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ΞTRON® α ALPHA

The ΞTRON® α ALPHA Series of power cables represent a new concept in power delivery. Three, similarly priced power cables, that are optimized for different types of audio components. One specifically tuned for digital type components that emit ultra high frequency noise. Another designed specifically for analog type components that have linear power supplies. And the third designed for high-current draw components such as high power amplifiers. The ΞTRON® α ALPHA ANALOG power cable has noise reduction capabilities so significant that they can be measured with a power analyzer. More importantly, even a brief evaluation will yield an unmistakable improvement in the performance of any analog component in a sound, recording or video system. The ΞTRON® α ALPHA ANALOG is tuned specifically for the rectifier induced noise pulses generated by linear power supplies. It delivers a dramatic measurable reduction in both component and power line generated noise.
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Description

There have been many power cords that claim to reduce power line noise. Invariably they use ferrous metals (ferrite) or carbon impregnated insulations or just a common shield. Yet, none of these products can demonstrate actual measurements of their efficacy. These common solutions have obvious colorations such as dynamic compression and a dulling, or darkening of the sound.

The ΞTRON® α ALPHA HC power cable has noise reduction capabilities so significant that they can be measured with a power analyzer. More importantly, even a brief evaluation will yield an unmistakable improvement in the performance of any high current component in a sound, recording or video system. The ΞTRON® α ALPHA HC is tuned specifically for the massive impulse noise generated by very high current power supplies. It delivers a dramatic measurable reduction in both component and power line generated noise.

The ΞTRON® α ALPHA ANALOG power cord delivers a dramatic reduction in measured noise without any side-effects, leading to clearer visual images and better sound in every conceivable analog application!

The ΞTRON® α ALPHA DIGITAL power cable has noise reduction capabilities so significant that they can be measured with a power analyzer. More importantly, even a brief evaluation will yield an unmistakable improvement in the performance of any digital component in a sound, recording or video system. The ΞTRON® α ALPHA DIGITAL is tuned specifically for the ultra high Megahertz and Gigahertz noise generated by digital component power supplies. It delivers a dramatic measurable reduction in both component and power line generated noise. There have been many power cords that claim to be designed for digital electronics. Invariably they use ferrous metals (ferrite) or carbon impregnated insulations or just a common shield. Yet, none of these products can demonstrate actual measurements of their efficacy. These common solutions have obvious colorations such as dynamic compression and a dulling, or darkening of the sound.

Please compare our power cables with the Component Selection Guide and Power Cord Comparison Chart.

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Component Selection Guide

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Power Cord Comparison Chart

 

The functional core of the ΞTRON® α ALPHA DIGITAL is a hybrid ΞTRON® circuit which demonstrates a measurable reduction of power line noise. The ΞTRON® α ALPHA DIGITAL is essentially a dedicated power conditioner without the associated chassis, extra outlets, added cost and extra power cable of a traditional power conditioner!

3 Different Versions
- ALPHA HC (High-Current)
- ALPHA ANALOG
- ALPHA DIGITAL

ΞTRON® Conductors
- CDA-101

- Dual Coincident Concentric Conductors

- Alpha Cryogenic Processed

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Shunyata CopperCONN™ Connectors
- Pure Tellurium Copper Base Metal

- Nickel plated for corrosion protection
- Superior Contact Grip

- Alpha Cryogenic Treated

Test Equipement
- Fluke Model 43 Power Analyzer

- Incandescent lamp
- Paper shredder

- Belden power cord

- ΞTRON® α ALPHA DIGITAL power cord

Test Procedure
- The DUT (power cord) is plugged into a standard wall outlet.

- The lamp is connected to the IEC end of power cord and acts as a load device.
- The power analyzer leads are connected across Hot and Neutral at the exit of the power cord IEC.
- The paper shredder is plugged into the second outlet of the duplex where the DUT is connected.
- The shredder is turned on and the AC waveform is captured by the Fluke power analyzer.
- This test is repeated for each power cord.



The ALPHA HIGH CURRENT power cord was developed exclusively for extreme high-current applications such as amplifiers and power conditioners such as the HYDRA TRITON, tasked with powering full systems of electronics. Every facet of the ALPHA HC has been optimized for maximum DTCD (Dynamic Transient Current Delivery) efficiency due to its massive 10 AWG x 2 conductors compliment and minimal measured impedance.

The ALPHA HC also utilizes Gabriel's proprietary ΞTRON® circuit that has been designed specifically to reduce the frequencies of noise that are most commonly associated with high-current components such as amps, projectors and multi-component power conditioners. The noise-filter elements used in the ALPHA HC are entirely passive and non-reactive, meaning they will never get in the way of current flow, nor will they interfere with the power supplies of the components, making the ALPHA HC the ideal compliment to any high-current application.

