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Shunyata Venom PS8 and Defender Power System

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    MY TAKE:


    Without a doubt, the Venom PS8 and Defender system is a no-brainer - simple, convenient and oh so satisfying. - Galen Carol

     

    The Venom PS8 is the center piece in Shunyata’s VENOM POWER SYSTEM. A VENOM POWER SYSTEM is comprised of three products that were designed to be a complete high-performance solution for power delivery.

    1) Venom PS8 for power distribution
    2) Venom Power Cords (4 Models)
    3) Venom Defender (surge protection and noise filtration)

    From design inception, all of the VENOM power system products were designed using Shunyata Research's DTCD Analyzer. This ensures that each of the products could deliver the full 20-Amps of continuous current available from a dedicated power circuit with the instantaneous current headroom necessary for high power amplifiers and power hungry video systems.

    APPLICATIONS:

    Media Systems and Home Theaters -
    The Venom PS8, with 8 outlets, is a perfect solution for complex home entertainment or media systems. The exceptional power rating ensures unfettered performance even when multiple channel amplifiers are used. The narrow profile (less than 4 inches) of the PS8 allows it to be placed behind a cabinet without pulling the cabinet out from the wall. All of the power cords plug in from the top of the unit for easy access.

    Reference Grade Power System Expansion -
    Many of you already own a reference grade power conditioner, like the Hydra Triton, but need more outlets to power accessories. You recognize that the quality of power distribution can dramatically affect audio and video performance so you will appreciate the reference quality parts used in the Venom PS8.

    Purist Audiophile System -
    Some purists appreciate a simple but high quality approach to power distribution. You want a nice quality chassis with exceptional outlets and cryogenic power conductors and the expensive hydraulic electromagnetic breaker but don't want surge protection or noise filtration. The Venom PS8 is the product you have been waiting for -- come and get it!

    FEATURES:

    • 20-Amp Rated (Full continuous and instantaneous power performance)
    • Eight Outlets (Hubbell's best with Shunyata Research Alpha Cryogenic Process)
    • Dual 12-gauge Cryogenic Conductors (CDA-101 OFC Copper)
    • C-19 IEC Inlet (20-Amps, superior contacts)
    • Carling Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker (Lower noise and superior high current performance)
    • Massive all steel construction (will last a lifetime)
    • Stunning Brushed Stainless Steel Appearance!


    VENOM DEFENDER:

    The Venom Defender ($195) is a plug-in module that provides optional surge protection and MPDA filtering for the VENOM PS8. The Venom Defender protects from surges of up to 22,000 amps AND filters out 30 different specific noise bands that typical systems produce, all without limiting current.

    Not only is the Venom Defender a great partner for the PS-8, but it can be used with any brand of line conditioner. Even more importantly, plug the Venom Defender into any household power line to reduce noise. Don't have a line conditioner? No problem, just plug the Venom Defender into the same circuit that serves you audio/video gear and enjoy the improvements. Highly recommended.

    For those of you with existing line conditioners, consider adding a Venom Defender to enhance performance by providing an additional level of noise suppression. Note: When using in a line conditioner, place the Defender Module closest to the power inlet thus putting it "ahead" of the components plugged into the strip.

    REVIEWS:

    "In as little time as it takes to plug in a couple of power cords, I've gone from skeptic to believer. The Shunyata Venom system refined the voicing of my system to an extent I never would have predicted at the outset. And I never felt the music was being compromised. To be clear, Shunyata doesn't promise a seismic shift in system performance, but a subtle clarification of previously hidden musicality. Don't look at me to pull the plug anytime soon. For the dedicated among us (without a dedicated line) the Venom system represents a cost -effective, plug-and-play, real-world solution to power issues. Another way of saying that I guess I better tell my electrical contractor not to wait up for my call." - Neil Gader, TAS


    2014 Golden Ear Award Winner - "Power distribution systems tend to put me on my guard. They give; they take away. But the eminently affordable Venom Series power products from Shunyata blindsided me. Whether assembled piecemeal or in one, not-so-big gulp, they clarified and fine-tuned timbre and character, and released heretofore hidden musicality from my system. Begin with the ruggedly built PS8 power strip (six outlets) and then consider adding even further refinement with the big-time surge protection and filtration technology of the pint-sized Defender. If you have an AC outlet, you’re good to go. Bravo to Shunyata for designing a system that acknowledges the fact that not everyone has the cash, space, or inclination to run dedicated lines into a listening room. Apartment-dwellers take note. You’ll never look at power strips and AC power in quite the same way again." - Neil Gader, TAS

     

    CUSTOMER COMMENTS:

    "Hi Galen, I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how pleased I am with the new Shunyata Venom Defender. I was not sure what to expect as I already have the Hydra Alpha. I must tell you this little module has made a clear and definite improvement. The noise floor had been reduced further and the sonics have more transparency and clarity, very surprising because the alpha was already doing a excellent job on this already. I think this has gotten me closer to the Talos, This was a very worthwhile investment and I will probably add one or two more in the future. Thanks a million!" - K.T.
     

