AWARDS & REVIEWS
“The Sigma v2 cables were sonically invisible in the very best sense, displaying the inherent nature of the equipment and presenting the music with an obvious sense of calm and quietude. Some cables, even those that are considered to be in the first rank, overlay the music with their own personality, which may be significant or minor in effect. Not the Sigma v2 cables, which were like air or water — a neutral substrate for whatever equipment they connected and the signal passing through them. And because they were the one constant with all of the equipment I mention, they were as responsible for the sound produced (and described in my reviews) as the products themselves.”
-Marc Mickelson, The Audio Beat, September 9, 2022
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ΞTRON® is a technology developed by Shunyata Research that prevents dielectric absorption and re-radiation in signal transmission. It requires a special type of conductor that has two signal paths and an electric field compensation circuit that creates a cancellation signal that prevents the insulation from developing a charge. ΞTRON® cables preserve the integrity of the source signal even when using very long runs of cable.
US Patent: US8912436B2 // China Patent: ZL2011800473442 // German Patent: 601011046558.9 // UK Patent: 2622612
TAP (Transverse Axial Polarizer) is a device that interacts with the electromagnetic field generated by the signal traveling along the signal cable. TAP improves the sonic performance of the cable by modifying the behavior of the electromagnetic wave that surrounds the signal cable. In effect, the TAP blocks longitudinal-oriented waves while passing transverse-oriented waves. The effect in sonic terms is like using polarized sunglasses to reduce reflected sunlight. Correcting polarization micro-distortion reduces what some call sonic glare.
~ Patent Pending ~
ArNi® is a type of wire created by Shunyata Research designed to be the finest quality wire available for audio purposes. It begins with the highest purity of copper available – OFE C10100 or Ohno (single crystal). Then it is formed in virtual hollow tubes eliminating skin effects and eddy current distortions. A premium fluorocarbon insulation minimizes dielectric absorption and re-radiation, greatly improving resolution and clarity. In addition, the wire undergoes our proprietary KPIP™ process.
Shunyata Research’s exclusive VTX™ conductors are made in the shape of virtual tubes. The core of the conductor is completely hollow minimizing skin effects and random eddy currents. They are produced using OFE Alloy-101.
Ohno wire, also called PCOCC was invented in 1986 by professor Atsumi Ohno of the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan. Copper wire is created by an extrusion process that pulls a rod of cold copper through a small orifice which creates multiple crystalline boundaries. By contrast, Ohno wire is made by a process using heated molds that cast a wire to form a single crystalline structure. Ohno wire is well known for its exceptionally pure, grain-free sonic qualities.
Phono ground wire: Just as the quality of the phono signal cable can affect turntable performance, so to can the phono ground wire. The phono cable ground wire should not be an after thought. It should be complete separate from the phono signal cable, not bonded to it. This isolates the ground wire from any captive reactance to the signal wires. Shunyata Research phono ground wires are made with VTX and VTX-Ag depending upon the model and are made from our exclusive ArNi conductors. No detail is too small!
Shunyata Research’s proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process includes four days of continuous KPIP™ processing to dramatically reduce burn-in time and significantly improve sonic performance, delivering a relaxed and life-like presentation.
Cable Type: ΞTRON® coaxial
Conductors: ArNi ® VTX / OFE / Ohno
Ground wire: Sigma v2 CGC
TAP Modules: dual
KPIP Processing: 4-days
Standard Length: 1.00 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.