The Omega QR
The Omega QR is the result of that research project that spanned more than 3 years, involving literally hundreds of tests, designs and construction solutions. The Omega QR is essentially a power conditioner within the confines of a power cord. The patented QR/BB™ and NIC™ technologies are miniaturized versions from Shunyata Research’s award-winning power conditioners.
The Omega QR represents an ultimate power cord design template by which all other power products must be judged in terms of verifiable science and performance. It is the barometer of what is possible when an entirety of one great company’s intellectual, science, and parts technologies are combined into one iconic design.
The Omega QR is a legitimate power conditioner in a cable. The patented QR/BB™ technology that drives Shunyata Research’s reference power conditioners is now available in a flexible cable that can be plugged directly into the wall socket. No intermediate chassis or boxes needed or the requisite extra power cable; fewer connections, more floor and rack space freed up.
The ideal application for the Omega QR is to power the world’s elite mono-block amplifiers. The QR/BB™ technology improves dynamics while the integrated NR technology reduces power line noise.
The QR/BB™ module possesses the ability to act as an electric charge reservoir, meaning it stores and releases energy in a manner that improves a component’s access to instantaneous current.
Dynamics are actually improved reducing any sense of dynamic strain often heard from amplifiers that are connected with lesser power cables.
The sonic result is a lifelike presentation of timing and dynamic contrasts in sound that cannot be replicated by ANY other means. In layman’s terms, it acts like a super-charger for amplifiers, pre-amps, DACs and CD players.
DYNAMIC TRANSIENT CURRENT DELIVERY
DTCD™ Analysis is a technique that measures instantaneous current through low impedance electrical conductors and contacts. Shunyata Research uses it to optimize the design, specification and construction of parts and materials to ensure maximum current delivery performance. Each part, conductor, noise circuit and material allows for maximum throughput of instantaneous current.
Listeners will experience earth-shaking low-frequency performance from even the highest-current amplifiers as well as dynamic contrasts unheard of outside of a live event. More than any other design parameter, Shunyata Research’s skill in eliminating resistance and maximizing peak-current delivery is unmatched.
The NIC™ (Noise Isolation Chamber) is a patented technology that reduces high frequency power line noise.
NICs™ use a non-reactive ferroelectric substance that actually absorbs high frequency noise. This reduces noise without any of the negatives associated with power filter coils, capacitors and transformers.
GP-NR Noise Reduction
Significant amounts of noise exist on the ground plane of power lines. The ground wires can act as antennae, picking up electrical noise that can degrade the performance or operation of the electronic components. Ground Plane Noise Reduction (GP-NR™) is a proprietary technology developed by Shunyata Research to significantly reduce ground-plane noise; improving low-level resolution and clarity. The system includes one to four terminals, depending on the model, to connect as many as 12 audio components. We offer several models of CGC chassis grounding cables each made to your custom length and termination requirements.
Conductors: 06 gauge VTX-Ag
Connectors: CopperCONN™ Pure Copper
QR/BB™ Patent Number: US 10,031,536
NIC™ Patent Number: US 8,658,892
Noise Reduction: > 12dB differential mode reduction
Weight: 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs)
Diameter cable: 32.8mm