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    MY TAKE: Regarded as the preeminent designer of power delivery systems, Shunyata has struck gold with their Denali family of power conditioners. Employing new CCI super-filter technology developed for demanding medical applications, the Denali line offers exceptional noise reducing capabilities. Easily some of the very best power line conditioning/filtering products on the market. More than highly recommended, I suggest you order one TODAY! – Galen Carol

     

    DENALI Series -

    Designed to perfect the listening experience, the NEW DENALI Series power conditioners incorporate the absolute latest technologies from Shunyata Research. With years of experience behind us, we are proud to have developed patented technologies and custom-designed parts that form the cornerstone of Shunyata Research products.

     

    EXCLUSIVE FEATURES -

    Unique Vertical Design -
    
The DENALI tower models are uniquely vertically oriented. The narrow front profile allows the DENALI to be placed beside an audio rack without taking up valuable shelf space. The close proximity to the audio equipment allows for shorter and neater AC power connections. They have their own integrated, vibration dampening base platform complete with integral stainless steel feet.

The DENALI 6000/S was designed for those who prefer a traditional shelf mount unit. The The DENALI 6000/S has the same specifications and performance as the tower model minus the integrated base platform.

    Cable Cradle Support System -
    Shunyata Research introduces a unique solution for the problem of heavy high-end power cables. This system supports the weight of the power cable, thus preventing it from pulling away from the outlet.

    CopperCONN® Conductors
 -
    Shunyata Research’s own AC outlets are made from solid OFE copper contacts. These outlets provide the highest level of conductivity with the least amount of electrical resistance. There is no better outlet in the industry.

    ArNi® Conductors
 -
    The DENALI is wired with Shunyata Research’s ArNi® conductors. These conductors are of a “hollow tube” VTX design made from pure OFE C0100 copper and then treated with the KPIP™ process.

    Cryogenic Treatment
 -
    Many of the electrical parts in the DENALI are treated in Shunyata Research’s advanced computer controlled cryogenics lab.

    KPIP™ “Blackbird” Process
 -
    Each DENALI power conditioner is treated with Shunyata Research’s proprietary KPIP™ process. The Kinetic Phase Inversion Process™ dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance.


    STATE OF THE ART NOISE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY –

    NIC v2 — Noise Isolation Chambers -
    Patented Noise Isolation Chambers significantly reduce electromagnetic interference in the megahertz to gigahertz ranges. These next-generation NIC’s are more efficient and smaller in size than their previous generation.

    QR/BB
    The QR/BB is Shunyata Research’s latest, innovative, technology that eliminates the sense of dynamic compression often heard when an amplifier is connected through a power conditioner. Dynamics are actually improved when an amplifier is connected to DENALI power conditioners even when compared with a direct connection to a high-capacity dedicated AC line! (Patents pending)

    CCI — Medical Grade Filters -
    Component-to-Component Filters (CCI) isolate noise from one component to another component. These new CCI filters were originally developed to isolate electrical noise for military, scientific and medical imaging applications. They are currently being used to great effect in Electrophysiology heart surgery. CCI interference levels can be reduced more than -60dB from 500 KHz to 10 MHz!

     

    FEATURES –

    High Current Capability -
    The DENALI Series is designed for unlimited power delivery capability -- including high powered amplifiers. DENALI’s use an advanced, non-limiting 20-Amp electromagnetic breaker and are wired with massive 8 gauge internal wiring. Even the medical grade filtered outlets have a full 15-Amp continuous rating (the competition has a feeble 5-Amp rating).

    Vibration Control -
    Mechanical vibration can be very destructive to system performance. The DENALI was designed from its inception to include advanced forms of vibration control. The all aluminum chassis is treated with vibration dampening panels. Each outlet has a vibration absorbing system to isolate it from the chassis and from vibration conducted through the AC cables. The CCI filters, NICs, and QR/BB are all potted with a vibration dampening compound.

    Integrated Isolation Platform
    The DENALI 6000/T and DENALI 2000/T tower models feature an integrated isolation base platform. The base is a made from CNC machined aluminum plates and includes massive, vibration dampened 50mm stainless steel footers.


    REVIEWS –

    Audio Stream:

    Enjoying Music With The Denali - "Listening to the jazz vocalist, Rene Marie, on her new release Sound Of Red (24/96) I was impressed with the beautiful and focused reproduction of her voice. The instruments accompanying her were dynamic sounding with no image smearing. The resolution of transient detail sounded clearer using the Denali.

