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    MY TAKE: Shunyata makes some of the world's finest power conditioners. The MPC-12A is a unique designs that isolates digital components from analog gear. - Galen Carol

     

    The MPC-12A is similar in function to our traditional power distributors in that it is intended for normal audio and video systems that are not specifically computer based audio systems.
     

    The MPC-12A has two independent zones of 6 outlets each, for a total of 12 outlets. This allows for the normal segregation of analog and digital components or between amplifiers and source components. The "A" designation stands for audio although it can also be used in all forms of audio/video systems. The two isolated zones will be labeled "A/V Zone 1" and "A/V Zone 2”.
     

    At the core of the MPC-12A are Shunyata’s latest generation of CCI™ (Component-to-Component Interference) filters. These powerful multi-frequency noise-filters provide exceptional isolation for electronics without interfering with DTCD® (Dynamic Transient Current Delivery) or electronics power supply function. The MPC-12A has none of the drawbacks commonly associated with traditional forms “power conditioning” yet provides all of the protection and noise isolation that benefit electronics systems of all types.
     

    Complementing the superior noise isolation in the MPC-12 "A" are dual 12 gauge OFE 101 copper conductors. This massive 9 gauge aggregate conductor set insures optimum DTCD® performance for any and all high-current draw systems. Surge and spike protection are included in the form of Shunyata Research'’s Surge module, which has had a virtually zero failure rate since its inception. Putting these elements together in a 12 outlet, form-follows-function package makes the MPC-12A an incredible value. For those looking at the next big step-up from Shunyata Research’s critically heralded PS-8 power distributor, the MPC-12A delivers on that promise.
     

    The MPC-12 “A” and “C” models also feature on-board surge, spike and over-current protection with a built-in status L.E.D. indicator.

     

    FEATURES:

    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.

    Power Distributors - 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.


    DTCD® (Dynamic Transient Current Delivery) - Shunyata Research developed the proprietary DTCD® measurement technique to optimize the design and performance of its power conditioners.

    CCI™ Component-to-Component Interference - CCI™ (component-to-component interference) is one of the most important and often overlooked aspects to power system performance.

    Gemini 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.

    CCI™ Filter - CCI™ filters have the unique ability to reduce component generated power line noise without reducing DTCD® (dynamic transient current delivery) or interfering with normal power supply operation. These unique filter elements prevent one component’s power line noise from contaminating the adjacent electronic components. Shunyata Research’s CCI™ filter modules consist of proprietary multi-stage filters that reduce power supply generated noise without the use of heavy transformers, coils or large capacitors.

    SDC Coil - The Shunyata Digital Coil is a unique component designed to reduce high frequency power line noise without the negative effects of common transformers or coils. It consists of a dual, interleaved, air-core design that is wound with Shunyata Research’s 12-gauge OFE Alloy-101 conductors. When combined with the MPDA™ or CCI™ filters it is capable of reducing power line noise by an impressive 40db @ 1Mhz.

    Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker - Common power strips and conditioners use fuses or thermal breakers for over current protection because they are inexpensive. When under heavy load, these devices cause voltage drops, increased contact impedance, thermal noise, excessive heat generation and current limiting effects. Shunyata Research power distributors use a far more advanced solution called hydraulic electromagnetic breakers. They operate right up the to their maximum current rating without the current limiting and heat limitations caused by fuses and thermal breakers.

    SR-Z1 Outlets - SR-Z1 Outlets are built by Hubbell to Shunyata Research’s exacting specifications. Oversized housing for improved cooling. High purity copper-brass alloy instead of commonly used bronze-tin alloy. Triple wipe contacts for better electrical continuity. All SR-Z1 outlets are treated on-site with our Cryogenics International Computer Controlled Cryogenics facility.

    OFE ALLOY 101 Copper - Shunyata Research uses only the highest purity of copper available for the production of its wire products. OFE Alloy 101 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. Certified by ASTM F68 C10100.

    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. Shunyata Research 12-gauge power wire is UL Listed.

    C20 Inlet - Interesting that many so called audiophile grade power conditioners actually use a common computer grade C14 power inlet. It has very small electrical contacts and notoriously 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. It has massive electrical contacts and grip strength are light years beyond the common C14 grade inlet. And it gets treated in Shunyata Research’s Cryogenics International computer controlled cryogenics facility.

