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    We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    The summit of power distributor technology & design has been reached with Everest.

    Some "lifestyle pics" for the gang.

    With the absolutely amazing First Sound preamp....hands down the finest preamp I have ever heard.



    With matching C-J components....we be stylin'!


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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    It's beautiful, but taller than what I was expecting - yeah, Everest! It doesn't appear you have any cords attached to it. So, how crowded will it become when everything is attached?

    Denali 6000/s V2 may be a better fit space wise for me personally. But I have to ask how much I'm giving up in the process...
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    It's beautiful, but taller than what I was expecting - yeah, Everest! It doesn't appear you have any cords attached to it. So, how crowded will it become when everything is attached?

    Denali 6000/s V2 may be a better fit space wise for me personally. But I have to ask how much I'm giving up in the process...
    I also have a Denali 6000v2 + Typhon QR in my stereo system powering everything there except for my amps. I will be most interested in comparing the Everest to the Denali/Typhon once I get it. I do find my Triton v3 to be the best sounding; especially in my home theater, so that’s where it stays. Due to that, auditioning the Everest in my stereo is a must.
    STEREO: Aurender N10, Ayre QX-5, Ayre KX-R TWENTY, Ayre MX-R TWENTY, PS Audio DirectStream & PS Audio DMP, Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 8 speaker cables, Shunyata Research Sigma and WireWorld Platinum Eclipse 8 interconnects, Shunyata Research Sigma v1, Omega XC, & Synergistic Research Galileo power cords, Shunyata Everest power distributor, Dedicated 20amp AC lines with Oyaide Duplexes.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    The summit of power distributor technology & design has been reached with Everest.

    Some "lifestyle pics" for the gang.

    With the absolutely amazing First Sound preamp....hands down the finest preamp I have ever heard.



    With matching C-J components....we be stylin'!

    Puma Cat. Simply gorgeous including the rest of your gear. The Everest is indeed big, but I have made room for it.

    BTW, If you don’t mind me asking, when did you order yours to get it so soon? Thanks.
    STEREO: Aurender N10, Ayre QX-5, Ayre KX-R TWENTY, Ayre MX-R TWENTY, PS Audio DirectStream & PS Audio DMP, Sonus Faber Stradivari speakers, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 8 speaker cables, Shunyata Research Sigma and WireWorld Platinum Eclipse 8 interconnects, Shunyata Research Sigma v1, Omega XC, & Synergistic Research Galileo power cords, Shunyata Everest power distributor, Dedicated 20amp AC lines with Oyaide Duplexes.

    A/V SYSTEM: Sony A9G 77” OLED (main), Sony A9F 65” OLED, Sony A8G 65”OLED , Anthem MCA525, Anthem AVM 60, Lexicon DD-8 for Atmos, Sonus Faber Amati Futura L+R, ProAc Response CC, AT surrounds, Triad Atmos ceiling speakers x4 , JL112E, Oppo 203 & 103, TiVo Bolt, Apple 4KTV, Shunyata Research Denali 6000/S v2 & Shunyata Research Triton v3. Auralex room tx, black-out curtains, Audioquest speaker & HDMI cables, Shunyata Research Sigma & Venom V10NR power cords. Dedicated 20 amp AC lines.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    I'd be very interested in your comparison. The Everest is a like an elegant sculpture - I'd hate to hide it behind my rack but I'm concerned that a lot of Alpha cables going out it will be rather crowded. I'm thinking of placing it between my two racks - not sure, as I've read a lot of good things about the Denali 6000v2. Look forward to your comparison.

    Quote Originally Posted by RLF View Post
    I also have a Denali 6000v2 + Typhon QR in my stereo system powering everything there except for my amps. I will be most interested in comparing the Everest to the Denali/Typhon once I get it. I do find my Triton v3 to be the best sounding; especially in my home theater, so that’s where it stays. Due to that, auditioning the Everest in my stereo is a must.
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    It's beautiful, but taller than what I was expecting - yeah, Everest! It doesn't appear you have any cords attached to it. So, how crowded will it become when everything is attached?

