Shunyata Research's Denali 2000T ???


I've read reviews of Shunyata Research's Denali series (three of them).
Do any of you own one and share your impressions?

lak
lak...I have been auditioning the Denali 2000T on my amps and i must say it is a great product. I then hooked up my Lumin A1 to the 2000T and it too, significantly improved. The 2000T only has 2 outlets so i could not hear both amps and Lumin at once. I will be purchasing the '6000S' version next week so i can hook up both amps and Lumin..They have great reviews and a loyal following among those with modest systems and with great systems..
Hello Calloway,
Thanks for the information.
I did purchase a 2000T and received it a week ago.
I believe you are going to like the 6000S.
Let me know how things go when you receive it.
Best regards...

lak..Thanks..will do..
Calloway,
I'm using the 2000T (plugged into one dedicated outlet) on my amp and preamp.
Transport and Dac are plugged into my Equi=Tech Model 20 balanced power conditioner (plugged into a different dedicated line).
Lastly, my Turntable, Phono-preamp, and tuner are plugged into a DeZorel Mk II Powerline Filter (on its own dedicated outlet). 

Lak:I have been thinking about balanced power myself.  I am curious why you don't use the Equitech for your amp/preamp but only for your DAC? Did you experiment and conclude that is where it is best used?  Or is that a recommended or a common way to use Equitech Q products.
Thanks
@agriculturist,
That's a very good question.
The short answer is system space constraints and the length of my High Fidelity UR or U power cords. 
My main rack is full and the Denali 2000T fits very nicely in a small space right next to my main rack, while the Q2 is in a different location.
Given more time to experiment, I'll try running the Dac and Transport out of the Denali and my amp, preamp and Phono out of the Q2.
It's all about mixing and match to see what sounds the best.
I've been experimenting with several differet power cords in my second system, and that's where my time has been spent for a while now.
Thanks lak. I'm getting some Anticables power cables along with interconnects in the near future.  After those are burned in etc I may look at new power conditioning - balanced or Shunyata etc - if I need it. I have an SR powercell mk3 now which I quite like so I might stick with that too.
agriculturist, let me know how you like the Anticable products.
Nothing wrong with keeping the SR powercell mk3. :-)
Lak:Been a while but I finally finished switching over to a full set of Anticables ICs and PCs.  I am very pleased with the results.  The top Anticable ICs were for me clearly better than my SR Tungstens right away when I swapped those in first.  The Anticable PCs had more detail and much more bass but could could sound rough and dull at times.  

First the new PCs produced too much bass for my relatively modest sized listening room and second I needed power conditioning which I had taken out of the system.  The bass needed to be controlled by a combination of techniques.  I had to reorganize my listening configuration, use some more traps and panels etc.  I pulled my speakers in from the wall closer to me along the lines of the room/speaker arrangement suggestions posted online by Cardas.  

And as I mentioned there was also a lot of grunge from the dirty power in my apartment outlets, so I had to bring in some power conditioning - I went the balanced route and sold my SR MarkCell 3.  I now have a pair of used but superb BPT balanced conditioners.  I use the bigger one to power the integrated VAC amp as well as the smaller second BPT in series.  I use the second BPT to power my digital front-end and the SR tranquility bases and FEQs. But at the end of all this reorganization and buying/selling etc I now have magnificent sound.  Into the bargain I have also learned the virtues of Stillpoints ERS paper in BPT power conditioners, around the fuse box in my apartment, and in my Berkeley Alpha USB converter.  

So, yes, I am a big fan of the Anticable products.  I had not realized it was going to be quite so complicated to switch cables, but overall it was fun and an interesting learning experience getting through the changes I had to make.  The sound I get now is far superior than I did before.  I made many tweak type changes that would have benefited my old system too, but I am confident that a very big part of the credit goes to the Anticables products.

Whew, that was a long and overdue response!  Thanks for your advice along the way.
agriculturist, thanks for the updates and I'm glad you are enjoying the emprovements!

The internals are not much too look at for the price.

ozzy

All that matters is the final product; the music!
However Ozzy, I do know what you mean. When one looks inside of any product the guts usually don't look like they should add up to the sun total of the product.
I guess you mean the internals of the Anticables power cables (PCs)?  Perhaps you are right.  However, the PCs apparently have some special braiding or arrangement that works well at drawing noise out of components.  I can say that the PCs are detailed and full sounding with great bass.  But if you have dirty power coming out of the wall you will need to clean that up.

The Anticables ICs are intentionally kept very slim without any kind of elaborate or thick wrapping material so as to maximize the benefit of air as dielectric.  Also there is some method to the doubling of each of the left and right cables that is apparently very effective.  The silver and (presumably small amount of) gold in the ICs make them quite expensive to make and high value content-wise but I really haven't tried calculating the impact of that. 

Don't know much more than that.  The cables do sound good though.
The latest Stereophile has a piece on the Denalis. Says it beats the AQ Niagara line, which had beat out the previous Shunyata line.
Regarding the internals of the Denali series, I found these short video’s interesting:

https://youtu.be/Z6f1kwyZbM8
https://youtu.be/m0k417ET7K8

lak,

Very interesting video's, thank you for providing them.

ozzy