French Rooster I would suggest you find an Ansuz dealer and listen to the different products they have. Then come back with your opinion. For many many years I couldn't understand cables making a difference. A little over 15 years ago I bought a AQ Viper IC. I noticed the music was a bit louder at the same level on my volume control. That was the start of it. From there I demoed cables at the low price range and found there were differences. Were they worth it to me at the time? Nope in most cases. But as my system got better over time they made a bigger difference. Especially speaker cables. But even as my equipment got better the speaker cables made the least difference. The differences I experienced were not just at shows but in my home with my system. Except for Lars coming to my home these in home demos were with just my system and me. No one to tell me what I would be hearing.
Toby IMO the examples I gave are not lot little chicken and eggs but some pretty big ones. At the entry levels I would probably agree with you. But at the entry levels you get an increased level of performance allbeit minor. Trying to get the most from what you already own.
I've always said on other forums cables should be your last upgrade once you've finalized your system. The reason is because some cables will just be right where others may not be during an upgrade path. To me Ansuz breaks that thought.