Originally Posted by OctaDyn_Dude
Thanks Jeff and John.
Jeff I think John wants to know how you like the power cables and what improvements (if any) you heard. For me with Ansuz it was more blackness resulting in more clarity - imaging - control and sound stage without losing any pRat. Although once you hit the D-TC level you can't go back because your system will sound 'broken'. Not to mention how much louder your system will play if that's important (not amplifying noise).
I originally had used a Panamax 5400EX for many years and had served me well. I recently put in a Ansuz Mainz D8 with two Series X AC 2M power cords. One from the D8 to wall and other from my Integrated to the Star port on the D8. WOW. While it is not a tonality change, as George said, it most definitely darkens the noise floor which equates to a more balanced, dynamic, open and detailed soundstage from my Dyn Contour 20s. Since then I moved up to a Ansuz A8 from the D8 and was able to reduce the floor even more (even though not as drastic from Panamax to D8).
I am a believer that you don't have to go hog wild to gain benefit. I would image that the Ansuz X8-TC with the X AC cords would make for a nice upgrade. If you can afford moving up to the A,C,D8 I would highly suggest you give it a listen. Like George said, there's no going bck once you hear the improvement and get used to its benefits.
Sony XBR-65A1E, XBR-55A1E, Marantz AV8805, AV7704
Naim SN3, Hi-Cap DR, NDX2, Naim Unity Core, Emotiva XPA-9, A-5175
Dynaudio Contour 30, Focus 210C, IC17, S4-W80, Evoke 10, 2X REL S/812, SVS SB-2000
Panasonic UBD-820, Bluesound Node 2i, Ansuz Mainz D2 Power Distribution,A2 and X Power and speaker cables