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  1. #151
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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Quote Originally Posted by Crion View Post
    Donít sweat it, just be prepared to get a Sigma/Omega XC to your Everest
    Climb like immediately.

    Then later you can begin working the preamp/source with Alpha V2 NR. And then Sigma V2 NR for amps. It can be done in steps but your PD-Wall cable is the most important for the PD to work optimally.
    My experience is a bit different. The cable from the wall to the Denali prefers to be Shunyata at some level. The Hurricane sounds great, just not quite as good by a small margin. From the Denali to the pwr-amp, pre-amp, DAC, etc., I believe your equipment determines the preference. Youíre already made those choices.
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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Coppy, was it a Sigma XC (part of V2 series) you compared with the Hurricane?

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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Quote Originally Posted by Crion View Post
    Coppy, was it a Sigma XC (part of V2 series) you compared with the Hurricane?
    Sigma NR
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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    I recently borrowed one of these from my dealer. One of my favorite conductors is Bruno Walter. His recording have been a dilemma for decades. For whatever reason full throat massed strings on most of his stereo recordings tend to be bright to near harsh. The fourth movement of Mozart's Linz Symphony for example. The only speaker that was a good match for this problem were Quad ESL 63's, but they made everything sound good within their limitations! The problem exists with both digital and analog sources.

    With the Denali 6000s V2 replacing my Hydra 8 I could hardly believe what I heard. I've struggled with trying to listen to Walter's Brahms 3rd for many, many years with the string tone destroying my enjoyment of his performance. With the Denali the string tone went from nasty to acceptable. The strings still don't sound like Reference Recording or the better RCA Living Stereos, but they no longer get in the way of musical enjoyment.

    This miracle is achieved with no side effects that I can hear. There is no loss of detail so the Denali isn't filtering any music, just the nasties. I'm sold.

    One last item. For whatever reason the Denali makes digital sound less like digital and more like music!

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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Quote Originally Posted by egradyh View Post
    I recently borrowed one of these from my dealer. One of my favorite conductors is Bruno Walter. His recording have been a dilemma for decades. For whatever reason full throat massed strings on most of his stereo recordings tend to be bright to near harsh. The fourth movement of Mozart's Linz Symphony for example. The only speaker that was a good match for this problem were Quad ESL 63's, but they made everything sound good within their limitations! The problem exists with both digital and analog sources.

    With the Denali 6000s V2 replacing my Hydra 8 I could hardly believe what I heard. I've struggled with trying to listen to Walter's Brahms 3rd for many, many years with the string tone destroying my enjoyment of his performance. With the Denali the string tone went from nasty to acceptable. The strings still don't sound like Reference Recording or the better RCA Living Stereos, but they no longer get in the way of musical enjoyment.

    This miracle is achieved with no side effects that I can hear. There is no loss of detail so the Denali isn't filtering any music, just the nasties. I'm sold.

    One last item. For whatever reason the Denali makes digital sound less like digital and more like music!

    Hey egradyh,

    Don't know what you are using from the Denali to the wall but you might try a power cord from Shunyata for even more of that good effect.

    Enjoy...
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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Quote Originally Posted by egradyh View Post
    I recently borrowed one of these from my dealer. One of my favorite conductors is Bruno Walter. His recording have been a dilemma for decades. For whatever reason full throat massed strings on most of his stereo recordings tend to be bright to near harsh. The fourth movement of Mozart's Linz Symphony for example. The only speaker that was a good match for this problem were Quad ESL 63's, but they made everything sound good within their limitations! The problem exists with both digital and analog sources.

    With the Denali 6000s V2 replacing my Hydra 8 I could hardly believe what I heard. I've struggled with trying to listen to Walter's Brahms 3rd for many, many years with the string tone destroying my enjoyment of his performance. With the Denali the string tone went from nasty to acceptable. The strings still don't sound like Reference Recording or the better RCA Living Stereos, but they no longer get in the way of musical enjoyment.

    This miracle is achieved with no side effects that I can hear. There is no loss of detail so the Denali isn't filtering any music, just the nasties. I'm sold.

