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Old 05-31-2012, 02:26 PM
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GrantS, welcome aboard and thans for the explanation!
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Thought I'd pop back again with an update on the Zitron Anaconda I am using from my Classe' 2220 amp to a dedicated 20 amp line. I just reached the 500 hour summit yesterday and I see plenty of daylight. (tip of the hat to Mypal for the good analogy).

Graham's descriptions of his break in experience have been extremely helpful and, in my opinion, accurate. The most challenging part of this period for me was what I experienced as over accentuation of the upper registers and somewhat harsh transient edges and attacks. Soundstage was pretty restricted between 300 and 400 hours. Thankfully, all that began to disappear at just over 400 hours. Now it's completely gone and has been for several days. The balance and bloom I remember from the first day is back and even better. I now believe the new Anaconda beats the King Cobra and Anconda CX's in every category.

This is the fastest cable I've ever heard. It will spoil you with amazingly deep, tuneful bass and utter transparency. This is what I've upgraded entire amplifiers and preamplifiers in search of. If there's a caution it would be that this cable is very, very truthful. It will allow you to appreciate many recordings all over again. It may revive some that you thought weren't so interesting. However, it will also remind you that some recordings are even more flawed than you remember. I find that this is true of all great equipment....and the Anaconda Zitron power cord is one fantastic piece of kit.
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Thought I'd pop back again with an update on the Zitron Anaconda I am using from my Classe' 2220 amp to a dedicated 20 amp line. I just reached the 500 hour summit yesterday and I see plenty of daylight. (tip of the hat to Mypal for the good analogy).

Graham's descriptions of his break in experience have been extremely helpful and, in my opinion, accurate. The most challenging part of this period for me was what I experienced as over accentuation of the upper registers and somewhat harsh transient edges and attacks. Soundstage was pretty restricted between 300 and 400 hours. Thankfully, all that began to disappear at just over 400 hours. Now it's completely gone and has been for several days. The balance and bloom I remember from the first day is back and even better. I now believe the new Anaconda beats the King Cobra and Anconda CX's in every category.

This is the fastest cable I've ever heard. It will spoil you with amazingly deep, tuneful bass and utter transparency. This is what I've upgraded entire amplifiers and preamplifiers in search of. If there's a caution it would be that this cable is very, very truthful. It will allow you to appreciate many recordings all over again. It may revive some that you thought weren't so interesting. However, it will also remind you that some recordings are even more flawed than you remember. I find that this is true of all great equipment....and the Anaconda Zitron power cord is one fantastic piece of kit.
Vance, great that you came out of it so well with the Anaconda... was going to be surprised if it wasn't a fairly happy ending. Got to think that this current generation of Shunyata cables and conditioners are on the edge of new terrain and are all proving extraordinary. The Cobra Cyclops combo here has been a genuine game changer for my electronics and the Cyclops is only just settling in. To say it's easily delivering the equivalent of a fairly significant preamp or amp upgrade is something I've felt and a very realistic assessment from what I am experiencing. Sensational news it is sounding so good.

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Old 06-23-2012, 01:44 AM
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Vance, great that you came out of it so well with the Anaconda... was going to be surprised if it wasn't a fairly happy ending. Got to think that this current generation of Shunyata cables and conditioners are on the edge of new terrain and are all proving extraordinary. The Cobra Cyclops combo here has been a genuine game changer for my electronics and the Cyclops is only just settling in. To say it's easily delivering the equivalent of a fairly significant preamp or amp upgrade is something I've felt and a very realistic assessment from what I am experiencing. Sensational news it is sounding so good.

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Graham,

I'll be eager to hear what you notice are the differences between going through the Cyclops versus directly to the wall. I simply can't afford the Cyclops plus another Anaconda for my modest amp, but I can always get my thrills vicariously through your posts! LOL

Seriously, though, I really appreciate your updates. Can't wait to hear what you think of the new IC's and SC's.

