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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    The previous CGC generation had a TAP on the Sigma CGC according to spec if I read correctly. Hopefully an Ohm.. version will manifest with everything we need.

    Meanwhile the Sigma CGC is truly awesome. I put it on my Etherregen GND terminal into a Denali 6000/T. The whole sound scaled and grew more powerful. Then came the Alpha V2 clock 75 to my OCXO and you can sift through the recording venues air vibrations with your hand now.

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Hmmm....I'll have to pick up a Shunyata CGC to connect to my EtherREGEN, then. Thanks for the tip...

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Sounds like a good idea, yes. I am using one Sigma grounding cable for my Devialet D250 with great result - would be fantastic if a second cable bring a similar benefit.


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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    A note about the current CGC cables, I think only the Sigma contains the V2 Cu/Ag configuration.

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Can someone chime in on the small LED lights in the bottom front of the Everest? There are two, the one on top is lit blue(ish), there is no light at the bottom one. Normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thyname View Post
    Can someone chime in on the small LED lights in the bottom front of the Everest? There are two, the one on top is lit blue(ish), there is no light at the bottom one. Normal?
    Yes, this is normal.

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    The second light is a fault light.
    It should not be lit under normal conditions.
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    One of the things I like about the LED on Everest is that it is just bright enough to know the device is on, but it is not obtrusive in any way. I wish I could say that for the blue LEDs on my other devices. The EAR 324 and First Sound preamp LEDs are brighter but not egregious; the LED on Keces P3 linear power supply is, I would estimate, ~20X brighter than the LED on Everest.

    This is one of things I really like about Shunyata's products; they think things fully through, down to the smallest details; for example, the vibration damping that is also built into Everest and the V2 series of power cords.

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Hmmm....I'll have to pick up a Shunyata CGC to connect to my EtherREGEN, then. Thanks for the tip...
    I have also deployed some between my 2 Devialet and other key components to the Everest. I think it makes a difference.

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by bernardl View Post
    I have also deployed some between my 2 Devialet and other key components to the Everest. I think it makes a difference.

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    If those components are plugged into the Everest, and they have proper ground pins, why do you have to “ground” them to the Everest via that grounding cable?
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by Crion View Post
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    Meanwhile the Sigma CGC is truly awesome. I put it on my Etherregen GND terminal into a Denali 6000/T.
    Is the EtherREGEN powered by the Denali?
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Being too lazy to replicate here, I am just copying what I wrote my friend on the Everest I bought a week ago:

    _———-

    Godamit!! Every day I come back from work, I am stunned with how good my shit sounds. I cannot believe how much something as simple as a power distributor brings to the table. It’s like getting a new component.

    Here are a few things that are clearly audible to me:

    1) The timbre is much better. I thought I already were at a very good point, but this brings it to another level. So natural, so realistic. It’s like I am seating in front of an orchestra. That kind of feeling when you hear someone playing a piano or drum, or a guitar next door. That real

    2) Dynamics improvement. Everything has a more pronounced impact. Say when the drum hits, you hear and FEEL it hit.

    3) Silent passages are dead silent. Like nothing. Zip

    4) Even soundstage is improved. Not so much hight or width, but definitely more depth. This is important for me, because of my room, which suffers from lack of soundstage. Everything extra I can get, it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thyname View Post
    Being too lazy to replicate here, I am just copying what I wrote my friend on the Everest I bought a week ago:

    Godamit!! Every day I come back from work, I am stunned with how good my shit sounds. I cannot believe how much something as simple as a power distributor brings to the table. It’s like getting a new component.

    Here are a few things that are clearly audible to me:

    1) The timbre is much better. I thought I already were at a very good point, but this brings it to another level. So natural, so realistic. It’s like I am seating in front of an orchestra. That kind of feeling when you hear someone playing a piano or drum, or a guitar next door. That real

    2) Dynamics improvement. Everything has a more pronounced impact. Say when the drum hits, you hear and FEEL it hit.
    This is due, to large degree, to the massive QR/BB device in Everest; 3X larger than Denali V2 (which in turn has a much larger QR/BB device than Denali V1).

    3) Silent passages are dead silent. Like nothing. Zip
    The very large CMode filter in Everest plays a big role, here, too.

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    Is the EtherREGEN powered by the Denali?
    Yes, along with OCXO clock from a HDPLEX 300W PSU.

