VENOM EU7

The VENOM EU7 is a high performance power distributor designed specifically for the music, film and recording enthusiast, located in regions that require the EU-style mains sockets. High-end home entertainment systems can be very complex and quite costly, yet the performance potential of the entire system can be dramatically affected by the choice of power delivery products including the power distributor. The EU7 has the build quality and reference level performance of much more expensive products.

The VENOM EU7 is the embodiment of designer Caelin Gabriel’s never ending quest to engineer products that are not only peerless in performance but also possess exceptional build quality and value. The same premium parts and hand- craftsmanship that have earned the HYDRA Series products many awards and professional endorsements are also used in the EU7 — with the most significant difference being the EU7’s extraordinarily affordable price!

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FEATURES

FLOOR MOUNT – TOP ACCESS

The EU7 Series was designed with home theater systems in mind.  They are ideal for installation behind a cabinet or rack system.  All the outlets face upward allowing ease of access and the shallow depth allows the cabinetry to be located close to the wall.

HIGH CURRENT CAPABILITY

The EU7 Series conditioners are designed using DTCD® analysis and carry a 16-Amp continuous rating for virtually unlimited power delivery capability allowing them to power entire systems including high powered amplifiers. The non current-limiting electromagnetic breakers combined with massive 6 mm2 gauge internal wiring maximizes instantaneous current delivery which maximizes dynamic contrast and bass impact.

APPLICATIONS

MEDIA SYSTEMS AND HOME THEATERS

The seven outlets provide the perfect solution for complex home entertainment and media systems. The exceptional current capacity and power rating ensures unfettered performance even when high-current amplifiers are used. The narrow profile (less than 9 mm) of the EU7 allows it to be placed behind a cabinet without pulling the cabinet out from the wall. All of the power cords plug-in from the top of the unit for easy access.

POWER SYSTEM EXPANSION

Many people already own a reference grade power conditioner like the HYDRA TRITON or DENALI but need more outlets to power accessories. They recognize that the quality of power distribution dramatically affects audio and video performance. A reference grade distributor, like the VENOM EU7, is perfect for expanding socket outlet capacity with no loss in performance.

THE PURIST APPROACH

Many audiophile purists appreciate a straightforward, high quality approach to power distribution without having to contend with the complexity, fallibility and inconvenience of power regenerators and isolation transformers. The EU7’s all metal construction, massive cryogenic conductors, quality connectors, electromagnetic breaker, Trident module and CCI™ noise filter provide by exceptional performance. The VENOM EU7 has an unbeatable combination of performance and value.

‌DTCD® DESIGN

‌DTCD® Analysis is a technique that measures instantaneous current through low impedance electrical conductors and contacts.  We use it to optimize the design, specification and construction of parts and materials to ensure maximum current delivery performance in our power distributors and power cables.

‌CCI™ (‌COMPONENT-TO-COMPONENT ISOLATION)

‌CCI™ v3 modules isolate power line noise from one component to another component. These new ‌CCI™ modules were originally developed in our military, scientific and medical imaging research programs. They are currently being used to great effect in Electrophysiology heart surgery.  As used in the EU7, noise may be reduced more than -24dB from 100 KHz to 10 MHz!

ZPP-DS BUSS SYSTEM

ZPP-DS (Zero-Point Power Distribution System) is Shunyata Research’s exclusive power buss made entirely of solid OFE Alloy 101 copper.  The ZPP-DS unifies the internal wiring, outlet contacts and power distribution buss into a single zero-point of electrical contact.  This improves contact integrity and DTCD® performance by eliminating many of the terminal connections and the daisy-chained wiring found in other products.

SUPERIOR A.C. OUTLET

From the outside, all A.C. outlets look similar other than the color, but once you look inside there are dramatic differences that are easy to define. A common outlet that is typical of what is used in new home construction and some high-end power conditioners has a small body decreasing air flow and the ground strap is made from inferior tin and nickel instead a copper alloy.  The internal current carrying contacts of the EU7 are much larger than in common outlets and are made from a high quality brass and copper alloys. The common outlet makes contact on a thin knifes edge. This can arc and develop carbon deposits over time, decreasing electrical integrity. The EU7 outlet has a triple-wipe contact system that has broad contact areas that grab the plug from three different sides.

