Cambridge Audio Alva STDecember 16, 2022
Cardas Clear PowerDecember 30, 2022
At the heart of a Cardas cable is Our Ultra-Pure Cardas Copper.
Mined in the Southwest USA and processed in the Northeast, we employ proprietary drawing and annealing techniques to create the highest quality, purest copper strands. A Single Poly-Nylon coating is applied to prevent oxidation and eliminate crosstalk between strands. The basic building blocks of a Cardas cable have been constant since day one: Our own, Ultra-Pure Copper, produced using our proprietary method. Multi-stranded Litz conductors, with strand size varying in Golden Ratio steps. Top quality dielectric materials and innovative air-tube dielectric suspension techniques. Premium connectors machined from copper & brass, plated with silver, and a flash of rhodium. Terminations performed by skilled craftsmen, using Cardas Quad Eutectic Solder and Cardas Rosin Flux Soldering Paste. These design elements were present in the original Cardas cables, like Quadlink & Hexlink, and former flagships such as Golden Cross & Golden Reference.
Our Clear cable line combines all of this with Matched Propagation Technology, the subject of George’s most recent patent (US Patent 7,674,973), which matches the propagation rate of the conductor to that of the dielectric, eliminating time-smear distortion, improving musical integrity and dynamic range.
Clear Beyond Power
Designed to take current delivery and power filtration to the next level… Clear Beyond Power takes the “bigger is better” approach. Larger conductors deliver more power and our largest filter scrubs the power line clean. Don’t let the size fool you, it’s right at home powering front end components and giant mono block amplifiers. Completely neutral and transparent.
The ultimate reference power cable
Standard Terminations: Soldered and crimped Cardas E-5 premium power plugs with silver/rhodium plated solid copper contacts. Terminated by hand in Bandon, Oregon.
Conductors: Grade 1, 99.9999% pure oxygen free tin-plated copper, gauge sizes scaled to Golden Ratio proportions. Cross-field layer geometry, insulated in a PTFE jacket.
Geometry: Double shielded with tin plated copper and magnet wire. Twisted triad mixed with PVC air tubes bound with FEP tape wrap. Super flexible TPR outer jacket.
Gauge: 3×10 AWG, Outside Diameter: 0.650”16.51mm
Cardas Clear Reflection Power$800.00 – $1,092.00
Cardas Parsec Power$370.00 – $652.00
Cardas Iridium Power$300.00 – $440.00