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Shunyata Research Omega XLR (pairs)

Sale price$9,500.00

The Omega interconnect’s stunning performance is the result of Caelin Gabriel’s 25 years of intensive research into the patented technology and material science behind superior signal transmission. Every part and process within the Omega interconnects was approached with no constraints about time in development, cost, or material refinement. Similar to the multi-award-winning Omega digital cables, Omega analog interconnects set a new benchmark for progressive science and jaw-dropping performance.

When Omega analog interconnects and digital cables are paired with Omega Speaker Cables, the full realization of Gabriel’s design vision comes into focus.




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OMEGA: Creating The Perfect Conductor

For a quarter-century, designer Caelin Gabriel has been on a mission to create the perfect signal conductor. Dozens of conductor types were considered and relentlessly tested without regard to cost. The revelation came when testing the purest form of single-crystal OCC silver combined with Shunyata Research’s Kinetic Phase Inversion ProcessTM. When extruded using Shunyata Research’s VTXTM (virtual-tube) geometry, Gabriel found this conductor to be the purest-sounding, most distortion-free conductor in over 25 years of testing. Gabriel then added a vastly improved version of the patented ΞTRON® circuit, proven to measurably improve square-wave response. Each interconnect features patent-pending Transverse Axial Polarizer (TAP) technology that reduces EM field distortion. To finish the design, Shunyata Research commissioned the precision manufacture of its own platinum-plated solid copper connectors. Finally, Omega interconnects are treated with Shunyata’s proprietary KPIPTM process, significantly reducing burn-in time. The result is the world’s most extensively researched and technologically advanced cabling system.


Omega interconnects paint a vivid sonic portrait without editorializing, equalizing, or highlighting. There is an unmistakable purity of tone that captures the essence of a musical performance. Omega interconnects deliver a stunning sense of realism and dimensional space, as if the recordings had been mastered at 32/384 kHz resolution versus 16/44.1 kHz. Omega interconnects express the subtlest shifts in micro-dynamics while simultaneously propelling explosive bass transitions, all emerging from a background of velvet silence. Whether reproducing the loudest crescendo or the softest whisper, they render sound as if it is untethered to a system of electronics. The music ebbs and flows with a natural, unforced, and grain-free realism that must be experienced to fully appreciate.


Omega Interconnects are designed to deliver an unprecedented level of performance when paired with state-of-the-art speakers and electronics. The Omega’s unique science and technologies establish a new standard of performance that transcends that of conventional designs.


‌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.
For the purest signal possible, Shunyata Research has combined its patent-pending TAP technology (trans-axial polarizer) and CMode filter (common mode filtering technology) into a single hybrid module. The TAP polarizer reduces polarization distortion while the CMode filter simultaneously reduces high-frequency noise distortion, delivering analog ease and palpable background silence that will close the gap between digital and analog front-end performance.
‌‌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.
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.


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: Single-crystal OHNO Silver

Shields: Silver plated copper, 95% coverage

Dielectric: fluorocarbon

Connectors: Carbon fiber, Platinum plated Connectors on grey/platinum finish and Gold plated Connectors on black/gold finish

TAP Modules: 2 per cable

KPIP Processing: 8-days

Standard Length: 1.25 meters

Color theme: grey/platinum or black/gold

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