    Denali 6000/s V2 may be a better fit space wise for me personally. But I have to ask how much I'm giving up in the process...
    No, I removed all the cables completely for the lifestyle photograph for a nice, clean look to the system. If you look at a Wilson ad, you will note there are no cable connected there, either.

    The design of the Everest makes it super easy to route and attach power cables, even big ones, like the Omega XC. Also, its really easy to place Everest and all PCs dressed on side of the audio rack, and all digital and signal cables dressed on the other side of the rack so the two classes of cables do not cross and are nicely separated from each other. I'll put up a pic of PCs going into Everest later today.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by RLF View Post
    I also have a Denali 6000v2 + Typhon QR in my stereo system powering everything there except for my amps. I will be most interested in comparing the Everest to the Denali/Typhon once I get it. I do find my Triton v3 to be the best sounding; especially in my home theater, so that’s where it stays. Due to that, auditioning the Everest in my stereo is a must.
    Be prepared to buy it once you hear it....there's no "going down the mountain" once you've scaled its heights. TRUST me on this.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    That floor rug looks like a video test pattern.
    Everest is much more substantial in size than I was expecting.
    Anybody selling their Typhon QR?
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by RLF View Post
    Puma Cat. Simply gorgeous including the rest of your gear. The Everest is indeed big, but I have made room for it.

    BTW, If you don’t mind me asking, when did you order yours to get it so soon? Thanks.
    This is Everest unit no. 2, IIRC. As many businesses, including photography studios, are presently in "lockdown", Unit #2 was sent to me for product photography. I've been working hard the last week to produce product shots, and have been doing luminosity masking, frequency seperation, and color correction in the layer stacks and cutting paths for compositing.

    You may remember this photo that Caelin posted a few days ago.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    I'd be very interested in your comparison. The Everest is a like an elegant sculpture - I'd hate to hide it behind my rack but I'm concerned that a lot of Alpha cables going out it will be rather crowded. I'm thinking of placing it between my two racks - not sure, as I've read a lot of good things about the Denali 6000v2. Look forward to your comparison.
    I’ll share my impressions once that I get it. Indeed since my Denali/Typhon sounds so good, I plan on trying the Everest first by itself and then though my Typhon QR to see what sounds best and how that compares with the Denali.

    From the positive reports which I’ve read about the Omega, I bet that it would really make the Denali sound better. Im hoping that the Everest will be a significant upgrade from the Denali.

    Even though I placed an order for an Omega XC to use with the Everest, I’m first going to use the Sigma v1 which I’m using now with my Denali/Typhon combo to to take the power cord equation out of the mix for comparison purposes. Then I will install the Omega to see what that does.

    Indeed one should not hide something as beautiful as the Everest if at all possible. While I have the shelf Denali now, I plan on placing the Everest between my two audio racks as you have suggested. That should really help with power cord management.
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by RLF View Post
    I’ll share my impressions once that I get it. Indeed since my Denali/Typhon sounds so good, I plan on trying the Everest first by itself and then though my Typhon QR to see what sounds best and how that compares with the Denali.

    From the positive reports which I’ve read about the Omega, I bet that it would really make the Denali sound better. Im hoping that the Everest will be a significant upgrade from the Denali.

    Even though I placed an order for an Omega XC to use with the Everest, I’m first going to use the Sigma v1 which I’m using now with my Denali/Typhon combo to to take the power cord equation out of the mix for comparison purposes. Then I will install the Omega to see what that does.

    Indeed one should not hide something as beautiful as the Everest if at all possible. While I have the shelf Denali now, I plan on placing the Everest between my two audio racks as you have suggested. That should really help with power cord management.
    That will be a useful set of experiments.

    What I can say is that Everest is CONSIDERABLY better-sounding and on the whole, more impressive on a number of different levels than Denali V2 by itself, even when Denali V2 is powered by a Sigma XC or Omega XC. And that is saying something because Denali V2 alone is extremely impressive.

    I've never had a Typhon QR to pair with Denali, but given that the QR/BB device in Everest is 3X the size of Denali, we are talking a completely different level of performance here. If Denali is a Porsche GT2 RS, Everest is the Le Mans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid Eco prototype that shattered the overall lap record at Nurburgring Nordschleife.

