Over the past 20 years, Shunyata Research has invested enormous resources into the scientific research, measurement, and materials development of its many power cable models. Shunyata is the only company to have developed its own DTCD® Analyzer that precisely measures instantaneous current through contacts, wires, switches and breakers. We are also one of the only companies that manufacturers all of its own power wiring, terminals and connectors. Shunyata Research treats the design of its power cables as the most important cable in any entertainment, recording or medical system.
A common misconception regarding power cables is that they represent the final link in the transfer of power after traveling through miles of power lines and in-home wiring. The power cable is actually the first two meters of power wiring that the audio component sees — electrically speaking. In effect, the power cable is an extension of the transformer in the component’s power supply.
Shunyata Research has developed advanced conductor geometries, electrical contacts, power connectors and junction-to-junction bonding techniques with measurements provided by our exclusive DTCD® Analyzer. Shunyata Research’s NR Series power cables have built-in noise filters that measurably improves CCI™ (Component-to-Component Interference) by reducing conducted power line noise and radiated RFI/EMI interference. Some of the key features of our power cables include: pure OFE (Oxygen-Free Electrolytic) copper; VTX™ ‘hollow tube’ wires; CopperCONN® connectors made with pure copper contacts; and built-in NR noise reduction filters. Last but not least, Delta, Alpha and Sigma series power cables are conditioned with our proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Processor (KPIP™) that improves performance and eliminates burn-in issues.