Denali 6000/S v2
The Denali 6000/S Version 2 adds measurably improved performance and technology to a design that has won multiple Product of the Year Awards and raves from every critic covering them. Design advances within Denali v2 include objectively lowered noise, double the outlet zone-isolation and superior high-current performance for amps and other high-current electronics on all outlets. The Denali 6000/S is designed to provide the finest performance available, at a price-point intended to embarrass the competition.
The Denali 6000/S Version 2 adds measurably improved performance and technology to a design that has won multiple Product of the Year Awards and raves from every critic covering them. Design advances within Denali v2 include objectively lowered noise, double the outlet zone-isolation and superior high-current performance for amps and other high-current electronics on all outlets. Denali 6000/S improvements derive from advances in technology that have made Clear Image Scientific®, Shunyata Research’s sister company a household-name in the medical imaging and scientific communities.
Taken together, these design upgrades elevate the Denali 6000/S v2 from an award-winning reference to a complete, state-of-the-art product for recording and home entertainment systems. The Denali 6000/S is designed to provide the finest performance available, at a price-point intended to embarrass the competition.
Denali 6000/S represents Shunyata Research’s flagship six-outlet power distributor. With six independent zones of noise isolation, the Denali 6000/S can be used for an entire six component system that includes digital, analog and high-current electronics. All six outlet zones are designed to provide both exceptional high-current performance and discretely filtered noise isolation that all but eliminates cross talk between components.
There are no current restrictions of any kind within the Denali 6000/S. Instead, (DTCD®) high-current performance is markedly improved across all outlets. From the industry’s most demanding amps, to the most delicate, noise sensitive sources, the Denali 6000/S Version 2 was developed to deliver performance previously unattainable anywhere near its price.
The Denali 6000/S features patented technologies and proprietary components that are simply unavailable in other products. Denali power distributors supply power to multiple components while reducing noise from the power line and intercepting component-to-component noise.
DTCD® DESIGNED (Dynamic Transient Current Delivery)
The Denali 6000/S was designed using the DTCD® analyzer. DTCD® Analysis is a technique that measures instantaneous current through low impedance electrical conductors and contacts. Shunyata Research uses it to optimize the design, specification and construction of parts and materials to ensure maximum current delivery performance.
CCI™ NOISE REDUCTION
Traditional power conditioners are designed to block incoming noise from outside the home but do not address the noise that is 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.
The CCI™ filter consists of a proprietary multi-stage filter that reduces electrical noise and power supply generated interference.
QR/BB™ AND NIC™ NOISE REDUCTION
The NIC™ (Noise Isolation Chamber) is a patented technology that reduces high frequency power line noise. NICs™ use a non-reactive ferroelectric substance that actually absorbs high frequency noise. This allows Denali power distributors to reduce noise without any of the negatives associated with conventional power conditioner designs. Patented QR/BB™ technology dramatically reduces the sense of dynamic compression often heard when an amplifier is connected to a conventional power conditioner.
Dynamics are actually improved when an amplifier is connected to the Denali even when compared to a direct connection to the wall outlet. [ US Patents: 10,031,536 B2 and 8,658,892 ]
ZONES OF ISOLATION
The Denali 6000/S features six zones of isolation. US outlets are traditionally paired together into a duplex. The Denali 6000/S is configured in such a way that each outlet is individually isolated. This design allows for significant reduction of CCI™ regardless of system configuration.
GP-NR NOISE REDUCTION
When it comes to reducing noise, much focus is appropriately given to the electrical power lines that feed the audio system, but a significant amount of interference may also enter the system via the ground lines. These lines act as antennae, drawing in electrical noise that 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 more pure audio experience.
HIGH CURRENT CAPABILITY
The Denali series power distributors have a 20 Amp continuous rating, ensuring unfettered power delivery to entire systems, including high-powered amplifiers. Advanced electromagnetic breakers combined with massive 8-gauge ArNi® wiring maximize dynamic contrast and bass impact.
HYDRAULIC ELECTROMAGNETIC BREAKER
Common power conditioners use fuses or thermal breakers for over-current protection. When heavily loaded, those devices cause voltage drops, increased contact impedance, thermal noise, excessive heat generation, and current-limiting effects. The Denali 6000/S uses a more advanced solution called a hydraulic electromagnetic breaker that can operate right up to the maximum current rating without the limitations of fuses or thermal breakers.
All commercial grade connectors and virtually all audiophile grade connectors are made from a brass or bronze base metal. Some audiophile grade connectors may get a plating of nickel, silver, gold or rhodium which is only a few millionths of an inch thick. The Shunyata Research CopperCONN® is constructed using solid, high purity, oxygen-free copper as the base metal with a flash coating to protect the copper from oxidation. The CopperCONN® outlets and connectors are designed to provide superior grip strength and contact integrity. This contributes to a measurable improvement in DTCD® performance and a correspondingly obvious difference in audible performance.
CABLE CRADLE SUPPORT SYSTEM
Shunyata Research introduces a unique solution for the problem of heavy high-end power cables. The innovative Cable Cradle supports the weight of the power cable, preventing it from pulling away from the outlet. This system is designed to ensure reliable and secure electrical connections.
Shunyata Research has developed a proprietary line of ArNi® conductors. They are made with certified OFE C10100 (Certified ASTM F68) copper. The wire strands are arrayed in a proprietary “hollow tube” VTX™ geometry, which reduces skin effects. ArNi® conductors are then treated with Shunyata Research’s exclusive Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP™) for a period of 2 days.
Mechanical vibration can be very destructive to system performance. The Denali 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 panels. Each outlet is isolated from the chassis with a vibration-dampening gasket that reduces vibration conducted through the AC cables. All internal modules, filters, and electronics are encapsulated in a vibration-absorbent compound.
SSF-38 SHUNYATA FOOTER
The Denali 6000/S includes Shunyata Research’s SSF-38 isolation footers specifically designed to reduce vibration from the supporting platform. Power distributors react very similarly to amplifiers in relationship to floor borne vibration. After researching multiple forms of energy dissipation methods, Shunyata Research developed the SSF-38 to provide the performance characteristics of an expensive after market isolator but at a fraction of the cost.
KPIP™ “BLACKBIRD” PROCESSOR
Each Denali is treated with Shunyata Research’s proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP™). The KPIP™ dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance.
Many of the electrical components in the Denali 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.