Cardas Clear Reflection Interconnect
Two 25.5 AWG copper Matched Propagation conductors with air-tube dielectric and a beautiful black with copper trim finish.
Cardas takes a classic design and remakes it with modern conductors. Reflection is the Matched Propagation version of the classic Golden Reference. As its forebear, the Clear Reflection combines warmth and euphoric midrange with great high-frequency extension, transparency, and holographic imaging.
Clear Reflection has been designed for those who yearn for that warmer classic Cardas sound, and for those with high-bandwidth systems in less-than-ideal rooms, or with speakers whose tweeters are a little bright.
The Clear line was inspired by the learnings and technology from the Clear interconnect which was made possible by George Cardas’ invention of the Matched Propagation Conductor in 2010. These conductors, with both speaker and interconnect variants, match the propagation velocity of the signal through the copper wire to the propagation rate of the best available dielectric materials.
The telephone industry has long understood and accepted the garbling that occurs when the signal outpaces the dielectric. It is fitting that long before founding Cardas Audio, George Cardas spent years as a line engineer with the telephone company in Southern California. The Matched Propagation Solution prevents distortion by matching the propagation of the conductor to the dielectric through the use of specific pitch angles for each strand of copper wire wrapped around a core of Kevlar yarn. A selection of hard-to-obtain, high-performance dielectric materials with fast dissipation rates ensures that the signal remains intact and intelligible throughout the length of the cable. The result is a conductor that conveys an unprecedented level of realism and transparency, without any detriment to the musicality of the system.
Conductors: 2 x 25.5 AWG Cardas copper
Construction: PFA-air dielectric, Matched Propagation, golden section, crossfield, Litz, double shielding, Alcryn jacket