Product Summary:Akiko Audio's Universal Tuning Sticks are slightly different than the other models in that they don't have a connector of any type. These are passive devices, meant to be strapped to cables, such as speaker cables or power cables. They may not connect to the cable but they are very effective.... Click To Read More
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Universal Tuning Sticks MkIII (Pair) By Akiko Audio
Akiko Audio’s Universal Tuning Sticks are slightly different than the other models in that they don’t have a connector of any type. These are passive devices, meant to be strapped to cables, such as speaker cables or power cables. They may not connect to the cable but they are very effective.
Akiko Universal Tuning Sticks are passive devices (sold in pairs). Unlike the other Tuning Stick models, they don’t plug into anything but are intended to be strapped to cables, like your speaker cables and power cables.
The original Akiko Audio Tuning Sticks received the 6Moons Blue Moon Award in 2013 and the Stereo Times writers named them a Most Wanted Component of the year. The MkII and now MkIII Tuning Stick models have achieved successively higher levels of refinement and are compatible with extreme high-end systems. The result is a remarkable silence during those quiet passages that injects life into your music.
Here’s what 6Moons had to say about the Akiko Tuning Sticks:
“By merely plugging in the 100-odd grams of AC tuning shtick, the virtual soundstage widened, individual instruments moved further apart and Burke pushed his singing chair forward. When we unplugged the darn stick, the stage shrunk back to its initial size between the horns. Did we hear this correctly? Was this stuff really that powerful?”
“Scary? Almost. With the enhanced dimensions of the music we now also noticed tiny ticks and clicks from the vinyl’s surface giving away that this was still a reproduction. Before the universal sticks were mounted, these ticks and clicks had been inaudible.”
“In all their differences these two sample albums uncovered the new-found possibilities of our system in full. It had been a very good system already but now it sat at an even higher altitude. Three little sticks were all it took to get up there.”
“What exactly the workings of these sticks are is unclear. They seem to be related to the Shakti Stones and Acoustic Revive RCG-24 grounding enhancer. The only difference between those and the sticks is that the sticks don’t introduce subtle enhancements. They cause a vast enhancement.”
Zack Allen –
The Tuning Sticks are designed to quell undesirable electronic artifacts and interference, resulting in a more analog, natural and consequently more lifelike sound.
The tuning sticks are filled with a mixture of crystal gemstones, having a natural ordering effect on electromagnetic radiation around speaker cables and power cords.
The tuning stick’s contents are stabilized with black resin, a material which sufficiently suppresses microphony effects.