Jeff Fritz of SoundStage! reviews Shunyata Research's Hydra Model-2 & Model-8 power conditioners, Andromeda speaker cables and Aries interconnects.
"If there’s one thing I love about my fellow audio reviewers, it’s how comprehensive their technical knowledge is. No matter how abstract the physics, metallurgy, material science, or technology employed by a high-end product, a reviewer will be happy to explain it to you."
Jeff Fritz: "But what really sets the Hydra Model-2 apart is its flexibility. When used in a multichannel system with equipment seemingly everywhere, the Hydra Model-2s make things easier, not more complex and restrictive as with some devices. You can sprinkle Hydra Model-2s where they’re needed most -- just about anywhere."
Forget Hollywood and Tom Cruise. In the real world, US audio brand Shunyata Research CEO Caelin Gabriel has done Mission Impossible — twice.
SoundStage! feature Shunyata's Model-8 power conditioner and cabling in "The World's Best Audio System".
Ken Micallef: "The best word I can use to describe the full-Monty Shunyata package is alive. Music absolutely pops, percolates and performs like a rocket though these cables."
"If you still need some arm twisting to try the Diamondbacks/Guardian in your system, here's the clincher: Even though she raised an eyebrow at these additional toys, my wife immediately noticed the enhancements they made to the music. She was won over by the more exciting sound. To be more concise: Girls dig it!"
"You see, they all use Shunyata Research products, as do high-end manufacturers such as Halcro, Balanced Audio Technology, Jeff Rowland Design Group, Audio Research, and Pass Labs -- just to name a few. They've all probably heard what I heard, and now there's no going back."
"Shunyata has a real winner here" - Todd Warnke on the Shunyata Hydra power distribution system.
Bill Cowen on the Hydra: "In my system, the Hydra simply improves the sound in all respects. It improves it in some areas substantially, and brings the improvements to the table without imposing its own sonic signature or adding a laundry list of contrasting negatives."