The Everest 8000 combines patented innovations from Shunyata Research’s critically acclaimed Hydra Triton and Hydra Typhon designs with transformative technologies developed from its heralded medical division products. From a stunning form-follows-function tower design, to its inside-out engineering, the Everest represents the pinnacle within Shunyata Research’s line of power conditioners.
Over the past 25 years, Shunyata Research has earned a reputation for producing the finest power distribution systems in the high-end audiophile market. From providing clean power for James Guthrie’s re-master of Dark Side of the Moon, or resolving subtle heart signals in medical imaging systems, Shunyata Research products have consistently provided transformational results. With the legacy of award winning products, Shunyata Research designer Caelin Gabriel set about combining 25 years of experience and scientific innovation, into a single product, incorporating everything he’s learned about power-system design.
Designer, Caelin Gabriel considers the Everest to be the crowning achievement in a career devoted to advancing the state-of-the-art in electrical power delivery systems for military, medical, audio, video and mastering applications.
The NIC™ (Noise Isolation Chamber) is a patented technology using a non-reactive ferroelectric substance that reduces high frequency power line noise. This allows Shunyata Research power distributors to reduce noise without the negatives associated with conventional power conditioner designs. Patented QR/BB™ technology dramatically reduces the sense of dynamic compression often heard when an amplifier is connected to conventional power conditioners. Dynamics are actually improved when an amplifier is connected, even when compared to a direct connection to the wall outlet.
Patent Numbers: US 8,658,892 and US 10,031,536
CCI™ NOISE REDUCTION
Traditional power conditioners are designed to block incoming noise from outside the home, but do not address the noise that is generated by the electronic components themselves. In fact, most conditioners reflect noise back into other components connected to the power conditioner. CCI™ (Component-to-Component Isolation) is one of the most significant but often overlooked aspects to power system performance. The CCI™ filter consists of a proprietary multi-stage filter that reduces electrical noise and interference generated by a component’s power supply.
DTCD™ Analysis is a technique that measures instantaneous current through low impedance electrical conductors and contacts. Shunyata Research uses it to optimize the design, specification, and construction of parts, conductors, noise circuits, and materials to ensure maximum current delivery performance. Shunyata Research’s skill at reducing impedance to improve dynamic instantaneous current is unparalleled. More than any other design parameter, DTCD™ allows listeners to experience life-like low-frequency performance from even the highest-current amplifiers as well as the immediacy and dynamic contrasts of a live musical performance.
One of our fundamental design imperatives is to ensure life-long performance and durability. Long-term exposure to air can oxidize and corrode wiring and sensitive electronic components. All of the filters, PCBs, connections and internal wiring are contained within a monolithic enclosure and then potted with ceramic materials that hermetically seal the contents. This protects the circuits and wiring from humidity and oxidation, and eliminates internal vibration between components. This unique construction methodology delivers exceptional and consistent performance that will not degrade over time.
GP-NR NOISE REDUCTION
Significant amounts of noise exist on the ground plane of power lines. The ground wires can act as antennae, picking up electrical noise that can degrade the performance or operation of the electronic components. Ground Plane Noise Reduction (GP-NR™) is a proprietary technology developed by Shunyata Research to significantly reduce ground-plane noise; improving low-level resolution and clarity. The system includes one to four terminals, depending on the model, to connect as many as 12 audio components. We offer several models of CGC chassis grounding cables each made to your custom length and termination requirements.
Common-node noise is different than differential noise and is much more difficult to measure and eliminate. For the purest signal possible, Shunyata Research has developed a CMode filter that effectively reduces common-mode noise without introducing the sonic compression effects associated with conventional filters. It reduces high-frequency noise distortion while delivering an analog ease and palpable background silence that closes the gap between digital and analog systems. – Reduces common-mode noise
The QR/BB™ is a patented device which dramatically enhances the perception of dynamic impact and timing when connected to amplifiers or other high-current electronics. The QR/BB™ is unique in that it provides a local reserve of energy, or Coulomb charge, that mitigates the inductive reactance of the AC power line without using coils, transformers or capacitors. The QR/BB™ acts as an instantaneous energy reserve when placed in-line with an AC power supply.
The QR/BB applied in Everest is roughly 3x larger than the same technology in the Denali 6000/S.
