XC cables eschew noise reduction features in favor of enhanced DTCD (dynamic transient current delivery) which is essential to maximize the performance of power conditioners and high-power amplifiers.
The Venom V10 XC delivers advanced technology and unprecedented performance at its very reasonable price point. The Venom V10 XC features high capacity 10 gauge OFE conductors and advanced fluorocarbon dielectrics.
The Venom V10 XC is an ideal power cable for your Shunyata Research power conditioner while the Venom V10 NR provides noise reduction for all of the source equipment like CD players, DACs, tuners, amps, and preamplifiers.
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. Each part, conductor, noise circuit and material allows for maximum throughput of instantaneous current.
Listeners will experience earth-shaking low-frequency performance from even the highest-current amplifiers as well as dynamic contrasts unheard of outside of a live event. More than any other design parameter, Shunyata Research’s skill in eliminating resistance and maximizing peak-current delivery is unmatched.
OFE Alloy 101
Shunyata Research uses only the highest purity of copper available for the production of its wire products. 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.
Fluorocarbon dielectrics are usually only found in wire used in the aerospace industry, satellites and only the most expensive audiophile cabling. It has special electrical characteristics; very low dielectric absorption, high dielectric strength and exceptional heat resistance. When used in audio and power cables is reduces the perception of dynamic compression and it improves sonic low-level resolution and clarity.
Audiophile Grade Connectors
Shunyata Research audiophile-grade connectors are made from a high-grade brass-copper-zinc alloy that can accept the very large 08 gauge conductors. The polycarbonate head-shells provide a lifetime of longevity.
The connectors are hermetically sealed with an electrically inert compound that protects the contacts and wires from corrosion. The compound also ensures that the wires cannot become loose, fray or pull out from the head shell. This guarantees a lifetime of reliable performance that does not degrade over time.
Shunyata Research’s proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process includes four days of continuous KPIP™ processing to dramatically reduce burn-in time and significantly improve sonic performance, delivering a relaxed and life-like presentation.
Wire: 10 gauge OFE
Solid brass AC contacts (not folded metal)
Solid-brass IEC contacts
Superior Contact Grip
Continuity and Polarity Tests – by two technicians
HiPOT Tests for each cable
Cable spools tested for insulation breakdown @ 4,000 VAC
Length: 1.75 meters