Absolutely fantastic

I've evaluated your products and found them absolutely fantastic (TAIPAN VX, ALPHA and HYDRA MODEL-2). They smoked my Transparent PowerIsolator4 and Analysis PowerOval combo. I ordered right away 1m PYTHON VX for my cd-player (Bow Technologies Wizard 24/192), PYTHON ALPHA for my integrated (Bow Wazoo 50W no negative feedback-design, very tube sounding integrated) and two pieces of HYDRA MODEL-2's equipped with TAIPAN ALPHA's.

Jouni


 

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Clear improvements that are worth the price

So you know, I've had the DARK FIELD's in my system for five days now. Three under the PYTHON, three under the TAIPAN, the rest separating/lifting the interconnect (Alpha-Core Sapphire) and the speaker cable (Alphacore Boa).

There is no question they make a difference and that it's positive aross the board. More separation betwen voices and instruments, a broader, deeper soundstage, improved timbres, I could go on. Listening more holistically, the speakers basically vanish even better than before, and it's just much easier to forget it's a stereo I'm listening to.

All in all, clear improvements that are worth the price.

Matthew K.


 

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Fantastic product

I just connected the PYTHON ΞTRON® DIGITAL cable after about 200 hours of break in. I am usually pleased with a new component if there is some incremental revelation of new information. I have to say that with this cable in my pro studio monitoring system, a whole new LEVEL of information became apparent. Fantastic product.

Rob G.


 

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Great customer service

Richard,

HYDRA arrived today with no issues from shipping.

1. Used the new 20A power cord you sent (Belden) and plugged the HYDRA into same outlet as before. Powered up HYDRA and no issues.
2. Turned switch off on HYDRA, and plugged in all 6 components. Flipped the switch on the HYDRA and no issues. Powered up all 6 components, no issues.
3. Played some tunes for 10-15 minutes - no issues. Powered down all 6 components.
4. Turned switch off on HYDRA and plugged in the 20A PYTHON ALPHA HELIX. Flipped the switch on the HYDRA and no issues. Powered up all 6 components, no issues.
5. Playing tunes now and no issues.

Thank you again, to you and the people at Shunyata. It has been a pleasure to deal with such a great company, and one that still provides great customer service (something that seems to be lost today in the audio world).

Dan


 

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Have brought me closer to the essence of the recorded music

Grant,

I was a bit skeptical as I waited for my new PYTHON signal cables. I've tried a number of high end cables and, while they have all had a very distinct impact on my system, I would not judge any as equal to a component or speaker upgrade. So, I was completely unprepared for what I have experienced over the last week. I've replaced speakers, preamps, DACs, transports and power cords. All of these changes helped but none of them have so transformed my listening experience as these Powersnake cables.

If I were reading this, I would be skeptical of such a bold statement. Let me clarify; the PYTHON interconnects and speaker cables have brought me closer to the essence of the recorded music than I ever thought possible. Guitars sound more like guitars; the pace, rhythm and timing are just right; the soundstage is now a three-dimensional space in and out of which performers move as never before; I am constantly pulled back into the music by instruments I've never noticed in recordings or qualities in the performance that I had never appreciated. This is true of every single recording I have played since hooking up the cables.

For the first time in my many years of listening, my system sounds like MUSIC. I couldn't ask for more.

Vance H.
St. Louis, MO


 

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I highly recommend the SR-Z1 to anyone...

Hi,

I just received the PYTHON ordered from you by Sound Hounds in Victoria, BC. It is a bit hard to install unless I twist the cable so it will lie in a reasonable position and still hook up from my Oyaide outlet to my PS Audio Premier regenerator. How much can it be twisted to make the connections line up. Sound Hounds say just don't kink it and twist as needed. I just want be sure as it is far more money than I have ever spent on a cable. I replaced a new VENOM HC with it. The VENOM was a great improvement. My wife and I are still trying to describe the difference the PYTHON has made. We installed it last night. We can feel much greater sound pressure at about 70 db. We have a concrete carpeted floor but the leather couch cushions were vibrating with Jack Johnson at 70 or so db. The Venom HC did not do that but improved the sound immensely. We have only listened for 45 minutes so we will see as burn-in continues. I think the PYTHON will improve the openness, soundstage and add dimensions and detail when compared to the awesome Venom HC. We are planning to use COBRA ΞTRON® for our other power cords and Shunyata speaker wire. I love what you are doing. Bringing great products to the market that a person can justify buying. I have spent most of my life trying to get vinyl and cd's to sound good without going broke. I can finally say at 61 years old I am almost there.

Mike M.
Victoria, BC


 

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I've run out of adjectives for this new XLR digital cable. Holy Moley.