    "Paul Simon’s new release Stranger To Stranger (96/24) with its heavy studio mixing, sounded very nice when played with the Denali. The enticing rhythms of these compositions came across well with deep bass that was well defined and impactful. The Denali allowed this recording to sound non-fatiguing with extended treble that had no “digital” edge.

    "The recent release of the Rachmaninov Symphony 1 performed by Valery Gergiev conducting the London Symphony Orchestra (DSD64) was thrilling to listen to with my front end and power amps plugged into the Denali D6000T. The recording’s dynamically expressive sound was reproduced convincingly in a manner that was extraordinarily expressive and involving. The Denali allowed me to be pulled into the music with sound that was delicate and nuanced.


    One Of Shunyata Research’s Finest Efforts - "Over the years, I have had first hand experience with a number of Shunyata Research’s power distribution centers including the Hydra V-Ray, V-Ray v 2, DPC-6, DPC-6 v 2,Triton, and most recently, the Triton v 2. I don’t remember any of these power conditioners creating the initial overall listening excitement I heard when first experiencing the Denali Series." - Steven Plaskin


    The Audio Beat: "Power conditioning occupies a unique place within an audio system because it literally touches every electronic component and its performance, so the effect of clean power is easy to hear. Even so, the effectiveness of the Denali products was startling, my first and persistent feeling being that every vocal or instrumental line was remarkably well resolved and delineated -- relieved of a scrim that wasn’t even perceptible until it was gone. This brought unmatched clarity to all music, making for greater physical heft and size to symphonic recordings and greater intimacy and immediacy to solo guitar. The harmonies of the Wailin’ Jennys on their cover of Neil Young’s “Old Man” from 40 Days [Red House Records RHR CD 177] were crystal clear and individual, but they still retained their unity and sense of group purpose, and the massive low end of “Words of Wonder” from Keith Richards’ Main Offender [Virgin V2-86499] had lightning-like force and a touch more pit-of-the-stomach weight. These recordings, and all others, also sounded more supple and natural, better variegated, and less strident (if any stridency existed in the first place). The various electronics I used sounded more like themselves, and that was probably the case, given the cleansing effect of the Denali conditioners on the AC feeding them.

    The technology Caelin Gabriel has developed for cleaning AC, much of it patented, has steadily built upon itself. Gabriel's latest products are unequivocally effective at making any combination of audio electronics sound more singular and real. Denali really is the peak of power conditioning here and now. - Marc Mickelson


    The Audio Beat: "Most audiophiles I know keep a catalog in their heads of moments when something special happened during a listening session. The hair on the backs of their necks stands up. They get goosebumps. They might even tear up. These moments are what audio lovers live for. The Denalis delivered more of them to my living room than any power conditioners I've used. The sound was seductively subtle and delicate during quiet passages and then shockingly quick and forceful when musicians were pounding on drums or piano keys, or swelling in unison to a crescendo. Musicians and singers appeared and disappeared in my listening room more seamlessly, effortlessly and three-dimensionally than they did when the already impressive Triton v2 and Typhon were in place. This utterly relaxed and organic presentation is the hallmark of the Denali sound and what sets it apart from all of its predecessors.

    As I look now at the literature that came along with the Denali 6000/T, 6000/S and 2000/T, the sheer number of technical innovations they contain reminds me of a military concept known as force multiplier. This term applies to any attribute that significantly improves the effectiveness of an army or its weapons, such that a leaner, smaller unit is able to defeat a much larger opposing force. It's a fitting phrase when you consider that Shunyata's founder has been at war with noise in audio reproduction for nearly 20 years. Caelin Gabriel's single-minded obsession with eliminating the deleterious effects of electrical products and power lines has culminated with the new Denali power conditioners. In a recent interview, Gabriel told me that his long-term goal has always been to make state-of-the-art products more affordable so that a greater number of listeners can get closer to the music.

    I'm tempted to say "Mission accomplished." But Gabriel is never satisfied, and that's good news for audiophiles everywhere." - Vance Hiner


    The Absolute Sound - "The qualities that have made me a Shunyata user for the past ten years were taken to new heights by the Denali system. I didn’t need to listen carefully and pick out small differences between the new and old conditioners; the Denali rendered an immediately apparent wholesale improvement to my system.

