Flagship Noise-Reduction Technology, Bulletproof Build, No Limitations with High Current: Six-Outlet Shunyata Hydra Delta D6 Power Conditioner Delivers Breakthrough Performance
Shunyata Research's devotion to offering state-of-the-art performance, devising breakthrough technologies, and adhering to proven scientific principles has never taken a more concrete, reasonably priced form than the Hydra Delta D6 power conditioner. Containing much of the cutting-edge engineering, exclusive parts, and noise-reduction methods present in its flagship Triton and Denali models, the six-outlet Hydra Delta D6 powers most systems while delivering a staggering 40dB of noise reduction – a previously unheard-of level anywhere near its price class. Designed using the company's Dynamic Transient Current Delivery (DTCD) analyzer, it has zero limitations with DTCD instantaneous current and seamlessly pairs with high-current amplifiers, digital front ends, projectors, and more. The enhancements you'll experience – from more defined soundstages to grander dynamics, lower noise floors to quieter sibilances, richer details to lusher textures, clearer mids to tauter bass notes – will astound you. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
Akin to its more expensive brethren, Hydra Delta D6 arrives built for speed with an all-aluminum chassis, advanced internal ground insolation, stainless-steel feet, and sophisticated vibration isolation. Rated at a full 20A and measuring 4.6 x 17 x 9 inches (HWD), the U.S.A.-made component spills over with proven (and patented) features. To wit, its triple-wipe-contact-system Hubbell outlets get support in the form of Shunyata's very own cable-cradle system for optimal grip and protection. Backed by an industry-leading Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty, the company's Trident-Defense protection system complements trademarked CCI noise reduction, trademarked NIC noise reduction, and proprietary GP-NR noise reduction technologies. Cutting-edge hydraulic electromagnetic breakers, eight-gauge ArNi conductors, massive buss conductors, and wire strands arrayed in unique hollow-tube VTX geometry all come standard.
Leaving nothing to chance, Shunyata also treated each Hydra Delta D6 with its proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP), a step that drastically reduces burn-in time and improves fidelity. Relatedly, many of the electrical components went through cryogenic treatment at the company's dedicated lab. Furthermore, each chassis panel and internal structure tout vibration-dampening materials while the outlets remain isolated from the chassis with dampening gaskets. And all internal modules, filters, and electronics are encapsulated in a vibration-absorbent compound.
We invite you to read more about the specifics of the distinctive technology below, but we more enthusiastically encourage you to hear just how dramatic a difference Hydra Delta D6 will make in your own system by arranging for a risk-free in-home audition backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you've always wondered if there was anything behind power-conditioning claims or dreamed of implementing a Shunyata unit in your setup, there's never been a better time to act.
"This may be the highest compliment I can give to the Shunyata Delta D6 and Venom components: They made my rig less about electronics and more about the music."
– Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
DTCD (Dynamic Transient Current Delivery) Design
Hydra Delta D6 is designed using Shunyata Research's DTCD analyzer. DTCD Analysis measures instantaneous current through extremely-low impedance electrical conductors and contacts. Shunyata Research uses it to optimize the design and performance of our power conditioners and power cabling.
CCI and NIC Noise Reduction
Traditional power conditioners are designed to block incoming noise from outside the home but do not address the noise generated by the electronic components themselves. In fact, most conditioners reflect noise back into other components connected to the power conditioner. CCI (Component-to-Component Interference) is one of the most significant but often overlooked aspects to power system performance. Shunyata's CCI filter consists of a proprietary multi-stage filter that reduces electrical noise and power supply generated interference. Relatedly, the NIC (Noise Isolation Chamber) is a patented technology that reduces high-frequency power line noise. NICs use ferroelectric substances that actually absorb high-frequency noise. This allows Hydra Delta D6 to reduce noise without any of the negative interactions associated with conventional power conditioner designs.
GP-NR Noise Reduction
When it comes to reducing noise, engineers focus primarily on the AC electrical lines, with little if any thought given to the ground lines. The incoming ground line and the internal power conditioner ground plane can actually act as antennae, drawing in electrical noise that may interfere with the operation of the connected components. Ground Plane Noise Reduction is a proprietary technology developed by Shunyata Research to significantly reduce interference caused by this phenomenon, thereby providing a purer audio experience.
High-Current Capability and Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker
The Hydra Delta D6 is rated at a full 20 Amps of continuous current, ensuring unfettered power delivery to complex entertainment systems, including those with high-powered amplifiers. Advanced electromagnetic breakers in addition to massive buss and eight-gauge ArNi conductors provide exceptional dynamic contrast and bass impact. And while common power conditioners use fuses or thermal breakers for over-current protection. When heavily loaded, they may cause voltage drops, increased contact impedance, thermal noise, excessive heat generation, and current-limiting effects. Hydra Delta D6 employs a more advanced solution called a hydraulic electromagnetic breaker that operates right up to the maximum current rating without the limitations of fuses or thermal breakers.
Cutting-Edge Outlets and Cable Cradle Support System
Hydra Delta D6 includes Hubbell outlets that use a triple-wipe contact system and have broad contact areas to grip a plug from three different sides, providing superior electrical integrity. Hubbell outlets feature a solid brass back-strap that ensures a reliable ground connection that may reduce noise and hum. Hydra Delta D6 also employs Shunyata Research's unique solution for the problem of heavy high-end power cables. The Cable Cradle supports the weight of the power cables, preventing them from pulling away from the outlet.
ArNi Conductors and KPIP Treatment
Proprietary ArNi conductors are made from certified OFE C10100 (Certified ASTM F68) copper. The wire strands are arrayed in a unique hollow-tube VTX geometry that reduces skin effects. ArNi conductors are treated with Shunyata Research's exclusive Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP) for a period of eight days. On a larger level, each Hydra Delta D6 is treated with KPIP, which dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance.
Mechanical vibration can be very destructive to system performance. Hydra Delta D6 was designed from its inception to include advanced forms of vibration control that improve the recovery of subtle musical detail and nuance. All chassis panels and internal structures are treated with vibration-dampening materials. The outlets are isolated from the chassis with vibration-dampening gaskets that reduce vibration conducted through the AC cables. All internal modules, filters, and electronics are encapsulated in a vibration-absorbent compound.
Many of the electrical components in Hydra Delta D6 are treated in Shunyata Research's own advanced computer-controlled cryogenics lab. Further cryogenic treatment of the unit is strongly discouraged, and will void your warranty.