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Mainz8 XTC

Activate a new dimension of music

The Ansuz Mainz8 X-TC power distributor is equipped with active square Tesla coils that greatly reduce the noise floor, open up the sound space, and unfold more details in the music.

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Technologies and Components

Clean power supply.
The Ansuz Mainz8 power distributors have been designed with the goal of providing a very clean power supply to all Hi-Fi components of your audio system. This is mainly achieved by applying Ansuz’s groundbreaking advancements in noise reduction and resonance control. Equipped with Ansuz’s most advanced audio technologies, Mainz8 power distributors provide the lowest grounding impedance, which ensures that almost no noise is transferred from the power distributor to the individual power cables that feed the hi-fi components.

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Star Ground

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Ansuz Star ground technology

Exemplary electrical grounding.
Voltage also carries disturbing noise, which has a negative impact on the electronics of audio components. Ansuz Star ground technology prevents this disturbing noise from ’bleeding’ into the electronics of all audio components connected to the power distributor. Ansuz Star Ground technology is built around a precisely defined area within the power distributor (star point) boasting 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 ground 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 as well as various shielding and noise suppressing technologies.

The Tesla coil principle

The key operating principle of the Ansuz Tesla coil is to have two coils wound in opposite directions – one coil and one counter coil. In Ansuz 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 spike is activated to eliminate the noise. Since noise spikes are pure voltage carrying virtually no charge, the cancelation is quite good, but not perfect. Adding more Tesla coils in parallel, increases the noise cancellation and the perceived blackness in the music increases significantly along with the purity and clarity of the sound. Ansuz uses various types of Tesla coils, as their individual properties ideally complement and reinforce each other.

Ansuz passive Tesla coil

Noise eliminator.
This is a double inverted coil relying on the Ansuz Tesla coil principle. When the Tesla coils encounters a voltage spike, a counter spike is activated to eliminate the noise.

Natural-based composite cabinet material

The cabinet design is an important Ansuz characteristic and is design to eliminates sonic distortion. The disturbing sonic influence, which emanates from the material the cabinet is made of – mostly aluminium – results from its mechanical resonance. To eliminate this sonic distortion, the challenge was to minimize the use of aluminium in the cabinet. Ansuz’s sister company Aavik began testing various materials and designed an innovative natural-based composite material, which reduces the mechanical influence, particularly the hysteresis. The sonic result is distinctly audible and reflects a further prominent cornerstone in Ansuz’s quest for the ultimate music experience.

Active square Tesla coil

Embedded efficiency.
The active square Tesla coils are embedded in our printed circuit boards – a coil on the top and the counter coil on the back. The principle is exactly the same as the active Tesla coil and thus has a greater ability to eliminate noise than the passive Tesla coils.

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Specifications

Dimensions: 459x150x83 mm
18,07×5,91×3,27 Inches
Weight: 2,7 kg
5,9 lb
Input: IEC C14 230/110 V
Output : EU Schuko
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Star Grounding Technology

Most manufactures of High-End cables and accessories have now realized how important it is to have a strong ground network in your system. At Ansuz this is another thing that have hade our attention from the start. All your components need one -and only one, star grounding point in which all components can exchange their different ground potential. This is built into all our Mainz8 power/ground distributors. Naturally, we make sure that this work at its best when wired up with Ansuz power cords. So, all our power cords have heavy gage ground leads, actually up to 10 mm3 – the strongest conductor in any of our cables.

Ansuz Passive Cable Tesla Coil Technology

Ansuz Active Square Tesla Coil technology

This is an active noise suppressing element that rely on spike noise cancellation. The way they work is to have a double inverted coil connected to the power conductors, when the AS-TC dual coil encounters a voltage spike a counter spike is developed in the counter wound section of the AS-TC coil. As Noise spikes are pure voltage and carries virtually no charge, the cancelation is quite good, but not 100%. By adding more AS-TC coils in parallel the performance increases. And with that the perceived Blackness in the music improves significantly So, AS-TC is similar to A-TC. But where the A-TC technology is mounted on the circuitry boards the AS-TC coils are imbedded in the circuitry board itself. They are not as efficient as the top mounted coils, but they are very compact and more cost efficient.

