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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Absolutely fantastic

I 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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ANTARES, ANDROMEDA, TAIPAN HELIX ALPHA & HYDRA MODEL-8

Shunyata-Strippen ist Sanskrit und bezeichnet die „Leere“, zu- sammenhängend mit dem „Nicht-Selbst“ im Buddhismus, das Fehlen einer Eigennatur, eine Leere ohne Eigenkennzeichen und damit – auf Kabel übertra- gen – eigentlich das angestrebte Ideal. Die äußeren Abmessun- gen der Kabel erinnern an leib- haftige Schlangen.

~ Tom Franzen, Reviewer at Stereo Magazine
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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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Everything is clearer making all the instruments sound better

Hello,

You probably already know how good your products are, but just in case...

I just put a TAIPAN HELIX ALPHA power cord onto my CJ CT-5 preamp and wow. It replaced a Custom Power Company Eleven which I always figured was ok. I already had a 20 amp TAIPAN HELIX ALPHA and HYDRA 8 as well as HYDRA 2 with a Shunyata COPPERHEAD for my CJ Premier 12's. Linn LP12 / Ekos/Lingo/Akiva cartridge. Naim UnitiServe / Enightened Audio DSP-7000 (I know - ancient). Meadowlark Blue Heron speakers.

The TAIPAN on the CT-5 has been remarkable. These things are hard to describe, so I'll do my best: The music is suddenly much more palpable. The soundstage had always been behind the speakers and now it's at the plane of the speakers. Everything is clearer making all the instruments sound better. Records that were always a bit dull sounding on my system suddenly sound alive (eg... Allman's Eat a Peach). No negatives to top end, bass or rhythm/ pacing.

It's hard to believe that a power cord could make such a difference in a system, but it has. Best upgrade ever!

Thanks for reading.

David S.


 

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I took the leap of faith and invested in your product

After a strong recomendation from a local dealer, I took the leap of faith and invested in your product. I was impressed with the TAIPAN VX/ALPHA HYDRA MODEL-2 combination. It wasn't till I added the TAIPAN HELIX to the mix, did I realize the full potential of this upgrade. The improvement in the micro dynamics was the first change noted. My soundstage grew ten feet. Sonically, theres a kind of "enrobing" effect, I've had many different power conditioners over the years, as well as upgraded power cords. With Shunyata, I've gone from "thinking" I hear a difference, to knowing it to be fact.

Peter C.
Jersey City, NJ


 

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I was impressed

After a strong recomendation from a local dealer, I took the leap of faith and invested in your product. I was impressed with the TAIPAN VX / ALPHA and HYDRA MODEL-2 combination. It wasn't till I added the TAIPAN HELIX to the mix, did I realize the full potential of this upgrade. The improvement in the micro dynamics was the first change noted. My sound stage grew ten feet. Sonically, theres a kind of "enrobing" effect, I've had many different power conditioners over the years, as well as upgraded power cords. With Shunyata, I've gone from "thinking" I hear a difference, to knowing it to be fact.

Peter C.
Jersey City, NJ


 

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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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Please extend my appreciation

Having both the TAIPAN ALPHA and PYTHON ALPHA in my system (along with a HYDRA MODEL-8) I can tell you that I have not experienced such a predictable, consistent and reproducible result from any product-line in my experience. When I add a Shunyata product I have a reasonable idea how it will perform in the context of the system before it is inserted. This makes it much easier to achieve the sonic qualities one values most, kind of like haute cuisine; knowing how ingredients interact as well as the science of food chemistry makes one a superior chef.

Please extend my appreciation to all involved in their production.

Matt K.


 

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TAIPAN HELIX ALPHA Power Cord

About a year ago, I made myself a promise. I looked myself in the bathroom mirror and swore up and down that I’d never review another cable. I even went so far as to tell Marc Mickelson (in writing) that if I ever again expressed an interest in pursuing a cable review, he should totally ignore me. If we were in the same room, I continued, he should cuff me a dry one across the ear.

~ Jason Thorpe, Reviewer at the SoundStage! Network 

Read the full SoundStage! review HERE.

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Truly, a remarkable experience

To Whom It May Concern:

Having owned and used a Shunyata VENOM power cord and then used Acrolink 4023 PC's for the last year I'm convinced that power cords make a big difference in sound over stock cords. I don't understand why or how but that does not matter. When I received the TAIPAN's I cooked them on a cable cooker for several hours before listening. After hooking them up, what I noticed was a big improvement in the sound stage. I could hear better placement of instruments, studio room size/acoustics, placement of vocals, and that feeling that you are right there in front of BB King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Clearance Brown. Truly, a remarkable experience.

I have done evaluations on tubes, prototype interconnects and PC's for Ron at Cryoset and auditioned many other brands of cables. It normally takes a lot to impress me but I'm very impressed with the Helix technology and quality of these cables. I'm glad the price was such that I could justify the risk of buying a product that I had not auditioned.

John T.


 

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