Shunyata Research’s new Reference XC Series power cords were developed using the same materials science and technologies that make the Omega XC the market’s ultimate cost-no-object power cord.
All three Reference XC models are designed specifically for Shunyata Research’s award-winning power conditioners.
Using proprietary conductors and parts developed for the Omega XC, the Reference XC models deliver pace-setting DTCD™ instantaneous current delivery, optimising power conditioner performance.
Shunyata Research has developed its own line of CopperCONNTM connectors that feature solid copper contacts and true carbon-fibre head-shells (Alpha and Sigma models) that have anti-vibration qualities. These connectors are not just beautiful; they functionally reduce micro-distortions due to the carbon fibre’s unique energy absorbing vibration reduction qualities.
Dynamic Instantaneous Current Delivery is critical to performance for high performance entertainment systems. All elements in Reference NR Series power cords, including the wires, contacts, dielectrics and junctions, are tested and optimised using Shunyata Research’s proprietary DTCDTM Analyser. This optimisation ensures outstanding low-frequency performance as well as dynamic contrasts akin to a live musical event. More than any other design parameter, Shunyata Research’s ability to provide measurable dynamic instantaneous current is unparalleled.
Reference NR Series cables feature an advancement in conductor technology that combines the transient speed and definition of pure silver with the warmth, power, and body of pure copper. VTX-Ag has a core conductor of pure silver with an outer concentric conductor of high-purity OFE copper. VTX-Ag provides significant improvements in dynamics, timing precision, and low-level resolution while preserving the subtle tonal, textural, and timbral signatures that bring music to life.
Shunyata Research has developed its own line of CopperCONN™ connectors that feature solid copper contacts that have superior conductivity compared to bronze or brass contacts used in common connectors.
These connectors are not just beautiful, they functionally reduce micro-distortions. They are hermetically sealed with an electrically inert compound that protects the contacts and wires from corrosion. This also ensures that the wires cannot become loose, fray or pull out from the head shell. This guarantees a lifetime of reliable performance that does not degrade over time.
KPIPTM ‘BLACKBIRD’ PROCESS
Reference NR Series power cords are treated with Shunyata Research's proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process. Four days of continuous KPIPTM processing dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance, delivering a relaxed and life-like presentation.
- Conductors: 10awg VTX-Ag
- Connectors: CopperCONN
- Head-shell: Polycarbonate
- Noise Reduction: N/A
- 1.75m standard length