Shunyata PS8 Power Distributor



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The VENOM PS8 is Shunyata Research's least expensive reference grade power distributor. It was designed, specifically to fit behind a rack or cabinet with all outlets facing up for ease of use in a complex entertainment system.

It's ultra high-current design and quality construction make it an ideal choice for video systems, media systems, recording systems and high-end audio power distribution applications.

power conditioner is a device that provides surge protection and noise reduction while a power distributor simply distributes power to multiple outlets. Many purist audiophiles have a distain for power conditioners, claiming that they compress dynamics and inject a grainy quality to their audio system. For these people the VENOM PS8 is a godsend.

Some people do want a high-end power conditioner like the award winning HYDRA TRITON but just can't come up with the coin. They need something less expensive but don't want to sacrifice quality. The PS8, when used with the VENOM DEFENDER, provides a complete power conditioning system that provides surge protection and noise reduction for up to eight components. 

The VENOM PS8 was created as a premium-performance alternative for those who are tired of mass-market power products typically associated with lack-luster performance, cheap parts and plastic or flimsy metal enclosures. It uses many of the premium parts and custom materials that have earned the HYDRA Series multiple international awards and professional endorsements.

NOTE: The Venom PS8 requires a power cord with a C19 connector which is not included with the product.

High Capacity - Slip Profile
The VENOM PS8, with its generous eight outlets, is the perfect solution for complex home entertainment and media systems. The exceptional current capacity and power rating ensures unfettered performance even when high-current amplifiers are used. The narrow profile (less than 4 inches) of the PS8 allows it to be placed behind a cabinet without pulling the cabinet out from the wall. All of the power cords plug-in from the top of the unit for easy access.

Reference Grade Expansion
Many of you already own a reference grade power conditioner like the HYDRA TRITON but need more outlets to power accessories. You recognize that the quality of power distribution can dramatically affect audio and video performance so you will appreciate the reference quality parts used in the VENOM PS8.

Pure Power Distribution
Some purists appreciate a simple but high quality approach to power distribution. You appreciate a beautifully designed chassis and the performance provided by exceptional parts like cryogenic power conductors and the expensive hydraulic electromagnetic breaker. But you prefer the purity of a system sans surge protection and noise filters. The VENOM PS8 is the product you have been waiting for.

Venom Defender
Use an optional VENOM DEFENDER to add surge protection and advanced noise reduction technology to the VENOM PS8's.

MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
- Max Voltage (US): 125VAC unregulated

CURRENT RATINGS
- Max continuous current: 20 Amps (US and Asia)
- Peak instantaneous current: >200 Amps (800ms)

SURGE SUPPRESSION
- None

OVER CURRENT PROTECTION
- Hydraulic electromagnetic breaker

CONNECTORS
- Inlet: IEC-C20
- US Outlets: 8 Outlets (NEMA 5-20R)

NOTE: The Venom PS8 requires a power cord with a C19 connector which is not included with the product.

WIRING / BUSS SYSTEM
- Dual 12 AWG Shunyata Conductors
- CDA-101 Copper
- Shunyata's Alpha Cryogenic Treatment

CONSTRUCTION
- 16 Gauge Powder Coated Steel Chassis
- Stainless Steel Top Cover
- Vibration Isolation Treatment
- Rubber Footer

DIMENSIONS
Width: 20.5 inches (52.07 cm)
Depth: 3.8 inches (9.65 cm)
Height: 3.3 inches (8.38 cm)
Weight: 6.2 lbs (2.81 kg)

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