Replete with the same patented science, custom parts and objective noise reduction that made the Triton v2 and Hydra Denali models famous, Hydra Alpha A10 UK delivers this technology in a stunning, yet affordable package.
Based on objective performance and hand-crafted quality, Hydra Alpha A10 UK is destined to become one of Shunyata Research’s most iconic products.
True to form, Shunyata Research wasted no time in applying its finest patented technologies and performance features – previously available only in Hydra Triton v2 and Hydra Denali models – into the affordable Hydra Alpha A10 UK model.
In addition to offering enough outlets to power any complex system, this Hydra model delivers a staggering > 60dB @ 1mHz of noise reduction spread over 6 zones of isolation – consisting of 4 duplex and 2 individual socket zones. By any standard, the performance of the unit represents a new benchmark for performance at and well beyond its retail price.
The Hydra Alpha A10 UK delivers all this performance along with Shunyata Research’s signature DTCD® (Dynamic Transient Current Delivery) technology, allowing the unit to be paired with an unlimited variety of electronics including high-current amps, projectors, digital front ends and entire systems.
The unit comes equipped with Shunyata Research’s finest Trident-Defense protection system – backed up by an uncompromising Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
The Hydra Alpha A10 UK has ten outlets. The unit has no limitations with DTCD® (instantaneous current) and is rated at a full 16A. All outlets on are extremely high-current capable. We recommend isolating electronics by zones; high-current in one zone, digital in another and analog in still another.
The Hydra Alpha A10 UK will deliver reference-caliber performance for all systems, whether primarily film, music, sound or recording.
DTCD® DESIGNED (Dynamic Transient Current Delivery)
The Hydra Alpha A10 UK was designed using Shunyata Research’s DTCD® analyzer. DTCD® Analysis measures instantaneous current through extremely low-impedance electrical conductors and contacts. Shunyata Research uses it to optimize the design and performance of our power conditioners and power cabling.
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 Interference) is one of the most significant but often overlooked aspects to power system performance. Shunyata’s CCI™ filter consists of a proprietary multi-stage filter that reduces electrical noise and power supply generated interference.
NIC™ NOISE REDUCTION
The NIC™ (Noise Isolation Chamber) is a patented technology that reduces high frequency power line noise. NICs™ use ferroelectric substances that actually absorb high frequency noise. This allows the Hydra Alpha A10 UK power distributor to reduce noise without any of the negative interactions associated with conventional power conditioner designs.
[ US Patent: 8,658,892 ]
GP-NR NOISE REDUCTION
When it comes to reducing noise, engineers focus primarily on the AC electrical lines, with little thought given to the ground lines. The incoming ground line and the internal power conditioner ground plane can actually act as antennae, drawing in electrical noise that may interfere with the operation of the connected components. Ground Plane Noise Reduction is a proprietary technology developed by Shunyata Research to significantly reduce interference caused by this phenomenon, thereby providing a more pure audio experience.
ZONES OF ISOLATION
The Hydra Alpha A10 UK model features six zones of isolation, with four isolated duplexes and two individually isolated outlets. This design principle provides for a high level of noise isolation while delivering exceptional audio and video performance.
HIGH CURRENT CAPABILITY
The Hydra Alpha A10 UK is rated at a full 16 Amps of continuous current, ensuring unfettered power delivery to complex entertainment systems, including those with high-powered amplifiers. Advanced electromagnetic breakers in addition to massive buss and 8-gauge ArNi® conductors provide exceptional dynamic contrast and bass impact.
HYDRAULIC ELECTROMAGNETIC BREAKER
Common power conditioners use fuses or thermal breakers for over-current protection. When heavily loaded, they may cause voltage drops, increased contact impedance, thermal noise, excessive heat generation, and current-limiting effects. The Hydra Alpha A10 uses a more advanced solution called a hydraulic electromagnetic breaker that operates right up to the maximum current rating without the limitations of fuses or thermal breakers.
The Hydra Alpha A10 UK employs mains sockets that feature copper alloy contacts designed to accept large-gauge conductors.
Shunyata Research has developed a proprietary line of ArNi® conductors. They are made from certified OFE C10100 (Certified ASTM F68) copper. The wire strands are arrayed in a unique hollow tube VTX™ geometry that reduces skin effects. ArNi® conductors are treated with Shunyata Research’s exclusive Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP™) for a period of 8 days.
Mechanical vibration can be very destructive to system performance. The Hydra Alpha A10 UK was designed from its 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 materials. The outlets are individually isolated from the chassis with vibration-dampening gaskets that reduce vibration conducted through the AC cables. All internal modules, filters, and electronics are encapsulated in a vibration-absorbent compound.
KPIP™ “BLACKBIRD” PROCESSOR
Each Hydra Alpha A10 UK is treated with Shunyata Research’s proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP™). The KPIP™ dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance.
Many of the electrical components in the Hydra Alpha A10 UK are treated in Shunyata Research’s own advanced computer-controlled cryogenics lab. Further cryogenic treatment of the unit is strongly discouraged, and will void your warranty.
The Hydra Alpha A10 UK comes standard with Shunyata Research’s vibration dampening-footers. Power distributors react very similarly to amplifiers in relationship to floor-borne vibration. Shunyata Research’s footers were specifically designed to reduce vibration from the supporting platform.
The footers may be optionally upgraded to SSF-50 stainless steel footers. After researching multiple forms of energy dissipation methods, Shunyata Research developed the SSF-50 to provide the performance characteristics of an expensive after-market isolator but at a fraction of the cost.