Cardas Clear Reflection Speaker Cable
Clear Reflection was developed for people with high-end systems in less-than-ideal rooms, or with speakers with tweeters that glared a bit. It has the detail and air that Clear is known for, but with a hint of warmth to add to that sense of musicality.
Think of it as offering that classic Cardas sound along with the added clarity and imaging made possible by Matched Propagation Conductors.
Clear Reflection uses three bundles of four 11.5 AWG Golden Ratio Scaled, Crossfield Litz Conductors. Only now those conductors conform to the design principles outlined in George Cardas’ US Patent 7,674,973 - the Matched Propagation Conductor.
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.
Reflection has connectors machined from pure billet copper, and plated with a flash of rhodium over thick silver. They are applied to the cable using a solder-less, two-stage, 10,000 PSI compression forging process that completely eliminates the transition from conductor to connector.
Reflection’s black outer jacket and shiny copper plated machined brass strain relief give it a dramatic physical appearance that looks great in any room.
Conductors: 12 x 11.5 AWG crossfield Cardas copper
Construction: PFA dielectric, Matched Propagation, Golden section, Crossfield, Litz, Alcryn jacket