Shunyata Research invests heavily in research and development, affording even our least expensive products the quality and performance that have made our reference products worldwide standard bearers. Venom HC v2 power cords are engineered to deliver on Shunyata’s promise of exceptional value and performance.
The Venom HC v2 is the descendant of the Venom-3 which The Absolute Sound voted as “One of the 30 Best Values in all of Audio”. The Venom HC v2 comes equipped with 10 gauge OFE power conductors for excellent current delivery. The fluorocarbon dielectrics are usually only found on much more expensive power cables providing clarity and excellent low level resolution. And the Venom HC’s pure copper contacts are unheard of at this price point.
Recommended applications: The Venom HC v2 with its 10 gauge conductors is highly recommended for use with Shunyata Research’s power conditioners and for high power power amplifiers.
Other cables to consider: For even better performance with CD players, DACs and other source components we highly recommend Shunyata Research’s Venom V12 NR and Venom V10 NR noise reduction power cords. The Venom V14 Digital power cable is ideal for devices that use very noisy switched mode power supplies (SMPS) including computer peripherals, music-servers, NAS arrays, routers, switches, monitors, clocks, up-samplers, digital transports, wall warts, and power bricks.
For custom length Venom HC cables, please visit the Venom HC Custom page.
Every facet of the Venom HC v2 power cord has been refined to deliver measurably superior Dynamic Transient Current Delivery. DTCD™ Analysis is a technique that measures instantaneous current through low impedance electrical conductors and contacts. Shunyata Research uses it to optimize the design, specification and construction of parts and materials to ensure maximum current delivery performance. Each part, conductor, noise circuit and material inside the Delta allows for maximum throughput of instantaneous current.
Listeners will experience earth-shaking low-frequency performance from even the highest-current amplifiers as well as dynamic contrasts unheard of outside of a live event. More than any other design parameter, Shunyata Research’s skill at reducing impedance and improving dynamic instantaneous current is unparalleled.
HIGH PERFORMANCE CONDUCTORS
Shunyata Research uses only the highest purity of copper available for the production of its wire products. OFE Alloy 101 or C10100 is the highest grade of copper with a minimum 99.99% purity and a conductivity rating of 101% IACS. OFE stands for oxygen-free electrolytic and supersedes the term OFHC (oxygen-free high conductivity). C10100 is the only grade of copper that comes with a written certification of purity.
Certified by ASTM F68 C10100
Fluorocarbon dielectrics are usually only found in wire used in the aerospace industry, satellites and only the most expensive audiophile cabling. It has special electrical characteristics; very low dielectric absorption, high dielectric strength and exceptional heat resistance. When used in power cables is reduces the perception of dynamic compression and reduces blur and slur of transients.
Shunyata Research Designed Connectors
The Venom HC v2 electrical contacts are made from pure copper and fine copper alloys that decrease electrical impedance to current and improve power delivery.
Shunyata Research plugs are filled with an electrically inert compound that protects the contacts and wires from corrosion. The compound also ensures that the wires cannot become loose, fray or pull out from the head shell. This guarantees a lifetime of reliable performance that does not degrade over time.
Venom HC v2 power cords receive the same proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process treatment developed for our Reference Line power cables.
Four days of continuous KPIP™ processing dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance, delivering a relaxed and life-like presentation.
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
The unparalleled craftsmanship and build quality of Shunyata Research products is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. The new Venom Series power cords are prime examples of our commitment to superb performance backed by exceptional quality, warranty, and customer support.
— Valid only in the US and Canada —
Shunyata Research stands alone as the industry leader in patented power technologies
and measurably superior performance.
VENOM HC v2
Wire: 10 gauge OFE
AC Plug: Pure copper contacts
Nickel Plating for corrosion protection
IEC Connector: Pure-copper IEC contacts
Superior contact grip
Crimped and soldered connections
Continuity and Polarity Tests – by two technicians
HiPOT Tests for each cable
Cable spools tested for insulation breakdown @ 4,000 VAC
Length: 1.5 meters