The New Nexus of Value and Performance
The Venom PS10 power distributor represents the crown jewel within Shunyata Research’s storied line of power distributors due to its remarkable value, measurable noise reduction, and stunning industrial design.
The Venom PS10 dramatically exceeds the value of Shunyata’s former award-winning power distributor, the PS8, by adding two outlets, improved high-current performance, and a noise-reducing high-current 20A power cord for the wall connection — all part of a one-price package.
“At first, I hooked the Venom PS10 up just into my LG OLED TV… then I also hooked it into my DISH TV device, and immediately the visual depth and the intensity of the colors was noticeably increased. Very nice.
Last: I hooked up the two KEF LS50 wireless speakers – just their power cords. And immediately the music (done on my Roon system in the whole house) did indeed become better. So much improvement for a device that has such a modest retail price! Shunyata is indeed helping lots of people for such an affordable item.”
High Current Power
Every part and material within the PS10 has been optimized for maximum peak-current transfer, as evidenced by its massive peak and continuous current ratings. With a powerful 20A capability for the unit, the PS10 will support entire systems, massive high-current amplifiers, and everything in between. Venom PS10 outlets grip power cords tightly, making it nearly impossible to dislodge the power cords unless removed by hand. In short, the PS10 highlights the critical relationship between clean, uninterrupted power, and getting the best performance possible from your home-entertainment system.
Noise Reduction Power Cord: INCLUDED
Topping the list of value-added parts and materials in the PS10 package is the incredible high-current noise reduction power cord. This 5′ (~1.5m) integrated Venom NR power cord reduces RF and impulse noise across all frequencies, leading to improved detail and imaging, smoother highs, and more well-defined lows. All visual images in Home Theater systems using the Venom PS10 will also be dramatically improved. Viewers of fine film will notice better depth perception, sharper color contrast, and clearer images across the screen and from front to back.
Ultra High-Performance Outlets
Venom PS10 comes equipped with a custom-manufactured Carling Electromagnetic breaker. These are superior in performance to fuses or thermal breakers but are typically not found in products anywhere near the PS10’s price point. This electromagnetic breaker silently protects against over-current conditions that could harm electronics. This safety breaker resets by the touch of a button. For transient protection, Shunyata Research recommends its Defender Series products, which can be added to the wall outlet or the PS10 at an affordable price.
Best In Class
Caelin Gabriel designed the PS10 to be Shunyata Research’s finest value, not only among its own power distributors, but within the entire marketplace. The design and build of the PS10 demonstrates in clear terms why Shunyata Research has dominated the power-line category for the past 20 years. Clean power is foundational to the performance of medical, recording, and consumer electronics systems of all types. Venom PS10 represents the embodiment that knowledge.
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.
NR NOISE REDUCTION
Shunyata Research’s exclusive NR (Noise Reduction) technology is a multi-stage filter network that measurably reduces power-line and component-generated noise, producing better purity of tone and clarity. It delivers a stunning background of silence to recordings, allowing the listener to hear into recordings as never before. Every nuance of meaningful content is revealed, bringing to life music’s most consequential moments as if the performers are in the room with the listener.
KPIP™ (Kinetic Phase Inversion Process) was developed by Caelin Gabriel after years of research into the underlying causes of various effects such as burn-in, wire directionality and the effects of cryogentic treatment. He discovered that there was an underlying core principle that burn-in and cryogenics only “partially” addressed. Once the governing principle was understood it became possible to create a processing technique and machine that could virtually eliminate the need for burn-in and cryogenic treatment.
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.
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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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.