The Shunyata Hydra Delta D6 power distributor provides compelling proof of Shunyata Research’s commitment to delivering state-of-the-art performance at an affordable price. The D6 deservedly takes its place in our Performance Line of power distributors. For the first time, Shunyata Research has incorporated its finest, most exclusive technologies into a package priced so affordably that it will redefine value well beyond its price. The Hydra Delta D6’s unheard-of combination of measurable noise reduction, patented science, exclusive parts, and limited lifetime warranty will be impossible to find outside of Shunyata Research’s meticulously hand-crafted line of reference power distributors.
Most power conditioners reduce power line noise using common industrial filter designs. These filters use transformers, coils, baluns, toroids, ferrite cores, and large capacitors which by their very nature are highly reactive. They may produce undesirable sonic effects when used with high-end audio components especially amplifiers.
The NIC™ (Noise Isolation Chamber) reduces high-frequency power line noise using a patented non-reactive ferroelectric substance that actually absorbs high-frequency noise. This reduces power line noise without any of the negatives associated with power filter coils, capacitors, and transformers.
Traditional power conditioners are designed to block incoming noise from outside the home but do not address the noise that is generated by the electronic components themselves. In fact, most conditioners reflect noise back into other components connected to the power conditioner. CCI™ (Component-to-Component Isolation) is one of the most significant but often overlooked aspects of power system performance. The CCI™ filter consists of a proprietary multi-stage filter that reduces electrical noise and interference generated by a component’s power supply.
Significant amounts of noise exist on the ground plane of power lines. The ground wires can act as antennae, picking up electrical noise that can degrade the performance or operation of the electronic components. Ground Plane Noise Reduction (GP-NR™) is a proprietary technology developed by Shunyata Research to significantly reduce ground-plane noise; improving low-level resolution and clarity. The system includes one to four terminals, depending on the model, to connect as many as 12 audio components. We offer several models of CGC chassis grounding cables each made to your custom length and termination requirements.
Shunyata Research introduces a unique solution for the problem of heavy high-end power cables. The Cable Cradle surrounds and supports the weight of the power cable, preventing it from pulling away from the outlet. This system is designed to ensure reliable and secure electrical connections.
SR-Z1 Outlets are built by Hubbell to Shunyata Research's exacting specifications. The SR-Z1 starts with an oversized protective housing that allows for exceptional internal cooling capacity. The extra cooling reduces heat buildup within the electrical contacts which reduces heat-induced thermal noise. The electrical contacts are made from a high purity brass-copper alloy that is superior to the bronze used in common outlets. The neutral contacts have a triple-wipe design that contacts the AC plug at three different locations which decrease electrical impedance at the contact junction.
All SR-Z1 outlets undergo advanced cryogenic treatment using our on-site Cryogenics International computer-controlled facility.
90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (US)
220-240 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (EU, AS, AU)
Input Current Ratings
Maximum Continuous Current: 20A (US, AS)
Maximum Continuous Current: 16A (EU, AU)
Output Current Ratings
Max Current/Outlet: 20A (US, AS)
Max Current/Socket: 16A (EU, AU)
Maximum Transient Protection: 40,000 A @ 8/50 μs
Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker
8 gauge ArNi® VTX™ Buss System
10 gauge ArNi® VTX™ Wiring
Ratings: 600 V 105° C
Input to Output (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 40 dB reduction
Zone to Zone (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 50 dB reduction
Outlets & Connectors
Zones of Isolation: 6 Zones
Inlet: IEC C19R
US Outlets: 6 NEMA5-20R
AS Outlets: 6 NEMA 5-20R
EU Sockets: 6 CEE 7/3
AU Sockets: 6 AS/NZS 31123
Vibration dampening panels (internal)
AC outlet dampening gaskets
Aluminum and steel chassis
Anodized, aluminum faceplate
Length: 127 mm
Diameter: 38 mm
Width: 17.0 inches (20.32 cm)
Depth: 9 inches (22.9 cm)
Height: 4.6 inches (11.7 cm)
Weight: 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)