VENOM MPC-12C

The VENOM MPC-12C is a ‘Media Power Center’ designed specifically for computer-based audio, video and music-server based systems. Computer media based entertainment systems use several digital or processing components associated with computers (music servers). These devices are often made with commodity ‘switching’ power supplies that put out significant amounts of power line noise. The MPC-12C is designed specifically to segregate or ‘firewall’ the computer and peripheral related components — preventing them from contaminating the performance of your high-end analog components.

The MPC-12C is the ideal choice for computer or media server based systems.

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The MPC-12C (Media Power Center) has 12 outlets divided into two banks of six each.  Zones separate analog and computer related components. The “C” designation stands for ‘computer’ although it could also be used in all types of entertainment systems. Two separate isolated zones are labeled ‘Computer Components’ and ‘A/V Components’ on the top of the unit.

In terms of its system-specific design and function, the MPC-12C is the most finely-tuned power distributor from Shunyata Research.  Essentially, the MPC-12C contains two separate power conditioners starting from the power inlet. In section one, The MPC-12C uses the CCI™ (Component-to-Component Interference) filter arrays to reduce noise and enhance performance while still allowing for maximum current-delivery to even the most power hungry amplifiers. The ‘Computer Component’ side of the MPC-12C employs a custom, hand-wound, air-core, coil that literally fire-walls components preventing them from affecting the audio related components that are plugged into the A/V Section.

For more traditional analog, audio systems – the VENOM MPC-12A offers 12 outlets and noise reduction capabilities in an all-analog design.

APPLICATIONS

FLOOR MOUNT – TOP ACCESS

The MPC-12 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 MPC-12 Series distributors are designed using DTCD® analysis and carry a  20-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 8 gauge internal wiring maximizes instantaneous current delivery, dramatically improving dynamic contrast and bass impact.

‌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 MPC-12, noise may be reduced more than -24dB from 100 KHz to 10 MHz!

SDC – SHUNYATA DIGITAL COIL

This coil was developed after years of research by Shunyata Research’s Caelin Gabriel. It is unique in that it simultaneously provides common mode and differential mode noise reduction. It is a custom wound, single lay, air core design made with Shunyata Research’s OFE C10100 12 gauge power wire. The SDC isolates high frequency noise without significantly affecting the micro and macro dynamic range of the music.

HUBBELL® OUTLETS

The A.C. outlets are the finest that HUBBELL produces.  The contacts are made from high quality brass and have a patented triple-wipe system for superior grip and electrical connectivity.

ELECTROMAGNETIC BREAKER

Common power conditioners use fuses or thermal breakers for over current protection. When under heavy load, these devices cause voltage drops, increased contact impedance, thermal noise, excessive heat generation and current limiting effects.  Shunyata Research power distributors use a far more advanced solution called hydraulic electromagnetic breakers. They operate right up the to their maximum current rating without the limitations of fuses or thermal breakers.

HIGH-CURRENT A.C. INLET

Many ‘so called’ audiophile grade power conditioners actually use a common computer spec C14 power inlet.  It has very small electrical contacts and has a notoriously feeble power cable grip.  And it is only rated to a maximum current of 15 amps.  Absurd!  The MPC-12 Series is fitted with a HUBBELL IEC C20 inlet that is rated at 20-Amps of current.  It has massive electrical contacts and the grip strength is light years beyond the common C14 grade inlet.  Further it is treated Shunyata Research’s Cryogenics International computer controlled cryogenics facility.

TRIDENT MODULE

The TRIDENT Module provides a massive 40,000 amps of surge protection, 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 MPC-12 is wired with Shunyata Research’s ‌ArNi® conductors. 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 MPC-12 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 MPC-12 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 MPC-12 are treated in Shunyata Research’s own advanced computer controlled cryogenics lab.

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

– US Max Input: 125 V~

– Output: 90-125 V~ unregulated

CURRENT RATINGS

– Max current: 20 Amps (continuous)

– 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 C20

– 12 NEMA 5-20R (3-pin, 20A)

NOISE SUPPRESSION

AV to Computer Zones

> 40db (100 kHz – 30 MHz)

 

Inlet to ‘Computer Components’ Zone

> 30db (100 kHz – 30 MHz)

Inlet to ‘A/V Components’ Zone

> 25db (100 kHz – 30 MHz)

TECHNOLOGY

– Trident Module

– SDC ‘Shunyata Digital Coil’

– 2 CCI™ v3 Noise Filters

WIRING SYSTEM

– Dual 12 gauge VTX™ conductors

– OFE C10100 Copper (Certified ASTM F68)

– KPIP™ Processed

CONSTRUCTION

– All aluminum chassis

– Brushed aluminum, anodized faceplate

– Vibration dampening (chassis)

– AC outlet dampening gaskets

– Shunyata’s 50mm stainless steel footers

DIMENSIONS

Length: 16.4

Width: 6.1

Height: 4 .4

Weight: 9 lbs