The Omega is the finest AES/EBU cable ever produced by Shunyata Research. Its innovative and proprietary technologies reduce cable-induced jitter and time smear that otherwise limits the ultimate performance potential of digital playback. The Omega AES/EBU clearly allows more information to come through with a quieter background, crystalline clarity, and improved micro-to-macro dynamics that may startle even the most experienced listener.
PMZ — Shunyata Research digital cables are produced using a Precision Matched Impedance cable geometry. This means that tolerances of the conductor surface, dielectric extrusion, and the precision of the braided shield are held to minute variances. To achieve these tight tolerances, the extrusion and braiding machines must be run at one-quarter speed during the manufacturing process. The result is better performance through a reduction of cable-induced signal jitter.
(Z definition = impedance)
ArNi® wire was designed by Shunyata Research to be the finest quality wire available. It begins with the highest purity of copper and silver metals available, including Ohno (single crystal), PCOCC silver, and OFE C0101 conductors. Fluorocarbon dielectrics, usually only found in aerospace applications that have exceptional electrical characteristics including extremely low dielectric absorption, high dielectric strength, and superb heat resistance. When used in digital wiring it significantly reduces transient energy storage and releases which affects phase noise performance.
— And finally, every cable undergoes our proprietary KPIP™ process.
VTX™ — Shunyata Research’s exclusive VTX™ conductors are formed into a virtual tube with the core of the conductor being hollow. This ensures that all the current flows through the outer periphery of the conductor which minimizes skin effects and random eddy currents. VTX™ conductors are made with single crystal Ohno, certified OFE, or silver wire.
— Superior by design
TAP/CMODE Hybrid Module — For the purest signal possible, Shunyata Research has merged its patent-pending TAP technology and CMODE filter into a single hybrid module. The TAP polarizer reduces electromagnetic signal polarization while the CMODE filter reduces common-mode noise that travels across all conductors. The combination delivers analog-like ease and palpable background silence that closes the gap between digital and analog systems.
— Patent Pending —
PMZ Connectors — Pulse timing is critical to digital transmission accuracy. It is critical that a digital connector’s impedance precisely match the cables' characteristic impedance. A mismatched connector will create signal reflections that increase digital jitter or phase noise. A 50-ohm cable requires a 50-ohm termination — not the commonly used 75-ohm connector. Shunyata Research is careful to ensure that every cable and connector are precisely matched for a seamless component-to-component connection.
Cable Type: PMZ Twin-axial
Conductors: ArNi ® / VTX / Ohno
Characteristic Impedance: 110 ohms
TAP/CMode Hybrid Modules: two
KPIP Processing: 4-days
Length: 1.00 meters
Continuity and polarity tests – by two technicians
HiPOT tests insulation breakdown @ 1,200 VAC