Expressly Designed for Power Conditioners: Shunyata Alpha v2 XC (20A) Power Cable Features Eight-Gauge VTX-Ag Conductors, Carbon-Fiber Headshells, and DTCD
The Shunyata Alpha v2 XC is a power cable in name only. Featuring built-in, second-generation Zitron technology that measurably lowers dielectric distortion while preserving the integrity of the original audio signal, the U.S.A.-made cable is exclusively engineered to ensure your power conditioner gets the clean high-current it needs to perform. And that says nothing of how its array of patented engineering, exclusive metal treatments, and customized parts translate to unshackled musical performance.
Let's start with its implementation of VTX-Ag in the eight-gauge conductors, which provides significant improvements in dynamics, accuracy, and low-level resolution while preserving the subtle tonal, textural, and timbral signatures that bring music to life. Alpha v2 XC also delivers more precise, time-correct presentations distinguished with an authoritative low end, pronounced contrasts, and transparent soundstages. What's more, carbon-fiber connectors eliminate layers of grain all the while claiming a ridiculously silent background.
What's more, Alpha v2 XC's vanishingly low resistance to peak current (DTCD) provides unparalleled performance even when paired with a power conditioner that demands gobs of energy. You also get the advantages of Shunyata's Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP), a groundbreaking conditioning method that not only eliminates the need for time-consuming burn-in on your end but also elevates the overall fidelity of your system. You will hear myriad sonic benefits – blacker backgrounds, lifelike detail, inner depth, explosive dynamics, revealing textures. And you won't have to wait hours and hours for it to happen.
If we take a closer look at the composition of Alpha v2 XC, it starts with an ultra-pure OFE copper tube with a pure silver conductor at the center of the hollow core – all woven into large, eight-gauge VTX-Ag conductors linked to CopperCONN connectors. The latter contain true carbon-fiber headshells with anti-vibration qualities and pure copper contacts that claim higher conductivity principles than common plated brass and bronze contacts. Advanced fluorocarbon dielectrics and sonic welding that mitigates junction points complete a power cord that combines meaningful innovations, objective measurement, an artisan's eye for detail, and discernible science in the name of provable, standard-setting functionality.
Shunyata has yet again raised the bar on possibilities. Want to hear how for yourself? Select the length you require from our drop-down menu above an experience Alpha v2 XC in your own system with a risk-free in-home audition backed by our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
Shunyata Research has developed its own line of CopperCONN connectors that feature solid copper contacts and true carbon-fiber head-shells (Alpha and Sigma models) that have anti-vibration qualities. These connectors are not just beautiful; they functionally reduce micro-distortions due to the carbon fiber's unique energy absorbing vibration reduction qualities.
Dynamic Transient Current Delivery is critical to performance for high performance entertainment systems. All elements in Reference XC Series power cords, including the wires, contacts, dielectrics and junctions, are tested and optimized using Shunyata Research's proprietary DTCD Analyzer. This optimization ensures outstanding low-frequency performance as well as dynamic contrasts akin to a live musical event. More than any other design parameter, Shunyata Research's ability to provide measurable dynamic instantaneous current is unparalleled.
Reference XC Series cables feature an advancement in conductor technology that combines the transient speed and definition of pure silver with the warmth, power, and body of pure copper. VTX-Ag has a core conductor of pure silver with an outer concentric conductor of high-purity OFE copper. VTX-Ag provides significant improvements in dynamics, timing precision,and low-level resolution while preserving the subtle tonal, textural, and timbral signatures that bring music to life.
KPIP 'Blackbird' Process
Reference XC Series power cords are treated with Shunyata Research's proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process. Four days of continuous KPIP processing dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance, delivering a relaxed and life-like presentation.