    "I recently bought Shunyata AC cables, power strip, and an outlet at your suggestion (my PS audio PowerPlant had died) - the improvement is way better than I expected or even hoped for; my stereo finally sounds the way I want it to, with sparkly highs, deep, smooth bass, and grunge so low-level it really doesn't exist.  the biggest revelation though has been my turntable (Linn LP12); it's been set up by Linn techs, has a good cartridge, etc., but never really sounded like I thought it should - it was kind of thin, with anemic bass.  Oddly, when I'd make CDs from LPs, the CD always sounded better - which made no sense.  no more: my vinyl now sounds gorgeous, better than my CDP - and I didn't even buy a power cable for the LP12; I'm guessing this has to do with the delicate phono signal not getting "grunged" up anymore(?). So: Wow, thanks for pointing me in the right direction!- D.S.

     

    REVIEWS:


    "Once bitten by Venom, there is no going back. As I conclude this review, Wolfgang Muthspiel’s guitar is blaring. It sounds like live music. Better than ever before. More golden tone, more decay, more pluck, more punch. The Shunyata products now reside in my home. Highly recommended." - Tim Smith, www.wallofsound.ca

     

    RECOMMENDED POWER CORD: Venom HC C19 ($295).

    RECOMMENDED UPGRADE - Stainless Steel Coupling Spikes: Shunyata Research's SSF (Stainless Steel Feet) provide a significant upgrade in performance for all Shunyata Power Distributors. The Stainless Steel Feet are milled from solid blocks of high-grade stainless steel. They are two inches high, raising the chassis above the thickest carpeting or providing a solid foundation when used on other surfaces. The Stainless Steel Feet optimize performance of your PS8 System (or any other Shunyata conditioner). The stainless steel discs, included in the package, protect expensive shelving and hardwood floors from scratches. Tests have shown that the stainless discs may also be beneficial when used on carpeting. Try them both ways.



    Buy the Bundle and save $200!

    * Venom PS8 Power Distributor
    * Venom Defender Module
    * Venom HC Power Cord
    * Shunyata Stainless Steel Feet

    Retail is $1389, your cost $1195 - shipped free!

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Shunyata Venom PS8 and Defender Power System

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Description

MY TAKE:


Without a doubt, the Venom PS8 and Defender system is a no-brainer - simple, convenient and oh so satisfying. - Galen Carol

 

The Venom PS8 is the center piece in Shunyata’s VENOM POWER SYSTEM. A VENOM POWER SYSTEM is comprised of three products that were designed to be a complete high-performance solution for power delivery.

1) Venom PS8 for power distribution
2) Venom Power Cords (4 Models)
3) Venom Defender (surge protection and noise filtration)

From design inception, all of the VENOM power system products were designed using Shunyata Research's DTCD Analyzer. This ensures that each of the products could deliver the full 20-Amps of continuous current available from a dedicated power circuit with the instantaneous current headroom necessary for high power amplifiers and power hungry video systems.

APPLICATIONS:

Media Systems and Home Theaters -
The Venom PS8, with 8 outlets, is a perfect solution for complex home entertainment or media systems. The exceptional power rating ensures unfettered performance even when multiple channel amplifiers are used. The narrow profile (less than 4 inches) of the PS8 allows it to be placed behind a cabinet without pulling the cabinet out from the wall. All of the power cords plug in from the top of the unit for easy access.

Reference Grade Power System Expansion -
Many of you already own a reference grade power conditioner, like the Hydra Triton, but need more outlets to power accessories. You recognize that the quality of power distribution can dramatically affect audio and video performance so you will appreciate the reference quality parts used in the Venom PS8.

Purist Audiophile System -
Some purists appreciate a simple but high quality approach to power distribution. You want a nice quality chassis with exceptional outlets and cryogenic power conductors and the expensive hydraulic electromagnetic breaker but don't want surge protection or noise filtration. The Venom PS8 is the product you have been waiting for -- come and get it!

FEATURES:

  • 20-Amp Rated (Full continuous and instantaneous power performance)
  • Eight Outlets (Hubbell's best with Shunyata Research Alpha Cryogenic Process)
  • Dual 12-gauge Cryogenic Conductors (CDA-101 OFC Copper)
  • C-19 IEC Inlet (20-Amps, superior contacts)
  • Carling Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker (Lower noise and superior high current performance)
  • Massive all steel construction (will last a lifetime)
  • Stunning Brushed Stainless Steel Appearance!