    One last item. For whatever reason the Denali makes digital sound less like digital and more like music!
    Your experiences are consistent with what many Denali 6000/S V2 owners experience. One of the reasons that the string tone has improved is because of the QR/BB device in Denali V2. It imparts a much more accurate reproduction of the tonal qualities of instruments. As Coppy has mentioned, this can be notably enhanced by using a Shunyata power cord, and specifically, you will get the most performance using an Alpha XC or Sigma XC power cord. The power cord that connects Denali to the wall AC is the most important power cord in your system.

    As for the improvement in digital, that is also due to the noise reduction capabilities of Denali, including the proprietary filters but also the unique ground-plane noise reduction (GP-NR) system. A lot of what he hear as "hash" or "glare" with digital content is due to noise components on the ground plane of the analog square wave voltage that comprises a digital signal.

    For further improvements in your digital music, if you are connecting from a music server to a DAC with a USB cable, you can make considerable improvements by using at least the Shunyata Alpha USB cable, and if you use Ethernet in your connections, the Shunyata Ethernet cable. Additionally, if have a computer in your audio rack functioning as a server, a big improvement can be made by simply placing it in another part of the house.

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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    I'm old school, just physical media, so no concern with streaming music. I have an Alpha NR V1 from wall to Denali. Still, I appreciate the suggestions.

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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Sorry double post.

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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Hi all. I just ordered a Denali 6000Sv2, sigma analog Pc, and alpha Ethernet cable from Suncoast. Mike was very easy to deal with and helpful BTW. Iím also waiting on a alpha v2 pc (from cable co).

    These will be my first Shunyata cables (and conditioner.). Iím hoping to get a nice boost in performance over some of my older (mm2) Transparent power gear. I recently bought a dCS Rossini DAC and just started streaming via Tidal. I find myself listening to my system a lot more. I definitely am looking to squeeze as much performance as I can out of my digital front end.

    Not sure what to believe regarding the hype, and denial of audiophile Ethernet cables, switches, etc. Anyway, will let you guys know my experience with the Shunyata. I hope it is as positive as some of the reviews on here.
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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Quote Originally Posted by dbs1217 View Post
    Hi all. I just ordered a Denali 6000Sv2, sigma analog Pc, and alpha Ethernet cable from Suncoast. Mike was very easy to deal with and helpful BTW. Iím also waiting on a alpha v2 pc (from cable co).

    These will be my first Shunyata cables (and conditioner.). Iím hoping to get a nice boost in performance over some of my older (mm2) Transparent power gear. I recently bought a dCS Rossini DAC and just started streaming via Tidal. I find myself listening to my system a lot more. I definitely am looking to squeeze as much performance as I can out of my digital front end.

    Not sure what to believe regarding the hype, and denial of audiophile Ethernet cables, switches, etc. Anyway, will let you guys know my experience with the Shunyata. I hope it is as positive as some of the reviews on here.
    Dave
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    Thanks for the kind words.


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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    The Denali 6000/S V2 is out for a while now. Has anybody been able to compare it to a PS Audio P20 ?

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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Just received a Denali V2 and an Alpha XC cord. Can't wait to give it a go and see what differences I hear! Great New Years Eve present!

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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    If you really want to do a comparison then wait a couple weeks for the Alpha A12.

    Would love to know how the Sigma S12 compares in performance to the Denali/s v2.
    Would one miss much if acquiring an S12 for a 2-ch system, vs Denali 6000sv2?
    (I know...it's subjective!).

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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    Quote Originally Posted by neuro747 View Post
    Would love to know how the Sigma S12 compares in performance to the Denali/s v2.
    Would one miss much if acquiring an S12 for a 2-ch system, vs Denali 6000sv2?
    (I know...it's subjective!).
    They're quite comparable; they both have the same noise suppression specification of 50dB (which is a lot; my original Triton V1 had something like 24dB).

    The QR/BB device in the Denali will provide somewhat more immediacy and "slam" on dynamic passages or passages that scale from soft to loud.

    The Sigma S12 has twice the number of outlets, so there's that.

    I think the GP-NR system in them is the same system. Not to be overlooked.

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    Re: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2

    ^ Thanks for the reply. Seems S12 is the better value with 12 outlets.
    Used Triton v1/Typhon v1 for several years, and they are fantastic.

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