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    I'm surprised at your report of the benefit of the CGS given the EtherREGEN was powered from the Denali. I thought the CGS becomes redundant when devices are directly connected to it, but others have also reported the same. With my Denali V1 I don't hear any difference, absolutely nothing at all. It's as if it's not there. I would like to try an Everest but I know that is impossible in this market.
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    brodricj: I'm talking specifically about running a Sigma CGC V2 from the EtherRegen GND post to the Denali 6000T CGS post.

    What you have to consider is that from your ground pin in your powercable you enter a PSU of some sort. From that PSU a small(?) DC cable ventures forth into the Etherregen. Now if you are adding and attaching an 8ga Sigma CGC V2 directly to the EtherRegen GND post you are in a different league of conductor size, going straight to the Denali/Everest CGS post. A parallell GND highway with a silver core just opened up.

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by Crion View Post
    brodricj: I'm talking specifically about running a Sigma CGC V2 from the EtherRegen GND post to the Denali 6000T CGS post..
    I know. Which is why I asked if it was powered from the Denali as well.
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    I would like to try an Everest but I know that is impossible in this market.
    if you would like to Demo the Everest in your home they are "in stock" today at Music Direct (MD)- you buy it (pay in full) don't like it return within 60 days for a refund (minus shipping costs to you and you pay return shipping) other vendors like The Cable company have a "lending library" I think they run some type of verification on you & you pay 10% down (non-refundable but applies to any future purchase) many people talk about Suncoast Audio being awesome, my only concern is the website says "no returns or refunds" that seems unreasonable as you have no idea what something will sound like in your home... my local Audiophile dealer has a "7 day refunds...30 day exchange policy" which I think is reasonable.. MD has an excessive return exclusion if you are just "buying & returning" everything... common sense applies.. is it OK if i return $10k of Delta cables to spend more on Sigma etc.. shouldn't be a problem

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinfor2021 View Post
    if you would like to Demo the Everest in your home they are "in stock" today at Music Direct (MD)..
    I have already tried MD. I placed my order online and the following day they cancelled it. MD said Shunyata would not let them sell me any of its products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    I have already tried MD. I placed my order online and the following day they cancelled it. MD said Shunyata would not let them sell me any of its products.
    What? Why? What about consumer protection laws
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinfor2021 View Post
    if you would like to Demo the Everest in your home they are "in stock" today at Music Direct (MD)- you buy it (pay in full) don't like it return within 60 days for a refund (minus shipping costs to you and you pay return shipping) other vendors like The Cable company have a "lending library" I think they run some type of verification on you & you pay 10% down (non-refundable but applies to any future purchase) many people talk about Suncoast Audio being awesome, my only concern is the website says "no returns or refunds" that seems unreasonable as you have no idea what something will sound like in your home... my local Audiophile dealer has a "7 day refunds...30 day exchange policy" which I think is reasonable.. MD has an excessive return exclusion if you are just "buying & returning" everything... common sense applies.. is it OK if i return $10k of Delta cables to spend more on Sigma etc.. shouldn't be a problem
    And do you know why? Time wasters. Tire kickers. Damaged product. We used to do it and had too many people abuse it. The box would come back beat to hell, a giant scratch on it and now it’s an open box unit that nobody wants. The last item we did was a premier DAC for a Doctor in Tallahassee. The Premier came back with gouges on the top as he dragged the spikes from the PSU across the top of it getting it out of his rack. It had to go back to MSB for a whole new chassis and a new box which looked like a dogs breakfast. Before that, a VAC amp. Before that, a Pass X350.8. Before that, a Luxman c900u. I could go on and on. That’s why.

    If we know the customer and we have a good relationship with them, we will happily loan out anything and always do. But to folks we don’t know? We’ve stopped doing that after the MSB Premier incident. We are much more like your local dealer for local customers. I hope you support your local dealer. Seems like he has a reasonable policy.


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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by ack View Post
    What? Why? What about consumer protection laws
    He lives in Australia. I think that’s why.


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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by ack View Post
    What? Why? What about consumer protection laws
    i Just discovered he lives in Australia.. you can't expect a USA Reseller like MD to ship overseas with a "60 day return policy" dealing with shipping & insurance Worldwide tracking "door to door" or trying to get U.S. Customs (or Australia)to waive any Taxes, VAT on both original ship & return etc is a nightmare - Shunyata has an Authorized Australia distributor on their website.. The problem here is Price... for example an Omega Ethernet from an Auzzie reseller MSRP Runs $4500 AZD (or $3425 USA) but the same cable retails for $2500 USA (or $3284 AZD) $1216 savings (not including shipping VAT taxes or duties etc..)