    Everest also has a CMode filter inside it that Denali does not and this device brings a LOT to the table, sonically-speaking.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    So...just to give you guys some "perspective" about the differences in the performance envelope between Denali 6000/S V2 and Everest, here are some videos to watch:

    Denali V2:
    Porsche GT2 RS Manthey Racing at the Nordschleife. This lap is the overall fastest production car lap ever recorded in the history of the Nurburgring, and IMHO, is representative of Denali v2s performance relative to other "power distributors" (i.e., other sports cars).
    YouTube

    Everest:
    Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo at the Nordschleife. This lap is the overall fastest lap ever recorded that (finally) eclipsed Stefan Belloff's 30+ year old record set in a Porsche 956 in 1985.
    YouTube

    You will note how hard the GT2 RS will accelerate out of a corner and the horsepower (which is torque X RPM) builds down a straight. Then compare to how much harder the 919 accelerates out of the same corner and how much faster and more dynamically the power builds coming out of the same corner in the 919. This is a good visual analogy comparing how the Everest "scales" and provides "dynamic slam" compared to Denali. The "electrical charge" that the larger QR/BB device in Everest provides, is to a large degree, the driving force here.

    Both are amazing engineering accomplishments in their own right.

    It's just that one is even more amazing than the other....

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Everest also has a CMode filter inside it that Denali does not and this device brings a LOT to the table, sonically-speaking.[/QUOTE]

    What is this technology? Does it makes its debut in Everest ? Or, was it a feature of the Triton V3 or Typhon QR?

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by mdp632 View Post

    What is this technology? Does it makes its debut in Everest ? Or, was it a feature of the Triton V3 or Typhon QR?
    As best as I understand it, CMode is a "common-mode noise" filter technology; its another class or "mode" of noise reduction. It actually made it's debut on the Shunyata Sigma Alpha and Sigma Ethernet cables, where it does work to notaby reduce noise on Ethernet cables. Its effect and impact on Ethernet cables is quite audible.

    For Everest, Caelin was able to create a design embodiment of the CMode filter that actually works in a high-current device such as a power distributor, which to my understanding, was a breakthrough in what is referred to in systems engineering as "functional conflicts".

    It is not in any series of Denali, Triton V3, or Typhon QR (actually, Typhon QR is not a "noise-reduction" device. As best as I understand it, it is a reservoir of "Coulombic charge". Caelin linked to the patent in this forum the other day).

    I'll leave it to Caelin to provide more detail about CMode if he so desires.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Puma Cat,

    With everything you’ve stated in the above posts, it makes an impressive case for the Everest. I’ll have to hear it as soon as this COVID junk stops - slows down enough so my doctor says go ...

    Have you compared the Denali v2 or Everest against AQs offerings?
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    Puma Cat,

    With everything you’ve stated in the above posts, it makes an impressive case for the Everest. I’ll have to hear it as soon as this COVID junk stops - slows down enough so my doctor says go ...

    Have you compared the Denali v2 or Everest against AQs offerings?
    Hi Joe,
    I have not. The first aftermarket PCs I bought about a decade ago were Shunyata Diamondbacks and I never looked back. Been with Shunyata Research since the get-go. I like the fact that they publish patents on their core competencies that describes the science behind the technologies. So, as a scientist, I actually download and read all their patents.

    As for AQ, they use chokes, coils and or inductors in their PD's, and I am not a fan of using those components in power distributors.

    Plus, virtually no one else has anything remotely like QR/BB technology, which, IMHO, is as fundamental a breakthrough as the development the transistor.

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    We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    ..its really easy to place Everest and all PCs dressed on side of the audio rack, and all digital and signal cables dressed on the other side of the rack so the two classes of cables do not cross and are nicely separated from each other. I'll put up a pic of PCs going into Everest later today.
    Please do. TIA. I think I can learn from how you do it. I current have 6000T and I just put it next to the wall side way and it’s mostly hidden behind the speakers.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    Please do. TIA. I think I can learn from how you do it. I current have 6000T and I just put it next to the wall side way and it’s mostly hidden behind the speakers.
    Will do...

