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DUAL FUNCTION & HIGH PERFORMANCE

The GEMINI Model-4 is a unique product that is actually two devices in a single chassis. It includes both a high performance power conditioner and an advanced ground noise reduction hub. It features patented NIC™ noise isolation chamber technology that provides a common grounding point for all components and extends the GEMINI’s noise reduction capabilities to all system components. This significantly reduces AC noise and voltage differences between chassis components that may help to reduce potential ground loops.

The GEMINI Model-4 is the perfect solution for simpler high-end systems, headphone systems and for network closets. Headphones are particularly sensitive to power line noise and ground plane noise. Network switches, routers, music servers and computers all respond positively to improved power distribution and ground plane noise reduction. A GEMINI in the network closet provides a very significant performance boost to any audio/video system.
Although the GEMINI Model-4 has a small footprint, it is a high current device capable of powering 200+ watt amplifiers.

 


TECHNOLOGY

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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 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 in eliminating resistance and maximizing peak-current delivery is unmatched.

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NIC™ TECHNOLOGY

The NIC™ (Noise Isolation Chamber) is a patented technology that reduces high frequency power line noise.

NICs™ use a non-reactive ferroelectric substance that actually absorbs high frequency noise.  This reduces noise without any of the negatives associated with power filter coils, capacitors and transformers.

— Patent Number: US 8,658,892 —

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CCI™ NOISE REDUCTION

Traditional power conditioners are designed to block incoming noise from outside the home, but do not address the noise that is generated by the electronic components themselves. In fact, most conditioners reflect noise back into other components connected to the power conditioner. CCI™ (Component-to-Component Isolation) is one of the most significant but often overlooked aspects to power system performance. The CCI™ filter consists of a proprietary multi-stage filter that reduces electrical noise and interference generated by a component’s power supply.

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CGS - Chassis Grounding System

The CGS (‌‌Chassis Grounding System) is an internal ground-buss that uses patented NIC™ technology to reduce ground plane noise. ‌‌CGS provides a common grounding point and extends the noise reduction capability of the power conditioner’s internal Noise Isolation Chambers to other electronic components. ‌‌CGS helps to minimize inter-component voltage differences between component chassis and may reduce the hum associated with ground loops while improving low-level resolution and clarity.

The system includes four terminals, that allows up to eight audio components to be connected.

We offer several models of CGC Ground Cables each made to your custom length and termination requirements.

Read the GEMINI Grounding Guide

ArNi

‌‌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. In addition, the wire undergoes our proprietary KPIP™ process.

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Electromagnetic Breaker

Over-current protection is a requirement for today’s high current audio power distributors. The vast majority of manufacturers use an inexpensive thermal fuse or breaker. Both are specifically designed to heat up as the current level rises. This causes voltage drops, increased contact impedance, thermal noise, excessive heat generation and current limiting effects. There is a better solution — the hydraulic electromagnetic breaker that utilizes low-impedance relays and a sensing coil that reads the current level without heating up or limiting current. They can operate right up the to the maximum current level without heating up or limiting instantaneous current. They are rarely used in competitive products since they cost 10-20 times that of a common fuse or thermal breaker.

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Power distributors react very similarly to power amplifiers in their sensitivity to vibration. Using the Shunyata vibration analyzer, Caelin Gabriel developed the Shunyata ‌‌Isolation Footer, which possesses excellent measured vibration dampening characteristics. Shunyata Research also produces several SSF (stainless steel feet) that employ energy absorbing polymers. (Note: SSF feet are standard on some models and optionally available on others)

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Cryogenic Processing

Shunyata Research operates its own onsite Cryogenics International computer-controlled cryogenic plant. Liquid nitrogen is used to reduce the temperature of the contents to -320 degrees Fahrenheit. The computer monitors and lowers the temperature by a single degree at a time to prevent thermal shock.

We use this process to improve the performance of connectors and various electrical components that are used in our power products and signal cabling.

 


SPECIFICATIONS

 

Maximum Voltage:
90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (US)
220-240 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (EU, AS)

Current Ratings:
Input current maximum: 15A (US)
Input current maximum: 16A (EU)
Peak instantaneous current @ 10ms: >1000A
Output current max: 15A

Transient Suppression:
40,000 A @ 8/50 μs

Over-Current Protection:
Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker

Wiring System:
12-gauge ArNi® conductors
OFE C10100 copper
Ratings: 600 VAC 105° C

Noise Suppression:
Input to Output (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 40 dB reduction
Zone to Zone (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 30dB reduction

Noise Reduction Technology:
NIC™ Noise Isolation Chambers (patented)
Trident Transient Protection Module
CCI™ v4 Noise Filters (3)
KPIP™ Process

Connectors & Outlets:
Input Connector: IEC-C15R
US Outlets: 4 NEMA5-15P
EU Outlets: 4 CEE 7/3

Vibration Control:
Vibration damping panels (internal)
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Construction:
Powder coated steel chassis – 16 gauge
Anodized aluminum faceplate

Dimensions:
Width: 12.25 inches (31.12 cm)
Depth: 5.88 inches (14.95 cm)
Height: 4.77 inches (12.12 cm)
Weight: 6.6 lbs. (2.99 kg)

 


DOWNLOADS

GEMINI Grounding Guide

OUR ASSURANCES

RELIABILITY

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.

QUALITY

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

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.

NO HUM — NO BUZZ — NO HEAT

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

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The unparalleled craftsmanship and build quality of Shunyata Research products is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. This demonstrates our commitment to building the finest products on the planet and providing exceptional customer support.
 
VALID ONLY IN THE US AND CANADA
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