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This is a single outlet high-current, power distributor with integrated noise reduction. It's ideal for mono block amplifiers & video projectors. The AMP-1 was designed with Shunyata Research’s DTCD™ Analyzer to optimize instantaneous current delivery
VENOM AMP-1 is a single outlet, high-current, power distributor with integrated CCI™ v3 noise reduction. It is ideal for monoblock amplifiers, video projectors or remotely located components. The AMP-1 was designed using Shunyata Research’s DTCD™ Analyzer to optimize instantaneous current delivery which is critical for peak performance in high-current components. There are no circuit breakers, fuses, coils or transformers that would affect instantaneous current delivery. The AMP-1 is the ideal device to optimize the performance of high power amplifiers, projectors or any other remotely located system component.
The AMP-1 uses parts, materials and technologies developed for Shunyata Research’s award-winning reference HYDRA power distributors. Shunyata Research’s Trident module provides over 40,000 amps of transient protection along with noise reduction derived from the MPDA™ filter array. If you have multiple dedicated lines, the AMP-1 may be used to power the amplifiers with a VENOM PS8 or VENOM MPC-12 being used to power the front-end components.
High-power amplifiers may have outputs of 200 to 2,000 watts per channel. This type of power delivery places high demands on the A.C. power circuit, including the inline power cords and conditioners. The AMP-1 has been developed ‘specifically’ to optimize the DTCD™ and continuous current delivery required for optimal dynamics, timing and realism in sonics.
High resolution video projectors have high intensity light sources that are capable of consuming significant levels of power. Any impediment to DTCD™ can compromise the video image. The AMP-1 can improved color rendition, dynamic contrast and black to gray level gradations.
The A.C. inlet is another part that is critical to the overall power distributor performance. Think about it — all the electrical current for the distributor must pass through this part. The contacts are very important to performance and DTCD™. Let’s take a look at the difference between the ubiquitous IEC C15 inlet that is used in most electronic components and in 90% of all power conditioners.
First notice the size of the contacts, quite small on the C15. The C19 is much larger because it was specifically designed for industrial use and to carry a rating of 20-Amps continuous. The C15 connects to the A.C. wires using push-on terminals. These are crimped to the wires and slide on the contact. By comparison the C19 allows the wires to be inserted directly into the inlet. The opening of the C19 contact also allows the use of much larger gauge wiring. The contacts on the C19 are made from high quality brass while those on the C15 are nickel or zinc plated steel.
The internal wiring is absolutely critical to the performance of a power distributor. The wiring will determine the overall current carrying capacity of the unit and it will dramatically affect the perceived audio performance.
We think that this picture speaks for itself!
The electrical grounding in a high-end audio system is very important. Grounds can determine if the audio system is silent or plagued with noise and hum.
You can see that the common outlet ground is made from zinc-plated steel while the AMP-1 outlet is made with a massive solid brass back-strap. The ground to your audio component must pass through this grounding strap. Which would you choose?
Higher levels of performance are available with optional accessories and high performance power cords.