KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

Shunyata Research are an American manufacturer whose cables are incredibly well respected the world over, in particular their power cables and conditioners are often described by many as the best in the industry. 

For reasons unbeknownst to us, Shunyata cables haven’t really seen the support in the UK as they have in the rest of the world. We are proud to come on board and become the first in the UK to stock Shunyata under their new UK distribution umbrella. 

Shunyata mains cables first became known from the ‘power snake’ range in the late 90s. Though they have now moved away from naming their cables ‘Anaconda’, ‘Python’ and ‘Cobra’ these gave a great base which Shunyata have been developing ever since. The current cables are some of the most scientifically advanced power cables ever made. 

In fact, the performance in Shunyata’s power conditioners is so good that they have even released a range of medical grade AC conditioners for use in hospitals. This came about after an audiophile cardiologist found that using a Shunyata conditioner on his heart monitoring equipment helped to reduce background noise and make the heart signals clearer and easier to interpret. There are now 30 Shunyata AC conditioners being used in hospitals around the world. 

Having tested the Shunyata power cables extensively, we are very much of the opinion that they are a perfect addition to our unique range of world-class products. We feel they will work excellently with our high-end amplifiers and sources to give our customers that next level of performance. 

Shunyata design and produce all their cables themselves to extremely high standards in Seattle USA. 

We will be stocking all 4 types of mains cables including the Venom, Alpha, Delta and Sigma cables. 

If you would like a demonstration or for further information, please get in touch

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This week esteemed British digital audio company dCS has announced a significant addition to their flagship Vivaldi range.

To celebrate their 30th anniversary year, they have announced the new limited edition Vivaldi One. Limited to just 250 uniquely numbered pieces, the Vivaldi One takes the technology seen in the usual 4-box Vivaldi system and minimises it to a single box.

Vivaldi One puts an integral CD/SACD transport alongside the latest dCS Ring DAC and combines with dCS’ state-of-the-art network streaming functionality.

Vivaldi One features the Esoteric VRDS Neo™ SACD-capable transport, allied to the latest generation dCS Ring DAC. It first appeared in high end dCS studio equipment nearly three decades ago, and has been continually refined and improved since then. Effectively a digital signal processing computer, the dCS Ring DAC and Digital Processing Platform runs PCM up to 24-bit, 384kS/s, DSD up to DSD128 and DSD in DOP format. Vivaldi One also supports all major lossless codecs including MQA. Driven by custom-designed software running on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) chips and a microcontroller system. Offering twice the logic capacity of previous generations, Vivaldi One houses the latest 2.0 Ring DAC with double speed mapper, making it the highest expression of the dCS art. The result is an extraordinarily translucent sound, giving an exceptionally realistic window on the music being played. 

The One's aerospace-grade aluminium casework comes in a choice of three exquisite finishes, never before seen on dCS products. The Gloss White and Piano Black versions are finished by HQ Lacquer and Vivaldi One can be supplied plated in Decoplate ™ 24K Gold.

Vivaldi One will be available from June priced at £55,000. Get in touch for more details.


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