“The Everest is a no-holds-barred reference component that delivers a clear view of the audiophile promised land . . . “
– Vance Hiner, The Audio Beat
Read the full review: Everest 8000 Review
Shunyata Research introduces a unique solution for the problem of heavy high-end power cables. The Cable Cradle surrounds and supports the weight of the power cable, preventing it from pulling away from the outlet. This system is designed to ensure reliable and secure electrical connections.
Shunyata Research has developed its own line of CopperCONN™ connectors. They feature solid copper contacts that have superior conductivity compared to brass or bronze used in common outlets and have superior sonic qualities compared to audiophile outlets that use gold, silver, or rhodium plate platings.
The connectors are not just beautiful, they posses superior contact surface area for improved current capacity. They also have expanded air gaps which improves cooling when under heavy loads. Even the grounding backstrap is made from pure copper to improve ground plane noise dissipation.
“The Everest 8000 and Omega XC have become essential parts of my reference system. The Everest allowed the outstanding components in my system to perform at their highest level…”
– Robert Harley, Editor-in-Chief, The Absolute Sound
Shunyata Research’s ArNi® conductors are designed to be the finest quality wire available for power and audio purposes. They start life using the highest purity copper available – OFE C10100 (or Ohno single crystal). Then they are formed into “virtual hollow tubes” that we call VTX™. The core of the conductor is completely hollow forcing the current to only travel through the periphery of the conductor, therby eliminating skin effects and random eddy currents.
— And finally, every ArNi® wire undergoes our proprietary KPIP™ process.
Over-current protection is a requirement for today’s high current audio power distributors. The vast majority of manufacturers use an inexpensive thermal fuse or breaker. Both are specifically designed to heat up as the current level rises. This causes voltage drops, increased contact impedance, thermal noise, excessive heat generation and current limiting effects. There is a better solution — the hydraulic electromagnetic breaker that utilizes low-impedance relays and a sensing coil that reads the current level without heating up or limiting current. They can operate right up the to the maximum current level without heating up or limiting instantaneous current. They are rarely used in competitive products since they cost 10-20 times that of a common fuse or thermal breaker.
Shunyata Research has created its own vibration dampening solutions, after many years of research into its negative effects. Mechanical vibration can be very destructive to system performance. Our power conditioners are designed from inception to include advanced forms of vibration control that improve the recovery of subtle musical detail and nuance. All chassis panels and internal structures are treated with vibration dampening panels. Each outlet is isolated from the chassis with a vibration-dampening gasket that reduces vibration conducted through the AC cables. All internal modules, filters, and electronics are encapsulated in a vibration-absorbent compound.
Shunyata Research’s proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP) was developed to significantly reduce the amount of time required to burn-in cables and power conditioners. It also has a performance enhancing effect above and beyond simple burn-in. Four days of continuous KPIP™ processing dramatically reduces the ups and downs of new equipment burn-in while significantly improving sonic performance — delivering a more relaxed, natural and life-like presentation.
Simple crimping, soldering, brazing and screws are all inferior methods of joining two wires or terminals together. Sonic welding uses high-energy sonic waves to literally join two metals together at a molecular level and cold-welding uses high-energy pneumatic pressure to bond metals. Shunyata Research uses both methods to secure connections that do not degrade over time.
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 connectors and various electrical components that are used in our power products and signal cabling.
Over more than 2 decades, the reliability and durability of Shunyata Research products has become a legendary attribute of the brand. Shunyata products are completely non-reactive and run cool to the touch. They do not hum, vibrate, buzz, or generate heat and do not require any ventilation. Despite heavy-use applications in studios, medical labs, and home environments, Shunyata Research products maintain an almost zero failure rate. Many Shunyata Research products are covered under a limited lifetime warranty that can extend beyond the original purchaser.
In an era of products that are mass-produced, Shunyata Research invests in training career craftsman who build our products by hand at our factory in Poulsbo, Washington. The exceptional fit, finish, and attention to detail has become a hallmark trait of Shunyata Research products going back to its inception in 1998. Shunyata Research has been building some of the finest power and cable products in the industry for more than twenty years. The commitment to building durable products that are designed to last a lifetime elevates our products to the top of their class.