VENOM DEFENDER:

The Venom Defender ($195) is a plug-in module that provides optional surge protection and MPDA filtering for the VENOM PS8. The Venom Defender protects from surges of up to 22,000 amps AND filters out 30 different specific noise bands that typical systems produce, all without limiting current.

Not only is the Venom Defender a great partner for the PS-8, but it can be used with any brand of line conditioner. Even more importantly, plug the Venom Defender into any household power line to reduce noise. Don't have a line conditioner? No problem, just plug the Venom Defender into the same circuit that serves you audio/video gear and enjoy the improvements. Highly recommended.

For those of you with existing line conditioners, consider adding a Venom Defender to enhance performance by providing an additional level of noise suppression. Note: When using in a line conditioner, place the Defender Module closest to the power inlet thus putting it "ahead" of the components plugged into the strip.

REVIEWS:

"In as little time as it takes to plug in a couple of power cords, I've gone from skeptic to believer. The Shunyata Venom system refined the voicing of my system to an extent I never would have predicted at the outset. And I never felt the music was being compromised. To be clear, Shunyata doesn't promise a seismic shift in system performance, but a subtle clarification of previously hidden musicality. Don't look at me to pull the plug anytime soon. For the dedicated among us (without a dedicated line) the Venom system represents a cost -effective, plug-and-play, real-world solution to power issues. Another way of saying that I guess I better tell my electrical contractor not to wait up for my call." - Neil Gader, TAS


2014 Golden Ear Award Winner - "Power distribution systems tend to put me on my guard. They give; they take away. But the eminently affordable Venom Series power products from Shunyata blindsided me. Whether assembled piecemeal or in one, not-so-big gulp, they clarified and fine-tuned timbre and character, and released heretofore hidden musicality from my system. Begin with the ruggedly built PS8 power strip (six outlets) and then consider adding even further refinement with the big-time surge protection and filtration technology of the pint-sized Defender. If you have an AC outlet, you’re good to go. Bravo to Shunyata for designing a system that acknowledges the fact that not everyone has the cash, space, or inclination to run dedicated lines into a listening room. Apartment-dwellers take note. You’ll never look at power strips and AC power in quite the same way again." - Neil Gader, TAS

 

CUSTOMER COMMENTS:

"Hi Galen, I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how pleased I am with the new Shunyata Venom Defender. I was not sure what to expect as I already have the Hydra Alpha. I must tell you this little module has made a clear and definite improvement. The noise floor had been reduced further and the sonics have more transparency and clarity, very surprising because the alpha was already doing a excellent job on this already. I think this has gotten me closer to the Talos, This was a very worthwhile investment and I will probably add one or two more in the future. Thanks a million!" - K.T.
 

"I recently bought Shunyata AC cables, power strip, and an outlet at your suggestion (my PS audio PowerPlant had died) - the improvement is way better than I expected or even hoped for; my stereo finally sounds the way I want it to, with sparkly highs, deep, smooth bass, and grunge so low-level it really doesn't exist.  the biggest revelation though has been my turntable (Linn LP12); it's been set up by Linn techs, has a good cartridge, etc., but never really sounded like I thought it should - it was kind of thin, with anemic bass.  Oddly, when I'd make CDs from LPs, the CD always sounded better - which made no sense.  no more: my vinyl now sounds gorgeous, better than my CDP - and I didn't even buy a power cable for the LP12; I'm guessing this has to do with the delicate phono signal not getting "grunged" up anymore(?). So: Wow, thanks for pointing me in the right direction!- D.S.

 

REVIEWS:


"Once bitten by Venom, there is no going back. As I conclude this review, Wolfgang Muthspiel’s guitar is blaring. It sounds like live music. Better than ever before. More golden tone, more decay, more pluck, more punch. The Shunyata products now reside in my home. Highly recommended." - Tim Smith, www.wallofsound.ca

 

RECOMMENDED POWER CORD: Venom HC C19 ($295).

RECOMMENDED UPGRADE - Stainless Steel Coupling Spikes: Shunyata Research's SSF (Stainless Steel Feet) provide a significant upgrade in performance for all Shunyata Power Distributors. The Stainless Steel Feet are milled from solid blocks of high-grade stainless steel. They are two inches high, raising the chassis above the thickest carpeting or providing a solid foundation when used on other surfaces. The Stainless Steel Feet optimize performance of your PS8 System (or any other Shunyata conditioner). The stainless steel discs, included in the package, protect expensive shelving and hardwood floors from scratches. Tests have shown that the stainless discs may also be beneficial when used on carpeting. Try them both ways.



Buy the Bundle and save $200!

* Venom PS8 Power Distributor
* Venom Defender Module
* Venom HC Power Cord
* Shunyata Stainless Steel Feet

Retail is $1389, your cost $1195 - shipped free!