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  1. #1181
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_1282001 View Post
    IMHO Naim is very clever placing power supplies in a separate box. Quite a few high end pre-amplifier designs take a similar approach.

    By reducing noise in the mains in a non-inductive way [the design intent of the Mainz8] the amplifier see’s cleaner and high instantaneous power which enables it to perform in superior fashion.

    Metaphorically, AC is like water. You can’t make beer, wine, scotch or bourbon with bad water and expect an optimal result.
    I saw a little video with the Ansuz developers, and it did give me somewhat of a revelation. The AC power that comes off the street per se is the source of the signal that drives the speakers to produce the sound that reaches our ears. That supports the 'purity of the water to make great whisky' metaphor for me. Unlike, say, my kitchen refrigerator, where the AC power drives motors and compressors and fans, but is not the direct source of the final product, namely cold air.

    So intuitively, "better" AC power produces a better signal to my speakers . . . but maybe analog and digital electronics isn't all that intuitive (??)

    In any event I put in the order for a C2 Mainz and some C2 ac cables.
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    Great choice and enjoy!

    Mike
    Main system: Aavik Acoustics U-300, Kuzma Stabi R + Kuzma 4P11" Gemstone upgrade/Kondo silver + Soundsmith Sussurro II, Naim streamer + Teddy Pardo psu, Sonus Faber Stradivari 35 Anniversary, full cable loom Ansuz Acoustics, D on signal side, Mainz D2/C2 + Mainz8 D-TC power distributor. All individual equipment rests 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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    Darkz update!

    Just added some more Darkz DTC to my system! Now I have full support under Speakerz and Mainz cables. The effect was unexpectedly huge specially under the Speakerz cable, like adding a DTC box!!! For sure Mainz cables benefited almost as big in effect as for Speakerz. I already had Darkz C2t's under the cables so the effect came from changing C2t to DTC.
    I say it again, Darkz gives the biggest bang for the buck and the DTC is king!

    Mike
    Main system: Aavik Acoustics U-300, Kuzma Stabi R + Kuzma 4P11" Gemstone upgrade/Kondo silver + Soundsmith Sussurro II, Naim streamer + Teddy Pardo psu, Sonus Faber Stradivari 35 Anniversary, full cable loom Ansuz Acoustics, D on signal side, Mainz D2/C2 + Mainz8 D-TC power distributor. All individual equipment rests 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeoo View Post
    Darkz update!

    Just added some more Darkz DTC to my system! Now I have full support under Speakerz and Mainz cables. The effect was unexpectedly huge specially under the Speakerz cable, like adding a DTC box!!! For sure Mainz cables benefited almost as big in effect as for Speakerz. I already had Darkz C2t's under the cables so the effect came from changing C2t to DTC.
    I say it again, Darkz gives the biggest bang for the buck and the DTC is king!

    Mike
    Nice one Mike.

    I was wondering if you had tried the combination of D-TC Darkz + D-TC Darkz Cable Lifter under your speaker cables?
    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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    Nope! I always considered the cable lifters inferior due to the only one layer of ceramic balls hence I never bought any. Though I am pretty sure adding them on top as you suggests would add some beneficial Darkz effect from 4 layers of ceramic balls.

    Still I hold DTC as the best Darkz after comparing with the 4 levels of the new Darkz. Pretty sure results will variate depending on equipment and system.

    Mike
    Main system: Aavik Acoustics U-300, Kuzma Stabi R + Kuzma 4P11" Gemstone upgrade/Kondo silver + Soundsmith Sussurro II, Naim streamer + Teddy Pardo psu, Sonus Faber Stradivari 35 Anniversary, full cable loom Ansuz Acoustics, D on signal side, Mainz D2/C2 + Mainz8 D-TC power distributor. All individual equipment rests 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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    Well, I put the new Mainz D-TC in my system and there was a break-in period. A definite improvement with around 25 hours and some more by 50.

    There has been an improvement across the spectrum, with Keith Jarrett's right hand producing magic notes that float in the air. Frank Sinatra has greater presence right there, and Sir Paul's plummy bass is, well, plummy. Overall, more emotional response from me to the music....

    Put me somewhere between 'wow' and 'gobsmacked'.

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    Excellent. What did the D-TC Mainz replace?
    Naim 552/300DR pre and power amplification
    Naim ND555/555PS streamer/player
    Naim SuperLumina cables and interconnects
    Rega RP-8 | Apheta 2 | Aria
    Magico A3

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwpollock View Post
    Well, I put the new Mainz D-TC in my system and there was a break-in period. A definite improvement with around 25 hours and some more by 50.

    There has been an improvement across the spectrum, with Keith Jarrett's right hand producing magic notes that float in the air. Frank Sinatra has greater presence right there, and Sir Paul's plummy bass is, well, plummy. Overall, more emotional response from me to the music....

    Put me somewhere between 'wow' and 'gobsmacked'.
    Just be careful not to try the supreme. It's a world better than even the D-TC witch is phenomenal.
    George

    Aavik U300 - Borresen 03 with optional Supreme D-TC feet - Naim unitiserve 2tb - Ansuz DTC digital cable with power box - Ansuz Mainz8 D-TC with 1 Ansuz Supreme D-TC and 1 Ceramic V2 power cords - Ansuz Ceramic V2 speaker cables - Ansus X Ethernet - pARTicular Novus full suspension rack.

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    Sounds great! I am on my way to pick up one myself today! Can't wait to hook it up!
    As Bart001 asks, what did the Mainz DTC replace?

    Mike
    Main system: Aavik Acoustics U-300, Kuzma Stabi R + Kuzma 4P11" Gemstone upgrade/Kondo silver + Soundsmith Sussurro II, Naim streamer + Teddy Pardo psu, Sonus Faber Stradivari 35 Anniversary, full cable loom Ansuz Acoustics, D on signal side, Mainz D2/C2 + Mainz8 D-TC power distributor. All individual equipment rests 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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    Quote Originally Posted by octadyndude View Post
    Just be careful not to try the Supreme.
    I think my wallet has opened about as wide as it can stretch, so I will be careful to avoid listening to the Supreme.

    As for the D-TC, it took the place of a Mainz D8 and a D1 power cord. I still have them, so next week I am going to plug the D8 into the D-TC and see what happens. Good things, I've read.

    Bob

 

 
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