Grant,

Remember when I waxed so poetic after I installed my PYTHON ΞTRON® IC's and SC's? Well, I've run out of adjectives for this new XLR digital cable. Holy Moley. Slap me silly and call me Susan. I really don't know what to say. A friend of mine who owns one has been crazy about it, but I was still skeptical that it could be *this* good. Ok, I'll try to convey what I hear after about 100 hours.

The PYTHON digital cable has converted my digital transport and dac into a world-class analog rig. This is the most natural, realistic, organic sound I've ever heard from a digital device. The timbre is true, the pacing is musical and the soundstage is three-dimensional. Good Redbook recordings sound like 24/96 masters and some high resolution recordings can sound truly live. DAC's now have the equivalent of a top-of-the-line Dynavector arm and stylus.

These impressions were made AFTER I upgraded my Perfect Wave DAC to the the new MKII digital board, which is world-class, btw. This cable kills my custom made Harmonic Tech HDMI cable into the DAC's I2S input...which theoreitcally should not be possible. The I2S connection has been preferred by every reviewer of this DAC. Two other PWD owners who have bought the PYTHON concur with me as to it's revoultionary sound, so I KNOW it's not in my head.

If people knew how good this PYTHON sounds, they'd think twice about spending big bucks on a USB cable. Are you guys gonna try one of those?

Please tell Caelin how much I appreciate his work. He hit this one way out into the bay.

Vance


 

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It made music sound like music

Hi Grant,

I recently borrowed some power cords from Chad at Alternative Audio. I had the DIAMONDBACK, COPPERHEAD, TAIPAN, and PYTHON for home evaluation. I could not believe the difference that the PYTHON's made while being attached to my Bluenote Stibbert and Edge G3 with a Copperhead to my Anthony Gallo SA. It made music sound like music and humiliated my existing 3 Crystal Standard power cords. My question for you now is what is the best place to start with Shunyata speaker cables and interconnects?

Vern


 

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Man, I am bowled over

Hi Richard,

I believe rotating the cable 45 degrees will do the trick. The area behind my 3 stereo stands will look like the jungle when I have 1 PYTHON and 3 or 4 COBRA's. I will call the area the snake pit. Feel free to post my comments on your website. The staff at Sound Hounds are very exited about your products as well. I can't wait to get the COBRA ΞTRON® power cables and hopefully your speaker cable. I will order one every couple of months. The sound through my Simaudio Moon equipment and B&W 804 S speakers will be even more fantastic.

Your work is truly bringing us all into a new age. Just maybe the sound puzzle we have been working on all our lives is nearing completion.

Mike M.
Victoria, BC


 

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Much greater sound

Hi,

I just received the PYTHON ordered from you by Sound Hounds in Victoria, BC. It is a bit hard to install unless I twist the cable so it will lie in a reasonable position and still hook up from my Oyaide outlet to my PS Audio Premier regenerator. How much can it be twisted to make the connections line up. Sound Hounds say just don't kink it and twist as needed. I just want be sure as it is far more money than I have ever spent on a cable. I replaced a new VENOM HC with it. The VENOM was a great improvement. My wife and I are still trying to describe the difference the PYTHON has made. We installed it last night. We can feel much greater sound pressure at about 70 db. We have a concrete carpeted floor but the leather couch cushions were vibrating with Jack Johnson at 70 or so db. The VENOM HC did not do that but improved the sound immensely. We have only listened for 45 minutes so we will see as burn-in continues. I think the PYTHON will improve the openness, soundstage and add dimensions and detail when compared to the awesome VENOM HC. We are planning to use COBRA ΞTRON® for our other power cords and Shunyata speaker wire. I love what you are doing. Bringing great products to the market that a person can justify buying. I have spent most of my life trying to get vinyl and cd's to sound good without going broke. I can finally say at 61 years old I am almost there.

Mike M.
Victoria, BC


 

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PYTHON HELIX ALPHA & PYTHON HELIX Vx Power Cords

Late last year, I wrote about Shunyata Research's ANTARES HELIX interconnects and ORION HELIX speaker cables. Since that time, I've used the ANTARES and ORION almost exclusively, and both have become the cables I turn to when I want to hear what's going on with a review product, or when I have time to listen for pleasure. If you're an audiophile, you can't ask for anything more than that.

~ Marc Mickelson, Editor-in-Chief of the SoundStage! Network 

Read the full SoundStage! review HERE.

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Utterly speechless

I've been breaking in the HYDRA with a fan and have about 65 hrs on it. At this point the sound is so vastly improved, I'm utterly speechless. I never imagined that power conditioning could have this kind of effect. All of the superlatives I've read are no hype. It's just amazing! The soundstage, imaging, resolution, and dynamics are on an entirely different level. I'm so impressed I've ordered a PYTHON CX cable to the replace the COPPERHEAD. I can only imagine how good it's going to sound; I can't wait! Thanks to everyone at Shunyata. I just wish I had bought these products sooner.

Jim D.


 

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