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 vowed never to enter the cable business again. But when Michael presented Lars with his ideas for audio cables, he immediately recognized their potential. A short time later, they began developing the necessary production equipment, and eventually, Ansuz Acoustics was born.
They founded Ansuz out of a desire to produce cables that would make the music sound much more natural and authentic. Feeling that conventional cables did not let all the music through and compressed the sound. Through testing and thorough research, they found that induction, poor mechanical stability, and noise were a big part of the problem. The goal, therefore, was to develop cables and other audio devices that would improve resonance control, reduce unwanted noise, and decrease inductance.
“If you are curious and really want to know what is going on, it is impossible not to develop. Developing a product is the foundation for 10 new ideas.” (Michael Børresen)
Since Ansuz’s beginnings 10 years ago, our philosophy has been reflected in the way we develop and manufacture our products. The development process of a new product also provides the basis for further, new and deeper insights, and is thus the source for more new ideas for future projects. This has led to the development of many products, ranging from a very wide selection of different types of audio cables to a wide range of noise reduction tools and resonance control devices. However, the basic idea, philosophy and vision of Ansuz are the same today as they were 10 years ago, and it is exactly the same motivation, philosophy and vision that inspire our sister companies Aavik and Børresen.
“The basic idea of Ansuz, from the beginning to where we are today, is the same. But the small details that matter are much clearer to us” (Michael Børresen).
Anniversary Ansuz Darkz D2W – Limited Edition
To celebrate the 10th anniversary Ansuz have developed a limited edition of a special Ansuz Darkz foot. The Ansuz Darkz consists of 3 discs. Each of the top two discs floats on three balls for 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 sound that often makes the sound seem unnaturally cold and harsh when conventional grounding materials are used.
The Ansuz Darkz D2W anniversary limited edition features a range of exclusive materials to provide the 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 a layer of zirconium nitride that is exclusive to this model. Finally, the interlayer balls are made of tungsten, a premium material in terms of stability and resonance control. These 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 a coating 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. The Darkz D2W retail for $800/€640 each.