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    Ascending to even greater heights

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    Denali 6000T V2?
    One can only hope, have been waiting for this for a very long time.

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    So Everest 8000/T?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    So Everest 8000/T?
    Exciting times....

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    All good things come to those that wait...

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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    Being retired is a crock. Having lots of discretionary income makes life much more fun. At least I am very happy with the current system, and while I probably will upgrade parts in the future I will wait a generation or two. Have fun everyone.
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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    Look forward to Everest!

    Altho, like you Bud, I’m now retired. While being a bit careful with my dollars, I will consider components that make a significant improvement and are reasonably priced.
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    I for one am retired and happy with my systems. Doesn't mean that I wouldn't consider and upgrade here or there down the road. For many audiophiles, it's never going to be enough no matter what. They'll probably look to ascend this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_Mons and then even look for something bigger. It's just the nature of the beast.

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    Everest for me! Love the tower design. Rack space is at a premium.
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    Everest for me! Love the tower design. Rack space is at a premium.
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    +1 on the tower design. Love that form factor and glad Shunyata has kept and upgraded it :-)

    So, given that it will be named Everest rather than Denali 8000T. We can assume that the performance will go along with the name and thus sit higher in performance and price tier than the Denali 6000T.

    Caelin,

    Will we have to wait till June to read more about specifications and pricing for the Everest?

    I wonder if Puma and other members who have beta tested Shunyata power cords in the past.

    Will/Are they beta testing the Everest units too? If so, looking forward to reading their impressions.

    With the future of audio shows in question; at least for 2020.

    Do manufacturers such as Shunyata plan on using Youtube or other social media outlets to launch new products?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    +1 on the tower design. Love that form factor and glad Shunyata has kept and upgraded it :-)

    So, given that it will be named Everest rather than Denali 8000T. We can assume that the performance will go along with the name and thus sit higher in performance and price tier than the Denali 6000T.

    Caelin,

    Will we have to wait till June to read more about specifications and pricing for the Everest?

    I wonder if Puma and other members who have beta tested Shunyata power cords in the past.

    Will/Are they beta testing the Everest units too? If so, looking forward to reading their impressions.

    With the future of audio shows in question; at least for 2020.

    Do manufacturers such as Shunyata plan on using Youtube or other social media outlets to launch new products?
    Subscribe to this thread. There will be more info drops as the days go by.
    The graphic really has a lot of encoded information.

    Yes, there was a exploratory expedition. Some have been to the summit and I am sure they will want to share their experience. But I have them in a decompression chamber at the moment.

    heh heh
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    Ahhhhh!!!! I just ordered a Denali from Mike.


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    Awesome unit, Caelin. Looking forward to details.

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    Why does the Everest 8000T/AU not have the cable cradle support system?
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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    The graphic really has a lot of encoded information.
    Let take a whack at cracking the encoded information.

    I see what I think is Niagara Falls at an elevation of 167'. I'll call that "base camp".

    Denali is at 20,310'.

    Everest is at 29,030'.

    Everest is 43% higher in elevation than Denali.

    Does this mean that the new Everest will outperform the Denali by 40% plus?

    I get excited when I see someone of Caelin's stature getting excited about his new product. Can't wait to find out!
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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    Okay. It is taller with two more outlets. Any new technology to improve the sound? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    Wow, that's massive! I used to have a 6000/T and that was not a small unit but it's absolutely dwarfed by that beast.

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    Interesting times we live in! Yes you abolutely have to wonder about the tech inside. Being at the highest peak on earth is surely an experience.

