25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE & SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION
— Perfect for home theater or complex audio-video systems —
The Venom Series V16 was designed using Shunyata Research’s latest advances in dynamic transient current delivery, CCI noise reduction and vibration management. It includes many of the features of our more expensive, award winning power conditioners and yet it is very attractively priced.
The Venom Series V16’s proprietary noise reduction technology and exceptional 16 outlet capacity make it an ideal choice for home theater or complex music systems. The Venom V16’s technology and exceptional build quality provides a level of performance that is frankly unavailable from products priced two to three times higher.
There is no better example of Shunyata Research’s meteoric achievements in performance and value than that provided by the Venom Series V16 power distributor.
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.
“—I heard a wider contrast of instrumental timbre and increased micro-dynamic resolution. The impression of extended reverberation times, of longer sustains and decays, was also quite apparent. The overall effect was akin to the way your eyes seem to perceive a more vivid array of colors and contrasts on the sunny day following a cleansing rainstorm.”
– Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
The Venom V16 is rated for a full 20-amps of continuous current allowing it to handle very demanding home theater systems, including multiple high power amplifiers. It features two independent noise reduction isolation zones, each with an eight outlet array. This allows for partitioning between source or application use. For example, use Zone A for digital and Zone B for analog in a home audio system or Zone A for visual and Zone B for audio equipment in a home theater system. This versatility offers unprecedented control in noise reduction capabilities at an astonishing value.
Shunyata Research’s ArNi® conductors are designed to be the finest quality wire available for power and audio purposes. They start life using the highest purity copper available – OFE C10100 (or Ohno single crystal). Then they are formed into “virtual hollow tubes” that we call VTX™. The core of the conductor is completely hollow forcing the current to only travel through the periphery of the conductor, therby eliminating skin effects and random eddy currents.
— And finally, every ArNi® wire undergoes our proprietary KPIP™ process.
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.
Shunyata Research has created its own vibration dampening solutions, after many years of research into its negative effects. Mechanical vibration can be very destructive to system performance. Our power conditioners are designed from inception to include advanced forms of vibration control that improve the recovery of subtle musical detail and nuance. All chassis panels and internal structures are treated with vibration dampening panels. Each outlet is isolated from the chassis with a vibration-dampening gasket that reduces vibration conducted through the AC cables. All internal modules, filters, and electronics are encapsulated in a vibration-absorbent compound.
Shunyata Research’s proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP) was developed to significantly reduce the amount of time required to burn-in cables and power conditioners. It also has a performance enhancing effect above and beyond simple burn-in. Four days of continuous KPIP™ processing dramatically reduces the ups and downs of new equipment burn-in while significantly improving sonic performance — delivering a more relaxed, natural and life-like presentation.
Simple crimping, soldering, brazing and screws are all inferior methods of joining two wires or terminals together. Sonic welding uses high-energy sonic waves to literally join two metals together at a molecular level and cold-welding uses high-energy pneumatic pressure to bond metals. Shunyata Research uses both methods to secure connections that do not degrade over time.
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.
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. Many Shunyata Research products are covered under a limited lifetime warranty that can extend beyond the original purchaser.
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.
Venom Series V16 and High-Performance Power Cord Bundles
The power cord used to connect the Venom V16 to the wall can dramatically affect the sonic performance. To ensure maximum performance for your V16, we offer two special package deals. The bundles provide a nice cost savings when purchasing the power distributor and power cord together.
Best Value Package:Venom V16 + Venom HCv2 Power Cord
This package includes the Venom V16 power conditioner and Shunyata Research’s high-current Venom HCv2 C19 power cord.
High Performance Package:Venom V16 + Venom V10 XC Power Cord + SSF-38 Feet
This package includes the Venom V16 power conditioner and Shunyata Research’s high-performance Venom V10 XC power cord and includes 4 billet stainless steel feet (SSF-38). These beautiful feet enhance the appearance of the Venom V16 and improve vibration performance.
Lifetime Warranty applies for US & Canada only
VENOM Series V16
90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (US)
220-240 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (AS)
Input Current Ratings
Maximum Continuous Current: 20A (US)
Maximum Continuous Current: 16A (AS)
Output Current Ratings
Max Current/Outlet: 15A (US)
Max Current/Socket: 15A (AS)
Maximum Transient Protection: 40,000 A @ 8/50 μs
Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker
Dual 12-gauge ArNi® VTX™ Buss System
Ratings: 600 V 105° C
Input to Output (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 24 dB reduction
Zone to Zone (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 26 dB reduction
Outlets & Connectors
Inlet: IEC C19R
US Outlets: 16 NEMA5-20R
AS Outlets: 16 NEMA 5-20R
Vibration dampening panels (internal)
AC outlet dampening gaskets
Aluminum and steel chassis
Anodized, aluminum faceplate
Width: 17.0 inches (43.2 cm)
Depth: 9 inches (22.9 cm)
Height: 4.6 inches (11.7 cm)
Weight: 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)