Cardas Clear Reflection InterconnectJanuary 1, 2022
Cardas Clear Sky InterconnectJanuary 2, 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 Cygnus Interconnect benefits greatly from the latest developments in the Clear product line, including a more economical version of Clear Beyond Interconnect’s air-tube suspension. This cable replaces Clear Light and brings added performance to the table without adding much to the price. Clear Cygnus is more detailed, but also slightly richer with better low frequency performance. Clear Cygnus performs well in any system at any length, in both single ended and balanced configurations. If you want Cardas musicality but with a neutral tonal balance, look no further.
Standard Terminations: Cardas GRMO or Neutrik XLR.
Conductors: Matched Propagation Kevlar core, Grade 1, 99.9999% pure OFHC copper with SPN clear coat (Litz), gauge sizes scaled to Golden Ratio proportions. Cross-field layer geometry, insulated in double layered PTFE tape wrapped jacket. Geometry: Star-Quad 4 conductor, with anti-static LDPE air-tubes bound with carbon impregnated PTFE tape wrap. Outer layer uses PTFE air-tubes scaled 1.618 times larger than the core tubes to suspend the composite shield of tinned copper and magnet wire away from the signal conductors. Finished in an ultra-soft extruded TPR jacket.
Gauge: 4×25.5 AWG, Outside Diameter: 0.384”/9.76mm