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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    [Triton v3] dynamics and refinement
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    [Typhon QR] power & 3D spatial qualities
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    [Denali v2] silence & noise reduction
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    [Denali 6000/T] tower format w/integrated base

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    EVEREST 8000/T
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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    Quote Originally Posted by Crion View Post
    Interesting times we live in! Yes you abolutely have to wonder about the tech inside. Being at the highest peak on earth is surely an experience.
    some say chimborazo is even higher, seen from the center of earth

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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    [Triton v3] dynamics and refinement
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    [Typhon QR] power & 3D spatial qualities
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    [Denali v2] silence & noise reduction
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    [Denali 6000/T] tower format w/integrate base

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    EVEREST 8000/T
    sounds very promising!
    do you plan to a smaller version of it, for example only 4 outlets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    sounds very promising!
    do you plan to a smaller version of it, for example only 4 outlets?
    All the technology in the Everest would not fit in a four outlet chassis.

    The Denali 6000/S v2 is what you should try?
    Exceptional capability, in a compact package, at a reasonable price.
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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    How about a six outlet K2 in a horizontal chassis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    How about a six outlet K2 in a horizontal chassis?
    We do OEM development projects and custom designs.
    $50-100k engineering fee plus a MOQ of 100 units.

    But seriously, we have something coming that will make Denali 6000/S owners happy.
    Don’t ask because I can’t say at the moment.
    Patience and enjoy the music my friend.
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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    Duplicate
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    [Triton v3] dynamics and refinement
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    Impressive. Two questions if you are able answer.

    First, will it be offered in black? Not a deal breaker but, nice having the option.

    Second, can you speak to a US MSRP yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    Impressive. Two questions if you are able answer.

    First, will it be offered in black? Not a deal breaker but, nice having the option.

    Second, can you speak to a US MSRP yet?
    sorry, no black.
    no two, four, six, twelve or 14 outlet versions
    the volumes that we deal in are very small from a production efficiency point of view, so we have to make choices to bring these type of products to market at reasonable prices.

    If you must have black, the only product we currently have is the Denali 6000/S which ia available in both black and the grey/silver theme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    sorry, no black.
    no two, four, six, twelve or 14 outlet versions
    the volumes that we deal in are very small from a production efficiency point of view, so we have to make choices to bring these type of products to market at reasonable prices.

    If you must have black, the only product we currently have is the Denali 6000/S which ia available in both black and the grey/silver theme.
    I understand your reasoning but no black is a bummer. I was considering a one for one swap with my 6000T.
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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    what are the "cgs" knobs for? grounding?

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    Yes - Chassis Grounding System.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    We do OEM development projects and custom designs.
    $50-100k engineering fee plus a MOQ of 100 units.

    But seriously, we have something coming that will make Denali 6000/S owners happy.
    Don’t ask because I can’t say at the moment.
    Patience and enjoy the music my friend.
    You mean the new 6000S / V2 owners ?, because you write 6000S
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    I take it that he's referencing the 6000/S form factor, not the unit itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bar81 View Post
    I take it that he's referencing the 6000/S form factor, not the unit itself.
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    Dear Mr. Gabriel,

    I got a Denali v2 and might consider upgrading to the Everest once available.

    => What would be a ideal Shunyata v2 cable combination for these units in your opinion? E.g. Sigma v2 from wall to distributor and then Alphas v2 to the components or all Sigma v2s. I‘m think of a good price/value combo. So not all Omega cables.
    Also would I buy the XC or NR versions for both the Denali / Everest?

    I ordered two AQ Hurricanes in the meantime since they sounded really gooood with the Denali v2 (although I didn’t have a chance to compare them with Shunyata cables), because I feel it might take a while until the v2 cables will be available here in Germany. Do you happen to know a rough indication for shipping to Germany these days? Ordered a Sigma USB early April.

    Regards and keep up breaking audiophile boundaries!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicLover View Post
    Dear Mr. Gabriel,

    I got a Denali v2 and might consider upgrading to the Everest once available.