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Hi Joe,
    I have not. The first aftermarket PCs I bought about a decade ago were Shunyata Diamondbacks and I never looked back. Been with Shunyata Research since the get-go. I like the fact that they publish patents on their core competencies that describes the science behind the technologies. So, as a scientist, I actually download and read all their patents.

    As for AQ, they use chokes, coils and or inductors in their PD's, and I am not a fan of using those components in power distributors.

    Plus, virtually no one else has anything remotely like QR/BB technology, which, IMHO, is as fundamental a breakthrough as the development the transistor.
    Thanks. I use AQ for home theater, but Shunyata for the audio system. I like the way Shunyata works at present. But I continue to read a lot about AQ as well. Both do use different technologies to get to the ultimate goal of the absolute best audio possible. Lots of post COVID listening to do.
    Sincerely,


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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    If a Denali V1 brings no audible change in my system, should I neuter my expectations for Everest? Obviously the benefits these components bring are system dependent, it's just that in my system the Denali V1 just doesn't party much.
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Super set up Puma--What is the cost please for this achievement of sonic "Everest"

    Bruce

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Super set up Puma--What is the cost please for this achievement of sonic "Everest"

    Bruce
    You'll have to wait for Shunyata to release the price when the product is officially launched. which is on June 1, IIRC.

    This unit was shipped to me for specifically for product photography.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Puma Cat many thanks for both the photos of the Everest and your nice system. The information you shared is also of great assistance. Thanks.
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    Puma Cat many thanks for both the photos of the Everest and your nice system. The information you shared is also of great assistance. Thanks.
    Cheers, mate!

    Tomorrow I'll upload a pic of the power cables going into the back of Everest. Its a very tidy setup; the tower format is very convenient.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Be prepared to buy it once you hear it....there's no "going down the mountain" once you've scaled its heights. TRUST me on this.
    Since it is replacing the Triton v3 and the Typhon QR I suspect the sound might be a bit better, but not enough to justify scraping the other gear and buying an Everest. Maybe in a few years when used ones are for sale.
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Since it is replacing the Triton v3 and the Typhon QR I suspect the sound might be a bit better, but not enough to justify scraping the other gear and buying an Everest. Maybe in a few years when used ones are for sale.
    I can't say as I have never heard a Triton V3 in conjunction with a Typhon QR. If I were to hypothesize, however, I would predict that Everest outperforms Triton V3/Typhon QR as is a newer, state-of-the-art design with the latest Shunyata technologies and embodiments of core compentencies, and because it has a very large CMode filter that Triton V3 does not have. The CMode filter brings a lot to the party.

    What I am confident in saying is that 1) Everest is considerably superior to Denali V2 for any sonic attribute you'd care to consider and 2) I am very confident that you will VERY happy with the performance of Everest.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Well, the Everest is supposed to be replacing the Triton v3/Typhon QR. I can see the space saving aspect, and I am sure it sounds good. But I can’t imagine the sound is so much better to justify scrapping the Triton/Typhon for it.
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Do I remember correctly that Typhon QR is 9 times the size of Denali QR/BB? Everest might have near the physical QR/BB volume of the Triton V3?

    Engineering feats as the Cmode filter and other optimizations might make up for this. Would ofcourse be interested in the comparisons with the Triton V3/Typhon QR sporting the new XC cables/umbilical which I feel makes this combo even better than ever.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    You'll have to wait for Shunyata to release the price when the product is officially launched. which is on June 1, IIRC.

    This unit was shipped to me for specifically for product photography.
    Are you beta testing? Is that how you have the product ahead of release?

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dre_J View Post
    Are you beta testing? Is that how you have the product ahead of release?
    As I mentioned in the post you've quoted above, I was sent this unit specifically for product photography; it is a production unit so it is past beta.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    As I mentioned in the post you've quoted above, I was sent this unit specifically for product photography; it is a production unit so it is past beta.
    That I understand. However, many of your posts are about your comments of the products performance in system. That's why I asked since performance descriptions are different from photography and didn't know if you had the product for any additional reason.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFox View Post
    Well, the Everest is supposed to be replacing the Triton v3/Typhon QR. I can see the space saving aspect, and I am sure it sounds good. But I can’t imagine the sound is so much better to justify scrapping the Triton/Typhon for it.
    Each customer has to decide for themselves which market offerings in a company's product portfolio constitutes a value proposition.

