Alpha AES/EBU cables feature Shunyata Research's exclusive patented ZiTron technology that reduces dielectric distortion. Ohno Continuous Cast Copper, VTX (hollow core) conductors with expensive fluorocarbon dielectrics make for a true reference quality digital cable. KPIP eliminates burn-in issues. The internationally patented ZiTron 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. ZiTron 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 to a second generation ZiTron technology that is making its debut in the Alpha Series interconnects and speaker cables. The Alpha Series' combination of ZiTron 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.