    "The best single word to describe Shunyata’s technology in general, and the Denali system in particular, is “organic.” That is, the music has a natural ease that makes it easier to forget I’m listening to electronics and speakers. The Denali removes a fine scrim of grain, etch, and metallic hardness that overlays timbres, washing them clean. If you’re used to the sound of your system without good AC conditioning, you may not identify this whitish grain specifically, but it nonetheless diminishes the natural tonal colors of instruments, and fosters that familiar feeling of listening to the music as filtered through electronics. It’s only after hearing the system with this distortion removed that you recognize this distortion for what it is.

    "More important, however, is the effect on the listening experience. The cleaner rendering of timbre confers many benefits, including richer and denser tone color by virtue of absence of the electronic patina. The Denali allows the instruments’ natural beauty to shine through, unencumbered by a tincture of sterile artificiality. Instrumental and vocal textures become more like music and less like electronics. The sound is richer, more deeply saturated, and timbrally vivid.

    "This impression is amplified by the another salubrious effect, the dramatic lowering of the noise floor, and with it the threshold for hearing musical detail. To use a visual analogy, compare looking at the night sky from a major city with that same view from a pitch-black wilderness. The city’s light pollution obscures the faintest stars, and reduces the contrast between the still-visible stars and the blackness of space. The night sky from, say, Death Valley, is awe-inspiring. From Manhattan, not so much. Similarly, the Denali’s reduction in background noise allows a wealth of fine detail to emerge. This detail may be the micro-texture of tone colors that imbues the sound with a more vivid sense of the instrument and the mechanism by which it creates music. This micro-texture, when resolved, makes it easier to cross the threshold into that zone of forgetting that you’re listening to a reproduction. Moreover, resolving this tiny component of the sound not only provides greater richness of timbre; it also allows you to better differentiate individual instruments in an ensemble. On Dick Hyman’s From the Age of Swing on Reference Recordings the unison phrases by the brass and woodwinds sounded like many differentiated instruments playing together rather than a synthetic continuum.

    "It’s not just very low-level timbral detail that makes instruments sound more lifelike, but also the resolution of very fine transient information. I’m talking about the finest micro-transients, components of the signal that you may not think of as transients but that, nonetheless, provide the brain with richer cues about the sound’s origin. A reed moving back and forth, for example, or the series of very fine, closely spaced dynamic impulses created by a bow moving across a string. Without any AC conditioning, these extremely fine but vitally important signal components are simply buried. The delicate brushwork on Jimmy Cobb’s snare drum on Jazz in the Key of Blue was much better articulated, with a more vivid and realistic rendering of brushes moving across the drumhead. The Triton was for me revelatory in how it unearthed fine details, but the Denali is, surprisingly, significantly better at resolving these low-level cues. The more experience I have with cutting-edge audio, the more I’m convinced that it’s the resolution of the very finest musical information that vaults a system from outstanding to musically transcendental.

    "Another manifestation of the reduction in the noise floor is the ability to hear the fragile spatial cues that, together, allow our minds to create a believable soundstage. Soundstage depth, width, the sense of hearing back into the hall, and of individual instruments separated by space is staggeringly better with the Denali. To borrow one of Jonathan Valin’s wonderful visualizations, it’s like looking at a diorama compared to looking at a painting. Early in The Rite of Spring [Reference Recordings] the contrabassoon in the back row plays a prominent, almost solo, passage that lights up the surrounding acoustic and reveals the orchestra’s depth and the hall’s size. The Denali brings these spatial details to vivid life. The more realistic portrayal of spatial cues also has the effect of making the loudspeakers more fully disappear. Without Shunyata’s conditioning, the speakers do a good job of floating images and fostering the impression that the sound isn’t coming from two transducers. But the Denali takes that impression to another level, and in a way that’s hard to describe. The soundstage and the instrumental images within it are more tangible, solid, immersive, and detached from the speakers.

    "The Denali’s combination of deeper background blackness, resolution of the finest spatial and textural detail, utter liquidity of timbre, and powerful impression of immersing you in the recording venue’s acoustic presents the music with a heightened sense of occasion and drama. When a piece of music starts, it feels as though I’m about to experience a momentous event that deserves and demands my full attention. Any component that fosters this feeling is special, indeed.

    "Shunyata’s new Denali AC conditioning system significantly improves upon the sound quality of its stellar predecessor, the Triton. In every sonic criterion, the Denali establishes a new benchmark of performance. In addition to cleaner timbres, lower noise, greater resolution of low-level detail, and a more expansive and dimensional soundstage, the Denali system goes a step further in recreating the illusion of musical realism.

