Anti-cables Level 3 v. Acoustic Zen products


Hello

If you've heard both, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts and comments on the differences between and relative merits of these two products.

Assume cost isn't a factor.

Thank you,

Michael
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I haven't heard either of them but what are thoughts of each of them and how much do they cost :)
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money.
I had Anti cables a couple of years ago on my speakers. I don't remember the Level. I think they only had one level at the time. I wasn't that impressed with them sonically and didn't like how stiff they were to move around. They may have changed now. I sold the speakers that I had them on and gave them for free to the purchaser. He let me know that he liked the cables a lot. Everyone hears things differently. I now have Acoustic Zen IC's and speaker cables on both of my systems and I love them. For me they are the best value for the money
I have not heard any anti-cables, but did own the AZ absolute sc and ic, Silver Ref ic and the Guargantua II power cord.
They were really natural sounding cables without sounding rolled off, had great dynamics and were very involving with all music types.
The only downfall they have although I did not find it very bothersome at the time, is that some cables sound more open and airy, letting through more of the recording space etc.
A friend bought the Anti cables level 3 a while back and he brought them to my place for a listen. He ended up selling them for AZ cables which were fuller sounding and had better top to bottom extension. He has since moved on from the AZ but for the money the AZ are a great choice.
I also bought for my own system Anti cable jumpers, 2 sets but I too have found other jumpers that do a better job.

(Dealer disclaimer)
Cables sound different in different systems. In MY system, Cardas sounded awful, and yet in other systems they sound good. I am using Anti's with confidence, having had Purist, Kimber, Audioquest, and on and on. ...all top of the line editions of each...and yet....I chose Anti's. I just have to remind the op, that they offer a money back guarantee. I have no relationship with AntiCable....just use their stuff.
Thanks to all for the thoughtful and helpful comments.
Mcgal, i'm beginning to think you had anti cables a couple of years ago!
Hmm Mcgal your story is really starting to get to me now haha
Nope, the story needs to be repeated a few more times :)
well I never had anti cables...but I do agree that the zens are a great value.I have Had the hologram 2 and silver ref/ic for years.
Just a musical combo.
Mcgal....what kind of speaker cables are you currently using again? ;)
Well, if statistics of these posts mean anything, Acoustic Zen will be a safe choice.
But the next person might just like the Anti-Cables
Off topic, but FWIW I've found using an Anaylis Plus IC between source and pre gave me such a solid foundation to music everything sounds different.
And I've tried ALL the usual suspects.
Soundqcar, I am using AZ Hologram II for 2 channel and AZ Epoch for HT (much longer runs). Very happy with both.