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Shunyata Research Hydra Typhon (Black)

Item # SHU-PD-US-HY-TYP/V1/B-250
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$5,995.00
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Shunyata Research’s HYDRA TRITON power distributor was originally conceived as a reference caliber power distributor that bore no compromise in design scale or performance. As the project evolved, the TRITON’s size and cost escalated beyond practical limits. The file-cabinet sized prototype was temporarily shelved while options were considered to reduce the unit’s massive one-box size and projected price. Designer Caelin Gabriel created a solution by splitting the original TRITON design into two units. The first chassis would house a stand-alone eight outlet Reference power distributor. The second chassis of equal size and greater weight, would plug into the base unit and function in parallel. This would complete Gabriel’s original vision for an ultimate performance power distributor.

Shortly after its 2011 release, the HYDRA TRITON became the most critically and professionally endorsed product of its kind, receiving awards and accolades from recording professionals and top editors at US and international magazines. The HYDRA TRITON’s overwhelming success paved the way for the introduction of it’s “second-half”, the HYDRA TYPHON. Pushing the boundaries of performance through design innovation and patented science has always separated Shunyata Research product designs from others in their category. The HYDRA TRITON/TYPHON combination represent the working definition of those ideals.

Within the TYPHON’s TRITON-size case are two massive Noise Isolation Chambers (NIC’s). These cylindrical chambers take up the entire space within the TYPHON’s chassis and account for the majority of the TYPHON’s 43 pound weight. Each NIC contains an enormous volume of Shunyata’s patented ZrCa-2000 compound, which absorbs and dissipates high-frequency noise. Shunyata’s hollow-core VTX wiring, culled from ultra-pure CDA-101 copper, runs through the chambers and connects to the IEC at the back of the TYPHON. In essence, the TYPHON is a purpose-built slave unit for the Hydra TRITON.

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Products specifications
Weight (kg) 19.3
Height (In) 5.75
Width (In) 17.25
Length (In) 16.5
Height (mm) 146
Width (mm) 438
Length (mm) 419

Shunyata Research’s HYDRA TRITON power distributor was originally conceived as a reference caliber power distributor that bore no compromise in design scale or performance. As the project evolved, the TRITON’s size and cost escalated beyond practical limits. The file-cabinet sized prototype was temporarily shelved while options were considered to reduce the unit’s massive one-box size and projected price. Designer Caelin Gabriel created a solution by splitting the original TRITON design into two units. The first chassis would house a stand-alone eight outlet Reference power distributor. The second chassis of equal size and greater weight, would plug into the base unit and function in parallel. This would complete Gabriel’s original vision for an ultimate performance power distributor.

Shortly after its 2011 release, the HYDRA TRITON became the most critically and professionally endorsed product of its kind, receiving awards and accolades from recording professionals and top editors at US and international magazines. The HYDRA TRITON’s overwhelming success paved the way for the introduction of it’s “second-half”, the HYDRA TYPHON. Pushing the boundaries of performance through design innovation and patented science has always separated Shunyata Research product designs from others in their category. The HYDRA TRITON/TYPHON combination represent the working definition of those ideals.

Within the TYPHON’s TRITON-size case are two massive Noise Isolation Chambers (NIC’s). These cylindrical chambers take up the entire space within the TYPHON’s chassis and account for the majority of the TYPHON’s 43 pound weight. Each NIC contains an enormous volume of Shunyata’s patented ZrCa-2000 compound, which absorbs and dissipates high-frequency noise. Shunyata’s hollow-core VTX wiring, culled from ultra-pure CDA-101 copper, runs through the chambers and connects to the IEC at the back of the TYPHON. In essence, the TYPHON is a purpose-built slave unit for the Hydra TRITON.