    "In addition, the D6000T’s new vertical orientation and cable support system make it fit more easily into any system. And if you have shelf space, you can save $1000 with the D6000S and still get the same performance as the D6000T. Although $4k or $5k for power conditioning isn’t inexpensive, I consider the Denali products a tremendous value not just in relation to competing conditioners, but also in the context of your entire system investment. Before you “trade up” to a different power amplifier, for example, you should hear what state-of-the-art AC conditioning can do." - Robert Harley

     

    SPECIFICATIONS –

    D6000/T – Six Outlet Tower -

    Zone 1 (CCI Medical Grade)
    Zone 2 (CCI Medical Grade)
    Zone HC (QR/BB)

    6 Outlets (NEMA 5-20R)

    ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
    • NIC™ v2 (Patented)
    • QR/BB (Patent pending)
    • Gemini Surge Module
    • CCI™ Medical Grade Filters

    MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
    90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated
    220-240 VAC r.m.s. unregulated

    CURRENT RATING
    INPUT: 20-Amp maximum continuous

    Zone 1: 15 Amps continuous

    Zone 2: 15 Amps continuous

    Zone 3 (HC): 20 Amps continuous

    TRANSIENT SUPPRESSION
    Impulse: 40,000 Amps @ 8/50µs

    NOISE SUPPRESSION
    (CCI) Z1 to Z2
    > 60db (500 Khz - 10 MHz)
    > 24db (100 Khz - 30 MHz)

    Inlet to Z1 or Z2
    > 25db (500 Khz - 30 MHz)

    Inlet to Z3 (HC)
    > 15db (100 Khz - 30 MHz)

    CONNECTORS
    IEC-C20 Inlet
    NEMA 5-15R Outlets

    CONSTRUCTION
    All aluminum chassis
    Brushed aluminum, anodized faceplate
    Brushed aluminum, anodized base plate

    DIMENSIONS
    Width: 7.75 inches (19.7 cm)
    Depth: 17.25 inches (43.8 cm)
    Height: 17.75 inches (45.0 cm)
    Weight: 24.1 lbs (11.0 kg)

     


    D6000/S – Six Outlet Shelf Model -

    Zone 1 (CCI Medical Grade)
    Zone 2 (CCI Medical Grade)
    Zone HC (QR/BB)

    6 Outlets (NEMA 5-20R)

    ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
    • NIC™ v2 (Patented)
    • QR/BB (Patent pending)
    • Gemini Surge Module
    • CCI™ Medical Grade Filters

    MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
    90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated
    220-240 VAC r.m.s. unregulated

    CURRENT RATING
    INPUT: 20-Amp maximum continuous

    Zone 1: 15 Amps continuous

    Zone 2: 15 Amps continuous

    Zone 3 (HC): 20 Amps continuous

    TRANSIENT SUPPRESSION
    Impulse: 40,000 Amps @ 8/50µs

    NOISE SUPPRESSION
    (CCI) Z1 to Z2
    > 60db (500 Khz - 10 MHz)
    > 24db (100 Khz - 30 MHz)
    Inlet to Z1 or Z2
    > 25db (500 Khz - 30 MHz)
    Inlet to Z3 (HC)
    > 15db (100 Khz - 30 MHz)

    CONNECTORS
    IEC-C20 Inlet
    NEMA 5-15R Outlets

    CONSTRUCTION
    All aluminum chassis
    Brushed aluminum, anodized faceplate

    DIMENSIONS
    Width: 17.25 inches (43.8 cm)
    Depth: 12.15 inches (30.9 cm)
    Height: 4.50 inches (11.4 cm)
    Weight: 12.3 lbs (5.6 kg)

     


    D2000/T - Two Outlet Tower Floor Model -

    Zone HC (QR/BB)
    2 Outlets (NEMA 5-20R)

    ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
    • NIC™ v2 (Patented)
    • QR/BB (Patent pending)
    • Gemini Surge Module
    • CCI™ Filter

    MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
    90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated

    CURRENT RATING
    INPUT: 20-Amp maximum continuous
    OUTPUT: 20 Amps continuous

    TRANSIENT SUPPRESSION
    Impulse: 40,000 Amps @ 8/50µs

    NOISE SUPPRESSION
    Inlet to Z3 (HC)
    > 15db (100 Khz - 30 MHz)

    CONNECTORS
    IEC-C20 Inlet
    NEMA 5-15R Outlets

    CONSTRUCTION
    All aluminum chassis
    Brushed aluminum, anodized faceplate
    Brushed aluminum, anodized base plate

