Customer Comments

Omega USB


The Omega is a stunning achievement – amazing musical performance, combining drastic reduction in USB digital grunge with tremendous transparency and resolution and musicality. In order to fully realize the experience of the new Omega I needed to somewhat retune my system.
As great as they are, these improvements are actually relative to the Sigma, which was my previous USB cable. I think the Omega sonic performance improvement is much greater than the improvement achieved by the Sigma, which replaced a Revelation Audio cryo-silver USB. In toto, the Omega is a quantum jump in USB cable performance and very well worth the high cost – it has amounted to a transformation for my system.

Thanks again for your kind accommodation offer.


Delta NR v2 Power Cable

Hi Eric and Richard

I’m well north of 150 hours now with the Delta plugged into the Aurender N10 (onward to Devialet D400 and Verity Audio Parsifal Ovation speakers)

This setup sounded absolutely wonderful before adding the Delta. Virtually everything else in the system is well cabled, connected and supported. Power for the Aurender was the last power cable needing an upgrade (without launching into a whole new round of upgrades).

Right out of the box I could hear significant improvements although the first 100 hours or so had some “unusual” moments where the cable was clearly transitioning.

Now that I’ve “done time” , I can more fully appreciate the benefits.

• Increased clarity with smoother treble and vocals
• Bass a little deeper maybe but definitely better control (of already very good control)
• Opened totally new sound stages never heard before (most noticeable improvement)

Increases my frustration with poorly recorded/produced/mastered music. While it doesn’t sound bad, it’s frustrating to know how much better it would be if done right in the studio. I’m listening to more MQA than ever, some of which is stunning. The new cable (and Aurender N10 too) are very revealing. (Very revealing is a good thing. I don’t know how excellent audio could be anything else.) Tidal hifi quality is very impressive and satisfying too, again depending on the recording.

Thanks for all your help in getting me into the right cable.



Delta v2 NR, Delta v2 XLR, Sigma NR

Hi Richard,

I wanted to let you know that the Delta v2 NR power cable and Delta Analog v2 XLR interconnects arrived last week and they made a huge difference in the sound I’m receiving from my system. I told my wife that, with the Shunyata interconnects installed and broken in, I actually look forward to listening to CDs (vs. just enjoying a pretty good but far less than perfect digital representation of the music). So, thank you for all of your guidance and kindness. Also, please let Caelin and your technical department how much I’m enjoying their products (recall that I’m using a Sigma NR power cable between the wall socket and my PSAudio P15 power regenerator).

Be well and enjoy the coming spring season with all of its beauty. My best to your family.

-George L

Alpha v1 Speaker Cables

Hi Richard,

Just to let you know I just ordered a pair of Alpha v2, should get them in a couple of weeks I hope.

The single Alpha v1 I tested was, to my ears, simply better than the alternative I tried (a pair, comparable price range) as well as my current Nordost Brahma. I truly believe that the Alphas provided a meaningful, clearly audible improvement compared to similarly priced power chords I tested in my system. I was actually surprised by the impact they made. Not sure how to describe it, but it seemed to me that music was simply more real. Classical music pieces I love were just more moving, with better separation of the voices of individual sections and instruments in orchestral pieces, while jazz musicians and singers felt closer, again giving more the illusion of listening to a live performance. My system was already fairly resolving without sounding overly analytical (Devialet 1000 coupled with my beloved Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers), but the Alphas took both transparency and musicality to a higher level. Fantastic product.

I only run “focused” testing, there are dozens of options and time is limited. But let me mention a few things that were critical in my buying experience:

1) the brand’s reputation, the reason to consider it instead of others in the first place

2) our correspondence, where I felt I was getting detailed, well articulated and honest advice, and always very quick replies

3) dealer enthusiasm and professionalism, they sell many other brands but are huge fans of Shunyata

4) testing the products in my system (first a friend’s Cyclops, now the ex demo Alpha)

Points 2) and 4) were the most important ones.

Not every company is willing or able to invest in client relationships, but this is, in my view, the best way to create not only happy and loyal customers but also “net promoters” (marketing lingo, I know).

As a side comment, I simply excluded Synergistic Research as I could not convince myself about the validity of a number of their claims. Not saying they are untrue, but people with an engineering / physics background seem to be more skeptical about certain SR products than others. On the other hand, Audioquest did not respond to my email…

Anyhow, thanks again for your time, I might bother you with more questions in the future 🙂

Best regards to you, Caelin and the rest of the team.


Omega Clock-50


Felt I owed you a follow up and I am VERY Happy to report I noticed an immediate improvement in all sound aspects and sound quality on the first SACD I played with the Omega Clock – 50 BNC Digital Cable.
Even a well recorded 16/44.1 cd sounded LIVE and amazing.

