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Shunyata Research Alpha v2 XLR

Sale price$2,800.00 Regular price$3,500.00
The Shunyata Research Alpha v2 XLR cables are a dream come true for audiophiles seeking uncompromising performance in their audio systems. These cables are meticulously crafted to deliver unparalleled sound quality, making them a favorite among discerning enthusiasts. The Alpha v2 XLR cables excel in providing exceptional signal transmission, thanks to their advanced design and premium materials. With a focus on reducing interference and preserving signal integrity, these cables ensure that every detail of the music is reproduced with stunning clarity and precision.

What truly sets the Shunyata Research Alpha v2 XLR cables apart is their ability to elevate the listening experience to new heights. These cables not only deliver pristine sound quality but also enhance the overall musicality and dynamics of the audio system. Whether you're enjoying your favorite tracks or immersing yourself in a high-resolution audio experience, the Alpha v2 XLR cables deliver a performance that will leave you in awe. With their unmatched combination of precision engineering and sonic excellence, it's no wonder that audiophiles everywhere rave about the Shunyata Research Alpha v2 XLR cables.


Alpha V2 XLR


‌ΞTRON® is a technology developed by Shunyata Research that prevents dielectric absorption and re-radiation in signal transmission. It requires a special type of conductor that has two signal paths and an electric field compensation circuit that creates a cancellation signal that prevents the insulation from developing a charge. ‌ΞTRON® cables preserve the integrity of the source signal even when using very long runs of cable.
‌TAP (‌‌Transverse Axial Polarizer) is a device that interacts with the electromagnetic field generated by the signal traveling along the signal cable. ‌‌TAP improves the sonic performance of the cable by modifying the behavior of the electromagnetic wave that surrounds the signal cable. In effect, the ‌‌TAP blocks longitudinal-oriented waves while passing transverse-oriented waves. The effect in sonic terms is like using polarized sunglasses to reduce reflected sunlight. Correcting polarization micro-distortion reduces what some call sonic glare.
Shunyata Research’s exclusive ‌VTX™ conductors are made in the shape of virtual tubes. The core of the conductor is completely hollow minimizing skin effects and random eddy currents. They are produced using OFE Alloy-101.
‌Ohno wire, also called ‌PCOCC was invented in 1986 by professor Atsumi ‌Ohno of the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan. Copper wire is created by an extrusion process that pulls a rod of cold copper through a small orifice which creates multiple crystalline boundaries. By contrast, ‌‌Ohno wire is made by a process using heated molds that cast a wire to form a single crystalline structure. ‌‌Ohno wire is well known for its exceptionally pure, grain-free sonic qualities.
‌‌ArNi® is a type of wire created by Shunyata Research designed to be the finest quality wire available for audio purposes. It begins with the highest purity of copper available – OFE C10100 or Ohno (single crystal). Then it is formed in virtual hollow tubes eliminating skin effects and eddy current distortions. In addition, the wire undergoes our proprietary KPIP™ process.


Shunyata Research’s proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process includes four days of continuous KPIP™ processing to dramatically reduce burn-in time and significantly improve sonic performance, delivering a relaxed and life-like presentation.


Cable Type: ΞTRON® twin-axial

Conductors: ArNi ® VTX / OFE / Ohno

Dielectric: fluorocarbon

Connectors: SR-XLR-y

TAP Modules: one

KPIP Processing: 4-days

Standard Length: 1.00 meters

Safety Assurance:
Continuity and polarity tests – by two technicians
HiPOT tests insulation breakdown @ 1,200 VAC