    DIMENSIONS
    Width: 7.75 inches (19.7 cm)
    Depth: 17.25 inches (43.8 cm)
    Height: 9.00 inches (22.9 cm)
    Weight: 17.7 lbs (8.0 kg)

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Description

 

MY TAKE: Regarded as the preeminent designer of power delivery systems, Shunyata has struck gold with their Denali family of power conditioners. Employing new CCI super-filter technology developed for demanding medical applications, the Denali line offers exceptional noise reducing capabilities. Easily some of the very best power line conditioning/filtering products on the market. More than highly recommended, I suggest you order one TODAY! – Galen Carol

 

DENALI Series -

Designed to perfect the listening experience, the NEW DENALI Series power conditioners incorporate the absolute latest technologies from Shunyata Research. With years of experience behind us, we are proud to have developed patented technologies and custom-designed parts that form the cornerstone of Shunyata Research products.

 

EXCLUSIVE FEATURES -

Unique Vertical Design -

The DENALI tower models are uniquely vertically oriented. The narrow front profile allows the DENALI to be placed beside an audio rack without taking up valuable shelf space. The close proximity to the audio equipment allows for shorter and neater AC power connections. They have their own integrated, vibration dampening base platform complete with integral stainless steel feet.

The DENALI 6000/S was designed for those who prefer a traditional shelf mount unit. The The DENALI 6000/S has the same specifications and performance as the tower model minus the integrated base platform.

Cable Cradle Support System -
Shunyata Research introduces a unique solution for the problem of heavy high-end power cables. This system supports the weight of the power cable, thus preventing it from pulling away from the outlet.

CopperCONN® Conductors
 -
Shunyata Research’s own AC outlets are made from solid OFE copper contacts. These outlets provide the highest level of conductivity with the least amount of electrical resistance. There is no better outlet in the industry.

ArNi® Conductors
 -
The DENALI is wired with Shunyata Research’s ArNi® conductors. These conductors are of a “hollow tube” VTX design made from pure OFE C0100 copper and then treated with the KPIP™ process.

Cryogenic Treatment
 -
Many of the electrical parts in the DENALI are treated in Shunyata Research’s advanced computer controlled cryogenics lab.

KPIP™ “Blackbird” Process
 -
Each DENALI power conditioner is treated with Shunyata Research’s proprietary KPIP™ process. The Kinetic Phase Inversion Process™ dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance.


STATE OF THE ART NOISE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY –

NIC v2 — Noise Isolation Chambers -
Patented Noise Isolation Chambers significantly reduce electromagnetic interference in the megahertz to gigahertz ranges. These next-generation NIC’s are more efficient and smaller in size than their previous generation.

QR/BB
The QR/BB is Shunyata Research’s latest, innovative, technology that eliminates the sense of dynamic compression often heard when an amplifier is connected through a power conditioner. Dynamics are actually improved when an amplifier is connected to DENALI power conditioners even when compared with a direct connection to a high-capacity dedicated AC line! (Patents pending)

CCI — Medical Grade Filters -
Component-to-Component Filters (CCI) isolate noise from one component to another component. These new CCI filters were originally developed to isolate electrical noise for military, scientific and medical imaging applications. They are currently being used to great effect in Electrophysiology heart surgery. CCI interference levels can be reduced more than -60dB from 500 KHz to 10 MHz!

 

FEATURES –

High Current Capability -
The DENALI Series is designed for unlimited power delivery capability -- including high powered amplifiers. DENALI’s use an advanced, non-limiting 20-Amp electromagnetic breaker and are wired with massive 8 gauge internal wiring. Even the medical grade filtered outlets have a full 15-Amp continuous rating (the competition has a feeble 5-Amp rating).

Vibration Control -
Mechanical vibration can be very destructive to system performance. The DENALI was designed from its inception to include advanced forms of vibration control. The all aluminum chassis is treated with vibration dampening panels. Each outlet has a vibration absorbing system to isolate it from the chassis and from vibration conducted through the AC cables. The CCI filters, NICs, and QR/BB are all potted with a vibration dampening compound.

Integrated Isolation Platform
The DENALI 6000/T and DENALI 2000/T tower models feature an integrated isolation base platform. The base is a made from CNC machined aluminum plates and includes massive, vibration dampened 50mm stainless steel footers.


REVIEWS –

Audio Stream:

Enjoying Music With The Denali - "Listening to the jazz vocalist, Rene Marie, on her new release Sound Of Red (24/96) I was impressed with the beautiful and focused reproduction of her voice. The instruments accompanying her were dynamic sounding with no image smearing. The resolution of transient detail sounded clearer using the Denali.

