ANSUZ DARKZ, MECHANICAL GROUNDING

Mechanical Vibrations
In an audio system, all components vibrate and resonate, and analogue and digital transports generate heavy mechanical vibrations due to rotations in motors and platters.

It is important to be aware of these mechanical vibrations, because even the smallest vibration has a huge impact on the electronic components and circuitry boards and it also generates new unwanted energy that will resonate backwards and forwards in the system.

For instance, in an audio system, the loudspeakers are the source of the most profound vibrations. Furthermore, amplifiers are subject to 50/60 Hz resonances caused by the current driving the power supply. Even DACs, phono stages and other low current electronics create internal vibrations, and compared to other electronic devices, they are even more sensitive to external tremors and pulsations.

Prevent Mechanical Vibrations with Ansuz Darkz
We have created the Ansuz Darkz, which is a series of efficient devices to ground all components in a high-end audio system. They are mechanically tuned to allow vibrations a path out of the component and to keep various components individually isolated. The sonic improvement caused by Ansuz Darkz is undeniable and addictive.

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ANSUZ DARKZ C2T

The Darkz C2T resonance control is created with three aluminium discs that have been treated with an extra hard anodization to optimize the material to lead away unwanted vibrations. The two upper discs float on three titanium balls to give the Darkz its resonance handling properties. the three disks are held together by a specially designed mechanism that allows the disks to function as intended.

ANSUZ DARKZ T2

The Darkz T2 resonance control is created with three titanium discs without additional treatment, the material has proven very highly effective in leading away unwanted vibrations as it is, in its natural form. The two upper discs float on three titanium balls to give the Darkz its resonance handling properties. the three disks are held together by a specially designed mechanism that allows the titanium disks to function as intended.

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ANSUZ DARKZ D2T

The Darkz D2T resonance control is created with three aluminium discs that has been applied with an hard anodization, glas-blasted and covered in an particle accelerator with a layer of Tantalium and finally coated with a diamond like carbon compound. This process makes the discs extremely rigid. The two upper discs float on three titanium balls to give the Darkz its resonance handling properties. The three disks are held together by a specially designed mechanism that allows the discs to function as intended.

ANSUZ DARKZ D2T

The Darkz T2S is machined out of solid Titanium, solid grade 2 Titanium and covered - in a particle accelerator during a 36 hours process - with layers of Zirconium, Tungsten and Aluminum Titanium Nitride for a further dampening of resonances. The resonance controlling balls between the discs are made of grade 2 Titanium, chosen for its durability and sonic qualities. The three disks are held together by a specially designed mechanism that allows the discs to function as intended.

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ANSUZ DARKZ RESSONANCE CONTROL - THREE FUNCTIONAL DESIGNS

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Ansuz Darkz Ressonance Control
Darkz comes in four quality levels; C2T, T2, D2T and T2S

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Ansuz Darkz Adjustable
Darkz adjustable ressonance control comes in four quality levels; C2T, T2, D2T and T2S

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Ansuz Darkz cable lifter
Darkz cable lifter ressonance control comes in four quality levels; C2T, T2, D2T and T2S

DARKZ FEET - THE ACCESSORIE YOU NEED

Darkz Feet is a stable base for fitting Darkz or Darkz Adjustable to your loudspeakers or racks.

Darkz Feet are available in Aluminium level only.

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TECHNOLOGY

In both the design and production phase, scientists at the Technology Institute of Jutland have played a critical role. Without their extensive knowledge about materials and their refined skills in operating the advanced particle accelerators, we could have never achieved this final outcome.

The bare Titanium discs are mounted on racks and sandblasted to have the proper surface finish as the appearance of the final product is highly contingent upon the surface topography prior to the coating deposition.

After sandblasting, the Titanium discs are cleaned in an ultrasonic bath and further cleaned in a water cascade with demineralized water to make sure they are completely free of any dirt and grease. The discs are then dried and stored in an oven until they are ready to be coated.

Prior to the coating process, the Titanium discs are mounted on holders that can be inserted into the particle accelerator. In the deposition chamber, large pumps extract all air that is in the chamber to create conditions similar to those in outer space. To guarantee perfect conditions of the vacuum, the coating unit with the discs is heated to remove water and other contaminants that are in the air.

Even these pure conditions do not suffice to achieve the desired quality level! A small amount of Argon gas is let into the chamber to receive a perfect adhesion of the coating to the Titanium discs. By applying a voltage to these discs, they are exposed to a bombardment of Argon ions. This removes the naturally formed oxides from the Titanium surface. Under these conditions, high-performing coatings can be applied and spread on the surface of the Titanium discs.

The acoustically optimized layers of Zirconium and Tungsten are then deposited on the Titanium surface, and finally a hard layer of Aluminum Titanium Nitride is added to obtain the desired surface properties and the intended visual appearance.

 

 

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After everything is cooled down, the coating unit is vented, and the coated Titanium discs can now be taken off the holders. Quality control checks if the adhesion and thickness of the coating are within the set specifications. The adhesion test is performed by pushing a diamond tip through the coating and deep into the substrate.

The second part of the quality inspection consists of the measurement of the thickness of the coating. For this, a ball is being ground through the coating layers supported by the application of a diamond paste. Under a microscope, the individual layers become visible and can be measured precisely. After the Ansuz Darkz have passed the quality control, they have to undergo a final visual inspection before they are packed and ready for assembly.

Electrical- and mechanical grounding

One of the most important factors that is essential for a great result is to ensure that the whole system is properly grounded.

Ansuz products include technologies that ensure the best possible grounding.

Ansuz Acoustics

Ansuz Acoustics is a Danish company that develops, designs, produces, and sells cables, and accessories for High-End music systems.

At Ansuz, our ultimate goal is to be spearheading this narrow field of audio technology. We feel strongly committed to meeting the needs of our passionate and sophisticated clients, by making any audio system perform at its full potential.

We travel the world, conducting workshops designed to educate and inform our business partners as well as share our passion. We want to ensure that all our customers receive the very best products, professional advice, and outstanding service.

 

 

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