteus Diamond Cartridge; Ampex ATR-102 Tape Deck; Tape Project/Technics RS1500 Tape deck; Merrill Audio MASTER tape preamp; Sonore Signature Optical RenduSE network player; Ansuz D-TC2, D2 & C2 cables and DTC power distribution & Darkz Resonance control; Symposium Racks and Rollerblocks; Vicoustic, ASC, GIK & MSR room treatments

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Just finished reading this thread! I've previously owned Siltech and Crystal Cables. I want to try Ansuz starting with their Mainz8.

    For about the same money, does it make more sense to get the Mainz8 D2 or Mainz8 C2 + 4 Sparkz TC2?

    How many Active Cable Tesla Coils are in a Sparkz TC2?
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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Hi,

    Mainz8 D2! At least in my home/system the Sparkz never worked it made all sound worse, go figure? If funds can be stretched try adding at least a C2 Mainz cable from the wall receptacle or rather Mainz8 C2 + Mainz C2.

    When you open this Ansuz door you are in for a great sonic ride but also there is no way back, trust me!

    Mike
    Main system: Aavik Acoustics U-300, TechDAS AF V Premium + Kuzma 4P11" Gemstone upgrade/Kondo silver + Lyra Etna SL, Naim streamer + Teddy Pardo psu, Sonus Faber Stradivari 35 Anniversary, full cable loom Ansuz Acoustics, D on signal side, Mainz DTC/D2 + Mainz8 D-TC power distributor. All individual equipment and cables rest on Ansuz Acoustics Darkz DTC. Dedicated mains supply (Audience Conductor) with Klangmodule fuse system and Furutech receptacles. Other systems: Collection of Sonus Faber classics (Franco S design), tube gear and transistor designs, CD-transports and players, turntables and collection of cables

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    I've ordered a Mainz8 A2 along with 2 x Mainz A2 1m cables. I have only one source (Devialet 220 all in one). One A2 cable was to be from wall to Mainz 8 and the other A2 was to go to the Devialet.

    I'm wondering if I was to stretch the budget to substitute the wall A2 to include a C2, would the Mainz8 A2 distributor hold back the system in any way.

    Comment gratefully appreciated.

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by daspringham View Post
    I've ordered a Mainz8 A2 along with 2 x Mainz A2 1m cables. I have only one source (Devialet 220 all in one). One A2 cable was to be from wall to Mainz 8 and the other A2 was to go to the Devialet.

    I'm wondering if I was to stretch the budget to substitute the wall A2 to include a C2, would the Mainz8 A2 distributor hold back the system in any way.

    Comment gratefully appreciated.

    Welcome.

    In my experience your overall system will sound better with a Mainz C2 cable from wall socket to the distributor.
    Borresen Acoustics Loudspeakers, Borresen Model 01 Compact monitor loudspeakers with Ansuz Darkz T2s Supreme resonance control, Audio Video Manufaktur GmbH (AVM) Inspiration amplifier & streamer, Innuos Zen MKII music server, Ansuz Acoustics cables & accessories. Please visit my system thread hosted on Audioshark for more details. Disclosure: The author is materially connected to Ansuz, Aavik & Borresen Acoustics via friendship with an owner.

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    I've received a PM from member UltraFast69 but can't respond due to not having the minimum required number of posts.

    Is there any other way to make contact?

    Please advise

    Thank you

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Is there a suggested break-in period? The setup sounds quite good right out of the gate. Amazing clarity and detail - almost too much. I assume things will settle down with some hours.

    I'm already thinking a Mainz C2 on the wall side to replace the A2.

    Devialet 220 (wireless streaming from Mac Mini) with Raidho D1.1

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by daspringham View Post
    Is there a suggested break-in period? The setup sounds quite good right out of the gate. Amazing clarity and detail - almost too much. I assume things will settle down with some hours. [...]
    The Ansuz cables and distributor should sound good out of the box but if you scroll back in posts Emil Kristensen from Ansuz Acoustics suggests around 100 hours of break-in and other users here have reported 200-300 hours for optimal performance.
    Borresen Acoustics Loudspeakers, Borresen Model 01 Compact monitor loudspeakers with Ansuz Darkz T2s Supreme resonance control, Audio Video Manufaktur GmbH (AVM) Inspiration amplifier & streamer, Innuos Zen MKII music server, Ansuz Acoustics cables & accessories. Please visit my system thread hosted on Audioshark for more details. Disclosure: The author is materially connected to Ansuz, Aavik & Borresen Acoustics via friendship with an owner.

