Shunyata Denali 6000/T
The Shunyata Denali 6000/T combines patented innovations from Shunyata Research’s critically acclaimed Hydra Triton and Hydra Typhon designs with transformative technologies developed from its heralded medical division products.
From a stunning form-follows-function tower design, to its inside-out engineering, the Denali delivers unprecedented performance.
Over the past 25 years, Shunyata Research has earned a reputation for producing the finest power distribution systems in the high-end audiophile market.
From providing clean power for James Guthrie’s re-master of Dark Side of the Moon, or resolving subtle heart signals in medical imaging systems, Shunyata Research products have consistently provided transformational results.
With the legacy of award winning products, Shunyata Research designer Caelin Gabriel set about combining 25 years of experience and scientific innovation, into a product specifically for the UK audio market.
The Shunyata Denali 6000/T unique tower design is vertically oriented with a narrow front profile allowing it to be placed alongside an audio rack without taking up valuable shelf space.
The close proximity to the audio equipment allows for shorter and tidier AC power cable routing.
The type and quality of mains socket has a significant impact on performance.
The sockets they use in the their UK power conditioners feature massive copper alloy contacts that have superior conductivity compared to brass or bronze used in common sockets and have superior sonic qualities compared to audiophile outlets that use gold, silver, or rhodium plate platings.
The sockets have larger contact surfaces that provides for an incredible grip strength.
This improves connection reliability and DTCD — instantaneous current delivery capacity.
They also have expanded internal air gaps that improve cooling when powering high-powered amplifiers.
The internal connection method utilities a high-force clamping mechanism that allows for the use of very large gauge wires.
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.
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 optimise 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.
The NIC™ (Noise Isolation Chamber) is a patented technology that reduces high frequency power line noise.
NICs™ use a non-reactive ferroelectric substance that actually absorbs high frequency noise.
This reduces noise without any of the negatives associated with power filter coils, capacitors and transformers.
One of their fundamental design imperatives is to ensure life-long performance and durability.
Long-term exposure to air can oxidise 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.
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 their 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 utilises 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.
They use it in the development of vibration absorbing materials such as energy absorbing footers, AC outlet gaskets and chassis dampeners that reduce resonant vibration.
Recognising that vibration control is important to overall performance, their 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.
They use this process to improve the performance of connectors and various electrical components that are used in our power products and signal cabling.
SPECIFICATIONS – Shunyata Denali 6000/T
220-250 VAC r.m.s. unregulated
Input Current Ratings:
Output Current Ratings:
Ratings: 600 V 105° C
|Connectors & Sockets:
Inlet: IEC C19R
Outlet Sockets: BS-1363 (3-pin)
Isolation Zones: 6 individual zones