Shunyata Hydra Triton

Jon2020 -- Thu, 01/12/2012 - 23:08

I just pulled the trigger to upgrade my old Hydra 4 to the Hydra Triton which was recently reviewed by KM in TAS. My past experience with the Hydra 4 hasn't been all that rosy - it limited dynamics to a degree I found intolerable. I finally had to unplug it to get back what I felt was the way live music should sound. And the Hydra 4 had been under wraps since then until it is ready for an upgrade. And so it is now. When I read that the Triton does not limit dynamics while doing everything else that it should, my interest was piqued. I have been running it in my system for 3 days now and the benefits are obvious and well worth the price of admission. The other good things about it are it doesn't take up much real estate and I don't have to worry about it not being able to cope with my kilowatt Bryston 28 SST monoblocks. Bryston actually recommends one each of the behemoth AC conditioners for each monoblock from a certain company which I shall leave unnamed. All thanks to TAS for enriching my experience in this hobby yet again.

JCF -- Sun, 03/11/2012 - 07:59

 I just purchsed a Hydra Triton (came from a hydra v ray 2 - I didn't have your prior expereince, my v ray2 was very nice improvemet).  The Triton is so very nice, I just have a few days burn in on it, but already can hear so much more info-it's rather significant, and I suspect over the next few days it'll open up more.  I do not have my amps into it, I may try those also...highly recommended.

jax4736 -- Sun, 03/11/2012 - 10:38

What power cord are you using on the Triton, and are you using the stock cords with your electronics, or Shunyata PC's all around?

JCF -- Sun, 03/11/2012 - 11:20

 Hi Shunyata's all around...a king cobra cx feeding the Triton...I'll want to try the newer zitron cord soon when my Triton breaks in fully...

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