Shunyata Research has earned its distinct reputation for designing products with exceedingly high-performance and value. The Venom NR V12 (Noise Reduction) and Venom NR V10 power cords are the most profound embodiment of this ethos because of their dramatic, measurably superior performance results.
Although they are affordably priced, the Venom NR V12 and Venom NR V10 power cords contain some of Shunyata Research’s most advanced technologies and finest custom-manufactured parts. As a result, the Venom NR V12 and Venom NR V10 offer objective performance benefits that simply do not exist outside of Shunyata’s own product range. The Venom NR Series are our lowest price power cables that have built-in filters that deliver measurably lower power line noise. They also feature electrostatic shields to reduce radiated noise.
The letters “NR” stand for “Noise Reduction.” Shunyata Research manufacturers Noise Reduction power cords that contain multi-stage filter circuits that measurably and dramatically reduce noise at the specific frequencies common to the power-line and electronic power-supplies. NR power cords measurably eliminate noise in two-directions and deliver startling results when connected to electronics tasked with resolving low-level signals or improved visual images. Shunyata Research’s NR power cords are used within the scientific community, medical imaging and heart-surgery labs and within many world renowned recording studios. NR power cords are also used by thousands of home entertainment enthusiasts from around the world. The unique noise reduction technology used within NR power cords is non-reactive and non-current limiting, making the NR power cords suitable for virtually any application where measurably reduced noise and improved resolution of signals and visuals are the goal.
The Venom NR V12 and Venom NR V10 are identical in terms of their ability to measurably reduce AC line and component generated noise. Their extreme quality metals, OFE copper conductors, AC connectors, fluorocarbon dielectrics and KPIP metal treatments are also identical. These similarities make either power cord ideal for any application where noise-reduction and improved signal resolution are the goal.
Where they differ is in their conductor size. The Venom NR V12 uses 12 gauge conductors, while the Venom NR V10 uses larger 10 gauge conductors. The Venom NR V10 model will offer a performance advantage over the Venom NR V12 only when used with dynamic current draw electronics in sound systems.
Application examples favoring the Venom NR V10’s larger gauge would be amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, DAC’s, CD players, tuners, phono-preamps and the wall connection from power distributors. All visual or digital signal output electronics will benefit equally from either Venom NR model, making the less expensive Venom NR V12 the ideal choice because of its lower cost.
The Venom NR V12 and Venom NR V10 power cord can be used to power any and all electronics, so choices should come down to budget, application and system goals.
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. Certified by ASTM F68 C10100. Shunyata Research's exclusive VTX™ conductors are made in the shape of virtual tubes. The core of the conductor is completely hollow minimizing skin effects and random eddy currents. They are produced using OFE Alloy-101.
CCI™ filters have the unique ability to reduce component-generated power line noise without inhibiting DTCD® (dynamic transient current delivery). This unique filter element prevents power line noise from one component contaminating the other adjacent electronic components. Shunyata Research’s CCI™ filter modules consist of proprietary multi-stage filters that reduce power supply-generated noise without the use of heavy transformers, coils or large capacitors. KPIP™ (Kinetic Phase Inversion Process) was developed by Caelin Gabriel after years of research into the underlying causes of various effects such as burn-in, wire directionality and the effects of cryogenic treatment. He discovered that there was an underlying core principle that burn-in and cryogenics only “partially” addressed. Once the governing principle was understood it became possible to create a processing technique and machine that could virtually eliminate the need for burn-in and cryogenic treatment.