    As I mentioned above, I can't comment on products I have not heard or used; to put it from the perspective of a scientist, I can't make meaningful inferences in the absence of data.

    What I can say is that Everest significantly outperforms Denali V2 on a number of levels, but Denali V2 remains better than any other power distributor or conditioner I've used by a considerable margin.

    My analogy comparing the Porsche GT2RS vs. the 919 Evo Hybrid at the Nordschleife at Nurburgring is still the best analogy with respect to performance envelope of each product that I can provide for folks to view to provide an accurate sense of the performance of each. If you haven't watched those videos, I recommend that you do because in my view, they provide an excellent visual analogy to the audio experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dre_J View Post
    That I understand. However, many of your posts are about your comments of the products performance in system. That's why I asked since performance descriptions are different from photography and didn't know if you had the product for any additional reason.
    Understood, but that was not the principal reason that this unit was sent to me; it was sent for photography.

    And, yes, I have listened to the Everest for a few days, and have formed initial impressions I'll coment on those as "first impressions" later.

    However, the majority of the time Everest has been here, it was being lit and photographed for commercial product photography.

    Professional product photography is a lot more complex than folks think: the product shot is "built up" from multiple frames using multiple lighting solutions, then edited as a layer stack comprised of multiple frames in Photoshop. On top of that, I may need to perform luminosity masking in Capture One and frequency separation on parts of the product in the process of retouching in Photoshop. In addition, I have to cut paths for each shot of the product (and cables) so that Shunyata can drop in various backgrounds behind the product for compositing and layout. With all that work, Everest has spent >85% of its time here being photographed and/or with me working in C1 and PS.

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    I'd be happy to see product photo's taken with an iPhone. Something sits uncomfortably with me knowing marketing photos have been photoshopped.
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    Kzhtoo,

    Here is a shot from the side showing the power cables from the components in the rack plugged into the back of Everest.


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    Gotta love the cable cradle support system.
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    I have an original very heavy Hydra and plugged into the wall sounds a lot better - more natural, more dynamic. I have found that with most conditioners or PS power plants I have used in the past.

    I do have a separate line for my audio thou - but that cost is peanuts compared to some of these power conditioners - I hope most have tried separate power lines for their systems.

    Yet, many people swear these things sound better. Perhaps it's a 240volt thing down here in Australia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Kzhtoo,

    Here is a shot from the side showing the power cables from the components in the rack plugged into the back of Everest.

    Thank you, it looks great! Are you keeping it?

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    Puma Cat,

    I’m in the process of planning my racks. When you have the time, can you give me the exact measurements of the Everest? No hurry ...

    I figure I’ll put it in-between both racks, so I’m determining what my top shelf overhang will be that way it will fit nicely between the shelves with no gap at the top.

    Thanks in advance.
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    DIMENSIONS
    Width: 8.0 inches at base (20.32 cm)
    Depth: 14.75 inches with cable cradle (37.47 cm)
    Height: 20.75 inches (52.71 cm)
    Weight: 34 lbs (16 kg)
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    DIMENSIONS
    Width: 8.0 inches at base (20.32 cm)
    Depth: 14.75 inches with cable cradle (37.47 cm)
    Height: 20.75 inches (52.71 cm)
    Weight: 34 lbs (16 kg)
    Many, many thanks.
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Hello Caelin,

    you mentioned somewhere that silver/grey is the only color for the Everest due to cost/production quantity trade-off. Does this mean there won‘t be a black version in the future? Wasn‘t the Triton available in both black and silver?

    I have the Denali v2 for now and really like the black. The Silver front of the Everest looks appropriate for a pinnacle product, but the grey sides are a bit dull on Pumas latest picks (maybe due to flash light). Photo in post #9 looks more attractive, but probably a black-white pic judging from the color in the power cord.