    "Trivial" Terminals - Ring terminals, spades, bolts and washers that are used to connect internal wiring, terminals and switches are good examples of parts that are considered “trivial miscellaneous parts” by some engineers. Shunyata Research actually designs and makes a wide variety of these small parts using superior metals and platings for each specific application. Attentional to even the smallest details is what distinguishes our power distributors!

    CCC - Computer Controlled Cryogenics - Shunyata Research operates its own onsite Cryogenics International computer-controlled cryogenic plant. 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. We use this process to improve the performance of wire, conductors, connectors and terminals that are used in our power products and signal cabling.

    Shunyata Isolation Footer - Power distributors react very similar to amplifiers in their sensitivity to vibration. After researching many methods to dissipate floor borne vibration, Designer Caelin Gabriel developed the Shunyata Isolation Footer that possesses excellent vibration dampening characteristics. Shunyata also produces several optional SSF stainless steel feet for our power conditioners.

    Chassis Dampening - 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. We have developed our own accelerometer test instrument that detects extremely low levels of vibration. We 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.
     

    SPECIFICATIONS:


    MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
    - Max Voltage (US): 125VAC unregulated
    - Max Voltage (Asia): 230VAC unregulated

    CURRENT RATINGS
    - Max continuous current: 20 Amps (US)
    - Instantaneous peak current: >200 Amps @ 50µs

    SURGE SUPPRESSION
    - Max surge current: 40,000 Amps

    NOISE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY
    - Surge Module
    - CCI™ Filter

    OVER CURRENT PROTECTION
    - Hydraulic electromagnetic breaker

    OUTLETS
    - 12 US Outlets (NEMA 5-20R)

    INPUT CONNECTORS
    - Inlet: IEC-C20

    WIRING SYSTEM
    - 2 x 12 gauge conductors
    - OFE Alloy-101 Cryogenic Copper

    CONSTRUCTION
    - 16 Gauge Powder Coated Steel Chassis
    - Stainless Steel Top Cover
    - Vibration Isolation Treatment (internal)
    - Shunyata's Isolation Footer

    DIMENSIONS
    Height: 4.4 in (11.2 cm)
    Width: 6.0 in (15.24 cm)
    Length: 16.75 in (42.6 cm)

    Weight: 10.0 lb. (4.6 kg)
     

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Description

MY TAKE: Shunyata makes some of the world's finest power conditioners. The MPC-12A is a unique designs that isolates digital components from analog gear. - Galen Carol

 

The MPC-12A is similar in function to our traditional power distributors in that it is intended for normal audio and video systems that are not specifically computer based audio systems.
 

The MPC-12A has two independent zones of 6 outlets each, for a total of 12 outlets. This allows for the normal segregation of analog and digital components or between amplifiers and source components. The "A" designation stands for audio although it can also be used in all forms of audio/video systems. The two isolated zones will be labeled "A/V Zone 1" and "A/V Zone 2”.
 

At the core of the MPC-12A are Shunyata’s latest generation of CCI™ (Component-to-Component Interference) filters. These powerful multi-frequency noise-filters provide exceptional isolation for electronics without interfering with DTCD® (Dynamic Transient Current Delivery) or electronics power supply function. The MPC-12A has none of the drawbacks commonly associated with traditional forms “power conditioning” yet provides all of the protection and noise isolation that benefit electronics systems of all types.
 

Complementing the superior noise isolation in the MPC-12 "A" are dual 12 gauge OFE 101 copper conductors. This massive 9 gauge aggregate conductor set insures optimum DTCD® performance for any and all high-current draw systems. Surge and spike protection are included in the form of Shunyata Research'’s Surge module, which has had a virtually zero failure rate since its inception. Putting these elements together in a 12 outlet, form-follows-function package makes the MPC-12A an incredible value. For those looking at the next big step-up from Shunyata Research’s critically heralded PS-8 power distributor, the MPC-12A delivers on that promise.
 

The MPC-12 “A” and “C” models also feature on-board surge, spike and over-current protection with a built-in status L.E.D. indicator.

 

FEATURES:

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.

Power Distributors - 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.


DTCD® (Dynamic Transient Current Delivery) - Shunyata Research developed the proprietary DTCD® measurement technique to optimize the design and performance of its power conditioners.

CCI™ Component-to-Component Interference - CCI™ (component-to-component interference) is one of the most important and often overlooked aspects to power system performance.

Gemini 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.