"Paul Simon’s new release Stranger To Stranger (96/24) with its heavy studio mixing, sounded very nice when played with the Denali. The enticing rhythms of these compositions came across well with deep bass that was well defined and impactful. The Denali allowed this recording to sound non-fatiguing with extended treble that had no “digital” edge.

"The recent release of the Rachmaninov Symphony 1 performed by Valery Gergiev conducting the London Symphony Orchestra (DSD64) was thrilling to listen to with my front end and power amps plugged into the Denali D6000T. The recording’s dynamically expressive sound was reproduced convincingly in a manner that was extraordinarily expressive and involving. The Denali allowed me to be pulled into the music with sound that was delicate and nuanced.


One Of Shunyata Research’s Finest Efforts - "Over the years, I have had first hand experience with a number of Shunyata Research’s power distribution centers including the Hydra V-Ray, V-Ray v 2, DPC-6, DPC-6 v 2,Triton, and most recently, the Triton v 2. I don’t remember any of these power conditioners creating the initial overall listening excitement I heard when first experiencing the Denali Series." - Steven Plaskin


The Audio Beat: "Power conditioning occupies a unique place within an audio system because it literally touches every electronic component and its performance, so the effect of clean power is easy to hear. Even so, the effectiveness of the Denali products was startling, my first and persistent feeling being that every vocal or instrumental line was remarkably well resolved and delineated -- relieved of a scrim that wasn’t even perceptible until it was gone. This brought unmatched clarity to all music, making for greater physical heft and size to symphonic recordings and greater intimacy and immediacy to solo guitar. The harmonies of the Wailin’ Jennys on their cover of Neil Young’s “Old Man” from 40 Days [Red House Records RHR CD 177] were crystal clear and individual, but they still retained their unity and sense of group purpose, and the massive low end of “Words of Wonder” from Keith Richards’ Main Offender [Virgin V2-86499] had lightning-like force and a touch more pit-of-the-stomach weight. These recordings, and all others, also sounded more supple and natural, better variegated, and less strident (if any stridency existed in the first place). The various electronics I used sounded more like themselves, and that was probably the case, given the cleansing effect of the Denali conditioners on the AC feeding them.

The technology Caelin Gabriel has developed for cleaning AC, much of it patented, has steadily built upon itself. Gabriel's latest products are unequivocally effective at making any combination of audio electronics sound more singular and real. Denali really is the peak of power conditioning here and now. - Marc Mickelson


The Audio Beat: "Most audiophiles I know keep a catalog in their heads of moments when something special happened during a listening session. The hair on the backs of their necks stands up. They get goosebumps. They might even tear up. These moments are what audio lovers live for. The Denalis delivered more of them to my living room than any power conditioners I've used. The sound was seductively subtle and delicate during quiet passages and then shockingly quick and forceful when musicians were pounding on drums or piano keys, or swelling in unison to a crescendo. Musicians and singers appeared and disappeared in my listening room more seamlessly, effortlessly and three-dimensionally than they did when the already impressive Triton v2 and Typhon were in place. This utterly relaxed and organic presentation is the hallmark of the Denali sound and what sets it apart from all of its predecessors.

As I look now at the literature that came along with the Denali 6000/T, 6000/S and 2000/T, the sheer number of technical innovations they contain reminds me of a military concept known as force multiplier. This term applies to any attribute that significantly improves the effectiveness of an army or its weapons, such that a leaner, smaller unit is able to defeat a much larger opposing force. It's a fitting phrase when you consider that Shunyata's founder has been at war with noise in audio reproduction for nearly 20 years. Caelin Gabriel's single-minded obsession with eliminating the deleterious effects of electrical products and power lines has culminated with the new Denali power conditioners. In a recent interview, Gabriel told me that his long-term goal has always been to make state-of-the-art products more affordable so that a greater number of listeners can get closer to the music.

I'm tempted to say "Mission accomplished." But Gabriel is never satisfied, and that's good news for audiophiles everywhere." - Vance Hiner


The Absolute Sound - "The qualities that have made me a Shunyata user for the past ten years were taken to new heights by the Denali system. I didn’t need to listen carefully and pick out small differences between the new and old conditioners; the Denali rendered an immediately apparent wholesale improvement to my system.