PLEASE no more upgrades for quite a while. Being on a pension & S.S. my 2-channel stereo buying power has diminished 🙂

Tom in NJ.

Denali 6000/s V2, Sigma XC, Alpha NR v2


I just got them today – so maybe 2 hours thus far. Not much…but it has been difficult to stop listening!

Here are some of my texts to friends today that are more descriptive in terms of expressing how I feel about this “combo” of the Denali 6000/s V2 with the Sigma XC 20 amp power cord (+ Alpha V2 NR powering my NAD Masters M33):

“Completely TRANSFORMATIVE in every way. Tonal accuracy that produces mesmerizingly real instrument timbres and decays, depth of soundstage that is staggering, far greater control over the mids and lows leading to increased dynamics and palpable 3D instruments in space, and an ease of listening even at “live concert volumes” that is difficult to describe.”

“I was not capable of even imagining this level of musical enjoyment…the kind of musical reproduction that can make minds break and tears flow!”

“I feel like I’ve wasted way too much lifetime NOT hearing music THIS WAY.”

“Isn’t it just a shame that “doubters” still exist in the “audiophile” world about the efficacy of power conditioning and power cords. Such a loss for them.”

~Steve from Michigan

Denali 6000S v2

Good afternoon,

First off I’d like to express my gratitude for what Shunyata Research has done for our listening enjoyment over the years. The rewards have been immense and the recent acquisition of two Denali 6000S v2 has been nothing short of enlightening. This new found level of transparency was literally frightening initially. The added complexity of macro and micro dynamics has put layers and textures within and upon textures. Depth of stage was improved dramatically. Timbres are highly refined.

The first time our cat Yusef (named after Yusef Lateef the multi instrumentalist) sat down with us in front of a very familiar piece of music since the addition of the two Denali, as he commonly does, at a very modest volume level, his ears were now unusually moving around like radar and unlike being his usual still and good listening companion, he kept jumping over us from one side of the couch to the other not sure what to do next until finally coming to rest and getting used to the new normal! Given, his ears might well be better than mine, and I feel he really was experiencing what we all were trying to come to terms with. The music was in the room, well outside the speaker boxes for the first time. On some level this psychedelic like event presented itself so radically new, lasting for days after the system first settled back in. Truly amazing. Now we expect this kind of 3D performance. One of the single greatest upgrades I’ve ever experienced.

-Rob S.

Alpha Speaker Cables


It was very gracious of you to take the time this afternoon to reassure me and to explain the timeline the cables will go through before settling. I’ve been listening ever since our conversation and cannot believe what an improvement the cables have made already; looking forward to receiving the alpha speaker cables & seeing what further heights my system will scale.

You are the epitome of customer service! Thank you again

Back to listening,
-Rob A.

Sigma v2 Speaker Cable

Hi Richard,

The new Sigma v2 speaker cable has settled in and is just gorgeous. You all should be very proud of this product.


Delta v2

Hello Richard,

These C15 IEC shims work great. Your picture really helped. Without the shims these McIntosh IEC terminals on my SACD player and pre-amp were very loose. With the shims installed the Delta plugs are perfectly snug. Tell Mr. Gabriel these things are a god-send and really work. I’ve attached a couple of pictures. Your quick turn-around on this order is appreciated.

Opinion: McIntosh is Chevy and Audioquest is Ford; Shunyata is Ferrai/Lamborgini/Bentley . . .

Other: These Deltas are beautifully constructed and the packaging is impressive. But what’s better than that is the dramatic improvement in my two-channel music system’s sound. Things are more separated and everything has more extension and openness. Really, the sonic improvement knocked me on my butt. Even my wife gave them a thumbs-up and she is generally skeptical about the money and my “audio venture.” The Adcoms’ power cords are wimpy 18 awg and are attached so I can’t change them until I get new amplifiers. I can’t even imagine how the sonics will be improved with good power cords on devices that really need power like amplifiers.

Richard, the ability to talk directly with you and Shunyata means a lot to me. There are no more brick-and-mortar stores where one could first kick the tires. So dealing with you directly is important.

-Joe B.

Venom V14 NR

Hi Richard,
I received the Venom V14 NR/Digital and WOW! The image on the monitor is rock solid. No bleeding, the darks are dark, and the reds are bright. The text isn’t as fuzzy around the edges making it easier to read. This after only three or so hours of use. So, it could get better as time goes on.

I have never bought a cable that came in such an amazing box. Everything is all serialized, with inspection notes, etc. It really makes you feel like you got something special.

I suspect I will change out a few more cables with Shunyata before I am through. 😀


Venom V14 NR

Hi Richard,

I just wanted to let you know I acquired the 2nd Shunyata Venom 14 NR/Digital for the computer. The one for the monitor is miraculous! Once it finished burning in, the pixels are tighter and the color brighter. In fact, there is a URL icon for our internal company web folders that had always looked fuzzy. Now it is pixel perfect, no bleed, no fuzz! I can now tell it’s an open folder with files. Before it was a yellowish, orange smear with white and splotches of color.

