Maintain Original Signal Integrity and Reduce Ruinous Distortion Between Your Turntable and Phonostage with Shunyata Alpha Phono Interconnects: Off-the-Charts Reference Performance
A set of phono interconnects that not only pass the crucial analog signal from your turntable to the phonostage but simultaneously reduce distortion? The fantasy becomes reality in Shunyata's Alpha phono interconnects, which provide reference performance and incorporate the company's patented Zitron technology to lower dielectric noise and preserve signal integrity. Comprised of Ohno Continuous Cast Copper and VTX hollow-core conductors with fluorocarbon dielectrics, Alpha phono interconnects claim 16-gauge architecture and come with a CGC grounding cable. Offering the ultimate in immediate out-of-the-box readiness, Alpha interconnects also benefit from Shunyata's Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP) – a pioneering conditioning method that eliminates the need for time-consuming burn-in and elevates the overall fidelity of your system. This is one serious – and seriously great – analog link. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
Second-Generation Zitron Technology: Lowers Distortion, Preserves Signal Integrity
The internationally patented Zitron technology is the most compelling of Shunyata Research's technologies given its ability to measurably lower dielectric distortion and preserve the original signal's integrity. It requires a special type of conductor that has two signal paths and an electric field compensation circuit that creates a cancellation signal that prevents the insulation from developing a charge. Zitron cables have earned a legendary reputation among reviewers, customers, and sound professionals for their ability to eclipse the performance of even cost-prohibitive cables. Caelin Gabriel's research has evolved to a second-generation Zitron technology that is making its debut in Alpha Series.
KPIP (Kinetic Phase Inversion Process): Eliminates Need for Burn-In
Shunyata founder Caelin Gabriel developed KPIP after years of research into the underlying causes of various effects such as burn-in, wire directionality, and cryogenic treatment. He discovered an underlying core principle that burn-in and cryogenics only partially addressed. Once the governing principle was understood, it became possible to create a processing technique and machine that could virtually eliminate the need for burn-in and cryogenic treatment.
OFE 101 Copper for Unsurpassed Purity
OFE Alloy 101, or C10100, is the highest grade of copper, with a minimum 99.99% purity and a conductivity rating of 101% IACS. OFE stands for oxygen-free electrolytic and supersedes the term OFHC (oxygen-free high conductivity). C10100 is the only grade of copper that comes with a written certification of purity.
ArNi® is a type of wire created by Shunyata Research designed to be the finest quality wire available for audio purposes. It begins with the highest-purity or copper available. It is then formed in virtual hollow tubes, eliminating skin effects and eddy current distortions. And finally, the wire undergoes Shunyata's proprietary KPIP process.
Hollow-Tube VTX Conductors: A Shunyata Exclusive
Shunyata Research's exclusive VTX conductors are made in the shape of hollow tubes. Since current can only travel through the outer rim on the wire, no skin effects or random eddy currents occur. VTX conductors are made from pure OFE C10100 or Ohno (single-crystal) copper.