So here is the Hydra 8.
Used in box, all outlets tested to work.
Here is the part that I missed, ans was not discussed, because I am an idiot.
It does not come with a power cord. A fucking power cord.
At the time, I assume one would shuffle between various Shunyata choke your dick cords and pony up for one? Unsure, but I oredered and assembled cryo'd and cooked 20A cord from Take5.
Stiff as a bearcubs first hard-on, impossible to cinch into a connection and a huge PITA.
I rethreaded the posts on the 20A plug to 12/24 and got a clamp on the wire. Thanks.
The Hydra * did pretty much what I expected for a grand used.
Lots of outlets, no hum.
Maybe my cable made the difference, cause I think I mentioned that it DOESNT COME WITH A FUCKING POWER CABLE.