    Shunyata never said you are banned from buying our product.. you need to buy it from a distributor/reseller in the country you live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ack View Post
    What? Why? What about consumer protection laws
    There is supposed to be a free trade agreement between the US and Australia. Doesn't stop Shunyata from insisting US dealers not ship to International customers. I can't even have them ship to a US address.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinfor2021 View Post
    ...Shunyata has an Authorized Australia distributor on their website.. The problem here is Price....
    No. The problem is the Australian distributor will not sell the Shunyata products I want to buy. There is no way around that, they just won't do it.

    To be clear I buy my Shunyata interconnect cables locally, except when they jack up the price by double after I place my order and then I cancel and have to wait 3 months to get a refund of my deposit. What I can't buy are the power cables and power distributors I want. The distributor just won't import them. Period.
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinfor2021 View Post
    i Just discovered he lives in Australia.. you can't expect a USA Reseller like MD to ship overseas with a "60 day return policy" dealing with shipping & insurance Worldwide tracking "door to door" or trying to get U.S. Customs (or Australia)to waive any Taxes, VAT on both original ship & return etc is a nightmare - Shunyata has an Authorized Australia distributor on their website.. The problem here is Price... for example an Omega Ethernet from an Auzzie reseller MSRP Runs $4500 AZD (or $3425 USA) but the same cable retails for $2500 USA (or $3284 AZD) $1216 savings (not including shipping VAT taxes or duties etc..)

    Shunyata never said you are banned from buying our product.. you need to buy it from a distributor/reseller in the country you live in.
    Yes, that makes sense, thanks. I am sure MD's territory is just the US
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    Nor do they even carry power products that will work in Australia. The only Shunyata power conditioners he could even attempt to order wouldn't work anyway.
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    I suspect there is more to this than what we are reading here. If Shunyata won’t sell, or let anyone ship, to Australia then there must be a reason.
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    There is an Australian distributor and has been and he has to order through them for new products. He has been told that multiple times but he wants to bypass that process. Australia is not in MD's territory and they only sell products that will work with the US voltage.
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    You've totally missed the point. I can't buy what I want locally because the local distributor won't import it. The only way around that is to find another distributor somewhere else and buy it from them. MD have the power cables I want. The local distributor does not. Neither will sell to me.
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinfor2021 View Post
    if you would like to Demo the Everest in your home they are "in stock" today at Music Direct (MD)- you buy it (pay in full) don't like it return within 60 days for a refund (minus shipping costs to you and you pay return shipping) other vendors like The Cable company have a "lending library" I think they run some type of verification on you & you pay 10% down (non-refundable but applies to any future purchase) many people talk about Suncoast Audio being awesome, my only concern is the website says "no returns or refunds" that seems unreasonable as you have no idea what something will sound like in your home... my local Audiophile dealer has a "7 day refunds...30 day exchange policy" which I think is reasonable.. MD has an excessive return exclusion if you are just "buying & returning" everything... common sense applies.. is it OK if i return $10k of Delta cables to spend more on Sigma etc.. shouldn't be a problem
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    And do you know why? Time wasters. Tire kickers. Damaged product. We used to do it and had too many people abuse it. The box would come back beat to hell, a giant scratch on it and now it’s an open box unit that nobody wants. The last item we did was a premier DAC for a Doctor in Tallahassee. The Premier came back with gouges on the top as he dragged the spikes from the PSU across the top of it getting it out of his rack. It had to go back to MSB for a whole new chassis and a new box which looked like a dogs breakfast. Before that, a VAC amp. Before that, a Pass X350.8. Before that, a Luxman c900u. I could go on and on. That’s why.

    If we know the customer and we have a good relationship with them, we will happily loan out anything and always do. But to folks we don’t know? We’ve stopped doing that after the MSB Premier incident. We are much more like your local dealer for local customers. I hope you support your local dealer. Seems like he has a reasonable policy.