"The best single word to describe Shunyata’s technology in general, and the Denali system in particular, is “organic.” That is, the music has a natural ease that makes it easier to forget I’m listening to electronics and speakers. The Denali removes a fine scrim of grain, etch, and metallic hardness that overlays timbres, washing them clean. If you’re used to the sound of your system without good AC conditioning, you may not identify this whitish grain specifically, but it nonetheless diminishes the natural tonal colors of instruments, and fosters that familiar feeling of listening to the music as filtered through electronics. It’s only after hearing the system with this distortion removed that you recognize this distortion for what it is.

"More important, however, is the effect on the listening experience. The cleaner rendering of timbre confers many benefits, including richer and denser tone color by virtue of absence of the electronic patina. The Denali allows the instruments’ natural beauty to shine through, unencumbered by a tincture of sterile artificiality. Instrumental and vocal textures become more like music and less like electronics. The sound is richer, more deeply saturated, and timbrally vivid.

"This impression is amplified by the another salubrious effect, the dramatic lowering of the noise floor, and with it the threshold for hearing musical detail. To use a visual analogy, compare looking at the night sky from a major city with that same view from a pitch-black wilderness. The city’s light pollution obscures the faintest stars, and reduces the contrast between the still-visible stars and the blackness of space. The night sky from, say, Death Valley, is awe-inspiring. From Manhattan, not so much. Similarly, the Denali’s reduction in background noise allows a wealth of fine detail to emerge. This detail may be the micro-texture of tone colors that imbues the sound with a more vivid sense of the instrument and the mechanism by which it creates music. This micro-texture, when resolved, makes it easier to cross the threshold into that zone of forgetting that you’re listening to a reproduction. Moreover, resolving this tiny component of the sound not only provides greater richness of timbre; it also allows you to better differentiate individual instruments in an ensemble. On Dick Hyman’s From the Age of Swing on Reference Recordings the unison phrases by the brass and woodwinds sounded like many differentiated instruments playing together rather than a synthetic continuum.

"It’s not just very low-level timbral detail that makes instruments sound more lifelike, but also the resolution of very fine transient information. I’m talking about the finest micro-transients, components of the signal that you may not think of as transients but that, nonetheless, provide the brain with richer cues about the sound’s origin. A reed moving back and forth, for example, or the series of very fine, closely spaced dynamic impulses created by a bow moving across a string. Without any AC conditioning, these extremely fine but vitally important signal components are simply buried. The delicate brushwork on Jimmy Cobb’s snare drum on Jazz in the Key of Blue was much better articulated, with a more vivid and realistic rendering of brushes moving across the drumhead. The Triton was for me revelatory in how it unearthed fine details, but the Denali is, surprisingly, significantly better at resolving these low-level cues. The more experience I have with cutting-edge audio, the more I’m convinced that it’s the resolution of the very finest musical information that vaults a system from outstanding to musically transcendental.

"Another manifestation of the reduction in the noise floor is the ability to hear the fragile spatial cues that, together, allow our minds to create a believable soundstage. Soundstage depth, width, the sense of hearing back into the hall, and of individual instruments separated by space is staggeringly better with the Denali. To borrow one of Jonathan Valin’s wonderful visualizations, it’s like looking at a diorama compared to looking at a painting. Early in The Rite of Spring [Reference Recordings] the contrabassoon in the back row plays a prominent, almost solo, passage that lights up the surrounding acoustic and reveals the orchestra’s depth and the hall’s size. The Denali brings these spatial details to vivid life. The more realistic portrayal of spatial cues also has the effect of making the loudspeakers more fully disappear. Without Shunyata’s conditioning, the speakers do a good job of floating images and fostering the impression that the sound isn’t coming from two transducers. But the Denali takes that impression to another level, and in a way that’s hard to describe. The soundstage and the instrumental images within it are more tangible, solid, immersive, and detached from the speakers.

"The Denali’s combination of deeper background blackness, resolution of the finest spatial and textural detail, utter liquidity of timbre, and powerful impression of immersing you in the recording venue’s acoustic presents the music with a heightened sense of occasion and drama. When a piece of music starts, it feels as though I’m about to experience a momentous event that deserves and demands my full attention. Any component that fosters this feeling is special, indeed.

"Shunyata’s new Denali AC conditioning system significantly improves upon the sound quality of its stellar predecessor, the Triton. In every sonic criterion, the Denali establishes a new benchmark of performance. In addition to cleaner timbres, lower noise, greater resolution of low-level detail, and a more expansive and dimensional soundstage, the Denali system goes a step further in recreating the illusion of musical realism.

