Shunyata Research’s Caelin Gabriel was given a challenge. Create a design platform that would finally answer the question, “What level of performance is actually achievable from power cord technology?”. Remove any and all constraints regarding construction time and difficulty and ignore cost limitations to produce the ultimate power cord.
The Omega QR is the result of that research project that spanned more than 3 years, involving literally hundreds of tests, designs and construction solutions. The Omega QR is essentially a power conditioner within the confines of a power cord. The patented QR/BB™ and NIC™ technologies are miniaturized versions from Shunyata Research’s award-winning power conditioners.
The QR/BB™ module possesses the ability to act as an electric charge reservoir, meaning it stores and releases energy in a manner that improves a component’s access to instantaneous current.
Dynamics are actually improved reducing any sense of dynamic strain often heard from amplifiers that are connected with lesser power cables.
The sonic result is a lifelike presentation of timing and dynamic contrasts in sound that cannot be replicated by ANY other means. In layman’s terms, it acts like a super-charger for amplifiers, pre-amps, DACs and CD players.
The NIC™ (Noise Isolation Chamber) is a patented technology that reduces high frequency power line noise.
NICs™ use a non-reactive ferroelectric substance that actually absorbs high frequency noise. This allows Omega QR to reduce noise without any of the negatives associated with power filter coils, capacitors and transformers.