Our friends at Ansuz in Denmark are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a limited edition of the Ansuz Darkz D2W resonance control devices. Editor-in-Chief Marc Phillips has been reviewing the Ansuz Darkz S2Ts with Aavik amplification and digital sources and finds their noise reduction abilities to be among the very best he’s heard.
Here’s the press release:
Ansuz Acoustics is celebrating 10 years of groundbreaking innovations, unrivalled passion for music, and an unwavering scientific curiosity to tap into unchartered realms of audio technology. 10 years ago, Ansuz Acoustics was founded by Lars Kristensen and Michael Børresen. After more than 20 years in the audio cable business, Lars had actually vowed at the time never to enter the cable business again. But when Michael presented Lars with his groundbreaking ideas for audio cables, he was absolutely thrilled with the idea.
Both had immediately recognized the potential of these innovative and groundbreaking cables. A short time later, they began developing the necessary production equipment, and eventually, Ansuz Acoustics was born.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ansuz, we have developed a limited edition of a special Ansuz Darkz. The Darkz is one of Ansuz’s absolute best-selling audio products and represents the essence of Ansuz’s product development philosophy in terms of resonance control.
The Ansuz Darkz consists of 3 discs. Each of the top two discs floats on three balls for excellent handling and absorption of sound vibrations. Ansuz Darkz absorb vibrations that are not directly related to the signal path. The absorption results in audible vibration feedback that affects the sound quality. It is the natural and authentic sound that Ansuz Darkz resonance control devices are designed to preserve. There is no change to the authentic sound reproduction that often makes the sound seem unnaturally cold and harsh when conventional grounding materials are used.
“This limited edition Anniversary Darkz D2W includes both an exclusive selection of materials not yet used in our current Darkz variants, as well as a unique look that visually sets this Darkz apart from the other variants. The Ansuz Darkz D2W anniversary limited edition features a range of exclusive materials to provide the listener with an enjoyable musical experience with the highest level of sonic precision. The three discs of the Darkz are acoustically optimized with a unique coating of zirconium and tungsten – followed by an exclusive layer of zirconium nitride. Finally, the interlayer balls are made of tungsten, a premium material in terms of stability and resonance control. These tungsten interlayer balls are normally only used in our top-of-the-line Darkz model, the Ansuz Darkz Z2 Signature, but have been added to this limited edition anniversary model to make it even more unique.
“The discs of the Anniversary Darkz are further acoustically optimized by the Ansuz anniversary coating. This coating is applied to the discs in a Hi-PIMS (High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering) machine to create the finest and most uniform layer of zirconium and tungsten, followed by a layer of zirconium nitride.
“In selecting the material composition and dimensions of the Anniversary Darkz, Ansuz was guided solely by its core philosophy, which is to always strive for the ultimate in sound quality. “We strive to put our customers in a situation where they have that magical smile on their face.” (Lars Kristensen).
“Join us in celebrating Ansuz 10th anniversary and contact one of our Ansuz dealers or contact us at email@example.com – we would be delighted to arrange a personal appointment for an Anniversary Darkz auditioning for you. Find out what this unique Ansuz Darkz D2W can do to unleash the full acoustic potential of your Hi-fi system.”
The price of the Ansuz Darkz D2W Anniversary is $800 USD/each.