Ansuz Active Tesla coil

Ansuz Analog Dither Technology

The Ansuz AD technology is responsible for the analog dither we use in a wide range of our product, The technology origins in radars where results to most engineers astonishment was better in live situations (in planes, on boats) than in stationary land fixed systems, They concluded that the vibration of the planes and ships aided the aided the radar and sonar performance.. Thus, was the idea of analog dithering born. The dither is added a very low-level random noise, by modulating the noise floor it’s possible to see what’s below it, and thus get a clearer picture of the full content of the recording.

Ansuz Active Cable Tesla Coil technology

This is an active noise suppressing element that rely on Mains spike noise cancellation. The way they work is to have a double inverted coil connected to the power conductors, when the AC-TC dual coil encounters a voltage spike a counter spike is developed in the counter wound section of the AC-TC coil. As Noise spikes are pure voltage and carries virtually no charge, the cancelation is quite good, but not 100%. By adding more AC-TC coils in parallel the performance increases. And with that the perceived Blackness in the music improves significantly. So, AC-TC is similar to A-TC. But where the A-TC technology is mounted on the circuitry boards the AC-TC coils are mounted directly around the mains conductors to increase the effect even further.

Internal Resonance Control

One of the most dept felt philosophies at Ansuz are about mechanical grounding. Every component in an audio/video system vibrates and are sensitive to resonances. Vibrations comes from even the smallest transistor on a circuitry board to the biggest bass drives in loudspeakers. Isolation with soft materials like rubber is a bad idea. The rubber will at first absorb the vibration, but instance later release the energy back into the component. Now out of phase and timing. The result is resonances in your component. With our Resonance control we offer the vibration a way out of the component by mechanically grounding. We call the solution Ansuz Darkz. They can be placed under nearly any component. The optimal result can be achieved by replacing standard feet with Ansuz Darkz Feet and then connection the Darkz Feet to Ansuz Darkz with Titanium or Ceramic balls. All Ansuz Mainz8’s, PowerBoxes and PowerSwitches are standard fitted with Ansuz Darkz Feet for easy upgrade. Our two best Mainz8 power/ground distributors – D-TC & D-TC Supreme, even have Darkz build into the chassis to separate the acoustically tuned High Pressure Fiber Boards from the cabinet.

Anti aerial resonance coil technology

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Ansuz Mainz8 X / Power Distributor

Star Grounding

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Ansuz Passive Cable Tesla Coil Technology

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Active Square Tesla Coils

Ansuz Active Tesla coil

Dither Circuitry

Active Cabel Tesla Coils

Internal Resonance Control

Anti aerial resonance coil technology

Ansuz Mainz8 X-TC / Power Distributor

Star Grounding

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Ansuz Passive Cable Tesla Coil Technology

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Active Square Tesla Coils

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Ansuz Active Tesla coil

Dither Circuitry

Active Cabel Tesla Coils

Internal Resonance Control

Anti aerial resonance coil technology

Ansuz Mainz8 A2 / Power Distributor

Star Grounding

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Ansuz Passive Cable Tesla Coil Technology

Active Square Tesla Coils

Ansuz Active Tesla coil

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Dither Circuitry

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Active Cabel Tesla Coils

Internal Resonance Control

Anti aerial resonance coil technology

Ansuz Mainz8 C2 / Power Distributor

Star Grounding

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Ansuz Passive Cable Tesla Coil Technology

Active Square Tesla Coils

Ansuz Active Tesla coil

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Dither Circuitry

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Active Cabel Tesla Coils

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Internal Resonance Control

Anti aerial resonance coil technology

Ansuz Mainz8 D2 / Power Distributor

Star Grounding

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Ansuz Passive Cable Tesla Coil Technology

Active Square Tesla Coils

Ansuz Active Tesla coil

Dither Circuitry

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Active Cabel Tesla Coils

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Internal Resonance Control

Anti aerial resonance coil technology

Ansuz Mainz8 D-TC / Power Distributor

Star Grounding

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Ansuz Passive Cable Tesla Coil Technology

Active Square Tesla Coils

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Ansuz Active Tesla coil

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Dither Circuitry

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Active Cabel Tesla Coils

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Internal Resonance Control

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Anti aerial resonance coil technology

Ansuz Mainz8 D-TC Supreme / Power Distributor

Star Grounding

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Ansuz Passive Cable Tesla Coil Technology

Active Square Tesla Coils

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Ansuz Active Tesla coil

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Dither Circuitry

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Active Cabel Tesla Coils

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Internal Resonance Control

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Anti aerial resonance coil technology

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