DRIVEN BY SCIENCE
The Omega speaker cables represent the most scientifically advanced cable design in Shunyata Research's history. More than a quarter century of research and development have produced a masterpiece in both design and performance. The Omega system represents a showcase for Caelin Gabriel’s patented science and innovative design acumen. The Omega speaker cables transcend expectations, delivering a truly immersive, three-dimensional listening experience.
When Omega analog interconnects and digital cables are paired with Omega speaker cables, the full realization of Gabriel's design vision comes into focus.
AWARDS & REVIEWS
hi-fi+ Awards 2023 Winner: Loudspeaker Cables
In our test, Alan Sircom commented, “With your system fully Omega-fettled, there’s a profound change to the sound of your system. There are no spotlights or highlights, lumps, bumps, or impediments. There’s just a lot of music being played. It’s like the electronic hash that sits behind your recordings just got pushed aside. Not attenuated or kicked into a different frequency band. It’s like that hash got given its marching orders.” In addition, he felt that “Each aspect of the frequency response sounded ‘right’ in absolute terms and relative to the overall performance.” And that “Overall detail, coherence across the frequency range and the soundstage’s size, shape and solidity were all in the very top league.” -Issue 224
Eliminating All Performance Constraints
OMEGA ΞTRON® More than a decade ago, designer Caelin Gabriel developed the patented ΞTRON® technology. Since then, he has continued to refine the original circuit’s design, measurably reducing dielectric-induced signal distortion to an almost non-existent level. Gabriel has developed a more advanced version of the ΞTRON® circuit to augment the Omega speaker cable’s HARP™ and TAP™ technologies. The audible and measurable performance improvement of the ΞTRON® circuit has clearly demonstrated its ability to visibly improve signal square-wave response. The impact this scientific advancement delivers is startling, even when compared to a major component upgrade.
US Patent: US8912436B2 // China Patent: ZL2011800473442 // German Patent: 601011046558.9 // UK Patent: 2622612
OMEGA HARP™ technology was created through Gabriel's research into current-drift and cable-induced signal reflections. HARP™ reduces audio frequency current transfer function resonances that can audibly smear transient response and obscure low level resolution. Gabriel's original design consisted of a single-element circuit that had proven to be quite effective at lowering perceived distortion while increasing resolution in Shunyata Research’s Alpha v2 and Sigma v2 speaker cable lines. Gabriel developed a far more complex four-element HARP™ circuit exclusively for the Omega speaker cable. The Omega “quad-HARP ” audibly reduces current resonance distortions throughout the audio frequency band. HARP™ technology, perhaps more than any previous innovation, is responsible for the Omega speaker cable’s vanishingly low noise floor, unparalleled low-level signal recovery and its stunning dynamic contrasts.
TAP (Transverse Axial Polarizer) is a patent-pending technology that reduces signal polarization distortion. A simple analogy for Omega TAP™ is how polarized sunglasses reduce glare on a sunny day. The application of TAP™ technology in the Omega speaker cables delivers a significant increase in resolution and a drop in the noise floor that simply cannot be achieved by another method or technology. The fact that this technology is passive and does not alter or impede current flow or signal transfer is in keeping with Gabriel's core design principle of preserving a pure and unfettered signal path.~ Patent Pending ~
KPIP™ (Kinetic Phase Inversion Process)
Shunyata Research uses its iconic KPIP™ process to pre-condition virtually all conductors and metals in its cables and power products. The KPIP™ process elevates the performance of all Shunyata Research products. Due to the massive size of the Omega conductors they undergo an unprecedented 8 days of processing, ensuring that they deliver optimal peak performance. A settling period 48-72 hours is all that is required to eliminate the effects of shipping.
Shunyata’s VTX-Ag cables are uniquely constructed with both an inner, center conductor made of pure silver and an outer concentric ring conductor made of pure copper. It’s made using the finest fluorocarbon insulation to minimize dielectric absorption and re-radiation which translates to an improvement in resolution and clarity. VTX-Ag delivers the speed and clarity of silver and the midrange warmth and three dimensional power in the lower octaves of copper without imparting any of the negatives associated with either metal. – The best qualities of silver and copper combined
Omega demands the ultimate in connector quality to realize its performance. The Omega speaker terminal’s base metal is made from the purest OFE copper and finished with a pure platinum plating. These terminals deliver a crystalline sonic clarity, propulsive bass extension and a rarely achieved naturally rich tone.
Möbius Cable Suspension System
The Möbius Cable Suspension System is an integral part to the performance of the Omega speaker cables. It provides the most advanced cable isolation and support solution on the market. The Möbius features five polymer bands that sandwich the cable on all sides. These energy-absorbing bands have the unique ability to dissipate vibrational energy that travels along the surface of the cable and through the floor. The Möbius renders a significant reduction in perceived noise and time smear, yielding improved focus, clarity, depth, and spatial information. Eight Möbius wheels are included with each Omega speaker cable pair. One additional Möbius is included for each additional half meter of additional length.
Cable Type: ΞTRON®
Wire gauge: 4 AWG
Connectors: Connectors: Carbon fiber, Platinum plated Connectors on grey/platinum finish and Gold plated Connectors on black/gold finish
Möbius Suspension: 8 per cable pair
Color theme: grey/platinum or black/gold
TAP Modules: 4 per cable
HARP Technology: quad-HARP
KPIP Processing: 8-days
Standard Length: 2.50 meters
Over more than 2 decades, the reliability and durability of Shunyata Research products has become a legendary attribute of the brand. Shunyata products are completely non-reactive and run cool to the touch. They do not hum, vibrate, buzz, or generate heat and do not require any ventilation. Despite heavy-use applications in studios, medical labs, and home environments, Shunyata Research products maintain an almost zero failure rate.
In an era of products that are mass-produced, Shunyata Research invests in training career craftsman who build our products by hand at our factory in Poulsbo, Washington. The exceptional fit, finish, and attention to detail has become a hallmark trait of Shunyata Research products going back to its inception in 1998. Shunyata Research has been building some of the finest power and cable products in the industry for more than twenty years. The commitment to building durable products that are designed to last a lifetime elevates our products to the top of their class.
Safety and quality control is job one at Shunyata Research. Before anything leaves the factory, we test each and every product thoroughly and carefully for safety and quality. This explains the long-term success of Shunyata Research products in the professional recording, medical, scientific, and consumer industries. Shunyata Research’s impeccable product safety and reliability track record for the past 23 years speaks for itself.