HIGH CURRENT A.C. INLET

Connector inlets are very important to performance and specifically DTCD®. Most power conditioners use the the ubiquitous and inferior IEC C15 inlet.

The VENOM EU7 comes equipped with the IEC C19 which has larger electrical contacts and was designed specifically for high capacity industrial use and to carries a 16-Amp continuous service rating.

TRIDENT MODULE

The TRIDENT Module provides a massive 40,000 amps of transient protection and noise reduction in a single compact module.  The noise reduction circuitry is similar in design to the MPDA™ and CCI™ noise reduction filters.  It also includes a fault detection circuitry and and LED status indicator that monitors its operation.  The module was designed to be field replaceable with only two terminal connections.

‌ArNi® CONDUCTORS

The VENOM EU7 is wired with proprietary ‌ArNi® conductors developed by Shunyata Research. These conductors are “hollow tube” VTX™ designs that are made from pure OFE C10100 copper and then treated with the KPIP™ Processor. 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.

VIBRATION CONTROL

Mechanical vibration can be very destructive to system performance. The EU7 was designed from its inception to include advanced forms of vibration control that improve the recovery of subtle musical detail and nuance. All chassis panels and internal structure 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.

‌KPIP™ “BLACKBIRD” PROCESSOR

Each EU7 is treated with Shunyata Research’s proprietary ‌KPIP™ Processor. The ‘‌Kinetic Phase Inversion Process’ dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance.

CRYOGENIC TREATMENT

Many of the electrical parts in the EU7 are treated in Shunyata Research’s own advanced computer controlled cryogenics lab.

AWARDS

The Absolute Sound 2015 Editor's Choice
The Absolute Sound 2014 Golden Ear Awards
The Absolute Sound 2014 Editor's Choice
The Absolute Sound 2013 Product Of The Year

REVIEWS

Shunyata Research & the Power Cord Tryouts

Shunyata Research & the Power Cord Tryouts

Doug Schneider
SoundStage!
The Absolute Sound 2016 High-End Audio Buyer's Guide

The Absolute Sound 2016 High-End Audio Buyer’s Guide

Robert Harley
The Absolute Sound
The Absolute Sound 2014 Golden Ear Awards

The Absolute Sound 2014 Golden Ear Awards

Neil Gader
The Absolute Sound
The Fifth Element #82

The Fifth Element #82

John Marks
Stereophile

Hubbell SR-Z1 Outlets

Shunyata CEO, scientist Caelin Gabriel explains the significance of electrical outlet connections in current delivery and explains why superior-grade outlets are recommended for the purposes of current delivery to high-performance audio and video systems.

CopperCONN™ Connectors

The CopperCONN™ connectors are electrical power connectors designed by Shunyata scientist Caelin Gabriel. Their unique construction and performance attributes are unique in the world of high-performance parts, found only in Shunyata Research products.

INPUT/OUTPUT VOLTAGE

– Max Input: 240 V~

– Output: 240 V~ unregulated

CURRENT RATINGS

– Max continuous current: 16 Amps

– Peak instantaneous current: >100 Amps @ 8.33ms

OVER CURRENT PROTECTION

– Hydraulic electromagnetic breaker

TRANSIENT SUPPRESSION

– NextGEN TMOV Transient Protection

– 40,000 Amps @ 8/50μs

SOCKETS / CONNECTORS

– INLET: IEC 60320 C20

– 7 ‘Euro’ CEE 7/3

WIRING SYSTEM

– Dual VTX conductors (6 mm2)

– OFE C10100 Copper (Certified ASTM F68)

– KPIP Processed

TECHNOLOGY

– Trident v3 Module

– CCI™ v3 Noise Filter

NOISE SUPPRESSION

Line-outlet: > 24db (100 kHz – 30 MHz)

CONSTRUCTION

– 16 Gauge Powder Coated Steel Chassis

– Stainless steel top plate

– Vibration Dampening (internal)

– AC Outlet Dampening Gaskets

– Shunyata Isolation Footer

DIMENSIONS

– Width: 52.07 cm

– Depth: 9.00 cm

– Height:12.5 cm

– Weight: 3.4 kg