Product Summary:Akiko Audio Tuning Sticks are based on one principal, absorbing very high-frequency noise from the ground plane of a component. The cleaner the ground, the clearer your sound. The Akiko MkII Tuning Stick is available in five different variations. The Akiko USB Tuning Stick plugs into a USB port on your music server and attenuates noise on the ground plane of the motherboard. Very simple and extremely effective.... Click To Read More
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USB Tuning Stick By Akiko Audio
Akiko Audio Tuning Sticks are based on one principal, absorbing very high-frequency noise from the ground plane of a component. The cleaner the ground, the clearer your sound. The Akiko MkII Tuning Stick is available in five different variations. The Akiko USB Tuning Stick plugs into a USB port on your music server and attenuates noise on the ground plane of the motherboard. Very simple and extremely effective.
The USB Tuning Stick is intended to draw noise off the ground plane of your server motherboard, which emanates from the power supply, fans and numerous motherboard components.
The Akiko Tuning Stick Mkl was awarded the 6Moons Blue Moon award in September of 2013 and the Stereo Times writers named the Tuning Sticks a Most Wanted Component of 2013.
“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.”
- You may hear an impact immediately as you plug in the device. However, generally, to understand the effect it’s usually best to keep the device in your system for a few days or a week to get used to it, then remove it and see if you feel like your system just doesn’t sound the same and, it’s also best to evaluate late at night.