Shunyata Research VENOM-X EF


Designer Caelin Gabriel set out to create a power cable that is truly reference-grade while still being flexible enough to route through the finest custom cabinetry

SKU: xef Categories: , , ,

Shunyata Research VENOM-X EF

Shunyata Research VENOM-X EF

The Shunyata Research VENOM-X EF is a power cable on a mission.

Designer Caelin Gabriel set out to create a power cable that is truly reference-grade while still being flexible enough to route through the finest custom cabinetry.

The VENOM-X EF power cable takes flexibility and ease of use to an unprecedented level.

You can literally wrap the cable around a soda can, making it ideal for tight spaces and extreme angles.


Shunyata Research VENOM-X EF silver-copper VTX-Ag conductors and fluorocarbon dielectrics were developed for Shunyata Research’s more expensive reference Alpha and Sigma power cables.

The exclusive CopperCONN® connector sports gold-plated, solid copper contacts.

This elegant, flat IEC connector allows the VENOM-X EF power cable to be used with components that have constrained or obstructed power cord entrances such as projectors and other home theater equipment.

The VENOM-X EF’s 10-gauge conductors and non-reactive design make it compatible with high power amplifiers and a wide variety of components including; solid-state, tube, analogue and digital.

Every facet of the VENOM-X EF power cable has been optimised for application flexibility, ease of use, and superb performance.


The VENOM-X EF power cable immediately impresses with an energetic and tonally balanced presentation.

It has a rhythmic dynamic quality and an effortless sense of timing.

This is realised as an apparent increase in dynamic range and loudness without a trace of strain or edge.

It delivers an even-handed, natural tone that invites hours of listening.


Many audiophile grade connectors are made from brass or bronze.

While some may get a plating of silver, gold or rhodium, the majority of the current is carried by the contact’s base-metal.

‌CopperCONN® connectors contain pure copper contacts which has a much higher conductivity that brass.

The difference in performance is clearly audible.

Shunyata’s VTX-Ag cables are uniquely constructed with both an inner, center conductor made of pure silver and an outer concentric ring conductor made of pure copper.

It’s made using the finest fluorocarbon insulation to minimize dielectric absorption and re-radiation which translates to an improvement in resolution and clarity.

VTX-Ag delivers the speed and clarity of silver and the midrange warmth and three dimensional power in the lower octaves of copper without imparting any of the negatives associated with either metal. – The best qualities of silver and copper combined

Fluorocarbon dielectrics are usually only found in wire used in the aerospace industry, satellites and only the most expensive audiophile cabling.

It has special electrical characteristics; very low dielectric absorption, high dielectric strength and exceptional heat resistance.

When used in audio and power cables is reduces the perception of dynamic compression and it improves sonic low-level resolution and clarity.

Crystal clear transient detail.

Specifications – Shunyata Research VENOM-X EF

Specifications - Shunyata Research VENOM-X EF

Conductors: 10 gauge VTX-Ag

Dielectric: fluorocarbon

Connectors: CopperCONN EF-C15

Standard Length: 1.75 meters

KPIP Processing: 4-days

Safety Assurance:
Continuity and Polarity Tests – by two technicians

HiPOT Tests for each cable

Cable spools tested for insulation breakdown @ 4,000 VAC



"Shunyata is a sanskrit word that expresses an idea; a personification that is not achievable in the physical realm. It’s the perfect state of stillness before the manifestation of creation. It’s that stillness that is the backdrop for creation, creativity, and music. The first manifestation being sound and vibration. Shunyata is the predecessor to that manifestation." The Story Shunyata Research is the brainchild of Caelin Gabriel, who's efforts to improve his own music listening experience launched the science and research based company in 1997. From humble beginnings, Shunyata Research has grown into an internationally acclaimed company which designs and manufactures high performance electrical and cabling systems for recording, film, medical, surgical and consumer audio-visual systems world-wide. Shunyata Research's 18,000 square foot manufacturing and design facility is based just outside Seattle, in Washington State.

You may also like…