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by daspringham View Post
    Is there a suggested break-in period? The setup sounds quite good right out of the gate. Amazing clarity and detail - almost too much. I assume things will settle down with some hours.
    My experience is around 100-200 hours things started to settle and soundstage opened up.

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    For you Ansuz experts out there.

    What would be the more effective, noticeable and bang-for-buck upgrade for a Mainz 8 C2? Replacing existing 1M A2 wall to Mainz 8 cable with a 2M C2 OR adding Darkz C2T footers (keeping existing A2 Mainz cable at input).

    What's the advice on plugging noisy digital devices (ie. wifi router) into the Mainz 8 - will the RF feed back into the power distributor and contaminate all of the outputs or will the Mainz be able to effectively filter the noise?

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by daspringham View Post
    For you Ansuz experts out there.

    What would be the more effective, noticeable and bang-for-buck upgrade for a Mainz 8 C2? Replacing existing 1M A2 wall to Mainz 8 cable with a 2M C2 OR adding Darkz C2T footers (keeping existing A2 Mainz cable at input).

    What's the advice on plugging noisy digital devices (ie. wifi router) into the Mainz 8 - will the RF feed back into the power distributor and contaminate all of the outputs or will the Mainz be able to effectively filter the noise?
    I haven’t experimented with this but I have been told the cable from wall to distributor makes a big impact. So going from A2 to C2 would be a decent upgrade.

    For the router, I tried plugging in a switch (not wireless) to the distributor a while back and it worked well. I would imagine everything that is used in the audio chain would help. If you are not using the wireless router for your audio then not much of a reason to plug it in. I would be surprised if the RF would interfere with anything since the distributor is supposed to clean up all noise and interference. However, I would keep wireless away from most audio equipment since the signal can add interference if a component is not well shielded.


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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    I have not heard the Darkz. But I can report that when I made an entire swap of A2 distro unit and AC cables for all C2 level, the improvement was very noticeable and appreciated. The C2 are the first AC products that I've really heard; I endorse them. Of course all systems are different.
    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS | Roon Nucleus | Rega P10 / Aphelion 2 | Naim SuperLine / SuperCap DR
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    AC Power: Ansuz C2
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    What are you guys using for footers under your Mainz8's? The stock feet don't seem that functional on their own. Obviously they're made to be used with the Darkz - clever but of course extra cost.

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by daspringham View Post
    What are you guys using for footers under your Mainz8's? The stock feet don't seem that functional on their own. Obviously they're made to be used with the Darkz - clever but of course extra cost.
    Nothing. Mine sits on the top level of a Naim Fraim rack. I would spend money elsewhere before expensive feet for an ac block.
    Sources: Naim ND555/555PS | Roon Nucleus | Rega P10 / Aphelion 2 | Naim SuperLine / SuperCap DR
    Amplification: Naim 552/500DR
    Interconnects: Naim SuperLumina
    AC Power: Ansuz C2
    Speakers: Magico A3

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    I am using the "cheapest" Darkz version (A) for my M8 D2, you can even get away with only three Darkz (and no extra ceramic or titanium balls) if you just put them under the enclosure.
    Moon 700i V2, YG Acoustics Hailey, Aurender N10, dCS Rossini, Oppo BDP103D (audiopraise board), Ansuz Mainz 8 D2

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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by daspringham View Post
    For you Ansuz experts out there.

    What would be the more effective, noticeable and bang-for-buck upgrade for a Mainz 8 C2? Replacing existing 1M A2 wall to Mainz 8 cable with a 2M C2 OR adding Darkz C2T footers (keeping existing A2 Mainz cable at input).

    What's the advice on plugging noisy digital devices (ie. wifi router) into the Mainz 8 - will the RF feed back into the power distributor and contaminate all of the outputs or will the Mainz be able to effectively filter the noise?

    Your Ansuz dealer should be able to help you establish priorities and guide "best bang-for-buck" pathways.

    In my experience (for what its worth) the first cable from the wall socket to the distributor is critical. An upgrade here typically benefits the entire system.
    Borresen Acoustics Loudspeakers, Borresen Model 01 Compact monitor loudspeakers with Ansuz Darkz T2s Supreme resonance control, Audio Video Manufaktur GmbH (AVM) Inspiration amplifier & streamer, Innuos Zen MKII music server, Ansuz Acoustics cables & accessories. Please visit my system thread hosted on Audioshark for more details. Disclosure: The author is materially connected to Ansuz, Aavik & Borresen Acoustics via friendship with an owner.

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