Shunyata Research

Shunyata Research Hydra Alpha A12 Power Conditioner

The Alpha A12 combines patented innovations from Shunyata Research’s critically acclaimed Hydra Triton and Hydra Typhon designs with transformative technologies developed from its heralded medical division products. It is least expensive, high-capacity model in the Performance Series.

The Hydra Alpha A12

Over the past 25 years, Shunyata Research has earned a reputation for producing the finest power distribution systems in the high-end audiophile market. From providing clean power for James Guthrie’s re-master of Dark Side of the Moon, or resolving subtle heart signals in medical imaging systems, Shunyata Research products have consistently provided transformational results. With the legacy of award winning products, Shunyata Research designer Caelin Gabriel set about combining 25 years of experience and scientific innovation to create a product line that delivers near reference performance levels, without the reference level prices.

The Alpha A12 has twelve outlets which makes it the ideal solution for large systems or for home theater systems. If you need high-capacity in a reasonably priced, high performance conditioner, the Alpha A12 is a great choice.





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 reduces noise without any of the negatives associated with power filter coils, capacitors and transformers.

GP-NR Noise Reduction

Significant amounts of noise exist on the ground plane of power lines. The ground wires can act as antennae, picking up electrical noise that can degrade the performance or operation of the electronic components. Ground Plane Noise Reduction (GP-NR™) is a proprietary technology developed by Shunyata Research to significantly reduce ground-plane noise; improving low-level resolution and clarity. The system includes one to four terminals, depending on the model, to connect as many as 12 audio components. We offer several models of CGC chassis grounding cables each made to your custom length and termination requirements.


Maximum Voltage:

90-125 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (US)

220-240 VAC r.m.s. unregulated (EU, AS, AU)

Input Current Ratings:

Maximum Continuous Current: 20A (US, AS)

Maximum Continuous Current: 16A (EU, AU)

Output Current Ratings:

Max Current/Outlet: 20A (US, AS)

Max Current/Socket: 16A (EU, AU)

Transient Suppression:

Maximum Transient Protection: 40,000 A @ 8/50 μs

Over-Current Protection:

Hydraulic Electromagnetic Breaker


8 gauge ArNi® VTX™ Buss System

10 gauge ArNi® VTX™ Wiring

Ratings: 600 V 105° C

Noise Suppression:

Input to Output (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 50 dB reduction

Zone to Zone (100 kHz – 30 MHz): > 60 dB reduction

Outlets & Connectors:

Zones of Isolation: 6 Zones

Inlet: IEC C19R

US Outlets: 12 NEMA5-20R

AS Outlets: 12 NEMA 5-20R

EU Sockets: 12 CEE 7/3

AU Sockets: 12 AS/NZS 31123

Vibration Control:

Vibration dampening panels (internal)

AC outlet dampening gaskets


and steel chassis

Anodized, aluminum faceplate


Length: 127 mm

Diameter: 38 mm


Width: 17.0 inches (53.2 cm)

Depth: 11.5 inches (29.2 cm)

Height: 6.3 inches (16.0 cm)

Weight: 19.5 lbs (8.85 kg)

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