The Shunyata Research DF-SS takes the patented technology Shunyata Designer Caelin Gabriel applied in the original DFE and DFE v2, to an elite performance level by adding two important design innovations. In addition to the patented energy-field neutralization material used in the original DFE, the DF-SS incorporates two forms of vibration isolation that quiets energy transfer between the floor and any cable product.
The most significant advance applied to the DF-SS is the wide band cable suspension bridge, designed to support any cable, power or signal, while dissipating vibrational energy through the purposefully tensioned polymer band. The second innovation is the energy-absorbing granular compound that fills the base of the DF-SS. This compound formulation absorbs floor borne energy that would otherwise couple to the cable, causing signal degradation.
These combined technologies define the DF-SS as the most technically advanced cable suspension system on the market. To prove the DF-SS efficacy, Shunyata will be publishing Accelerometer test results with the DF-SS, indicating the level of isolation they provide from floor borne vibration, common to all sound system environments.
The difference in performance the DarkField Suspension System renders is dramatic and easy to appreciate when applied to literally any high-performance audio or video system. When applied as a system, the DF-SS renders a dramatic reduction in perceived noise and time smear, yielding improved clarity, depth and spatial information within any audio/video system..
Most importantly, the performance of the new DFE v2 has been extensively tested, compared and proven to outperform the original DFE's by a substantial margin. Only two aspects of the design have not changed; the original patent-pended concept and the reasonable retail price!
STANDARD CABLE ISOLATION THEORY
Conventional cable isolation theory holds that optimal cable performance can be achieved by elevating cables from the floor in an attempt to control vibrations and manage static fields. Typical cable elevators are made from electrically insulating materials such as wood, glass, plastic or ceramics. Most of these products claim superior performance based upon the materials or methods of elevation.
The central problem with the conventional model is that elevating a cable from the floor with an electrical insulator creates a relative static charge differential between the cable and floor. Over a period of time this static differential can become enormous - sometimes exceeding tens of thousands of volts. When an electrical signal is sent through the cable, the signal can become distorted or inter-modulated by the static electrical field differential between the cable and floor. This effect is similar to sending an electrical signal through a wire that passes through a powerful magnetic field. The distortion that results is quite audible with any quality entertainment system.
STATIC FIELD UNIFICATION
The Shunyata Research DARK FIELD CABLE ELEVATOR is based upon a patent-pending static-field-unification principle. The elevator is constructed from a static resistant and electrically conductive carbon impregnated polymer compound.
Used to isolate speaker and power cables from the floor.