"In addition, the D6000T’s new vertical orientation and cable support system make it fit more easily into any system. And if you have shelf space, you can save $1000 with the D6000S and still get the same performance as the D6000T. Although $4k or $5k for power conditioning isn’t inexpensive, I consider the Denali products a tremendous value not just in relation to competing conditioners, but also in the context of your entire system investment. Before you “trade up” to a different power amplifier, for example, you should hear what state-of-the-art AC conditioning can do." - Robert Harley

 

SPECIFICATIONS –

D6000/T – Six Outlet Tower -

Zone 1 (CCI Medical Grade)
Zone 2 (CCI Medical Grade)
Zone HC (QR/BB)

6 Outlets (NEMA 5-20R)

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
• NIC™ v2 (Patented)
• QR/BB (Patent pending)
• Gemini Surge Module
• CCI™ Medical Grade Filters

MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated
220-240 VAC r.m.s. unregulated

CURRENT RATING
INPUT: 20-Amp maximum continuous

Zone 1: 15 Amps continuous

Zone 2: 15 Amps continuous

Zone 3 (HC): 20 Amps continuous

TRANSIENT SUPPRESSION
Impulse: 40,000 Amps @ 8/50µs

NOISE SUPPRESSION
(CCI) Z1 to Z2
> 60db (500 Khz - 10 MHz)
> 24db (100 Khz - 30 MHz)

Inlet to Z1 or Z2
> 25db (500 Khz - 30 MHz)

Inlet to Z3 (HC)
> 15db (100 Khz - 30 MHz)

CONNECTORS
IEC-C20 Inlet
NEMA 5-15R Outlets

CONSTRUCTION
All aluminum chassis
Brushed aluminum, anodized faceplate
Brushed aluminum, anodized base plate

DIMENSIONS
Width: 7.75 inches (19.7 cm)
Depth: 17.25 inches (43.8 cm)
Height: 17.75 inches (45.0 cm)
Weight: 24.1 lbs (11.0 kg)

 


D6000/S – Six Outlet Shelf Model -

Zone 1 (CCI Medical Grade)
Zone 2 (CCI Medical Grade)
Zone HC (QR/BB)

6 Outlets (NEMA 5-20R)

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
• NIC™ v2 (Patented)
• QR/BB (Patent pending)
• Gemini Surge Module
• CCI™ Medical Grade Filters

MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated
220-240 VAC r.m.s. unregulated

CURRENT RATING
INPUT: 20-Amp maximum continuous

Zone 1: 15 Amps continuous

Zone 2: 15 Amps continuous

Zone 3 (HC): 20 Amps continuous

TRANSIENT SUPPRESSION
Impulse: 40,000 Amps @ 8/50µs

NOISE SUPPRESSION
(CCI) Z1 to Z2
> 60db (500 Khz - 10 MHz)
> 24db (100 Khz - 30 MHz)
Inlet to Z1 or Z2
> 25db (500 Khz - 30 MHz)
Inlet to Z3 (HC)
> 15db (100 Khz - 30 MHz)

CONNECTORS
IEC-C20 Inlet
NEMA 5-15R Outlets

CONSTRUCTION
All aluminum chassis
Brushed aluminum, anodized faceplate

DIMENSIONS
Width: 17.25 inches (43.8 cm)
Depth: 12.15 inches (30.9 cm)
Height: 4.50 inches (11.4 cm)
Weight: 12.3 lbs (5.6 kg)

 


D2000/T - Two Outlet Tower Floor Model -

Zone HC (QR/BB)
2 Outlets (NEMA 5-20R)

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
• NIC™ v2 (Patented)
• QR/BB (Patent pending)
• Gemini Surge Module
• CCI™ Filter

MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated

CURRENT RATING
INPUT: 20-Amp maximum continuous
OUTPUT: 20 Amps continuous

TRANSIENT SUPPRESSION
Impulse: 40,000 Amps @ 8/50µs

NOISE SUPPRESSION
Inlet to Z3 (HC)
> 15db (100 Khz - 30 MHz)

CONNECTORS
IEC-C20 Inlet
NEMA 5-15R Outlets

CONSTRUCTION
All aluminum chassis
Brushed aluminum, anodized faceplate
Brushed aluminum, anodized base plate

DIMENSIONS
Width: 7.75 inches (19.7 cm)
Depth: 17.25 inches (43.8 cm)
Height: 9.00 inches (22.9 cm)
Weight: 17.7 lbs (8.0 kg)