New Delta D6 versus Used Denali 6000S V1

JRMNorth

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Hi to all! I am looking to upgrade my power conditioning from a Shunyata PS10 with Venom NR V10 to my Yamaha AS3000 amp and Venom 14 Digital to my Denon DCD 110 CD Player and Technics 1200GR.

I am looking to keep the conditioning around $3,000 or less. It looks like I can get a new or slightly used Delta D6 or an older Denali 6000 S. The Denali has the QR/BB and possibly better build. While the D6 sounds like it would have newer and possibly better filtering. Not sure which would be better overall.

While I do like the idea of a new Denali 6000 V2, I am trying to keep from busting my budget by that much at this point.

Any thoughts are appreciated

Thank You,

John
 

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I am looking to keep the conditioning around $3,000 or less. It looks like I can get a new or slightly used Delta D6 or an older Denali 6000 S. The Denali has the QR/BB and possibly better build. While the D6 sounds like it would have newer and possibly better filtering. Not sure which would be better overall.
I had.contacted Shunyata to see if the Delta D6 would be an upgrade from my Denali 6000/s v1. The answer was no, it would not be. The Denali is part of the reference series so it has newer/better tech than the Delta D6. It surprised me to hear that the Delta was using older tech.

I love what my Denali v1 brought to my system.
 

JRMNorth

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Thank you for your reply. That is what I was looking for. For the same price, it looks like a Denali V1 is the best deal.

Thank You Again!

John
 
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crion

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Put the amp on one of the bottom HC outlets. Experiment if you’d like any source better there because of extra large PSU.
 

7ryder

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And if you want to stretch a little, add a used Typhon QR, you won't be sorry.
 
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Thanks for all your responses.

I will try out different outlets for my source equipment when I get it set up.

I didnt know you could add the Typhon to a Denali.

My next step is to find a power cable between the Denali and the wall outlet. I am thinking at least an Alpha V2. It seems much easier to find the NR cable than the recommended XC cables.
 

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my advice? Take your time and get the XC cable. They recommend them for a reason. If you haven't tried hifishark.com, you can use it to set up a search for them. I just found an Alpha XC this week after running a search for a couple of weeks (sorry!).

Chris
 

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I didnt know you could add the Typhon to a Denali.
I just picked up an original Typhon. It was a wonderful addition. It added physicality and weight, which are qualities I wouldn’t have expected from a power conditioner.
My next step is to find a power cable between the Denali and the wall outlet. I am thinking at least an Alpha V2. It seems much easier to find the NR cable than the recommended XC cables.
I had been using a Delta XC with my Denali v1. Caelin from Shunyata had recommended the Delta v2 lineup to me as a step up from the Alpha HC that I had been using. It was a great recommendation, but at the time I wasn’t powering my amp of the Denali. An Alpha XC would have been better for that.

As an FYI, I will soon be putting up for sale a Delta XC and a Delta v2 power cord. Send me a PM if you might be interested.
 

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XC if you can swing it. Alpha is excellent, sigma even more so.
 

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