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Shunyata Research Gamma S/PDIF

Sale price$275.00

The newly launched Shunyata Research Gamma S/PDIF Digital Cables are poised to captivate the hearts of audiophiles seeking unparalleled digital audio fidelity. Crafted with precision and innovation, these cables represent the pinnacle of digital audio transmission technology. Designed specifically for S/PDIF connections, they excel in delivering a pristine and unadulterated signal, ensuring that every detail of the music is faithfully reproduced. What sets them apart is their ability to preserve the integrity of the audio signal, minimizing distortions and artifacts to provide a truly immersive listening experience.

Audiophiles will appreciate the meticulous attention to detail that has gone into the design of the Shunyata Research Gamma S/PDIF Digital Cables. These cables prioritize signal purity, utilizing advanced materials and construction techniques to minimize signal degradation. As a result, listeners can expect crystal-clear audio reproduction with exceptional clarity and depth. Whether enjoying high-resolution digital music or experiencing the nuances of a live recording, these cables ensure that every sonic detail is rendered with precision and accuracy. With the Shunyata Research Gamma S/PDIF Digital Cables, audiophiles can elevate their listening experience to new heights, indulging in the true essence of high-fidelity audio reproduction.

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Occasionally, products come along that represent a paradigm shift within a given category. Using 25 years worth of Shunyata Research's documented science, experience and innovation, Gamma Series cables are poised to upend price and performance axioms within the cable industry. Shunyata Research has made critical advancements in conductor science and applied them to Gamma Series cables, elevating performance far beyond expectation. Perhaps more than any other product in Shunyata Research's history, Gamma Series cables demand to be heard even when compared to cables two to three times the cost.


Gamma signal and digital cables are made with the finest conductors available. Single-crystal, continuous cast Ohno copper is an ultra-pure conductor normally found in far more expensive cables. Ohno conductors are extruded using Shunyata Research's exclusive PMZ (Precision Matched Impedance) process. This extrusion method tightens the tolerances of the conductor surfaces, dielectric extrusions, and the precision of the braided shield. All are held to minute tolerances. The extrusion and braiding machines must be run at one-quarter speed during the manufacturing process. Finally, all Gamma cables are conditioned for 4 days using advanced Kinetic Phase Inversion Process (KPIP v2™).


If choosing a single word to encapsulate the sound of a Gamma Series cable system, it would be coherence. Every aspect of Gamma cable system performance simply flows with the ease and clarity of a single voice. Textural and tonal nuance is balanced perfectly against Gamma's explosive, dynamic nature. Gamma cable systems never sound forward, bright, aggressive or edgy. However, what truly separates Gamma cables from all others, regardless of cost, is their self-effacing alacrity, timing accuracy, dynamic punch and frequency extension. Most pure-copper cables, even expensive models, may sound warm, rich, and full bodied at the expense of accurate timing, dynamics and frequency extension. Gamma cables sound very natural, but are surprisingly agile, athletic and entirely unforced with regard to expressing frequency extension, timing, weight and authority in the low octaves. Gamma cables do all of this without calling attention to themselves, allowing the purity of the sound to take center stage.


Shunyata Research produces select cables using a ‌Precision Matched Z (‌‌PMZ) concept. This means that tolerances of the conductor surface, dielectric extrusion, and the precision of the braided shield are held to minute variances. To achieve these tight tolerances, the extrusion and braiding machines must be run at one-quarter speed during the manufacturing process. (Note: Z means impedance)
‌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.

Fluorocarbon dielectrics are usually only found in wire used in the aerospace industry, satellites and only the most expensive audiophile cabling. It has special electrical characteristics; very low dielectric absorption, high dielectric strength and exceptional heat resistance.  When used in audio and power cables is reduces the perception of dynamic compression and it improves sonic low-level resolution and clarity.

Crystal clear transient detail.


Shunyata Research’s proprietary Kinetic Phase Inversion Process includes four days of continuous KPIP v2™ processing which refines conductor metals at a molecular level. This dramatically reduces burn-in time and significantly improves sonic performance, delivering a relaxed and life-like presentation. When compared to the original process, KPIP v2™ represents a dramatic performance upgrade on par with a component-level upgrade.


Cable Type: Coaxial

Conductors: OCC copper (Ohno Continuous Cast)

Shield: SPC braided shield

Dielectric: Fluorocarbon

Connectors: Gold plated brass contacts, nickel mirror finish

Characteristic Impedance: 75 ohm

Gauge: 18

Tech: PMZ

KPIP v2 Processing: 4-days

Standard Length: 1.00 meters

Color: Charcoal flex

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