The Denali’s tower form factor is uniquely vertically oriented with a narrow front profile allowing it to be placed alongside an audio rack without taking up valuable shelf space. The close proximity to the audio equipment allows for shorter and tidier AC power cable routing.
The Hydra Denali features patented technologies and proprietary components that are simply not available in other products. QR/BB™ technology, a non current-limiting electromagnetic breaker and massive internal wiring allow it to power entire systems including high-powered amplifiers while its proprietary CCI™ medical-grade filters reduce noise by an astounding –60db at 1 MHz.
The elegantly carved aluminium base, outriggers and precision machined 50mm stainless steel feet provide a platform for maximum stability and vibration control.
An AC zone consists of two outlet sockets. Each zone has a dedicated CCI™ filter that reduces noise from the connected equipment. For best performance with fewer than four components, connect each component to a separate zone. If there are more than four components, group the components by function. For example: Connect digital type components like a DAC and transport to a single duplex and the analog components like a preamp and phono preamp to a different duplex. Always plug power amplifiers into the HC (high-current) zone.
The Denali is constructed using massive wiring and heavy duty contacts throughout. It was treated with Shunyata Research’s exclusive KPIP™ process. This significantly reduces the amount of time required for “burn-in”. Allow a few days settling time of continuous operation for best performance.
Ideally the Denali should be placed on a proper shelf, amp stand or solid platform. A heavy plank of hardwood or a granite slab also works well.
CONES AND FOOTERS
The Denali includes Shunyata Research’s SSF-50 isolation footer specifically designed to reduce vibration from the supporting platform. You may wish to experiment with other more expensive products.
AC WALL SOCKETS
It is strongly recommended that the wall outlet be replaced with a high-quality commercial grade unit. The standard wall outlet is usually not ideal for high-current applications. There are many audiophile grade outlets that are plated with a variety of metals including silver, gold, rhodium and others. These do not provide significant improvement over a quality commercial grade outlet.
OTHER POWER COMPONENTS
Using Shunyata Research power conditioners in conjunction with other power distributors, conditioners or regenerators is strongly discouraged. Connecting power conditioners in series usually gives unpredictable or poor results. Conditioners and regenerators can be highly reactive and may degrade the DTCD® and the CCI™ advantages built into the Denali. If extra outlets are needed, use the VENOM UK6which was designed specifically to expand the outlet capacity of the Denali without performance compromises.
CONTACT ENHANCEMENT FLUIDS
Contact fluids, pastes and gels are NOT recommended for use with this device. Many of these types of products leave a residue that can contaminate or damage the contact metals over a period of time. The products labeled as silver-bearing grease or silver impregnated silicon are particularly harmful. Some of these are difficult or impossible to remove. Damage caused by these products will void your warranty! Never attempt to clean the contacts inside the outlets. If you wish to clean the external contacts, use CAIG DeoxIT® and DeoxIT® GOLD.