Thank You for your rapid solution to my issue.
Let me just say, I have quite a few pieces of Shunyata gear in my system now.
Sigma v2 NR
Alpha v2 NR
Delta v2 NR
Alpha v2 XLR
And now the Alpha v2 speaker/jumpers
Each of these items has made huge improvements in my system and the quality of their construction is outstanding.
Consider me a very happy customer of yours 🙂
In May of 2022 I purchased a Denali from Shunyata based on your recommendations. In a reply to you I made the comment that the Denali was a “game changer” and there was no piece of equipment that I had ever used that had such an impact on my listening pleasure. Sadly, I erred. Rarely do I like to admit I made a mistake but I have to do so here and now; the Denali, while very good, has now been bested by the Altaira. Yes, the Altaira that I swore I would not buy because I was soon going to be living in a cardboard box should the bride learn of another “black box” coming into the house (“Honestly honey, these things only cost $100!”) but after buying one Venom grounding cable and grounding my preamp to the Denali, and having my jaw break as it hit the floor, I had to, just HAD to have the Altaira. And thanks to Tony at Ellington HiFi who worked with me on the purchase, I soon had the Altaira and several Venom grounding cables inserted into the system. My thanks to you for helping me get the right connectors so attaching the grounding cables to the equipment chassis was much easier. So where the Denali was a “game changer”, the Altaira is a “GAME CHANGER!” I cannot recommend the Altaira enough. Everyone who has an audio system needs an Altaira, plain and simple.
Not sure how Shunyata keeps belting out home runs but keep it up! The Altaira is pure genius!
I have been using Shunyata cables regularly for about 10 years, I have tried many other cables, but I consider Shunyata one of the best. I like the thorough elaboration of the sound, but above all its naturalness. I hope they will keep this quality in the later ones, because I feel that for the sake of market profit, most manufacturers produce presentation-type cables that give a 15-minute wow feeling, but are not suitable for tonally and emotional, intimate music listening. They are bright, violent, poorly balanced.
Shunyata is not like that. Carefully developed natural sound. Congratulations on the products.
Have a nice day!
My Gemini arrived early last week with an Alpha Ground Cable and Ethernet tail. The Alpha and tail were utilized to ground my router to the Gemini which brought immediate and amazing results. The degree to which this relatively simple addition positively affected my system is difficult to comprehend and explain. This is even more striking given the fact a segmented Altaira hub system was already in place on the “traditional” audio gear. Most, including myself before last week, do not consider the network components linked to their audio systems to be an extension of it. Powering my router, switch, and Add-Powr Symphony I/O device through Gemini and grounding the router and I/O as well has brought another level of transparency, focus and expansion to the soundstage. (The switch is grounded through the SG hub) I posted a much more detailed reaction (on an audio forum ) too voluminous to copy here.
The Gemini is an amazing component and an unbelievable bargain especially when packaged with the Venom HC v2. I can only bear witness to its use in the “network closet” application, but it is a home run there. Thanks for your time and attention. I realize the Gemini is a somewhat ‘niche’ piece obviously overshadowed by the reference level distributors, but when used to its potential, it’s right there with them. It does for my network gear what my Denali does for the rest of the system. The more people learn about it, the more units you will sell. It’s as simple as that.
Hello again Richard,
I hope all of you are doing fine over there.
Well, well, well… Remember that someone said that he can’t afford to buy an Altaira?! Not now and not in the future, because of the higher prices on everything.
Well it turns out that that guy has a bank who is more then willing to lend out the money needed to get an Altaira and another Omega CGC (on my pwr amp!)! 😹👍
Since my first Omega CGC I couldn’t get Altaira out of my head! If one cable was that good the Altaira must be magical, I thought.
So I have read EVERYTHING I could. Watched EVERY Youtube video there is. And read ALL that is written on various forums. And now I have it!
And after about three weeks I can honestly say that this product has transformed my stereo!
The details and the dynamics that this box digs out is amazing! I’m hearing things that I have never heard before on well known (20-30 year old) records that I have listened to many hundreds of times. The silence between tracks are spooky. Music and especially voices sounds even MORE realistic now, more musical, so to say.
I thought my stereo took a big step towards ’musical heaven’ when I got rid of the “cables with boxes” and bought the full Alpha V2 cable loom, but this box has taken me almost to the gates heaven!
I honestly don’t know how to describe all the positive thing I hear (but I know that all of you have heard the same things so I don’t have to struggle with my English any more!🙃).
This box is a game changer, probably the best product you have made so far! So BIG applause to everyone involved in the Altaira 👏👏 you are the best!
Kind Regards, from probably THE happiest Swede this year,
I have a complete loom of Omega power and digital cables, 2 x Everests, 3 x Altaira Signal Hubs and Omega ground cables and Omega speaker cables. The difference these have made is truly transformational. Just like getting two or three major system/room upgrades.
Man…I got a fresh Alpha USB in the other day…and it has transformed the quality of my recordings and of course monitoring playback. It’s like I upgraded every component in my system. I’m not just catching one or two things that I never heard before, it’s like an entire veil has been lifted – thoroughly just blown away. My job composing, mixing and just life as an audio enthusiast got a serious overhaul.
