Part-Time Audiophile will begin with the Audio Group Denmark (Ansuz, Aavik and Borresen) reviews this weekend with Marc Phillips’ review of the Aavik U-280 integrated amplifier/DAC. We are also in the process of reviewing the Ansuz Mainz8 D-TC3 power distributor, which has impressed us to no end. Here’s the official press release from Audio Group Denmark:
The new series of power distributors – the Ansuz Mainz8 Generation 3.
Ansuz has made quantum leaps in the development and design of innovative and
unconventional audio technologies that have revolutionized the quality standards of high-end music reproduction. High time, then, to integrate all these groundbreaking advances into a new series of power distributors – namely, the new Ansuz Mainz8 Generation 3, a series of power distributors, which sets absolutely new benchmarks for maximum noise reduction and resonance control.
The new Ansuz Mainz8 Generation 3 series is equipped with Ansuz most
sophisticated and most advanced noise reduction, resonance control, and dither
technologies. In developing this new generation of power distributors, Ansuz was
able to draw on their latest research findings on specific material properties and
leverage the acoustic effects of innovative composite materials.
This new generation of power distributors opens up an ultra-fine, very authentic and natural resolution of the entire sound spectrum from the extremely high pitch to the deepest bass and creates a jaw-dropping holistic soundstage that defies any further description.
Clean power supply
Ansuz Mainz8 power distributors have been developed with the aim of providing a
very clean power supply for all hi-fi components of your audio system. Equipped
with the most advanced Ansuz audio technologies, the new Mainz8 power
distributors offer the lowest grounding impedance, ensuring that virtually no noise
is transmitted from the power distributor to the individual power cables feeding the
individual hi-fi components. The extreme purity of the power supply paves the way
for an unadulterated naturalness and lightness of music.
3rd generation analog dither technology
Analog dither technology has its origin in radar, where it provides a stronger signal
and thus a longer range. Active Tesla coils send pulsating signals with precisely
defined frequencies. These signals are sent in antiphase. Ansuz has adopted that
principle into its audio technology. This significantly amplifies the music signal and
eliminates background noise. Ansuz has further developed and refined this
technology for high-end audio applications, and only recently ushered in a third
generation of analog dither technology. This third generation is also integrated in
the top-of-the-line loudspeaker series, the Børresen M1, and in Aavik’s flagship 880
Amplifier model. It goes without saying that the new generation of Ansuz Mainz8
power distributors also features the latest version of Ansuz analog dither
The cabinet – composite cabinet material on a natural basis
The cabinet of the Mainz8 Generation 3 series has been designed to eliminate sonic
distortion. The disturbing sound influence emanating from the material the cabinet
is made of – usually aluminum – results from its mechanical resonances. To eliminate this sound distortion, Ansuz uses an innovative, natural-based
composite material that reduces mechanical influence, particularly hysteresis. The
sonic result is clearly audible and reflects another distinctive cornerstone in Ansuz’s
quest for the ultimate musical experience.
Internal resonance control
Ansuz Darkz resonance control devices are designed to provide a significantly better mechanical grounding of the cabinet. To optimize musical performance, the Mainz8 Generation 3 is equipped with Ansuz Darkz inside the cabinet.
Sandwich bottom plate
Inspired by the design of the Børresen M1 speaker, the top-of-the-line model of this new series, the Ansuz Mainz8 DT-C3 Supreme, is equipped with a sandwich bottom plate. The aim is to reduce to an absolute minimum any vibrations that might be absorbed by the electronics and circuitry, and to ensure that audible resonances are perceived as a natural and organic part of the overall sound. The cabinet is connected to this base plate, which is constructed as a sandwich solution. The base material is a heavy, compact laminate panel with titanium layers on the top and bottom. The base plate is also equipped with Ansuz Feet to mount Ansuz Darkz and best support the elimination of interfering resonances.
Ansuz Star Grounding Technology
Voltage carries disturbing noise that has negative effects on the electronics of audio
components. Ansuz Star Grounding technology prevents this noise from ‘bleeding’
into the electronics of all audio components connected to the power distributor.
Ansuz Star Grounding technology is built around a well-defined area, called the star
point, within the power distributor that has the lowest possible grounding
impedance. It ensures that no voltage is transferred from the power distributor to
the power cables of the individual audio components. Since this star point has the
best grounding impedance, all sockets in the power distributor are grounded from
here. The system can be further optimized by the use of Ansuz Mainz Power cables.
They complement the power distributor with a strong grounding conductor and
various shielding and interference suppression technologies.
The Tesla coil technology
The main operating principle of the Ansuz Tesla coil is that two coils are wound in
opposite directions – one coil and one counter coil. In Ansuz’s words, this is called a
“double inverted coil.” The two coils both carry voltage, and when one of the Tesla
coils encounters a voltage spike, a counter coil is activated to eliminate the noise.
Since these noise spikes are pure voltage carrying virtually no charge, the
cancellation is quite good, but not perfect. Connecting more Tesla coils in parallel
will further enhance this noise cancelling effect. The perceived blackness in the
music becomes much more palpable, as does the purity and clarity of the sound.
Different types of Tesla coils are used in the Ansuz Mainz8 Generation 3, as their
individual properties ideally complement and reinforce each other.
Active Zirconium Anti-Aerial Resonance Tesla Coil
Ansuz equipped the new power distributor Mainz8 generation 3 series with the
latest, most advanced version of Tesla coil technology – the Ansuz Active Zirconium
Anti-Aerial Resonance Tesla Coil.
An impressive improvement of Ansuz anti-aerial resonance coil technology is based
on the company’s inexhaustible curiosity to learn more about the specific properties of different materials. This explains why Ansuz has incorporated a zirconium rod into the design of the anti-aerial resonance coil.
The properties of this zirconium rod allow for an unprecedented high level of
resonance control, resulting in outstanding musical sophistication that creates a
natural soundstage unmatched in its purity, precision and attention to musical
Don‘t miss out on the opportunity of auditioning this series of truly outstanding
power distributors and find out for yourself the amazing impact it has on redefining
the standards for high-end music reproduction. Please visit our website to find a
dealer near you.
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