    => What would be a ideal Shunyata v2 cable combination for these units in your opinion? E.g. Sigma v2 from wall to distributor and then Alphas v2 to the components or all Sigma v2s. I‘m think of a good price/value combo. So not all Omega cables.
    Also would I buy the XC or NR versions for both the Denali / Everest?
    DENALI 6000/S v2

    Good Value good sound
    In: Venom V10 XC
    Out: Venom V12/V10 NR

    Great Performance / Reasonable Price
    In: Delta XC
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    Upgrade: Alpha NR on amps

    Best Price/Performance (near reference level)
    In: Alpha XC
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    EVEREST 8000

    Best Price/Performance 1/2 SOTA Price
    In: Sigma XC
    Out: Alpha NR
    Upgrade: Sigma NR on amps

    Reference Level (SOTA)
    In: Omega XC
    Out: Sigma NR
    Upgrade: Omega QR on amps

    Do you happen to know a rough indication for shipping to Germany these days? Ordered a Sigma USB early April.

    Regards and keep up breaking audiophile boundaries!!
    I am pretty sure a big shipment went out last week. So happy days!
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    Caelin, do you know if an order also came out for your importer in Portugal? I have ordered a Sigma XC since the beginning of March.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    DENALI 6000/S v2

    Good Value good sound
    In: Venom V10 XC
    Out: Venom V12/V10 NR

    Great Performance / Reasonable Price
    In: Delta XC
    Out: Delta NR
    Upgrade: Alpha NR on amps

    Best Price/Performance (near reference level)
    In: Alpha XC
    Out: Alpha NR
    Upgrade: Sigma NR on amps

    EVEREST 8000

    Best Price/Performance 1/2 SOTA Price
    In: Sigma XC
    Out: Alpha NR
    Upgrade: Sigma NR on amps

    Reference Level (SOTA)
    In: Omega XC
    Out: Sigma NR
    Upgrade: Omega QR on amps



    I am pretty sure a big shipment went out last week. So happy days!
    Good guidance and reference on options to bring out the best sound!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nonesup View Post
    Caelin, do you know if an order also came out for your importer in Portugal? I have ordered a Sigma XC since the beginning of March.
    I will check with our admin.
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    Caelin, do you know if an order also came out for your importer in Portugal? I have ordered a Sigma XC since the beginning of March.
    Yes order entered 4/20/2020
    Yes Sigma XC is in order
    Will be shipped out this week.
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    [QUOTE=CGabriel;301461]DENALI 6000/S v2

    Good Value good sound
    In: Venom V10 XC
    Out: Venom V12/V10 NR

    Great Performance / Reasonable Price
    In: Delta XC
    Out: Delta NR
    Upgrade: Alpha NR on amps

    Best Price/Performance (near reference level)
    In: Alpha XC
    Out: Alpha NR
    Upgrade: Sigma NR on amps

    EVEREST 8000

    Best Price/Performance 1/2 SOTA Price
    In: Sigma XC
    Out: Alpha NR
    Upgrade: Sigma NR on amps

    Reference Level (SOTA)
    In: Omega XC
    Out: Sigma NR
    Upgrade: Omega QR on amps



    Hi Caelin,

    Very impressive. So, a technical question for us non non-engineer audio geeks. If one has the Omega XC on the distributor to the wall. With its 4AWG construction (as per website).

    But, one is using Sigma/Alpha cords on the components as an example. Are any of the components performance limited due the fact that they have a smaller gauge conductor on the power cord?

    I assume you are using the 4AWG on the Omega XC for maximum DTCD to the distributor? Thus that is why one would select an Omega XC over a Sigma XC ?

    Maximum DTCD to the Conditioner thus the best sound to all the front components?

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    I assume you are using the 4AWG on the Omega XC for maximum DTCD to the distributor?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    Thus that is why one would select an Omega XC over a Sigma XC ?
    Yes. Though the Sigma XC is amazing for powering Power Distributors as well. The Omega XC is like the Le Mans-winning Porsche 919 sports prototype, and the Sigma XC is like the Porsche GT2 RS....they are both really amazing in their own right.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post
    Maximum DTCD to the Conditioner thus the best sound to all the front components?
    Yes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    DENALI 6000/S v2

    Good Value good sound
    In: Venom V10 XC
    Out: Venom V12/V10 NR

    Great Performance / Reasonable Price
    In: Delta XC
    Out: Delta NR
    Upgrade: Alpha NR on amps

    Best Price/Performance (near reference level)
    In: Alpha XC
    Out: Alpha NR
    Upgrade: Sigma NR on amps

    EVEREST 8000

    Best Price/Performance 1/2 SOTA Price
    In: Sigma XC
    Out: Alpha NR
    Upgrade: Sigma NR on amps

    Reference Level (SOTA)
    In: Omega XC
    Out: Sigma NR
    Upgrade: Omega QR on amps



    I am pretty sure a big shipment went out last week. So happy days!
    Thanks a lot, just what I was looking for!

