Is the RTZ "the one true answer" to all things in sound quality ? As a stand alone in *any* system ? No. Assume it could make some sound worse. In this system however it has allowed the rest of the kit to show true capability and previous kit that was close but no cigar like better Coherent cables and TAD to show the bigger difference they always had.
Makes me wonder about grounding in kit and why the manufacturers don't sort it or at least pay some attention. Too difficult for them ?
Mogwai currently being revealed as never before
Music. Better kit gives more music Played last :
Leftfield -Creedence Clearwat Revival -Cracker -The Hold Steady -Eno -Ry Cooder -Comsat Angels -Colosseum -Eric Clapton -Chrome -Chameleons -Captain Beefheart -Camper Van Beethoven -Peter White -Chris Rea -Brand X -Rick Springfield -Mogwai -Jack Bruce -Robbie Robertson -Box Car Racer -Neil Cowley Trio -Angels & Airwaves -Bonzo Dog Band -Beach Boys -Jeff Beck -Be Bop Deluxe -Bauhaus -Kevin Ayers -Audience -Santana -David Sancious -Cream
The RTZ gives the system a big step up and allows it to deliver to the maximum. Upgrading is now bigger steps with the RTZ bumping up improvements and underlining the whole system. The foundation of the whole system is down to the grounding I think. Or is it total vastly exceeding the sum of the parts.
Back with Gotan Project, which wasn't a 10/10 album before. Maybe it will be now Wonderful bass, so much background detail, rhythm, silky smooth vocal (female ! eek). Everything so stripped back now and so much better for it.
Bears repeating - the more cables you connect to each piece of kit the better the sound. 5 currently in the TAD CD. 2 in the spare RCAs of the TAD power amp Too many sockets used to be a mild curse and stoppers useful to improve the sound. Now you want as many sockets as possible, all to connect to an RTZ.
I was driving through Chobham last Saturday and thought I saw you, walking along, with a beautiful girl on each arm! Your hair had grown back and was now thick and dark and you had a whole new wardrobe of clothes!
Could Tony's RTZ box be responsible, I thought?
dCS Vivaldi Full Stack; Melco N1ZH/60/2 streamer; Conrad Johnson GAT2/Premier 350SA; TW Raven/Graham Phantom II/Transfiguration Orpheus L; Whest PS.30 RDT 'Special Edition' phono stage; TAD CR-1 MKII; REL Gibraltar G2 sub; MIT Oracle MA & MA-X interconnects; MIT Magnum MA speaker cables; Vertex Aletheia PSU2 balanced power supply, Coherent Systems RTZ3 + BD/CR cables, Vertex Hi-Rez Roraima/Tellurium Q Ultra Silver mains cables; Stillpoints ESS racks, Ultra SS, Ultra 5 & Ultra 6 DAAD room tuning:
The prototype which is now finished is a C3 plus just working on some new connection configurations and plating material plus the usual Cryogenic treatment
Most systems will obtain good benefits from the C1 variant no problem
One chap has a few on his solution system, another has managed to get the Chord Dave to sound quite listenable as well no mean feat!
It makes dcs sound almost musical I have been informed
Plastic sockets maybe one element of the bigger picture of the total signal grounding effect within an audio system, though one customer has six leads in his ultra high end pre ampilifer not a plastic surround socket in sight just through hole isolation