My experience with the Alpha series hasn't been so great. I have all Z Anacondas in my system now and like them very much. With all the hype and whatnot I started experimenting with the Alpha line. First the Alpha Digital and then the HC. Neither one in my system compared to the Anacondas. That being said, I ordered the new Sigma HC and am hoping it exceeds my expectations. They are supposed to ship in a few weeks as I understand there are some parts they are waiting on.
The Alpha series is 1/3 the price of the Anacondas. What did you expect?
ACK, I have found no evidence this far that the Shunyata CX series PCs are shielded... Am I missing some authoritative information source?
Try a test with a simple device like http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-Non-Contact-Voltage-Tester-DISCONTINUED-NCVT-1/203578320 - simply run it over your power cords; I had to shield my Alpha. The other thing I don't like about the Alpha is the rise time which is FAR higher than the CX for the same amount of current, as per their specs and the famous AudioBeat article that measured the CX HC (see my most recent update to my own system's thread for the links).
Speaking of Shunyata, I am not convinced that the Zitron Alpha power cords will be better than my CX, simply because the CX were measured to deliver 200A in ~10us in this audiobeat article http://www.theaudiobeat.com/visits/shunyata_visit_interview.htm and the Alpha cords claim a rise time of something like 800ms for the same amount of current on their web site http://shunyata.com/index.php/power-cables-footer/84-alpha-pwr-cables/307-cobra-digital-4#!alphahc (again, no free lunch in electronics).
The other thing I don't like about the Alpha is the rise time which is FAR higher than the CX for the same amount of current, as per their specs and the famous AudioBeat article that measured the CX HC (see my most recent update to my own system's thread for the links).
- Max continuous current: 20 Amps (connector dependent)
- Max instantaneous current: >200 Amps (800ms)
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