    Regarding XC vs NR: My take away is: Always XC from wall to distributor and then to the amps the NR.
    <=> what about other components like DAC, Streamer, Pre-Amp, etc? Are they less noisy so XC or always NR between distributor and components?

    Regarding production/delivery time: How long does it take for a new order from Germany until the shipment arrives at the dealer. Rough guesstimate suffices.

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    XC power cables were "specifically" designed as the ideal power conditioner cables.

    Virtually ALL audio components work best with the NR cables. So, its actually pretty simple to figure out.

    For people that have computer audio based systems that may include music servers, NAS, monitors, computers, ether switches and any other purely digital devices - I recommend the Venom V14 and Venom V14 Digital cables regardless of the power conditioner or price/performance level you are at.
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    Regarding production/delivery time: How long does it take for a new order from Germany until the shipment arrives at the dealer. Rough guesstimate suffices.
    When a distributor places an order they combine or batch several smaller orders from multiple dealers in their country. This means that the order will usually not be immediately forwarded to us. So this creates a delay and it is very variable depending upon the individual distributor.

    We do not normally inventory international power cables (EU, AU, UK). The reason is that orders from distributors will usually contain "custom length" cables. Distributors do not want us to split orders since it costs more to ship individual cables as opposed to larger grouped orders. Since there is almost always custom lengths, we simply build all the cables to order since it takes the same amount of time. Under normal conditions this requires about 10-14 days to produce. Then, since we KPIP (burn-in) all cables for you this requires an additional 4 days to process.

    So, I know it is frustrating and it can seem like a long wait but be assured that we are processing orders as fast as we can and still maintain quality. We ship hundreds of power cables to all parts of the globe every week.

    On thing that can help is to encourage your local dealer and their distributor to actually inventory products locally. Fewer and fewer people do this with high-end specialty products. Just remember that distributors are individual companies and operate with autonomy. We cannot control nor dictate to them how to run their businesses; we can suggest and encourage. But we do like to hear from customers about their experience with their local dealer/distributors.



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    I assume you are using the 4AWG on the Omega XC for maximum DTCD to the distributor? Thus that is why one would select an Omega XC over a Sigma XC ?


    The Sigma XC would be a fine
    choice for the Everest or any other power conditioner for that matter. The Omega XC is just better. And it is significantly better. But it comes at a price. So ultimately it is a ROI value versus cost decision.

    No matter if it is the power conditioner or an individual component; when you level up you will always hear a significant performance improvement. However, it is best to approach power cabling with a balanced approach. Putting a super expensive power cable on a single component and leaving the other components with subpar cables is never good system performance matching practice.

    It is best to raise all boats equally. The exception would be power amplifiers since they pull large amounts of current. This is why I suggest you "level up" on the power amps if you want better system performance but are not willing to go to the next level up for the entire system. It is like a half step up.
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    Re: Ascending to even greater heights

    "DENALI 6000/S v2

    Good Value good sound
    In: Venom V10 XC
    Out: Venom V12/V10 NR

    Great Performance / Reasonable Price
    In: Delta XC
    Out: Delta NR
    Upgrade: Alpha NR on amps

    Best Price/Performance (near reference level)
    In: Alpha XC
    Out: Alpha NR
    Upgrade: Sigma NR on amps"

    In cases 2 & 3 above, the recommendation is to optionally upgrade the amp cable with the thickest, most expensive cable in the configuration rather than the XC cable to the distributor. Please explain.


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