About Cardas 101 Speaker Cable
Cardas uses our own ultra-pure copper in our cables and conductors. We also sell this copper to other high-end audio manufacturers.
Dielectric is a poor conductor of electricity, commonly referred to as insulation.
A great cable requres more than just high quality copper. Cardas Audio places great emphasis on using the best delectric materials in our cables, including PFA, and air (using suspension tubes).
AWG (American Wire Gauge)
Conductor size is measured by gauge, or AWG. The higher the number, the smaller the conductor.
Cardas interconnects use multiple small conductors, such as 20.5 and 25.5 AWG. All Cardas interconnects have at least two conductors, some have three or more.
Cardas speaker cables use multiple larger conductors, including 11.5 and 9.5 A
Cardas cables are designed with various conductor/dielectric geometries. Here is an explanation of some of the terms we use to describe our cables.
Symmetrical Quad-Axial -Four conductors, each the same AWG, arranged in a symmetrical pattern.
Perfect Mirror Quadaxial – Two concentric conductors, with the inside of one conductor tied to the outside of the other to create each lead. Used in Clear Speaker & Clear Light Speaker.
101 Speaker features two 14 AWG bare copper Cardas conductors, each built around a small air-tube, providing performance beyond its gauge. Since it uses bare-copper, 101 is easy to work with – no solder pot is needed. 101 can be used with crimped or soldered connectors, or just strip-and-twist to use with 5-way binding posts. A Cardas dealer can prepare a pair of 101 for you, or sell 101 bulk right off the spool, to be prepared by the end-user at home.
Thanks to its Golden Ratio scaled, Cardas Crossfield conductors and dielectrics that include air-tubes, PFA, and 100% natural cotton, 101 Speaker is smooth and non-fatiguing – perfect for entry to mid-level systems that often have a bit of a harsh edge, especially with digital source material.
101 Speaker’s price makes multiple runs possible, which makes it great for use with multi-channel AV systems.
101 is available with factory terminations (shown with bananas on left), or in bulk for DIY users. Several kits are available, each containing 20 feet of 101, along with connectors & shrink.
** Once Opened package!