The RTZ improved the sound quality of the system significantly as you can read above.
It also widens the gap in sound quality between, for example the Rega Isis and TAD CD players. The TAD was always better than the Isis but not by enough previously for the cost differential.
Helps the TAD CD has so many sockets as well, as the more connected the better the sound quality. When I first had the RTZ 2 I assumed I would never need the 10 connections available 9 taken now 7 grounding leads currently connecting it and the RTZ
System constantly improving due to various including the RTZ and cables.
Thinking about the grounding : What is grounding ? RFI, other, invisible magic stuff ?
As the RTZ effect improves gradually I wonder if I take the cables out will the drop off in sound quality be instant, as it was when I first plugged in or will it be gradual, as the drain effect lessens.
Is the RTZ full ?
More to the point will I risk taking the cables out and comparing ?
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
Bringing new, burned in 6D cables to replace the 4D I started with on the RTZ
I chose to upgrade having heard the difference before.
Assumed we would pull out all the 4Ds and plug in the 6Ds. Nope Test first. Philip Glass - Powaqqatsi Track 16, Egypt. Female vocal, call to prayers I imagine The system sounds better than a couple of days ago (!) Tony changed one 4D for one 6D. Big step up heard in the first few bars. Like the volume has been clicked up a couple of notches. Voice more full bodied. You can imagine the sand blowing across the mike. Such detail The sustain goes on and on, decay really tails off now
Oddly enough plugging more cables in it sounded even better
Whatever grounding box you choose audition the cables
3 cables taken out of RTZ, 1 from power amp, 2 from CD/Pre Listen to system with boss and her golden ear. (Sound constrained and lacking in substance to me) Plug back in That's better. Much better echo and delay and sense of reality
Boss had no idea what was going on and not that fussed either "Second one definitely better"
(Hybrid currently sounding like they have never sounded)