Just wanted to send lots of good vibes to you and the team for this straight up alien technology <3!
V. – California
“Thanks Richard. You’ve been more than helpful in my process of overhauling my power system. I’ve always been a believer of everything makes a difference, whether or not you can hear it is a different story. Anyway, I’ve never really invested a lot in power cords and conditioner. I used mostly Pangea power cords. It is heavily promoted by AudioAdvisor, and it’s very affordable comparing to what’s on the market. I’m happy to have finally landed on Shunyata and hear the positive differences in your products, and you’ve been of great help along the way. Thanks again for that.”
Now running for about 36 hours non-stop, the Typhon T2 is really a BIG upgrade, awesome: more punch, more space in depth and width, more details and more/better bass in a way more elastic and more natural sounding (plus more space)… like a 4th dimension. Thanks a lot to all of you guys at Shunyata.
I recently connected a pair of Venom-X (speaker cables) to my Yamaha A-S2200 and ATC SCM19’s and I am overjoyed with the result!
They are fantastic, heard them first on a live stream from Alpha audio. My hi-fi dealer here in Munich (Rauch und Schall) has your range, so I borrowed them and listened to them with my wife. It took 10 seconds until my wife said we needed them 🙂
I just got an Omega SPDIF and holy digital Batman! This replaces Sigma v1 feeding my studio monitors. I expected an incremental improvement. This is like a monitor upgrade. Deeper tighter bass, totally balanced timbre. I have several reference tracks that I have listened to thousands and thousands of times…and I am hearing new detail. Awesomeness.
Good afternoon, Richard,
Everything’s coming together beautifully! The Denali 6000/T has further elevated my system (in fact, I can’t believe to the extent that it has made in providing a greater sense of clarity and overall ease to the sound!)
Thanks again for your guidance;
Upgrading from Delta v2 RCA to Alpha v2 RCA was as big a jump as you said! Specifically, first, the localization of sound was very stable and the stereoscopic effect improved significantly. The vocals are firmly anchored in the middle and the instruments are where they should be. Next, the middle and low frequencies, which were somewhat lacking, are now clearly audible without being too much or too little. The glare of the sound, which I sometimes noticed, has almost disappeared. Finally, the reality of each sound has improved significantly.
Great success! I can’t believe TAP can have such a huge effect. I have gradually replaced the cables in my system with Shunyata Research products and have never been betrayed. In other words, the sound only got better each time. Again, the sound quality is much better.
I’m so happy. Thanks!
I had already returned my speaker cable loan when the Denali arrived yesterday but within 10 minutes I realized this ugly black box could be the most consequential thing I’ve added to my system to date! Even more so – yet comparable in price to – the speaker cables I just tried out!!
It was like a “loudness” and clarity switch immediately kicked in, with a fullness comparable to my Sigma/Alpha bi-wiring experiment but a clarity exceeding anything I’ve ever heard before on my system. Everything was so dynamic and detailed and crisp. Background vocals more distinct and discernable, guitar licks more pronounced, yet a warmth came thru even when using my pre-amp’s solid state half. It’s EVERYTHING my system has been waiting for!
Thanks so much for your frank and succinct advice. I will certainly follow your guidance.
Shunyata is an impressive company doing remarkable work and ground-breaking research.
We in the music/audiophile community appreciate what you do!
Thanks again & all the best,
Thank you for the quick reply. I have to say that after I ordered this Denali 6000/s v2, I was wondering if it would be a big enough improvement over my older Hydra Alpha model. You said “we’ve come a long way”. Well, I know this is supposed to get even better as it settles in but in comparison to my old one, this is incredible. It’s almost like hearing each album for the first time. And the extra smoothness and ease is just amazing. Apparently my equipment likes this thing. 😃👍
Richard, greetings from the Midwest.
There was a guy in Oregon upgrading from Alpha V2 to Sigma V2 speaker cables. Based on what you said about if I like the Venom X Sp Cable I would love going up the line. Yes, I got the Alpha V2s last night. It’s a significant upgrade. Not like the little increments you get with Digital tweaks. This is like a component change. Very happy. Image 3D locked in, sound was sweet with even more resolution (this is hard to do as generally with greater resolution I often get edge), and the bass notes are formed where I can hear the instrument or drum making the sound rather than a thump or bump.
I have ordered 2 of your outlets and I’m sure you will ship them to me once everyone is back from the holiday vacation. Our mutual friend Bob J. is right about how valuable your recommendations are to us consumers who are not sure who to believe. Thanks for all you do.
I finally got around to testing the T2 in my system. The vast majority of my various little goodies are connected to an Everest. My main amp, though, is located remotely between the speakers at the front of the room, where it is connected via a Sigma power cord to a Denali 2000/T. I added the T2 to the Denali via the included Reference umbilical.
I was not prepared for the degree of improvement, which was startling. As you know I have been evaluating the Shunyata Ethernet cables, and they make a nice difference, which I have been double-checking for the past two weeks by constantly swapping several possibilities about. As I said, a nice difference, but not earth-shattering.
The T2 is a whole different ball of wax. Literally took about 15 seconds to be floored.
You know, this evaluating of your stuff is costing me a lot of money!