Shunyata's internationally patented ΞTRON® technology is perhaps the most compelling of Shunyata Research’s technologies, with its ability to measurably lower dielectric distortion and preserve the original signal’s integrity. ΞTRON® cables have earned a legendary reputation among reviewers, customers and sound professionals for their ability to eclipse the performance of even the most cost prohibitive cables on the market. Caelin Gabriel’s research has evolved a second generation ΞTRON® technology that is making its debut in the Alpha Series interconnects and speaker cables. The Alpha Series’ combination of ΞTRON® technology, Ohno Copper, VTX™ hollow-core conductors, sonic welding terminations, and KPIP™ (Kinetic Phase Inversion Process) simply overwhelms competing products in performance, parts quality, and construction.
Includes separate Alpha CGC grounding cable.
Standard length of each pair of cables is 1 metre.
Analog Interconnects carry a system’s lowest-level signal. Unlike the high-speed signals in digital cables, or the mass-current traveling through power cords or speaker cables, analog Interconnects must be designed to perform a refined, yet simple purpose, which is primarily to preserve and protect the source’s original signal. With high levels of RFI, EMI and component radiated noise ever-present, interconnects require careful consideration be given to isolation from their external environment. Less well known, but equally important factors affecting performance are internally generated micro-distortions such as skin-effect and dielectric absorption, inherent within all signal-carrying conductors.
Shunyata Research scientist Caelin Gabriel, a recognised expert in area of signal-transmission and low-level signal resolution, has developed specialised metal treatments, conductor geometries and patented technologies that addresses both the external and internally generated distortions that interfere with the superior resolution of the original signal. These technologies start with the finest raw material in Ohno Continuous Cast Single Crystal Copper, which is used in all Shunyata Research interconnect models. The Ohno Copper is then wound into hollow core conductors which Shunyata terms VTX(tm) (Virtual Tube Conductor). VTX(tm) conductors dramatically minimise conductor distortions known as skin-effect.
In the Delta model interconnects, the conductors are made larger and include the finest fluorocarbon dielectrics for improved resolution and for the first time, KPIP(tm) (Kinetic Phase Inversion Process) is used to pre-condition conductors well beyond what normal break-in accomplishes. From Alpha through Sigma
interconnects, Shunyata’s most advanced patents and technologies, such as ΞTRON® and the Transverse Axial Polariser (TAP) are deployed, further minimising distortion and dramatically improving resolution.
Alpha interconnects feature Shunyata Research’s exclusive patented ΞTRON® technology that reduces dielectric distortion. Ohno Continuous Cast Copper, VTX(tm) (hollow core) conductors with expensive fluorocarbon dielectrics make for a true reference quality interconnect. KPIP(tm) eliminates burn-in issues.
WIRE: Ohno 16 gauge coaxial, VTX(tm), Ohno, FEP dielectric, silver plated braided shield
TERMINATION: Shunyata RCA, gold pins.