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.
Clear Sky X4 Speaker
The entry point of the Clear product line, Sky X4 is neutral, revealing and dynamic, with tightly controlled bass, strong midrange and impressive high frequency extension. The Clear cables are known for their holographic imaging, and Sky X4 delivers that thanks to its two concentric Matched Propagation Conductors, designed specifically for this cable.
Using a braiding technique that can be performed at a faster pace, and larger copper strands in its Golden Ratio scaled conductors than those found further up the range, Sky X4 can be produced in greater quantity, more quickly, than the rest of the Clear cables. Much of the sonic character of the Clear line remains present, however. Sky X4 delivers performance beyond its price.
The original Clear Sky had a single concentric conductor. Sky X4 doubles that, giving it a cable geometry similar to Clear Cygnus & Clear itself. This also allows for an internal bi-wire.
Clear Sky X4 is terminated with soldered spades