Shunyata Research’s new Reference Line power cords were developed using the same materials science and technologies that make the Omega the market’s ultimate cost-no-object power cord. The Reference Line power cables are designed to be used with the worlds finest audio components.
There are three levels of performance in the Reference Line starting with the Delta v2 and models. The Alpha v2 is a level up from the Delta v2 and represents the best price-to-performance in the lineup. The Sigma v2 takes top honors in the line for those that must have the best. All three Reference models feature Shunyata Research’s exclusive VTX-Ag conductors that combine an ultra pure silver with a concentrically wound layer of OFE copper. This provides the speed and transparency of silver with the richness, tonal color and power of pure copper.
Reference XC cables are designed specifically to optimize the performance of Shunyata Research power conditioners. The Alpha v2 XC cables eschew noise reduction features in favor of enhanced DTCD (dynamic transient current delivery). Using proprietary conductors and parts developed for the Omega XC, the Alpha v2 XC delivers pace-setting DTCD™ instantaneous current delivery, optimizing power conditioner and high-current amplifier performance.
Application: The Alpha v2 XC is an ideal power cable for your Shunyata Research power conditioner while the Alpha v2 NR provides noise reduction to the source components. The Alpha v2 NR provides great performance for all of the source equipment like CD players, DACs, tuners and preamplifiers.
Power line noise is an insidious problem that originates from many sources including the audio components themselves. Shunyata Research power cords employ proprietary internal noise reduction filters that measurably and dramatically reduce noise on the power line and and noise that is produced by the component power supplies.
Shunyata Research’s NR power cords are used within the scientific community, medical imaging and heart surgery labs, and many world-renowned recording studios. This noise-reduction technology was developed by Shunyata Research’s medical division, Clear Image Scientific, to improve the performance of medical imaging systems in cardiology and neurosurgery
NR filters are specifically engineered to be non-reactive and are compatible with all components and power supply designs including high-power amplifiers.
Application: The Alpha v2 NR is an ideal power cable for source equipment like CD players, DACs, tuners, preamplifiers and it makes an excellent amplifier cable with its high-current conductors and exclusive noise reduction capabilities. The Alpha v2 XC is the ideal mate to the Alpha v2 NR to power your Shunyata Research power conditioner.