Shunyata Research digital cables are produced using a Precision Matched Impedance concept. This means that tolerances of the conductor surface, conductor diameter, dielectric extrusion, and the precision of the conductor spacing and positioning are held to minute variances. To achieve these tight tolerances, the cable extrusion process must be run at one-quarter speed during the manufacturing process. The result is better performance through a reduction of cable-induced ‘signal jitter’.
(Z definition = impedance)
ArNi® wire was designed by Shunyata Research to be the finest quality wire available. It begins with the highest purity of copper and silver metals available, including Ohno (single crystal), PCOCC silver and OFE C0101 conductors. Fluorocarbon dielectrics, usually only found in aerospace applications that have exceptional electrical characteristics including extremely low dielectric absorption, high dielectric strength and superb heat resistance. When used in digital wiring it significantly reduces transient energy storage and release which affects phase noise performance.
— And finally every cable undergoes our proprietary KPIP™ process.
VTX™ — Shunyata Research’s exclusive VTX™ conductors are formed into a virtual tube with the core of the conductor being hollow. This ensures that all the current flows through the outer periphery of the conductor which minimizes skin effects and random eddy currents. VTX™ conductors are made with single crystal Ohno, certified OFE or silver wire.
— Superior by design
PMZ Connectors — Pulse timing is critical to digital transmission accuracy. It is critical that a digital connector’s impedance precisely match the cables's characteristic impedance. A mismatched connector will create signal reflections which increases digital jitter or phase noise. A 50-ohm cable requires a 50-ohm termination — not the commonly used 75-ohm connector. Shunyata Research is careful to ensure that every cable and connector are precisely matched for a seamless component to component connection.
DELTA v2 AES/EBU
Cable Type: PMZ twin-axial
Conductors: ArNi ® / VTX / Ohno / OFE
Impedance: 110 ohms
CMODE Modules: NA
KPIP Processing: 4-days
Length: 1.00 meters
Continuity and polarity tests – by two technicians
HiPOT tests insulation breakdown @ 1,200 VAC