Shunyata Research Denali 6000S v2
25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE & SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION
Over the past 25 years Shunyata Research has earned a reputation for producing the highest-performance power-distribution systems on the market. Whether providing clean power for James Guthrie’s re-master of Dark Side Of The Moon, or unearthing never-before-seen signal resolution in heart surgery systems, Shunyata Research’s results have been consistently transformational. With unequivocal critical and professional acclaim as a back drop, Shunyata designer Caelin Gabriel set out to produce a truly reference power conditioner that set new standards in reference level performance but at a price that every audiophile could afford.
The Denali 6000/S v2 adds measurably improved performance and technology to a design that had already won multiple Product of the Year Awards and raves from every critic that has reviewed it. Design advances within include objectively lowered noise, 6 zones of isolation and superior high-current performance for amps and other high-current electronics on all outlets. The Denali 6000/S v2 features patented technologies and proprietary components that are unavailable in any other competitive product. The Denali supplies unrestricted peak current to multiple components while dramatically reducing noise from the power line and intercepting noise from component-to-component interactions, isolating each component in the system.
The Denali 6000/S is designed to provide the finest performance available, at a price-point intended to embarrass the competition.
The QR/BB™ module possesses the ability to act as an electric charge reservoir, meaning it stores and releases energy in a manner that improves a component’s access to instantaneous current.
Dynamics are actually improved reducing any sense of dynamic strain often heard from amplifiers that are connected with lesser power cables.
The sonic result is a lifelike presentation of timing and dynamic contrasts in sound that cannot be replicated by ANY other means. In layman’s terms, it acts like a super-charger for amplifiers, pre-amps, DACs and CD players.
CCI™ NOISE REDUCTION
Traditional power conditioners are designed to block incoming noise from outside the home, but do not address the noise that is generated by the electronic components themselves. In fact, most conditioners reflect noise back into other components connected to the power conditioner. CCI™ (Component-to-Component Isolation) is one of the most significant but often overlooked aspects to power system performance. The CCI™ filter consists of a proprietary multi-stage filter that reduces electrical noise and interference generated by a component’s power supply.
DYNAMIC TRANSIENT CURRENT DELIVERY
DTCD™ Analysis is a technique that measures instantaneous current through low impedance electrical conductors and contacts. Shunyata Research uses it to optimize the design, specification and construction of parts and materials to ensure maximum current delivery performance. Each part, conductor, noise circuit and material allows for maximum throughput of instantaneous current.
Listeners will experience earth-shaking low-frequency performance from even the highest-current amplifiers as well as dynamic contrasts unheard of outside of a live event. More than any other design parameter, Shunyata Research’s skill in eliminating resistance and maximizing peak-current delivery is unmatched.
One of our fundamental design imperatives is to ensure life-long performance and durability. Long-term exposure to air can oxidize and corrode wiring and sensitive electronic components. All of the filters, PCBs, connections and internal wiring are contained within a monolithic enclosure and then potted with ceramic materials that hermetically seal the contents. This protects the circuits and wiring from humidity and oxidation, and eliminates internal vibration between components. This unique construction methodology delivers exceptional and consistent performance that will not degrade over time.
CGS - Chassis Grounding System
Significant amounts of noise exist on the ground plane of power lines. The ground wires can act as antennae, picking up electrical noise that can degrade the performance or operation of the electronic components. The CGS — Chassis Ground System is a proprietary feature developed by Shunyata Research to significantly reduce ground-plane noise; improving low-level resolution and clarity.
Click here to read the CGS Application Guide (PDF) Many Shunyata Research power conditioners have one to four terminals that allow all system component chassis to be interconnected to a common earth ground. We offer several models of CGC chassis grounding cables each made to your custom length and termination requirements.
Shunyata Research introduces a unique solution for the problem of heavy high-end power cables. The Cable Cradle surrounds and supports the weight of the power cable, preventing it from pulling away from the outlet. This system is designed to ensure reliable and secure electrical connections.
