Ensemble Dynaflux FSF RCA Interlink – Quick Impression
The Ensemble Dynaflux FSF is a beefy-looking analog interlink that is still quite supple, given its relatively thick (10mm) sleeve. The sample I listened to was a second-hand sample, and although its appearance is the same as the current model on the Enseble website, my sample does not have the round labels on its sleeves but instead a linear print on the sleeve itself. This means that it could be an older model or simply that it does not have the latest aesthetics.
Below are the specs of the current model.
- 6 x 0.25 mm² conductors (3 + 3 in opposing helical array)
- 6 x single- + 2 x overall-shielded for superlative interference rejection
- Ultra-low noise floor, resonance damping topology
- Very low capacitance
- A loss factor of dielectric smaller than of Teflon
- Halogen-free, hardwearing, and durable sleeve
Above: Current Production Model
Looking at the soldered connections, I see three individual conductors for signal and a large accumulated conductor surface for mass. The latter could be derived from another 3 conductors that end underneath the covered part of the connector. If that is the case, then this cable does indeed utilize the same 3+3 conductor scheme as the current model.
Connected between the CH Precision C1.2 DAC and L1 preamp, the Dynaflux surprises by sounding nothing like its appearance might suggest. There’s no thickness or slugginess and no coloration, either. Instead, it delivers a transparent view of whatever is played with a nice dose of liquidity and just a hint of warmth. The pacing is very good, as are dynamics and the level of detail, but when compared to the Jorma Unity or the Driade Flow Link Reference 808, these other cables both sound a little tighter, more agile, and more incisive. The Driade has a leaner and airier overall presentation, while the Jorma is tonally just as full-bodied as the Ensemble but less smooth, more articulate and dry-cut, and ultimately more precise, if to some ears and in some systems, comparatively perhaps a little matter-of-fact.
The Ensemble works particularly synergistically with the dCS Puccini CD/DAC and Paganini Clock combo.
Overall, the Ensemble has a lot going for it, and its neutrality with just the right dose of saturation and a hint of smoothness make that it will likely fit a wide range of systems.
Manufacturer’s website: ensembleexperience.com