    ... always these nitpicking customers... I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicLover View Post
    Hello Caelin,

    you mentioned somewhere that silver/grey is the only color for the Everest due to cost/production quantity trade-off. Does this mean there won‘t be a black version in the future? Wasn‘t the Triton available in both black and silver?

    I have the Denali v2 for now and really like the black. The Silver front of the Everest looks appropriate for a pinnacle product, but the grey sides are a bit dull on Pumas latest picks (maybe due to flash light). Photo in post #9 looks more attractive, but probably a black-white pic judging from the color in the power cord.

    ... always these nitpicking customers... I know.
    The Triton v3 is effectively all black with an ability to swap out the front plate only for or a silver one if desired (ie, the front is silver in that case but all other sides remain black). Given the design of the Everest that same option is simply not possible.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicLover View Post
    Hello Caelin,

    you mentioned somewhere that silver/grey is the only color for the Everest due to cost/production quantity trade-off. Does this mean there won‘t be a black version in the future? Wasn‘t the Triton available in both black and silver?

    I have the Denali v2 for now and really like the black. The Silver front of the Everest looks appropriate for a pinnacle product, but the grey sides are a bit dull on Pumas latest picks (maybe due to flash light). Photo in post #9 looks more attractive, but probably a black-white pic judging from the color in the power cord.

    ... always these nitpicking customers... I know.

    We do not plan to make a black version of the Everest. Due to its price point it will only be produced in limited quantities. The complex design of the case and the size of the massive aluminum faceplate it is quite expensive to produce in small quantities. The two-tone case design is very attractive while a black theme (yes we built prototypes) looks dull and like a large black monolith. This is why we decided not to build a black version.

    The Denali 6000/S v2 on the other hand sells in fairly big quantities and the case cost is much less so we were able to make it in two themes: grey/silver and black on black. So people with all black components and are concerned about the aesthetic have that choice.

    It is very difficult to photograph large monotone surfaces as I am sure PumaCat will attest. The Everest looks different in different types of lighting. Sometimes with objects like the Everest you get a better idea of the colors are with a short video where the camera moves around the object. Perhaps we can get this done soon.
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Hi Caelin,

    thank you for taking the time to give these detailed answers, much appreciated! And yes, probably best to have a look on it through a video. That’s a neat idea!

    Regarding availability in Germany: I‘m not in a particular hurry, since I‘ll be busy trying out the new v2 Sigma and Alpha cables the next weeks. Just to plan my budget spending over the next months: If ordered in the next weeks or so...when would it roughly be available here in the EU? I‘m just wanting to know whether it’ll be more like 1-2 or 4-5 months toward the end of the year.

    Thanks a lot and happy Sunday to you guys of the pond!

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    I believe that our German distributor already has some on order.

    Some units be shipping this coming week.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicLover View Post
    Hi Caelin,

    thank you for taking the time to give these detailed answers, much appreciated! And yes, probably best to have a look on it through a video. That’s a neat idea!

    Regarding availability in Germany: I‘m not in a particular hurry, since I‘ll be busy trying out the new v2 Sigma and Alpha cables the next weeks. Just to plan my budget spending over the next months: If ordered in the next weeks or so...when would it roughly be available here in the EU? I‘m just wanting to know whether it’ll be more like 1-2 or 4-5 months toward the end of the year.

    Thanks a lot and happy Sunday to you guys of the pond!

    If the black theme is important to you, wait for a few months. There will be a “companion” product for the Denali 6000/S and it will be available in black or grey/silver.
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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicLover View Post
    I have the Denali v2 for now and really like the black. The Silver front of the Everest looks appropriate for a pinnacle product, but the grey sides are a bit dull on Pumas latest picks (maybe due to flash light). Photo in post #9 looks more attractive, but probably a black-white pic judging from the color in the power cord.

    ... always these nitpicking customers... I know.
    and

    Quote Originally Posted by CGabriel View Post
    It is very difficult to photograph large monotone surfaces as I am sure PumaCat will attest. The Everest looks different in different types of lighting. Sometimes with objects like the Everest you get a better idea of the colors are with a short video where the camera moves around the object. Perhaps we can get this done soon.
    Okay, let me speak a bit about light and lighting in photography...

