Not everyone can afford luxury products and that is just the way it works of course you can find cables that are much less expensive than this that is what you should be looking for.
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Well - it would appear that they offer some interesting cable geometries. But this one I know personally.
Noise Suppressing Coil technology
Having said that, you can make you own IC’s, Speaker Cables and Mains Cables with that very same geometry for a fraction of the cost and it’s pretty easy...
They are ultra quiet cables that offer superb imaging, fast dynamics and stunning clarity
I have them throughout my system and they work extremely well.
Dare I compare them to Ansuz? Only the geometry - their materials are ridiculously expensive, plus thay have a couple of other features the Helix cables do not
A coiled cable acts like a choke or an inductor. Similar to air core inductors in many speaker crossovers. This will filter out high frequencies and result in rolled off high frequencies in your audio.
This is not desirable for high fidelity. Ferrite beads can achieve simlar results.
If Ansuz can get away with charging 35k for such bogus benefits available elsewhere at little or no cost then consider it an idiot tax on those who have more money than sense.
@shadorne - re: ....
A coiled cable acts like a choke or an inductor. Similar to air core inductors in many speaker crossovers. This will filter out high frequencies and result in rolled off high frequencies in your audio.You are correct - however -the amount of inductance and it’s effect on the audio signal is related to the diameter of the coil, number of windings and the spacing of the coil windings.
Also, the coils (i.e. in my helix design) has the signal wire passing through the centre of it
- doesn’t that make it more like a transformer?
- does that have an effect on the overall inductance?
I cannot talk to the Ansuz cables, but I can say with certainty that the coil on my Helix design is designed such that it has no effect on the high frequencies. Others I have consulted with confirm the inductance at play would not effect the audible frequency range.
Also, if you look at my helix design you will note the twisted neutral. This, together with the coil spacing and coil diameter I believe reduces the overall effect of inductance from the coil to very low levels.
My helix cables are the most detailed and well balanced cables I have ever tried and they stack up to some very pricey competition - top end is definitely not an issue.
Don’t get me wrong - $35k is far too much for speaker cables in my book, but the Helix geometry works extremely well - if implemented correctly.
I auditioned Raidho D3's with Ansuz D-TC speaker cables, cables were impressive. Due to the high cost of the D-TC's I went with Ansuz Diamond, I have a good sound but would like to upgrade at some stage.
Upgrading the power cord on my Audio Research GSPre to Ansuz Ceramic is very audible. I am new to this HiFi world and was skeptical at first, I played safe with Ceramic, now that I'm comfortable, my future power upgrades will be Diamond. (Longer cable length recommended).
I have Transparent Ultra cables on my first system but went with Ansuz, as Raidho demo their higher end speakers with them. Transparent higher end cables are very expensive also, (Reference/ Opus).
If the opportunity arises, have a listen to D-TC speaker cables.
It took me 40+ years to come around on the importance of cables, especially power cables. I have probably read everything there is to read on the subject, by both advocates and naysayers, but in the end none of it matters. The only thing that matters is what you hear. I knew my mid-level synergistic "loom" was an improvement over stock PCs and modest ICs (some self-made), but nothing prepared me for the incredible improvement made by Ansuz C interconnects and PCs. I am now a believer. For reference, my system consists of a VAC Sigma iq 170 integrated amp, a Bricasti M3 DAC and a VPI Prime TT with an Ortofon Blue Cadenza cartridge. This system already sounded very good, but the improvements made by the Anzus cables were astonishing to me. Now, these are not the top of their line, two below actually, so the prices are not as crazy as you might imagine, furthermore 33% discounts are available. I have been so impressed that I am going to replace my M&G speaker cables with Ansuz C's, as well. In all of my years in this hobby, I have not found any component that has made such an improvement for the money. It makes me wonder if I should have invested in great cables before upgrading the other components. I don't think you will experience what your high-end components are truly capable of until you try such excellent cables. For all the nay-sayers, all I can say is try them for yourselves. Dealers usually have loaners you can borrow, but don't say I didn't warn you.
I don't think you will experience what your high-end components are truly capable of until you try such excellent cables. For all the nay-sayers, all I can say is try them for yourselves. Dealers usually have loaners you can borrow, but don't say I didn't warn you.
That's what happened to me. Free loaners. I even compared against Nordost Odins (using Ansuz C2 balanced interconnects)... as well as across X series and other brands. The Ansuz C2 came out as the astonishing "sweet spot" of cost/performance that sounded far better to my ears in my system than anything else I tried (the new diamonds were not available at the time... probably a good thing for me ;) ) In any case, I was one of those "what difference can cables make... bah!" people until I heard for myself in my own system... with no financial strings attached.
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