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Shunyata Research Venom Ethernet Cable

Shunyata Research’s exclusive research and innovative technologies developed for its high-performance ethernet cables have made those cables the most sought-after products in their category. The dramatic performance gains brought by each of the models is readily evident and consistent across all types of sound and music systems. Standard length of cable is 1.5 meters. Please contact regional distributor for custom lengths.

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The most fundamental of three critical ethernet cable technologies are termed Precision Matched Impedance (PMZ). Designer Caelin Gabriel’s research into high-speed signal transmission found that the precision with which digital cable conductors are constructed has a profound impact on performance. Loose manufacturing variances lead to signal distortions that are clearly audible in a system designed for high fidelity. To achieve the benefits of PMZ, Shunyata Research produces ethernet conductors using extrusion and shielding processes designed to reduce phase distortion caused by characteristic impedance irregularities. This process reduces the micro-distortions associated with common ethernet cables. While this manufacturing process is slow and costly, it delivers superior timing, clarity, and dynamics in sound when used in a media entertainment system.


The second technology is the now-famous Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP™). KPIP™ is a proprietary Shunyata Research treatment process that effectively eliminates break-in and improves the performance of signal, digital, and power cabling. These improvements are significant when applied to high-speed signal conductors because they are more prone to signal degradation and micro-distortions compared to slower-speed analog signal cables.


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.


VENOM Ethernet


Cable Type: PMZ CAT-6a

Conductors: ArNi ® OFE

Dielectric: PTFE

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