For the purest signal possible, Shunyata Research has applied its own custom-made common mode filter technology to both the Alpha and Sigma ethernet models. As the name implies, these CMode filters reduce high-frequency noise distortion, delivering analog ease and palpable background silence that will close the gap between digital and analog front-end performance. Taken together, these technologies elevate the performance of the Shunyata Research ethernet cables beyond anything currently available. Listen and compare for yourself and discover newfound resolution from your ethernet-based entertainment system. – CAT 6A / 24 AWG OFE – PTFE Dielectric – PMZ Conductors – Belden Modular Connectors – KPIP™ Processed
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.
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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.
Belden Ethernet RJ45 connectors are a modular design that makes it easy to re-terminate in the event that the connector is damaged. They feature contacts that are gold plated over a Palladium/Nickel base metal. In our battery of performance tests, they finish second to only the more expensive German Telegartner.
Cable Type: PMZ CAT-6a
Conductors: ArNi ® OFE
Connectors: Belden modular RJ45
CMODE Modules: NA
KPIP Processing: 4-days
Length: 1.50 meters
Safety Assurance: Continuity and polarity tests – by two technicians
HiPOT tests insulation breakdown @ 1,200 VAC