For more modestly powered amps or power conditioners with lighter loads, the ALPHA ANALOG is more than large enough for all but the most extreme high-performance applications.

Suggested Applications
- High-Current Amplifiers
- High-Current capable power conditioners (HYDRA TRITON)
- High-Performance Projectors
- Recording Panels (Neve 88 and others)
- High-Current Subwoofers (Wilson’s Thors Hammer etc)

The ALPHA ANALOG power cord utilizes Gabriel's proprietary ΞTRON® technology that has been designed specifically to reduce the frequencies of noise that are most commonly associated with ANALOG component power supplies. The noise-filter elements used in the ALPHA ANALOG are entirely passive and non-reactive, meaning they will never get in the way of current flow, nor will they interfere with the power supplies of the components. the ALPHA ANALOG is the ideal power cord counterpart to any ANALOG component application.

Suggested Applications
- Phono electronics of all types
- Pre-amps
- Amps
- Power conditioners
- Tuners
- Reel To Reel Decks

The ALPHA DIGITAL power cord was designed specifically to eliminate the high-frequency noise associated with all digital source and computer system components that are now common to most high-performance audio/video systems. ALPHA DIGITAL represents the first line of defense that prevents noise from being shared as interference with other electronics in the system. The ALPHA DIGITAL uses massive ten gauge conductors so there is no compromise to DTCD (Dynamic Transient Current Delivery) but should be used for front end digital components, rather than digital amps. For digital amps, the ALPHA HC or SIGMA HC would be the most ideal in terms of performance.

The ALPHA DIGITAL power cord utilizes Gabriel's proprietary ΞTRON® circuit that has been designed specifically to reduce the extreme high frequency noise that is most commonly associated with digital source component power supplies. The noise-filter elements used in the ALPHA DIGITAL power cord are entirely passive and non-reactive, meaning they will never get in the way of current flow, nor will they interfere with the power supplies of the components. No matter how complex or well designed a digital power supply is, the ALPHA DIGITAL power cord will deliver a consistent, dramatic performance upgrade to literally any DIGITAL component application.

The ΞTRON® α ALPHA DIGITAL is specifically tuned to deal with noise generated by digital type devices.

Suggested Applications
- All Digital Source components
- DAC’s
- Digital Clocks
- Servers
- Transports
- Upsamplers
- LED Video
- HD TV
- Computers
- Disc Arrays

STANDARD LENGTH
- 6.0 feet (1.75M)
 COLOR
- Black
 CABLE DIAMETER
- 1.05 inches (26.67mm)
ALPHA HC
- Shunyata ΞTRON® Dual Hi-current Noise Filters
- 10x2 AWG ΞTRON® Conductors
- CDA-101 Copper
- ArNi™ Cryogenic Processing
ALPHA ANALOG
- Shunyata ΞTRON® Analog Noise Filter
- 10 AWG ΞTRON® Conductors
- CDA-101 Copper
- ArNi™ Cryogenic Processing
ALPHA DIGITAL
- Shunyata ΞTRON® Digital Noise Filter
- 10 AWG ΞTRON® Conductors
- CDA-101 Copper
- ArNi™ Cryogenic Processing
AVAILABLE CONNECTORS
- Call for custom terminations

MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
- Max Voltage (US): 90-240 VAC (connector dependent)
- Max Voltage (Asia): 90-240 VAC (connector dependent)
- Max Voltage (Euro): 240VAC (connector dependent)
- Maximum Instantaneous Voltage: 1250 VAC
 STANDARD CONNECTORS
- IEC-C15: Shunyata CopperCONN™ (UL Listed, CE Mark)
- IEC-C19: Shunyata CopperCONN™ (UL Listed, CE Mark)
- US NEMA P15: Shunyata CopperCONN™ (US Outlet)
- EU CEE-7/7: Shunyata CopperCONN™ (Euro VDE, CE)
- AU-1: Shunyata CopperCONN™ (Austrialian)
- UK-1: Shunyata CopperCONN™ (United Kingdom BSI)
- SW-1: Shunyata CopperCONN™ (Switzerland CE)
CURRENT RATINGS
- Max continuous current: 20 Amps (connector dependent)
- Max instantaneous current: >200 Amps (800ms)
ELECTRICAL TESTS
- Polarity and continuity tests x2 (each cable tested)
- HiPOT Test: 2,000 VAC @ 5s (each cable tested)
- Insulation Breakdown Test: >4,000 VAC @ 2 minutes