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When connected to the TRITON, the HYDRA TYPHON triples the volume of the Noise Isolation Chambers within the TRITON. The TYPHON/TRITON system reveals spatial and low-level detail information that no other product or combination of products can equal. This is not a subtle effect but one that uncovers recorded information otherwise obscured or buried in the noise floor. Unintelligible words, blurred instrumental passages or missing ambient information become clear as if for the first time. Although the TRITON has been critically acknowledged for reproducing state-of-the-art scale and micro-dynamic contrasts in sound, the TYPHON further solidifies instruments, voices and images as vivid three dimensional characters within the recording. HYDRA TYPHON dramatically expands the perceived volume of recorded space within a recording. Lateral and depth of field information emerge surrounded by spatial information that perfectly recreates the venue in which the recording was created.

How to connect a TYPHON
The TYPHON comes with a dedicated TYPHON Umbilical designed specifically to connect it to the TRITON Power Distribution Unit. This umbilical has been carefully designed to optimize the connection between the TYPHON and TRITON. Any umbilical substitutions will seriously degrade the performance of the TYPHON.

The connection method for the TYPHON to the TRITON is to plug the TYPHON power cord into one of the TRITON’s unused outlets. If all outlets are in use, it is best to use a simple power strip or Shunyata’s own PS8 power strip to connect less critical components so that you can use a primary outlet for the TYPHON.

How to evaluate a TYPHON
Due to the fact that the TYPHON works in parallel and not in-series with the TRITON there are a few specifics that should be followed when evaluating a TYPHON’s performance when connected to a TRITON.

Settling Time:
Since the TYPHON does not carry the current load (the TRITON does) - it does not require burn-in per se but it does require a settling period. Simply plug the TYPHON into the TRITON and it will reach its full potential in about 5 days. We do not recommend critically evaluating the TYPHON before this settling period is complete.

Making the connection:
Do not plug in and unplug the TYPHON in rapid succession for short listening or viewing samples. This will not accurately convey the performance effects of the TYPHON-TRITON system. The TYPHON’s effect on performance becomes obvious once it is disconnected from the TRITON after being connected for several hours or days, rather than upon it’s initial connection. This is a function of the gradually increasing effect of the TYPHON’s NIC’s once they are connected in parallel to the TRITON.

MAXIMUM VOLTAGE
- Max Voltage (US): 240VAC unregulated
- Max Voltage (Asia): 240VAC unregulated
- Max Voltage (Euro): 240VAC unregulated

CURRENT RATINGS
- Max continuous current: N/A

SURGE SUPPRESSION
- None

NOISE REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY
- NIC (Noise Isolation Chambers)
- Patented (ZrCa ferroelectric compound)
- Volume: 30,806mm2 (101.6 x 303.2mm)

OVER CURRENT PROTECTION
- None

CONNECTORS
- Inlet: IEC-C20

TYPHON AHC UMBILICAL
- LENGTH: 30 inches (76 cm)
- GAUGE: 7 AWG aggregate
- FILTER: Dual Hybrid Ξtron
- IEC-C19: Shunyata CopperCONN™ (UL Listed, CE Mark)
- US NEMA P15: Shunyata CopperCONN™ (UL Listed) 
- EU CEE-7/7: Shunyata CopperCONN™ (VDE, CE Mark)

WIRING / BUSS SYSTEM
- 9 AWG Shunyata VTX Conductors
- CDA-101 Copper
- Shunyata's Alpha Cryogenic Treatment

CONSTRUCTION
- 16 Gauge Powder Coated Steel Chassis
- Aluminum Faceplate
- Vibration Isolation Treatment
- Shunyata's Isolation Footer

DIMENSIONS
Width: 17.25 inches (43.8 cm)
Depth: 16.50 inches (41.9 cm)
Height: 5.75 inches (14.6 cm)
Weight: 42.5 lbs (19.3 kg)

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  • Products specifications
    Weight (kg) 19.3
    Height (In) 5.75
    Width (In) 17.25
    Length (In) 16.5
    Height (mm) 146
    Width (mm) 438
    Length (mm) 419