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CARDAS INTERCONNECTS

(ALL CARDAS CABLE PRICING WILL VARY DEPENDING ON LENGTH AND TERMINATION, SO PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS)


CROSS line of interconnects


Crosslink Interconnect

Crosslink is our entry-level interconnect cable. Crosslink is available as a finished cable, terminated by Cardas Audio, and it is also our only interconnect cable available in bulk. Crosslink is ideal for smaller systems, home theater and car audio. CL2 rated for in-wall installations. 

Performance

Warm and forgiving but still detailed and musical. Designed for entry level to mid level stereo and home theater applications. Available with RCA or XLR

 

Technical Specifications:

Construction: .300" O.D., Cardas copperPFA dielectric2 x 20.5 AWG conductorsGolden sectionCrossfieldlitzspiral shieldneoprene jacket.  

 Measurements:

RCA Capacitance: 36.9 pf/ft

XLR Capacitance: 22.8 pf/ft

Termination Options:

Crosslink is terminated with GRCM RCA plugs, or Neutrik XLRs.


Microtwin Interconnect

Microtwin is an affordable interconnect featuring Cardas' Pure Copper Litz conductors. Light weight & flexible.

Performance

Smooth and sweet sounding with great low frequency extension. The classic Cardas warmth and detailed presentation. Recommended for use in both two channel and multi-channel systems. A very refined cable which has stood the test of time.

 

Technical Specifications:

Construction: PFA & cotton dielectric2 x 21.5 & 2 x 28.5 AWG conductorsGolden sectionCrossfieldlitzspiral shieldneoprene jacket.  

Measurements:

RCA Capacitance: 42.9 pf/ft
XLR Capacitance: 26.5 pf/ft

Termination Options:

Microtwin is terminated with GRCM RCA plugs, or Neutrik XLRs.


Parsec IC

The first Cardas interconnect in our Cross product line to feature Matched Propagation Conductors, the technology originally developed for Clear. Parsec Interconnect is the successor to the legendary Quadlink, delivering the familiar warmth and musicality of Quadlink, with better imaging, transparency and dynamics. 

Performance

Neutral with a hint of warmth on top. Very transparent for a cable of this price range. Excellent blend of warm midrange with extended bass and treble. This is the runaway favorite for best value in cables. Performs at levels more than twice its price.

Technical Specifications:

Construction: Semi-conductive air-tube2 x 25.5 AWG Parsec conductorsMatched PropagationGolden sectionlitzbraided shieldAlcryn jacket

Termination Options:

Parsec Interconnect is terminated with Cardas GRMO RCA connectors or Neutrik XLR plugs.

 


Cross Interconnect

For a quarter-century, Cardas has been known for its signature sound - warm and musical, with rich mid-range, and vivid imaging. Cross Interconnect reflects the original Cardas designs.

Performance

Warm and rich midrange with deep bass response and a smooth top octave. Holographic imaging with superb textures. Perfectly at home in top notch systems but priced with mid level cables. Comes from the famed Golden Cross pedigree.

 

Technical Specifications:

Construction: Cardas copperPFA-air dielectric4 x 20.5 AWG Cardas ConductorsGolden sectionCrossfieldlitzdouble shielding, symmetrical quad-axial cable construction, Alcryn jacket (previously had urethane jacket).  

Measurements:

RCA Capacitance: 26.4 pf/ft
XLR Capacitance: 16 pf/ft

Termination Options:

Cross Interconnect is terminated with Cardas GRMO RCA connectors, or Neutrik XLR plugs.

 


Clear Sky IC

Clear Sky Interconnect is matched to our Clear Sky Speaker, bringing unparalleled detail and neutrality at their price point. Clear Sky Interconnect works well at any length.

Performance

Transparent, dynamic, and neutral. Lowest priced interconnect using Matched Propagation technology. Excellent in long or short lengths. Suitable for any high-end system.

Technical Specifications:

Construction: .370" O.D., Cardas copperNon-conductive air-tube & low-noise tape wrap dielectric2 x 25.5 AWG Clear Sky conductorsMatched PropagationGolden sectionlitzbraided shieldAlcryn jacket

Termination Options:

Clear Sky Interconnect is terminated with Cardas GRMO RCA connectors or Neutrik XLR plugs.

 


Clear Light IC

Clear Light is an interconnect featuring innovations found in the Clear cables, including Matched Propagation Conductors. Clear Light Interconnect was designed as a simplification of Clear Interconnect, offering many of the benefits of our flagship product, at a more affordable price point.

Performance

Clear Light Interconnect works well at any length. 

Technical

Completely neutral and transparent. Excellent high frequency extension and speed. By many accounts this is our “fastest”sounding cable. Perfect control over bass frequencies. Worksgreat in long or short runs. Designed to harness the benefits of the flagship Clear Interconnects at a much lower price

Clear Light Interconnect works well at any length. 

Technical

Specifications:

Construction:.370" O.D., Cardas copperPFA-air dielectric3 x 25.5 AWG Clear Light conductorsMatched PropagationGolden sectionCrossfieldlitzdouble shieldingAlcryn jacket

Termination Options:

Clear Light Interconnect is terminated with Cardas GRMO RCA connectors or Neutrik XLR plugs. Cardas CG-XLR plugs are available as an upgrade.