Superb Power Conditioning in a Flexible Cable: The Shunyata Research Omega QR-s Power Cable Uses Industry-Leading Technology to Provide Stellar Sonic Clarity
Audiophiles around the globe revere Shunyata Research's Omega QR power cables, which have transformed the concept of power conditioning within a cable – and now that same technology is available in the Omega QR-s power cable, which is smaller, lighter, and more flexible than its predecessor.
Following the transformative success of the Omega QR power cables, many in the audiophile industry requested a "little brother," which prompted the world-renowned Shunyata Research engineers to design the Omega QR-s. Its smaller diameter tube, lighter weight, and greater flexibility make it ideal for use with DACs, CD players, preamplifiers, digital processors, integrated amplifiers, and other source equipment. (For high power amplifiers, the Omega QR power cables are recommended. In fact, the ideal application for the Omega QR is to power the world's elite mono-block amplifiers.)
As any audio engineer can tell you, power-line noise is an insidious problem that originates from many sources, including the audio components themselves. Shunyata Research power cords employ proprietary internal noise-reduction filters that measurably reduce noise on the power line, as well as noise that is produced by the component power supplies.
The patented QR/BB technology that drives Shunyata's reference power conditioners is now available in a flexible cable that can be plugged directly into the wall socket. The QR/BB technology allows the cable to serve as a passive supercharger for high-current amplifiers and analog components – resulting in improvements to perceived timing, dimensionality, and dynamics. Shunyata's patented Noise Isolation Chamber technology and next-generation noise-filtering circuitry allow the Omega QR-s to act as a single-component power-conditioner.
These U.S.A.-made power cables feature both differential and common-mode noise reduction. Overall, the reduction in perceived noise levels will startle you – no matter how many years you've been critically listening (or viewing).
VTX-Ag conductors – found at the center core of the highest-grade silver with a coaxial surround of pure OFE copper – help deliver lifelike dynamics while maintaining rich tonal body and nuance. In addition, true carbon-fiber head shells lead to enhanced vibration management and lowered distortion.
Vibration control is an essential element in extracting the best performance from Omega QR-s. Therefore, the Omega QR-s is supplied with Shunyata Research's exclusive cable suspension elevators (DFSS Dark Field Suspension System).
CopperCONN pure copper is used in these incredible cables. The CopperCONN internal metals are culled from solid copper and use high-tension, spring-loaded contacts for vice-like grip. This contributes to a measurable improvement in Dynamic Transient Current Delivery (DTCD) performance and a correspondingly obvious difference in audible performance. CopperCONN connectors deliver measurably lower-resistance connections that will unlock the performance of nearly any component or system.
Shunyata's Omega QR and QR-s power cables are without peer in the industry. That's why we encourage you to try Shunyata's cables in your own system with an in-home audition. If you're not completely satisfied, simply send the cables back to Music Direct without any hassle. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
"Shunyata's Omega QR-s is one of the most dynamically unconstrained power cords out there, and that's saying a lot…. I expected quiet backgrounds (it's a Shunyata thing) but they fall away still further than anticipated with Omega QR-s. It's like even the quietest electronics have more to give, and even the quietest power feed has noise to be removed. Omega QR-s does that brilliantly…. Omega QR-s just brings out the best in the kit you have, whatever kit you have."
—Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi+
The VTX-Ag conductors are the result of a 25-year design progression steeped in credible science and definitive measurement. VTX-Ag conductors use an outer tube geometry of the purest form of copper, which is intended to bring out the purest tone and timbres of recorded instruments and voices. The VTX outer core of pure copper surrounds an inner core of the purest form of silver. The inner Ag core conductor demonstrably improves macro-dynamics, along with an incredible three-dimensional weight and timing in the lower octaves. When combined, the VTX-Ag conductors represent the greatest advance in conductor science of designer Colin Gabriel's storied career.
Patented QR/BB Technology
Omega QR-s power cables incorporate a refined and improved version of Shunyata Research's patented QR/BB technology. The QR/BB science was granted a patent because it possesses the ability to act as a coulomb charge, meaning it stores and discharges microsecond pulses of current in a way that improves a component's access to instantaneous current. The sonic result is a lifelike presentation of timing and dynamic contrasts in sound that cannot be replicated by any other means. In layman's terms, it acts like a supercharger for amplifiers, preamps, DACs, and CD players.
Patented NIC Technology
NIC Technology (Noise Isolation Chamber) is a technology that reduces high-frequency power-line noise. NICs use a non-reactive ferroelectric substance that actually absorbs high-frequency noise and dissipates this energy as heat within its molecular structure, without adding reactance or resistance to the AC signal. This technology was refined for use in Shunyata's power cables.
Differential and Common-Mode Noise-Reduction Circuits
The unique noise-reducing circuits add a stunning background of absolute quiet to recordings, allowing the listener to experience a recording as never before.
Exclusive Noise-Reduction Technology
Shunyata Research's exclusive NR (Noise Reduction) technology is a multistage filter network that filters power-line and component-generated noise to a degree that is both measurable and profound.
Shunyata's power cords are used in many world-famous recording studios, in medical imaging and heart-surgery labs, and in other scientific settings. This noise-reduction technology was developed by Shunyata Research's medical division, Clear Image Scientific, to improve the performance of medical imaging systems in cardiology and neurosurgery. NR filters are specifically engineered to be non-reactive and are compatible with all components and power supply designs, including high-power amplifiers.
Every facet of these power cables is refined to deliver measurably superior Dynamic Transient Current Delivery (DTCD). Each part, conductor, noise circuit, and material inside the cable allows for maximum throughput of instantaneous current. More than any other design parameter, Shunyata Research's skill in eliminating resistance and maximizing peak-current delivery is unmatched.
Conductors: 08 gauge VTX-Ag
Connectors: CopperCONN Pure Copper
QR/BB Patent Number: US 10,031,536
NIC Patent Number: US 8,658,892
Noise Reduction: > 12dB differential mode reduction
Length: 6.6 feet (2 meters)
Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Diameter cable: 1.0"