I cannot wait to discover the differences this new Venom cable will reveal on my laptop. It’s entirely possible that sound and video quality will get a nuanced boost!

Brandon M.

Sigma USB


Just to dot the “I” on this, Jason R hooked me up with a Sigma USB. It sounds fantastic. The detail, the subtle dynamics, the air and space around the instruments, the … well, everything. It all sounds so wonderful. I will most certainly continue building my Shunyata collection. I thank you for the time you have spent addressing my many emails, too.

Jim M

Venom V16, SSF-38, Delta XC v2

Hi Richard,

I received the Venom V16, the SSF-38 feet and the Reference Delta V2 XC today.

Transcendent. That’s a word I would use. It hasn’t even remotely begun to be burned in and it’s already beyond astonishing. It’s like being shown Heaven and knowing there are far more realms within that are more wondrous than the next. All you must do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

Music flows as though without restriction. Bass is laser focused and its thunderous growl no longer affects the mid bass or mid-range. The vocals become more in focus and life-like. Minute minutiae hidden within the folds of sound come creeping out as if awakened from a deep sleep. The timing of notes are precise and exact as is the attack and decay. The notes meet each other as the layers of instruments come together in a sea of sound. This is a stereo setup but music appears behind me, off to the sides of the speakers and in front of me; even if I move left or right. Astonishing that the price of admission to this world is the Shunyata Venom V16 and the Delta XC.

You can never know what you were missing in music…until you hear it. Then you wonder how you could possibly listen to the music without these details. Hats off to Shunyata.

Remember those Venom V14 Digital power cables? They’re home now. They absolutely SING through the Venom V16. My monitor was already looking fantastic. Now it’s even more stable. Colors are more solid, like someone painted on my screen. Typing right now, in Microsoft Word, the letters flow as if they are running in 60 FPS, “live” like live television. Clearly, these cables were meant to be married to this power distributor. I suppose that might be why the share the same name and numerical designator, “Venom V16.”

I am so pleased I found Shunyata Research. My music thanks you too.

Brandon McKinney

PS. Yes, by all means you can use any part of this for any literature you may produce. It’s clearly the least I could do! 🙂

Venom V16

Hope you are having a good start to the weekend. Just a quick note, again thanks for all the great advice on the audio and video.

The Shunyata Venom Series V16 makes a large and noticeable improvement in both sound and video. I would rank it just behind the dCS Bartok in making everything sound better… cleaner bass, better soundstage, and just overall noticeable improvement in sound. It just seems to allow all the other components to reach their full potential. And the improvement in picture quality is like getting a new 4K tv, even the local HD broadcast is much improved. The Texas OU game was a disappointment, but the picture quality was outstanding.

Venom V16

Thanks Richard.

I plugged my second Venom V16 that I got this week in my office instead of my home living room.

Thoughts. I have such a good system in my office with the Lefacy Calibre speakers and the Berkeley Dac. But the sound was not up there.

With the Venom 16, the sound just opened up. We can here instruments that we never heard before:)
Paint in black by the Stones never sounded this 😊 👍 good!

Highly recommended.

Steve G.

Venom V10 NR

Hello Richard,

I finally got the last two Venom V10 NR power cords last week and the combination of the Denali plus the Venom V10 cords is extraordinary.

I have Martin Logan Renaissance speakers, and the improvement that the Venom V10 cables made to the sound coming from those speakers was phenomenal! The sound stage opened up significantly, it became more holographic and realistic. These cables should be mandatory for any ML speaker owner.

Best regards,


Sigma NR v2

Hi Richard,

I figured I owed you a follow up.

Just installed all three Sigma power cables and all I can say is Wow! I’m not going to embarrass myself by trying to use all the audiophile terms, but just … plain … Wow!

Thanks for the help getting the choices sorted out. Couldn’t be happier!

Best, Don

Sigma NR v2

Wow! What a quick response, yes that will work for me, I will send photos. I would also like to add my total amazement with the results of using these Sigma NR v2 power cables. The difference is outstanding. I am very happy with my purchase.

Thanks again for your fast response to my question.


Venom PS10


I am so pleased again! At first, I hooked the Venom PS10 up just into my LG OLED TV only, and the difference was quite tiny. But then I also hooked it into my DISH TV device, and immediately the visual depth and the intensity of the colors was noticeably increased.  Very nice.

Last: I hooked up the two KEF LS50 wireless speakers – just their power cords.  And immediately the music (done on my Roon system in the whole house) did indeed become better. So much improvement for a device that has such a modest retail price!  Shunyata is indeed helping lots of people for such an affordable item.

Thanks again.
-Rich B.

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