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I just made a discovery regarding burning in Shunyata Zitron Power cords. I own two Anacondas and, now, a Python. I have learned that hooking the cords up to a fan with a burn-in adapter for 125 hours works for the Python and 150-200 hours are needed for the Anaconda. This is significantly easier than the 500 hours of music playback I went through with the first snake. There is something about the resistive load of a fan that really speeds up the burn in process. Shunyata has always recommended this, but I always figured a high current amp would be good enough. Wrong!

I strongly recommend springing for the burn in adapter if you ever purchase one of these amazing cords. One other note: these cords change when they're moved around. You should let them settle for 24 hours after you've hooked them up before you begin a critical evaluation.

P.S. After full break in period, the Python Zitron is better than the Anaconda and King Cobra CX cords by a *wide* margin, IMHO. It's much more integrated from top to bottom. Highs are liquid smooth, bass is prodigious and the soundstage is wider and deeper. FOTFD

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Vhiner, thank you for the update. These snakes sure have been getting some positive reviews around here.
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I've used the fan trick too. I have a power strip of sorts -that one Naim recommends- that does not have a captive cord. Plug the power cable into it to give it juice to the wall, stick a fan in one of the outlets, and ...........you are cool.
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I just made a discovery regarding burning in Shunyata Zitron Power cords. I own two Anacondas and, now, a Python. I have learned that hooking the cords up to a fan with a burn-in adapter for 125 hours works for the Python and 150-200 hours are needed for the Anaconda. This is significantly easier than the 500 hours of music playback I went through with the first snake. There is something about the resistive load of a fan that really speeds up the burn in process. Shunyata has always recommended this, but I always figured a high current amp would be god enough. Wrong!

I strongly recommend springing for the burn in adapter if you ever purchase one of these amazing cords. One other note: these cords change when they're moved around. You should let them settle for 24 hours after you've hooked them up before you begin a critical evaluation.

P.S. After full break in period, the Python Zitron is better than the Anaconda and King Cobra CX cords by a *wide* margin, IMHO. It's much more integrated from top to bottom. Highs are liquid smooth, bass is prodigious and the soundstage is wider and deeper. FOTFD

Vance
Thanks for the tip on the fan and burn in adaptor Vance, will try that with the new cables coming in. Also keen to hear your take on the differences between the Python and Anaconda in the Zitron power cables. Does the Python sit in the middle ground on tonal balance, detail and dynamics or from your initial comments it's sounding a touch more Anaconda than Cobra. It must really be coming together at your end with the additional cables, great to hear

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Graham,

I have not swapped my 15 amp Zitron Anaconda on my amp and the 15 amp Zitron Python on my DAC so they're performing distinctly different functions. Nonetheless,I think it's fair to say there's simply nothing like the new Anaconda. It just ends all discussion. There's no going back. I have a different amp, if my ears are to be believed. The Python is more balanced than the Cobra in my opinion. For those who find the Cobra "too much" I think the solution may be the Python. It is stunningly transparent, while being as smooth as silk. I think it's every bit as warm as anything in the CX line. Officially, Shunyata doesn't even recommend the Zitron Anaconda for front end components in most systems. The Zitron Python has brought tremendous bass weight in much the same way the Zitron Anaconda did when it was added to my system. Micro detail and soundstage were both increased when I hooked the Zitron Python up to my DAC and retired by Anaconda CX (it's on its way to its eager new owner) ;-)

Yes, Graham, things are pretty amazing right now and I've still got about about 10-20 percent more improvement to hear over the next 30 days. I think we're in the golden age of the hobby right now. When some people hear my system, they attribute all the sound to my speakers....little do they know! Heh, heh.
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Great explanation on the Python thanks Vance... yes, from what I heard with the new Anacondas, all of them, speaker, interconnect and power cables, they are just in a league of one-ness... great things ahead and my bank balance is atm very afraid... oh well.
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