    Caelin is correct that Everest, any other product, AND a room in a house will look different in different lighting. I'll speak to this as to why in more detail in a moment.

    As Caelin has correctly stated, Everest will look different in different lighting. Morever, any product or room will and does look different in different light, even with controlled lighting. This is because light is comprised of several different colors of light and each color has a different intensity in daylight, and there is almost always "color contamination" in most photographs. Most people don't know this, and aren't even aware of this, other than they may notice that different products, particularly those with neutral tones, like the gray sides of Everest, or the white walls of an interior of a home, may look different during different times of day or in different lighting.

    Here is an example of one of my real estate photos, showing the red, green and blue color contamination.



    Now here is another photo that had the majority of the color contamination (mostly blue from the daylight coming in from the windows) stripped out (not all because RE agents like photos to have a hint of "warmth" to make the home appear inviting).



    The sides of Everest are a neutral gray and this color was likely chosen as it will "blend in" to the widest range of color and color decors in an audio room, professional studio, mastering room, or other environment.

    The reason that you may find the color in Post #9 to be "nicer" is because it was shot in a studio environment with controlled lighting. It is not a black and white photo, it is a color photo with all the color contamination stripped out to make the photograph technically "neutral" to show the actual color as accurately as possible*.

    Just to provide some example of this, here is a shot of the rear of Everest showing the blue color contamination on the right side of the case.



    And now, the red color contamination on the rear of Everest in the same exact photo.



    While this is not a video, these two photos demonstrates exactly Caelin's point that Everest will look somewhat different as you move around the object, depending on the color of the light falling on Everest from different angles. So, if you see different photos and the color of Everest (or any product, for that matter) looks different in different shots, its very likely due to differences in color of the light falling on that product, rather than the product itself.

    Here is a proof of the final photo with all the color contamination stripped out with a gradient background applied in compositing.



    The reason that the gray sides Everest may look a bit darker (or what you refer to as duller) in Post #1 is because it was a single frame shot with ambient light, that is, just the daylight coming through the windows. The reason it wasn't shot with "lights" is because its my small "living space" (its too small to even be called a "room"), and I literally didn't have room to set up lights to shoot Everest in this photo with my lights.

    As you can see here, on the left side of my room, there is a large couch that prevents me from setting up my lights for the shot in Post #1. To take the photo, I had to remove the narrower rack so I could place Everest to the left of the main, larger rack.


    The first two photos in Post #1 were shot at different times on different days. The first photo was simply a "proof" that was shot and sent to Caelin to determine if he liked the angle and setup. I included it here because Caelin liked the shot. The second photo was shot at a more optimal time of day with respect to light so that the windows in back would not "blow out", and you will note there is more light in the room, and Everest looks brighter in that frame because...there is more luminance (light) on it. The color on the sides in the second photo is representative of the neutral gray that the sides are painted with. Again, both shots were ambient light, though I stripped out the large amount of color contamination that occurs with daylight.

    Also, just to put things in perspective, the first two photos were specifically shot to show the size of Everest to provide a sense of scale next to a typical audio rack. It is not what I would consider a professional-quality "lifestyle" photo because of the constraints I was working with within the room.

    Hope this help explains why products look different in different light.

    *bear in mind, that unless one is viewing photos on a calibrated and/or profiled display, even the same photograph in a post on the web will look different on any user's monitor or color display. To see the photos most accurately, you need to view them on a calibrated display with a Delta-E less than 2.0, color temp at ~5800K Kelvin with a gamma of 2.2

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Thank you very much for the very detailed answer! Apparently you know a thing or two about photography!!

    It also reminded me that I have my iPhone night shift „anti-blue“ filter on all the time, which additionally alters the color temperature - though deactivating it didn‘t change the tone all that much. Anyway...
    Best then to watch maybe a video, but in any case the grey color is not show stopper. The front is beautiful and in the end it‘s not yellow with pink dots on it.

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    Re: We've reached the Summit and...it's Everest!

    Hi Puma Cat

    Don't want to derail this thread but I am extremely interested in your thoughts on the First Music Pre Amp. Perhaps a separate thread or PM to limit any Everest product dilution.

    Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

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