The HYDRA DPC-6 is the first HYDRA designed specifically to optimize the performance of digital media-server entertainment systems. Components such as digital servers, routers, disc-arrays, transports, computers and digital media centers can output a significant amount of digital noise and often have cheap power supplies with poor filtration or noise barriers. The HYDRA DPC-6 electrically isolates (firewalls) these devices and prevents them from polluting the other audio components on the power line.
The DPC-6 features a Shunyata Research developed digital filter that dramatically reduces the digital hash and noise that is commonly associated with digital media playback.
Digital video components can also be used into the Hydra DPC-6 with amazing performance results.
SDC - Shunyata Digital Coil
This coil was developed after years of research by Shunyata Research's Caelin Gabriel. It is unique in that it simultaneously provides common mode and differential mode noise reduction. It is a custom wound, single lay, air core design made with Shunyata Research's exclusive CDA-101 12 gauge power wire. The SDC isolates high frequency noise without significantly affecting the micro and macro dynamic range of the music.
This is the latest incarnation of the VF filters that were made famous in the HYDRA VRay. It is a capacitive array that reduces digital noise without the associated ringing that plague other capacitive filter designs. Each AC duplex has a dedicated VF-IV filter to isolate each outlet from the others.
The MPDA (multi-phase differential array) is a complex surface mount circuit that significantly reduces power-line noise without the audible or visible side-effects normally associated with conventional capacitive and inductive approaches.
New for 2015 is the incorporation of Shunyata's new "CopperCONN" AC outlets. Tellurium copper with a flash coating of nickel, we are told these new receptacles represent a significant sonic upgrade even from the very nice SR-Z1 outlets ($95) that Shunyata has been using in these top end designs, and will continue to use in the new MPC-12.
The body of the outlet is oversized providing improved internal cooling capacity when under heavy current loads. All CopperCONN outlets undergo Shunyata's proprietary Alpha Cryogenic Process. The CopperCONN outlets provide a critical contribution toward the award-winning performance of Shunyata's power-distribution products.
L.E.D. Fault Indicator
Includes an L.E.D that indicates the condition of the surge circuitry.