CopperCONN’s™ internal metals are culled from solid copper and use a high-tension spring-loaded contacts for vice-like grip. This contributes to a measurable improvement in DTCD™ performance and a correspondingly obvious difference in audible performance.
CopperCONN™ connectors deliver measurably lower-resistance connections that will unlock the performance of any component and system.
Shunyata Research’s ArNi® conductors are designed to be the finest quality wire available for power and audio purposes. They start life using the highest purity copper available – OFE C10100 (or Ohno single crystal). Then they are formed into “virtual hollow tubes” that we call VTX™. The core of the conductor is completely hollow forcing the current to only travel through the periphery of the conductor, therby eliminating skin effects and random eddy currents.
And finally, every ArNi® wire undergoes our proprietary KPIP™ process.
Over-current protection is a requirement for today’s high current audio power distributors. The vast majority of manufacturers use an inexpensive thermal fuse or breaker. Both are specifically designed to heat up as the current level rises. This causes voltage drops, increased contact impedance, thermal noise, excessive heat generation and current limiting effects. There is a better solution — the hydraulic electromagnetic breaker that utilizes low-impedance relays and a sensing coil that reads the current level without heating up or limiting current. They can operate right up the to the maximum current level without heating up or limiting instantaneous current. They are rarely used in competitive products since they cost 10-20 times that of a common fuse or thermal breaker.
After years of research into the negative effects of vibration, Shunyata Research developed its own vibration isolation using sub-miniature accelerometers that accurately measures the effects of floor and airborne sound waves. We use it in the development of vibration absorbing materials such as energy absorbing footers, AC outlet gaskets and chassis dampeners that reduce resonant vibration. Recognizing that vibration control is important to overall performance, our chassis are made with optimally dampened steel and aluminum, rather than plastic or thin-wall sheet metals.
Shunyata Research’s proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process includes four days of continuous KPIP™ processing to dramatically reduce burn-in time and significantly improve sonic performance, delivering a relaxed and life-like presentation.
Simple crimping, soldering, brazing and screws are all inferior methods of joining two wires or terminals together. Sonic welding uses high-energy sonic waves to literally join two metals together at a molecular level and cold-welding uses high-energy pneumatic pressure to bond metals. Shunyata Research uses both methods to secure connections that do not degrade over time.
Shunyata Research operates its own onsite Cryogenics International computer-controlled cryogenic plant. Liquid nitrogen is used to reduce the temperature of the contents to -320 degrees Fahrenheit. The computer monitors and lowers the temperature by a single degree at a time to prevent thermal shock.
We use this process to improve the performance of connectors and various electrical components that are used in our power products and signal cabling.
Maximum Voltage:90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (US)220-240 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (EU, AS, AU) Input Current Ratings:Maximum Continuous Current: 20A (US, AS)Maximum Continuous Current: 16A (EU, AU) Output Current Ratings:Max Current/Outlet: 20A (US, AS)Max Current/Socket: 16A (EU, AU) Transient Suppression:Maximum Transient Protection: 40,000 A @ 8/50 μs Over-Current Protection:Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker Wiring System:8 gauge ArNi® VTX™ Buss System10 gauge ArNi® VTX™ Wiring Ratings: 600 V 105° C Noise Suppression:Input to Output (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 50 dB reductionZone to Zone (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 60 dB reduction Outlets & Connectors:Zones of Isolation: 6 ZonesInlet: IEC C19RUS Outlets: 6 NEMA5-20R AS Outlets: 6 NEMA 5-20REU Sockets: 6 CEE 7/3AU Sockets: 6 AS/NZS 31123 Vibration Control:Vibration dampening panels (internal)AC outlet dampening gasketsShunyata Isolation SSF-38 Footer Construction:Aluminum and steel chassisAnodized, aluminum faceplate GPNR:Length: 80 mmDiameter: 38 mm Dimensions:Width: 17.0 inches (43.2 cm)Depth: 10.0 inches (25.4 cm)Height: 4.4 inches (11.2 cm)Weight: 17.5 lbs (7.95 kg)