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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    refresh of this thread:
    i had previously been using a hodgepodge of AC tweaks (PS Audio PS10 + 2 HF MC1 Pro Magnets + Add-Power Wizard + Akiko Corelli, the latter being the best of the lot).

    bought an everest, then demo'd the following cords feeding it:
    SR Sigma NR (terrible match, too dark and rolled)
    Sigma XC (far better, but still rolled and not detailed enough)
    AQ Dragon (great dynamics and resolution, but was trying too hard on resolution - sounded like silver cabling, and generated fatigue)
    Omega XC (the keeper)

    i'm not big on spending $ and i generally find reviews hyperbolic. but the everest + omega (which is *required* to get the proper effects IMHO) is a truly fabulous AC solution. relative to my prior setup, its considerably more dynamic, extended and with far far better resolution without sounding forced or exaggerated (and resolution always being a function of the noise floor, which is nonexistent with this solution). tone is properly balanced from end to end, and PRAT is ideal (which i could not say with the sigma, or any transformer-based AC conditioner i ever tried). and i'd be remiss if i didn't point out the sturdy build quality of the everest, which cannot be said for competing conditioners at $10k+ (which might be housed in flimsy chassis, or employ questionable computer logic--and computers never fail do they?); the everest is plug and forget, and clearly built to last, per the lifetime warranty.

    the thing about introducing new components is that the enthusiasm over the change has to be tempered against long term listenability, as not every change is a long-term solution.

    the everest+ omega XC is just that.
    wholeheartedly recommended, and my only quibble is the considerable price to entry.
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    My experience is completely different. Although this may not mean anything, this is just my experience.

    One thing we all agree, Everest is a game changer. Simple.

    In terms of the power cords on Everest: I initially and temporarily, got the Sigma EF, as this is only what the dealer had in stock when I got the Everest. Ordered the Sigma XC and waited until it arrived. Then I got the itch, and I got the Omega XC. So I tried three power cords on my Everest, the Sigma EF, the Sigma XC, and Omega XC.

    Bottom line is the Omega XC is the best match on Everest hands down. No question. That is only if money grows on trees. But in the real world, I believe the Sigma XC is the more realistic match for the price, value for the money.

    If I were to quantify, on a scale of 1 to 10 from EF to Omega XC: the Sigma XC gets you up to 7. Then the Omega to 10.

    Again, my ears, my subjective impression, in my system (see signature).
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    also worth noting:

    as i think caelin noted elsewhere, i found that the everest did not play well with any other tweaks. none. in every instance they compromised the everest's capabilities.
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    Luxman M900 + stillpoint 5s
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    I’m a fan of Shunyata and my system is powered by their products. But an $8k power conditioner that needs a $7k power cord to function well, makes me question if the Everest is really my next step forward from my 6000T.
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyS View Post
    I’m a fan of Shunyata and my system is powered by their products. But an $8k power conditioner that needs a $7k power cord to function well, makes me question if the Everest is really my next step forward from my 6000T.
    The Sigma XC at about half the cost of the Omega works very well with the Everest. Also when I owned a 6000T it benefited from Shunyata's better PC's too.
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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyS View Post
    I’m a fan of Shunyata and my system is powered by their products. But an $8k power conditioner that needs a $7k power cord to function well, makes me question if the Everest is really my next step forward from my 6000T.
    It’s more about leaving money on the table. Also, it’s true for every conditioner that its performance depends on the power cord feeding it from the wall. I see it more as a good/better/best with the Omega XC being “best”, Sigma XC being “better” and maybe Alpha XC as “good”.

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    This discussion is very frustrating for me. I am building two semi-final systems. I would like an Everest for one of them but can't handle the size and shape. Its just to huge. I don't have room next to my double-width stand. And one of the slots is dedicated for a power conditioner. That is where an Everest would go if it was a traditional shape. A 6-outlet of the same quality would be even better for price. Fitting into that shelf space would also preclude the need for longer power cords necessitated by going farther off-center with a conditioner. The style and size of the Everest leaves me scratching my head.

    But alas, If I can't fit an Everest I will keep the non-Shunyata power conditioner I already have and be saved from buying a bunch of Shunyata PCs to pair with an Everest. I should probably stop reading this thread.

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzie View Post
    This discussion is very frustrating for me...
    Hang in there. Shunyata put out a teaser a few months ago to expect a new product soon. From what I understand it is the traditional form factor, but a level down in performance to Everest with fewer outlets. Nothing officially announced yet, but it has to be sooner than later now.
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    and YG Acoustics Rack 1.1 amp stands (pair)

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    Re: Unpacking the Shunyata Everest 8000

    Quote Originally Posted by brodricj View Post
    Hang in there. Shunyata put out a teaser a few months ago to expect a new product soon. From what I understand it is the traditional form factor, but a level down in performance to Everest with fewer outlets. Nothing officially announced yet, but it has to be sooner than later now.
    Thank you for that information. It is encouraging. It just makes good business sense. Selling a power conditioner opens up potential sales of other Shunyata power cords, interconnects and speaker cable. At the very least, a matching power cord for the conditioner. I hope we get news soon.

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