CCI™ Filter - CCI™ filters have the unique ability to reduce component generated power line noise without reducing DTCD® (dynamic transient current delivery) or interfering with normal power supply operation. These unique filter elements prevent one component’s power line noise from contaminating the adjacent electronic components. Shunyata Research’s CCI™ filter modules consist of proprietary multi-stage filters that reduce power supply generated noise without the use of heavy transformers, coils or large capacitors.

SDC Coil - The Shunyata Digital Coil is a unique component designed to reduce high frequency power line noise without the negative effects of common transformers or coils. It consists of a dual, interleaved, air-core design that is wound with Shunyata Research’s 12-gauge OFE Alloy-101 conductors. When combined with the MPDA™ or CCI™ filters it is capable of reducing power line noise by an impressive 40db @ 1Mhz.

Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker - Common power strips and conditioners use fuses or thermal breakers for over current protection because they are inexpensive. When under heavy load, these devices cause voltage drops, increased contact impedance, thermal noise, excessive heat generation and current limiting effects. Shunyata Research power distributors use a far more advanced solution called hydraulic electromagnetic breakers. They operate right up the to their maximum current rating without the current limiting and heat limitations caused by fuses and thermal breakers.

SR-Z1 Outlets - SR-Z1 Outlets are built by Hubbell to Shunyata Research’s exacting specifications. Oversized housing for improved cooling. High purity copper-brass alloy instead of commonly used bronze-tin alloy. Triple wipe contacts for better electrical continuity. All SR-Z1 outlets are treated on-site with our Cryogenics International Computer Controlled Cryogenics facility.

OFE ALLOY 101 Copper - Shunyata Research uses only the highest purity of copper available for the production of its wire products. OFE Alloy 101 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. Certified by ASTM F68 C10100.

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. Shunyata Research 12-gauge power wire is UL Listed.

C20 Inlet - Interesting that many so called audiophile grade power conditioners actually use a common computer grade C14 power inlet. It has very small electrical contacts and notoriously 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. It has massive electrical contacts and grip strength are light years beyond the common C14 grade inlet. And it gets treated in Shunyata Research’s Cryogenics International computer controlled cryogenics facility.

"Trivial" Terminals - Ring terminals, spades, bolts and washers that are used to connect internal wiring, terminals and switches are good examples of parts that are considered “trivial miscellaneous parts” by some engineers. Shunyata Research actually designs and makes a wide variety of these small parts using superior metals and platings for each specific application. Attentional to even the smallest details is what distinguishes our power distributors!

CCC - Computer Controlled Cryogenics - Shunyata Research operates its own onsite Cryogenics International computer-controlled cryogenic plant. 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. We use this process to improve the performance of wire, conductors, connectors and terminals that are used in our power products and signal cabling.

Shunyata Isolation Footer - Power distributors react very similar to amplifiers in their sensitivity to vibration. After researching many methods to dissipate floor borne vibration, Designer Caelin Gabriel developed the Shunyata Isolation Footer that possesses excellent vibration dampening characteristics. Shunyata also produces several optional SSF stainless steel feet for our power conditioners.

Chassis Dampening - 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. We have developed our own accelerometer test instrument that detects extremely low levels of vibration. We 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.
 

SPECIFICATIONS:


MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
- Max Voltage (US): 125VAC unregulated
- Max Voltage (Asia): 230VAC unregulated

CURRENT RATINGS
- Max continuous current: 20 Amps (US)
- Instantaneous peak current: >200 Amps @ 50µs

SURGE SUPPRESSION
- Max surge current: 40,000 Amps

NOISE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY
- Surge Module
- CCI™ Filter

OVER CURRENT PROTECTION
- Hydraulic electromagnetic breaker

OUTLETS
- 12 US Outlets (NEMA 5-20R)

INPUT CONNECTORS
- Inlet: IEC-C20

WIRING SYSTEM
- 2 x 12 gauge conductors
- OFE Alloy-101 Cryogenic Copper

CONSTRUCTION
- 16 Gauge Powder Coated Steel Chassis
- Stainless Steel Top Cover
- Vibration Isolation Treatment (internal)
- Shunyata's Isolation Footer

DIMENSIONS
Height: 4.4 in (11.2 cm)
Width: 6.0 in (15.24 cm)
Length: 16.75 in (42.6 cm)

Weight: 10.0 lb. (4.6 kg)