Stephen Epstein is one of the most recognizable names in the professional recording industry. His stellar talents are showcased with Classical recording legends such as Yo Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Placido Domingo and countless others. He has earned a near record total of 12 Grammy awards, 6 for Classical Producer of the Year.
Stephen became aware of Shunyata Research products because of fellow record producers and mastering engineer at Sony music New York, Vlado Meller. Stephen contacted Shunyata Research directly to inquire about an evaluation. The products performed as expected and Stephen purchased an entire power distribution system.
For many years, I’ve tried and tested power conditioners by major manufacturers with varying results. I’m pleased to say that I can now put my search for the elusive optimal AC conditioner to rest. The HYDRA MODEL-8 and HYDRA MODEL-2 power conditioners coupled with Shunyata’s power cables have provided me with an extremely clean and transparent foundation by which I can check and approve test pressings with full confidence.