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    Who has had the opportunity to perform direct comparisons between Norton Valhalla2 or Odin2 with the higher end Ansuz cables/power cords, and what have been your results?

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    Nordost and Ansuz cables are very different IMO, Nordost uses "exotic" conductor materials, where Ansuz uses the same copper throughout their range (as far as I know) but is paying more attention to mechanical isolation of the cables.

    I have a few Ansuz cables, the powercords give the best results in my set up, especially after adding a Mainz 8 D2 distribution block. (star earthing, together with the large earth wiring in their power cables make my system very quiet)
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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by imprezap2 View Post
    Nordost and Ansuz cables are very different IMO, Nordost uses "exotic" conductor materials, where Ansuz uses the same copper throughout their range (as far as I know) but is paying more attention to mechanical isolation of the cables.

    I have a few Ansuz cables, the powercords give the best results in my set up, especially after adding a Mainz 8 D2 distribution block. (star earthing, together with the large earth wiring in their power cables make my system very quiet)
    Soundwise, you also find them very different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imprezap2 View Post
    Nordost and Ansuz cables are very different IMO, Nordost uses "exotic" conductor materials, where Ansuz uses the same copper throughout their range (as far as I know) but is paying more attention to mechanical isolation of the cables.

    I have a few Ansuz cables, the powercords give the best results in my set up, especially after adding a Mainz 8 D2 distribution block. (star earthing, together with the large earth wiring in their power cables make my system very quiet)
    The biggest difference I hear between Ansuz and Nordost is not in tonality but in the 'openness' of the sound with better separation in voices and instruments. The vocals to me sound more lifelike with more micro detail. The focus is also more precise. I'm talking interconnects and speaker cables here. That's something you may not hear right away if swapping those cables by listening to 1 track and swapping back.

    As far as power cords the difference I hear is a much blacker background so similar to the interconnects and speaker cables but also found with moving up the power cord line I can play louder before the speaker drivers 'pop'. That I found back when I had Raidho's. What really amazed me is when going to the D-TC supreme cable is the music played about 50% louder without changing the volume even at low levels. So I thought maybe it was a heavier gauge cord so I put in 10 and 8 gauge power cords. Nope that wasn't it. I never tried to push the max volume to hear if it played even louder before 'popping'. Loud is rare for me so it really wasn't that important.
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    From my experience the Ansuz C2 power cables and interconnects are great for amps and distribution.

    In my system, I have worked a C2 power cable into the systems heart; the PreAmp and interconnects to the DAC - they do play in the Odin league offering more of the sound quality attributes mentioned in these posts in a smoothness type of way. I have 1 C2 power cable sitting on the sidelines.

    Ansuz approaches grounding different than Nordost, and in a more simpler manner using only distribution and the power cables themselves. To bring the most out, I would highly recommended the Ansuz Mainz Distribution. Conversely, the Nordost QRT system approach uses three models of QKore; 1,3 & 6 to address parallel grounding. I run the 6 which has 6 parallel grounding ports, meaning another box and more cables although $350.00 grounding cables and not $5K on up power cables, but however you slice it the $’s adds up and cable management is hard enough as it is without more.

    One thing I found it was too much when I put a C2 in my Transport and then separately powering my LPS that supports a modem and router on a separate circuit, too much meaning it sounded digital and unnatural to the recording, kinda like steroids do to bodybuilders, but it’s all to you liking and not mine.

    With so many variables, there’s the only golden rule of try it, listen and see if it works - both offer high levels of performance like the German automakers branding of AMG versus M series.

    Hope this helps in some way


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    Re: Ansuz Cables & Accessories

    Quote Originally Posted by Buch73 View Post
    Soundwise, you also find them very different?

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    The Nordost cables sounded a bit leaner, the Ansuz power cables sound very coherent in my system.
    (have to say that I have only tried the Tyr 2, not the Valhalla or Odin lines)
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    Quote Originally Posted by imprezap2 View Post
    The Nordost cables sounded a bit leaner, the Ansuz power cables sound very coherent in my system.
    (have to say that I have only tried the Tyr 2, not the Valhalla or Odin lines)
    Thanks for clearing up that you hadn’t heard the Valhalla or Odin.

    Comparison to Odin2 or Valhalla2 would be most welcome


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