VENOM AMP-1 is a dedicated single outlet high-current power distributor. It is ideal for mono-block amplifiers, video projectors and remotely located components. The AMP-1 was designed using Shunyata Research’s DTCD™ Analyzer to optimize instantaneous current delivery. There are no current breakers, fuses or surge protection which further streamlines its dedicated purpose to optimize the performance of high power amplifiers, projectors or single component devices. It uses parts, materials and technologies developed for Shunyata Research's award-winning reference TRITON power distributor. Shunyata Research’s Gemini module provides over 40,000 amps of surge and transient protection along with noise reduction derived from the CCI™ and MPDA™ filters. If you have multiple dedicated lines, the AMP-1 may be used to power the amplifiers while a VENOM PS8 or VENOM MPC-12 can be used to power the front-end components.
CCI™ Component-to-Component Interference
Traditional power conditioners are designed to block noise coming in from outside the home but do not address the noise that is generated by the electronic component’s themselves. In fact, many conditioners reflect noise back onto other components that are connected to the power conditioner.
Shunyata calls this CCI™ (Component-to-Component Interference) and believes it is one of the most significant but often overlooked aspects to power system performance. Shunyata Research has developed several noise reduction technologies to control CCI™ interference without using heavy transformers, coils or large capacitors.
Distributed Power Conditioning
Shunyata Research pioneered the concept of Distributed Power Conditioning to solve the problems associated with power line noise in complex home entertainment systems. Home entertainment systems can be very complex involving many components located in multiple locations. These systems may use several dedicated power lines making it almost impossible to effectively reduce power line noise with a single-box power conditioner solution. Shunyata Research solves this problem by intercepting noise at multiple locations in the entertainment system using a variety of products.
Shunyata power distributors supply power to multiple components while intercepting incoming power line RFI and EMI while also addressing CCI™ by reducing component-to-component interference. The use of DTCD™ Analysis has enabled Shunyata Research to develop multiple noise reduction technologies that do not compromise instantaneous current delivery.
Noise Reduction Power Cables
Shunyata Research has developed several “noise reduction” power cables that measurable reduce power supply generated noise. The noise is intercepted by the power cord and dissipated before it has the opportunity to propagate throughout the power system.
Gemini Protection Module
The GEMINI MODULE provides a massive 40,000 amps of surge protection, spike protection and noise reduction in a single compact module. The noise reduction circuitry is similar in design to the MPDA™ and CCI™ noise reduction modules. It also includes circuitry that monitors its operation including an LED status indicator. The module was designed to be field replaceable with only two terminal connections.
C10100 OFE Copper
Shunyata Research uses only the highest purity of copper available for the production of its wire products. Alloy 101 OFE 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.
OFE 12-Gauge Power Wire
The internal wiring in a power conditioner is absolutely critical to the performance. The wiring will determine the overall current carrying capacity of the unit and can dramatically affect the perceived audio and video performance.
Shunyata Research produces its own 12-gauge power wire made from Alloy 101 OFE which is the highest purity of copper available and is the only grade of copper that comes with a written certification of purity. The wire then undergoes advanced cryogenic treatment using our on-site Cryogenics International computer controlled facility.
HUBBELL C20 Inlet
Shunyata finds it interesting that many so called audiophile grade power conditioners actually use a common standard computer grade power inlet. The IEC C14 inlet has relatively small electrical contacts and has feeble power cable grip and it is only rated at a maximum of 15 amps of current. Ridiculous! Even our entry level VENOM PS8 power distributor is fitted with a HUBBELL IEC C20 inlet. This inlet is physically larger with contacts that are massive compared to the C14. The contact grip strength is light years beyond the common computer grade inlet. And it gets treated in Shunyata Research’s cryogenic plant for improved performance.
"Trivial" Terminals and Connectors
There are some parts that are considered trivial and insignificant by some engineers and designers. Small ring terminals and spades that are used to connect internal wiring, terminals and switches are good examples. Shunyata Research’s DTCD™ Analyzer demonstrates that these parts can be very detrimental to transient current delivery and can adversely affect sonic quality. Shunyata Research actually designs and makes a wide variety of these small parts using superior metals and platings for each specific application. This is just a small example of the extreme lengths that Shunyata will go to in the pursuit of superior performance in their products!
ArNi™ Cryogenic Treatment
ArNi™ Cryogenic Treatment Process that is more advanced than the conventional nitrogen based procedure. Many of the critical signal and power conductors used in their reference products are treated using the ArNi process. This procedure noticeably enhances the performance of the treated parts. Shunyata Cryogenic Treatment Plant
Shunyata Research operates its own onsite cryogenic treatment facility. Shunyata uses computer controlled equipment from Cryogenics International. Liquid nitrogen is used to reduce the temperature of the contents to -320 degrees fahrenheit. The computer monitors and lowers the temperature by a single degree at a time to prevent thermal shock. They use this process to improve the performance of wire, conductors, connectors and terminals that are used in Shunyata power products and signal cabling.
Shunyata Isolation Footer
Power distributors react very similar to amplifiers in relationship to floor borne vibration. Shunyata has tested dozens of commercially available feet and determined that none of them were adequate for use with their products. After researching multiple forms of energy dissipation methods, we developed a footer that possesses excellent vibration absorbing characteristics.
Shunyata also produces several types SSF stainless steel feet for their power conditioners.
Vibration Management Materials
Shunyata Research recognizes that vibration control is important to the overall performance of our products. Our power distributor chassis’ are made with heavy gauge steel or aluminum not plastic or thin wall sheet metal. Shunyata has developed their own accelerometer test instrument that detects extremely low levels of vibration. They use it in the developed of vibration absorbing materials such as energy absorbing footers, AC outlet gaskets and chassis dampeners that measurably reduce resonant vibration within the power distributor.
Max Voltage (US): 125VAC unregulated
Max continuous current: 20 Amps (US)
Peak instantaneous current: >200 Amps @ 8.33ms
Max surge current: 40,000 Amps @ 8/50μs
NOISE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Gemini Surge/Noise Module
OVER CURRENT PROTECTION
US Version: NEMA 5-20R
Dual OFE 12-Gauge Conductors (US/Asia)
Dual OFE 3.3 mm2 (EU/AU)
OFE C10100 Copper
Shunyata Cryogenic Treatment
16 Gauge Powder Coated Steel Chassis
Stainless Steel Faceplate
Vibration Dampening (chassis)
AC Outlet Dampening Gaskets
Shunyata's Isolation Footer
Length: 7.8 inches (19.8 cm), Depth: 5.1 inches (13.0 cm), Height: 3.8 inches (9.7 cm)
Weight: 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)